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Thread: Design Wall Fabric

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    Super Member Shirlrh's Avatar
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    What fabric do you use for your design wall, flannel, batting or ?. Which do you think will work the best?
    Thanks for your comments.

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    I used black fleece for my design wall. It's stretched on four foot widths of tentest. Total wall size 10'x7'-1/2".

    It's been up for over two years now ... and I can't imagine working with out it. I NEVER need pins ..... and have had full sized quilts totally sewn together displayed on it for weeks at a time. (pressed and waiting to go for quilting)

    I also made some smaller portable design walls with the offcuts. Works great at the sewing machine and iron. Or for just putting a few pieces together.

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    don't have one yet. I'll be watching the answers on this one :)

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    I use old flannel tableclothes. When I find another place to put one, I buy a cheapie and tack it up :)

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    Since I sew drapes I buy interlining/flannel used for silk panels, etc and I used 2 widths of this (54 inch widths) sewn together, the height of and width of one entire wall in my sewing room...I sew a small 1 inch rod pocket, top and bottom, inserted a thin 1/4 inch or so, Roman Blind plastic dowel type stick through the 2 rod pockets and put it up with thumb tacks..has been holding up fine..so far...and is extremely helpful for quilting

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    what is tentest?

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    I have some flannel pinned to my wall but I have to pin often because the blocks fall down :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kehoeta
    what is tentest?
    It's a sheeting that is used in building. It's soft enough that pins go into it easily ... though I don't need them. I was fortunate enough to have the space to be able to permanently mount my design wall.

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    I used my Joann's coupon on bought the Fons and Porter Design wall for 50% off. I love it and use it for everything.

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    There are a lot of Possibilities.
    I use a super thick double layer of extra wide cream colored fleece. I pin it to the wall with t-pins and take it down when not in use. It can even hold up a finished quilt.

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