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Thread: Design Wall

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    Super Member hcarpanini's Avatar
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    I want to add a design wall to my studio. What are you all using? I don't want something that looks thrown together. I am in love with my room as it is, it needs to blend in. It will go on this wall. Any input would be appreciated. thanks
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    Mine is just flannel tacked to the wall.
    I LOVE the quilt you have there now!

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    My design 'wall' is my living room floor! :(
    I've heard some using flannel, foam board backing with flannel cover.
    Looking to learn what others are using also. We'll learn together.

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    What I have done is.... I have a thumb tack holding in the corners of the back of a vinyl table cloth... I no cheesy but .. I went to IKEA and bought there wire system to hang curtains on .. it has pink hooks that you clip to the curtains... well I clip it to my quilt tops and I have that up there also so I have quilt tops I can pull in front of the design wall and change it tops as I feel like. So different looks until the top gets quilted.. then push them aside when I need the design wall.

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    Google quilt design walls and there are many to choose from. We just bought pink foam board from Home Depot - 3 pieces - 2'x8', so wall will be 6' x 8'. DH is going to frame it with 2'x'2 trim. That is as far as our thinking has taken us. Probably will cover it with either flannel or batting. I have a large space to cover, so hopefully it will work out.

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    There was a recent discussion of the same topic - good info.


    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36194-1.htm

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    I have 2 of them one extra LRG made from 2 plastic cardboard
    sheets 4'X 6' 6" edged on backside with 1"x 2" trim and hinged together, both sheets are covered with a very thick white flannel.It opens up to be 8' x 6' 6" My small one is 32" x 36" plastic cardboard covered with thick white flannel WORKS GREAT
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    I just have a very LARGE piece of flannel thumb-tacked to the wall. It works great for me.

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    You are so lucky to have such a nice wall for your design wall. I completely understand about wanting it to look nice.

    I took a piece of the pink insulation board from Menards and covered it (use duck tape on the back so it doesn't show) with flannel. Then you can either attach this to the wall or lean it against the wall.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    I want to add a design wall to my studio. What are you all using? I don't want something that looks thrown together. I am in love with my room as it is, it needs to blend in. It will go on this wall. Any input would be appreciated. thanks

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    I got a piece of "foamular" from Home Depot which is a pink styrofoam insulation board the size of drywall sheets. I've found it in 2 different thicknesses (about 1 & 2 inch). I covered it with muslin (to cover the color) then a piece of felt. I pinned the fabrics all around the back edge. Mine are about 4x5 feet and I move them around the room but if you had a free wall you could mount it to the wall. It works great. The fabric sticks to the felt and I also use pins to pin up freezer paper templates.

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