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Thread: Design Walls

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    Junior Member odysseyquilter's Avatar
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    Jul 2009
    Stratford Connecticut
    I am looking for help on how to make my own design wall. Please tell me what you used and how you attached it to the wall. I have a newly renovated sewing room (my daughter's old bedroom) and am considering putting up a design wall. My husband is very handy and is willing to make it for me. I'm one lucky lady!! thanks

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    Super Member Harmony's Avatar
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    Brea, California
    I bought something from my LQS called the Wonder Wall. It has holes and grommets in the top to hang it, so I put some hooks at the top of the closet doors and just hook it up there whenever I need it. The rest of the time it's folded away inside the closet. I thought it was well worth the price!

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    Super Member MollieSue's Avatar
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    I just use a flannel backed table cloth I tacked to one wall. It works great except when I have the ceiling fan on...... :-)

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    I bought an insolation board at Lowe's and cut it to size. Cover with felt or flannel. I like it because you can use pins with ease. Also it is light weight reasonably priced around $15. If you do not use all of the panel cut up and make a small design board to take to class or use next to your machine. I put it up with nails. :roll: It has been up for several years.
    Works for me!!!! :D :D :D

    When I went to a retreat the lady had them in our work room walls. That is where I got the idea. :roll: :? :wink:

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    I use a flannel backed table cloth and on the wall I have two (should be 3) Command clips.... and clip the tablecloth on... when finished the clips stay and the cloth gets put away.... when we sell the house the new owners are going to wonder what those clips are for !!!

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    Senior Member Roben's Avatar
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    Mar 2008
    SW IA
    For three years, I just had a queen size Hobbs 80/20 batting tacked to the wall. It worked, but would pull down when I had a full quilt layout on it, and the bottom kind of puddled on the floor (and had several too-close calls with the vacuum cleaner!)

    When we moved here, I have one room with a 9' ceiling - which I immediately claimed for my sewing room :D DH helped me put together 2 4' x 8' design walls; a frame, foam insulation, a layer of muslin and a layer of the Hobbs 80/20 batting. He put hangers on the back of each panel, so each is held up on its own with only 2 screws in the wall. I didn't want to attach it permanently, because inevitably what goes up must come down :wink:

    Here's the post with a picture:

    It's been up 2 months now, and I'm still lovin' it!

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    Super Member ScubaK's Avatar
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    South Puget Sound, Wa. State
    I get the idea of the insulation panels...4x8'
    But is the covering flannel (so it sticks) or muslin (i didn't think it had mucy stickiness)
    Please advise.

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    Yes, I use a flannel back of a table cloth from wally world. It worked so well, I got two :lol: So for $10.00 I have a double design wall! I like the idea of going to Lowes for a travel design wall, may give that some thought!

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    Oct 2008
    British Columbia,
    I use the block butler, it sticks to the wall and feels tacky to the touch, holds my block pieces very well. You can see it at www.blockbutler.com

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    Lisa T's Avatar
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    Menominee, Michigan
    I use two flannel backed tablecloths also. (My cat loves to climb them- darn cat. Good thing he's cute.) I got mine at the thrift store, think I paid 50 cents each for them, maybe a buck. The one that the cat prefers (he can get a running start at that one and make it to the ceiling) is sagging a bit, but the other one is still going strong.

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