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Thread: Flannel Backed Tablecloths

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    I got them at Family Dollar and Dollar General - and put them to the wall with push pins. Found them 54" by 90". They were clearing out the Fourth of July items.

    The ones I got at Dollar Tree were evidently not real flannel because they did not work.

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    Wow and a great big thank you for the ides.

    I have read about having a flannel "wall" and had no idea it would be so easy :D :D

    Push pins sound great to me

    Marybeth

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    I mentioned the other day in the colorwash thread that I draw a grid on it with a Sharpie marker, to keep things aligned. That's really handy!

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    this just keeps getting better and better :D :D :D

    when you drew a grid, what markings did you put or do you think are the most helpful?

    one inch blocks, did you mark out 1/2's and 1/4's too

    I am so grateful to have found this board. cool ideas and no snobby standards

    Marybeth

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    I got a flannel backed tablecloth at WM on clearance. Just put it up the other day, and it works great. Now my DIL wants to get one too. My SIL did grommets and hooks and cord to roll it up when not in use, but I just use straight pins, and they work fine. I once saw on an episode of "Decorating Cents" on HGTV, where the interior decorator used straight pins to put things on the wall, and I've been using them for most everything ever since. Pictures, plaques, some shelves.

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    Never thought about using that table cloth for a flannel board. i have flannel attached to a wall that I use, but this will be stronger and straighter!
    Can't wait to pick one up! Thanks for the info!!

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    I would not have thought of straight pins. I guess I thought they would not be strong enough to hold weight.

    I definitely am going to try this idea :-) How cool is this?

    Marybeth

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    Because I initially used it for colorwash quilt designing, I marked mine with 2" squares. It's adequate for my purposes. :)

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    I also got mine at Dollar General/Family Dollar. I have mine hanging in the hallway, there isn't much light, but I have a floor lamp that I move to the area when using it. Also, it can be taken down and rolled with the pieces still stuck on it if you are having company and dont want it out or are taking it to a guild or other place.

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    I don't have a wall either, but they work great on the living room floor. When things are just right, I can fold them up following the row lines, then unfold one row at a time to sew. I often store things for awhile and when I get back to them the blocks are just as I left them, ready to be sewn. I love those flannel backed cloths. K-Mart had some really big ones for $1.00 in their after Christmas sale. But they aren't all that expensive when they are not on sale. I use mine on a queen size bed also when I'm sewing at my son's house. It is so portable. A quilting essential.

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