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Thread: Flannel/Felt Design Board

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRH
    Block Butler update:

    The "new' block butler ( 6ft x 6 ft) came in the mail yesterday. DH helped me put it up on my sewing room wall. I fearfully peeked in this morning -- it is still on the wall and the blocks are sticking to it. I must have gotten a faulty one (I'm thinking maybe one that had been in the store for a long time) the first time.

    THis one works great so far, and if it continues, I will love it!! :) :) :) :)
    Hurrah, I am so pleased for you. I felt really bad recommending something that didn't work for you. I will keep my fingers crossed that this gives you years of satisfaction!

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    unappealing as this sounds - how about a light/medium gray or greyish tan or tan?

    I went to the Quilt Museum in Paducah and, if I remember correctly, the walls were sort of one of those colors. Definitely not white.

    I also read in one of the quilt books - sorry, don't remember which one- to use a tan or gray - that way the contrast is less intense and it's easier to focus on what you have put on it. I'm thinking it was a Kaffe Facett (I know that is spelled wrong) or a Jinny Beyer book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by CRH
    Block Butler update:

    The "new' block butler ( 6ft x 6 ft) came in the mail yesterday. DH helped me put it up on my sewing room wall. I fearfully peeked in this morning -- it is still on the wall and the blocks are sticking to it. I must have gotten a faulty one (I'm thinking maybe one that had been in the store for a long time) the first time.

    THis one works great so far, and if it continues, I will love it!! :) :) :) :)
    Hurrah, I am so pleased for you. I felt really bad recommending something that didn't work for you. I will keep my fingers crossed that this gives you years of satisfaction!
    I am so glad that you did share your experience and recommendations with me, because it motivated me to keep checking with the company instead of just throwing it away!!!!! That is the value of this board, to help us think outside our "usual boxes". Thanks!!! (And some of the solutions others have posted on this thread were alternate solutions, so it was reassuring that if one thing didn't work, another would!)

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    If you have QNNTV or QuiltersTV you can watch Quilt in a Day build a design wall. They used auto headliner.

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    I really looked at that and seriously considered doing mine with that, Rose Marie - but the headliner fabric really shot the cost up and my Heirloom batting had worked very well for a long time - so that's what I went with. I'm still lovin' it, too :wink:

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    Wow - this forum is so informative! My son wants his ping pong table back, so I need to create a design board that will hold well. All your knowledge is a gold mine. I just had to say thank you!!!

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    i had my cousin husband make me one out of head liner staple to a board look at quilt in a day .com elenier makes one their

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    I have felt on mine, but I still have to put pins to keep the pieces from falling off. Then my dog, Buddy, walks by it and knocks the low stuff off, pins and all. :roll:

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    wally world tablecloth works for me and trust me some of my blocks hang there forever. To many projects going at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrobins1956
    I bought a 110 in wide piece of Warm and Natural quilt bat. I attached it to my wall using a long curtain rod, it hangs from ceiling to floor and really works great. The pieces cling right to the bat and rarely fall off unless there is a strong breeze coming thru the window.
    This is what I use, too. I've had the breeze thing happen :oops: I had an entire top up (Stepping Stones & Bricks swap, plus extras I made to make it bigger) and went to work, leaving windows open as DD was home. Strong winds came up, but DD didn't think to close windows. There are 7 blocks (of 140) still up :( Luckily, I had taken a picture to compare 2 layouts - now I've just got to get them back up there and start sewing.

    This is a relatively inexpensive, well-working solution. And if space is really tight, you can just use the "design wall" for the batting, then purchase more for the next quilt. :lol:

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