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Thread: How to make your own design wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VickyS
    What about silence cloth instead of flannel, fleece, or batting?

    The folks in my guild say it's very adhesive to cotton - the only thing they know of that can hold squares in a breezy window without any other adhesive.
    That's a new one for me.
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_silence_cloth
    I never ever heard that term before.
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    What is Silence Cloth?
    Never heard of that one before.

    Oh.. Just read the blue line above. Felt. Of course. And it comes in such nice big pieces too. Thanks for the suggestion, I'd never have thought of that.

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    Mine is the insulation board, and it is just a bit thicker than 1/2 inch. It is also a bit flimsy, but not much. I cut mine down to 65 inches tall, so it is not 8 feet tall. I covered mine with white. Warm and Natural. Mine slides behind a door when I am not using it. I am very happy with mine. The insulation board was $8. at Home Depot.

    I don't need pins to attach the blocks. They just stay there. I have had more fun designing quilts since I put it together 3 weeks ago!! Oh, I just attached it by folding it over and duck taping it to the back.

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    I can't imagine life without my fuzzy wall! ....... I'm lucky, as I had the luxury of space, and have a permanently mounted design wall 7-1/2 ft x 10 ft! All in black polar fleece. And for the OBW, it's been a real blessing!

    For a temporary trial design wall, tape any of the fabrics to your wall with painters tape. That's how I tried out flannel backed table cloths, then flannelette ... then the polar fleece.

    Things held better to the polar fleece .... plus it gave me 60" to work with, which was nice when I covered each of the 4x8 (cut to7-1/2) sheets of tentest. Then screwed them to the wall.

    As far as fabric staying on ... I've NEVER used pins (though they do stick in ther every easily). I've had some pretty big pieces up there .... in the fall I had a 50x70 on my design wall for 2 weeks, before it went to the LAQ ........ never budged one little bit!

    Best. Thing. Ever! :)

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    WOW! What great ideas! Thanks, everyone!

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    Great!!! Ideas ... Thks

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    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    This might sound a little wierd, but this is what I did. I got one of those cardboard cutting mats from Joanns with my 40% coupon (of course) and I stapled flannel to the side that is on the inside when it is folded. (I wrapped the flannel around to the back to staple it) I can fold it up and stash it when I'm not using it. It's big enought and portable enough for me.
    I also did mine with one of these cardboard cutting mats. And you can fold it up when your done and put it behind the door or in the closet or wherever you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the casual quilter
    This might sound a little wierd, but this is what I did. I got one of those cardboard cutting mats from Joanns with my 40% coupon (of course) and I stapled flannel to the side that is on the inside when it is folded. (I wrapped the flannel around to the back to staple it) I can fold it up and stash it when I'm not using it. It's big enought and portable enough for me.
    I also did mine with one of these cardboard cutting mats. And you can fold it up when your done and put it behind the door or in the closet or wherever you want.

    OH OH, double post. And I only clicked once on the Send button. LOL

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