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Thread: Need suggestions for a design wall

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    Super Member Happy Tails's Avatar
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    The hard part is when you don't have a wall. I used a flannel back table cloth from the dollar store and it worked perfectly. My daughter's job that she was in for 10 years closed it's doors and she needs to move back home (I love her to death but there goes my 2 sewing rooms in the basement) she will be taking them over, so now I just have a small room that I've converted into my quilt room. Now I guess I'll have to try the idea of a folding design wall on the styrofoam omg what we do for our kids. I think she's secretely moving in with me because my dear little mother, who lived with me, just died 2 months ago and she worries about me being alone...Life can sure get so complicated, can't it............

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    I didn't read all the replies, so sorry if this is a duplicate. What you saw is probably a science fair board. I got a foam core one (more expensive but worth it) I covered it with flannel, and use it at my elementary school. I can use it with felt letters, pictures, etc. The foam allows me to also use push pins. I think it would be a great quilting wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    sounds good to me. Anything that you can fold up flat and put away is a good thing.

    I have my design wall hanging on a wall in the hallway. There are grommets in the top and I hung it up using those 3M hooks that you can peel off the wall any time without marking it up.
    I think this is a great idea! What kind of material did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Tails
    The hard part is when you don't have a wall. I used a flannel back table cloth from the dollar store and it worked perfectly. My daughter's job that she was in for 10 years closed it's doors and she needs to move back home (I love her to death but there goes my 2 sewing rooms in the basement) she will be taking them over, so now I just have a small room that I've converted into my quilt room. Now I guess I'll have to try the idea of a folding design wall on the styrofoam omg what we do for our kids. I think she's secretely moving in with me because my dear little mother, who lived with me, just died 2 months ago and she worries about me being alone...Life can sure get so complicated, can't it............
    I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother and sewing space. I lost my Mom several years ago and have had children move back home as well...
    kindly,

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelehuston
    The folding thingy (words elude me as well) is an awesome idea!! I would never have thought of that!! Please let us know how it works out, because if it does, I may 'borrow' your idea!! A definate :thumbup:
    They are called Presentation boards or you can ask for a Science Project Board most of the stores know what you are talking about if you ask for it.. they come in the foam and the coragated (Spelling) cardboard. They are pretty hardy and seems to me to be a good idea using Flannel as the cover it would be possible to be able to put enough blocks on one to see what your quilt would look like. I was a Science Teacher's Assitant for 3yrs. before I retired. BillsBonBon

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    I saw an ad in the quilting mags. around Christmas time, showed it to my DH to see if he thought it would work. It was under the tree! I love it. It rolls up and down like the old fashioned window blinds. It goes up under a wooden shelf. I have it over a doorway in my sewing room. It has vinyl on one side the other side is felty type . I can put patches on it then roll it up until I'm ready to work on the project again.
    If you had a "handy" person it could be made but my DH had trouble getting the thing hung up LOL
    I tried things used for school and business displays but couldn't get them to work.

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    My sewing room is very small and was previously my daughters room. I got rid of most of the things except for her king size box springs. I turned it on it's end so that it almost reaches the ceiling and I have a design wall. When she does finally take her box springs I'm going to use those dreaded white "popcorn or cottage cheese" looking ceiling tiles and put them up on the wall. You can use pins to put your blocks up and if you need to steam press the quilt it's also fire retardent. It'll also be easy to remove if I ever need too and it takes up almost no extra space.

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    Regarding a design wall==I'm a little behind on my reading and answering you. Chemo got in the way. But when I went to a quilt retreat, the hostess hung a flannel backed table cloth on her wall. Used painters tape to attach it. Covered her closet door with it also and it didn't hurt it at all. Sure wished I had seen this before bought the material for a solid design wall. When you are through for the day you can leave it up or take it down and fold it up for the next time.
    Ellie

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