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Thread: suggestions please

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    Junior Member marty_mo's Avatar
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    I have a cheap vinyl from Walmart that I use as a design board. The back of it is a felty/flannel type fiber (similar to flannel) ~ the fabric pieces stick very well and are removable/adjustable. Also the cheap vinyl table cloths from Walmarts or the Dollar Store works just as well.


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    gj your quilt looks great. Don't forget to post a pic when it is complete. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gj
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I got flannel attached it to wall and it works great! See photo of quilt I am working on. This is great and I can move blocks around. (Which I am doing alot of.)
    You can't hide from us. We recognize a Yellow Brick Road when we see one.

    Looks good. Can't wait to see it.

    tim in san jose

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    Here is the inexpensive way I made my design wall.

    Home Depot sells foam insulation sheets in the drywall section. It costs about $10 and is 4 x 8 feet. You can easily cut it down with a utility knife. There is a shiny aluminum foil looking side to this foam sheet.

    Home Depot also sells spray adhesive (in the paint department) and you can get white flannel very inexpensively at Walmart, etc. I bought 3 yards and covered the board with two sections of it. Spray a little adhesive and start applying the flannel like wallpaper, smoothing it on to keep out air bubbles.

    This is extremely light weight, so you can move it, and because it is foam, it is really easy to pin the blocks to if you need to. This came in handy when I had sewed my blocks into columns and they kept sliding off from the weight of the column.

    Total cost of the design wall, $25 with tax. And it should last forever!

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    gorgeous colors!

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    Ooooo--that's pretty!! I tack a big ole piece of white felt on a wall and it works perfectly.

    Lately I've been laying things on the piano room floor (dining room?) and then I take a picture of it with my digital camera, then print it off and tape it right by my sewing machine. But that's for less complicated things than you're doing.

    You still might want to take a picture of it when you're done--before you sew.

    For sure we'll see it done soon--yes? :D

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