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Thread: another way to use your fabric

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    another way to use your fabric

    I was just looking around today and saw this

    http://thisthriftyhouse.blogspot.com...-wall-art.html

    I plan to use my cricket cutter and some stripe fabric to put up some sewing sayings. It will be later in the year when we move to our new house.

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    Very cute! All I can think of though, is what if you wanted to remove them? I think I would try a letter on a scrap piece of painted dry wall and then try to remove the letter. Will it need Goo Gone to get off the residue? Or can you just put a another coat of paint over the residue? Do the letters come off the paint at all? I guess I am over thinking it.....

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    My cousin used to fabric borders on her walls using fabric starch. They were in the military and moved a lot. It removed easily and you would just have to wash the starch off the wall.
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    I have done some decorating by dipping fabric in starch and applying
    It to my wall and on my white cupboards in my sewing room
    (That was 6 years ago)and it is still sticking.

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    that is a really cool idea,thanks for sharing
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    How clever is this!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Very cute thank you for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Very cute! All I can think of though, is what if you wanted to remove them? I think I would try a letter on a scrap piece of painted dry wall and then try to remove the letter. Will it need Goo Gone to get off the residue? Or can you just put a another coat of paint over the residue? Do the letters come off the paint at all? I guess I am over thinking it.....
    This was added at the bottom of the column which may answer the question about removing the letters:
    (Just as a side note added later--I've had a lot of questions about how the heat and bond comes off the wall when you want to change it out--So to answer your questions--we just recently moved and I took mine off the wall after a couple of years of them being up--and they peeled off perfectly fine! They didn't leave any residue or glue behind and didn't peel off any of the wall or paint underneath. It worked great! I would always test a small patch on your walls in an inconspicuous spot just in case though.)

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    I am so glad I read this post. What a neat idea for a baby's room. Or even to put sewing motifs on the sewing room wall. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Very cute! All I can think of though, is what if you wanted to remove them? I think I would try a letter on a scrap piece of painted dry wall and then try to remove the letter. Will it need Goo Gone to get off the residue? Or can you just put a another coat of paint over the residue? Do the letters come off the paint at all? I guess I am over thinking it.....
    The person who did this said it peeled right off no problem, but to test it first some out of the way place.

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