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Thread: Design wall: batting, fleece or batting??

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    Junior Member masufa's Avatar
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    I have sliding closet doors in my sewing room and I covered them with flannel just using duct on the back of the doors. I this because it doesn't take up any extra space in my room. I have had blocks on the wall for weeks at a time with no problem.

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    I use an inexpensive flannel backed tablecloth tacked to the wall. A friend of my built a design wall with a foam insulation/acoustic board covered with car overhead liner fabric. Our local Hancock's carries a wide variety of colors. Since her sewing room is in the old dining room, her husband built a frame around it. She used a grey colored liner.
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    We have a Queen-size Murphy Bed (my husband built) in the guest room where I sew. I hang a rod across the bed's 2 decorative handles and attach a flannel backed table cloth (from Dollar Store) using binder clips. It is large enough for most of what I've made so far. I use a lint brush to clean it. If I can't get all the threads off, I throw it in the dryer for a couple of minutes and it does the job! I can always get a replacement tablecloth. Here are 2 picture (excuse the mess):
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    We have added on to our house so I'm getting my own sewing room within the next few months! Yippee... I'm looking at getting the 2 pieces of insulation boards so I have a moveable design wall. Love reading everyone's suggestions.
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    I started out with old flannel sheets but later covered them with Warm and Natural cream batting. It works great!

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    I took some batting , cut to fit the back of my sewing room door, bought a 1-1/2 inch dowel rod and made a rod pocket at one end of the batting, put the dowel in the pocket and hung it over the door..the weight keeps it there..made a rod pocket at the bottom and put a 1 inch dowel rod in it, the weight keeps it hanging straight...had to measure the dowels to fit the door when its closed..works good for me...

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    I covered the insulation with a white flannel sheet I purchased from a garage sale....so far I love it, but haven't tried tacking an entire quilt to it, just the small individual pieces. Can't get much cheaper than that!...I think the entire sheet set was $2.00

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    I tacked a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth (from local dollar store!) to my sewing room wall about a year ago, it works great and the vinyl seems to give it a little stability. Also, easy to pull down, move around, and could NOT be cheaper!

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    Wow, I'm surprised I'm still getting responses four months later! The wall is up and in use. I started with black felt, but found it wasn't sticky enugh. I've since replaced it with black batting (80/20) and it works great. I do sometimes add a few pins, especially for long strips. They tend to want to take off when the ceiling fan is on. )
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