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    Senior Member Rubesgirl's Avatar
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    Design wall

    I purchased a flannel backed tablecloth to use on the wall and stuck it up with blue painter's tape. It worked great when I was placing individual blocks on it, but when I hung up the sewn top to see what it would look like, the darn thing fell down onto the floor. Any suggestions for a temporary way to affix it to the wall?
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    sticky back velcro?
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    How about sewing some loops or attaching grommets and then use those Command Hooks they advertise on TV. That way you wouldn't have to punch holes in the wall.

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    Thanks for your idea quiltsRfun! I've had problems with mine as well ... Only I used very small nails with no heads but your idea sounds like the solution!
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    Have you tried using tacks, not sure anything could hold the weight of a large quilt top.
    Unless a more permanent design wall was used.

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    Stretch the flannel sheets around some fiberboard and lean them against the wall

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    I used flannel on a frame made of 1 x 2 slats. I covered the raw edges with some cheap wood trim then sprayed the flannel with 505 spray I used to use for machine embroidery. One light coat of spray has worked to hold up the heaviest quilt I've worked on so far.

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    Great ideas, ladies! Thanks for taking the time to help me out! I think I'll try the grommets & command strips. That sounds like a workable solution for the time being.
    Wendy in VA

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    Hi Wendy-I use a flannel tablecloth as well. Mine is up using thumbtacks, 4 across top and bottom and a few down the sides. Holds up perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    How about sewing some loops or attaching grommets and then use those Command Hooks they advertise on TV. That way you wouldn't have to punch holes in the wall.
    This is a great idea! I have been trying to think of a way to hang a design wall, but I can't put holes in the walls. Perfect solution! Thanks from me too!
    Kelly

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