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    Here are a few ideas;
    1st: you can use the cieling tiles (the ones that look like cottage cheese)from the hardware store mounted on firing strips or glued to wall; the great thing about this is that they are flame resistance so if you want to steam your blocks while hanging no problem there.
    2nd: you can get the really long window roller shades and put flannel on them
    3rd. You can mount a piece of wood and mount clips on it and attach fabric to that along your cieling
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    I also have the pink insulation board for a design wall. In the old house I had it backed with a piece of lauan and covering up the window to the kitchen from my room . When I moved, there wasn't room for it. I didn't want to give up my design wall so I took it off the lauan, cut the insulation board in half lengthwise. (it had broken on the way home from Home Depot so it was already about 6.5 feet tall) made a hinge with duct tape so it folds and that way I can move it easily and fold it when I don't need it. I have thought about getting really thin strips of wood and gluing them to the back for more support but just haven't gotten around to it yet. I also have thought about getting another piece to make it wider by 1/3 and it will still fit in the same space folded.

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    HI, my design wall is made from this house insullation I think it is called foam board. it is 4X8 feet and I covered it with white flannel, but you can cover it in black or cream if you like I pinned it on. I just put mine agenst the wall. If you wanted to attatch it or something else to the wall your hubby could use an impact hammer that shoots a 22 short then attatch the board or boards if you have room I find it would be nice to have 2 boards to lay out my quilts. Someday I will get my room set up Good luck and happy quilting

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    Wow romaojg you have some fantastic Ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Is the basement ceiling finished? If it isn't, I would see if you could put up a long piece of pipe attached to the beams on both ends as close to the wall as you can. Get those cute little curtain hangers from Walmart that have the little teeth clothespins for hanging curtains. I clipped up a flannel backed tablecloth to those. You can then pull the tablecloth across the pipe and use the flannel back as a design wall. Blocks will stick quite well to it. I find for a quilt top that I need pins along the top to hold it. If the ceiling is finished, you may need to get some cement screws with the anchors (if your husband doesn't mind holes in the wall) and fasten up something. OR Have you looked into the peel and stick cork squares? How about those interlocking foam mats you can buy at Walmart? They could be stuck to the wall with cement epoxy? Just a few things to think about, maybe someone else will have some more ideas for you.
    Ii wouldn't use those curtain holders with teeth. They can damage your fabric a bit. Another option would be to use skirt/pats clamps made to put onto those plastic clothes hangers but come separately. I got mine at Target or Walmart. I made grossgrain ribbon loops through the tops and put the loops over electrical conduit and had a great way to display my quilts without hurting them. There are lots of resources for design walls here on the QB. You might want to do a search. ali
    Last edited by AliKat; 03-04-2012 at 01:08 PM.
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    If you have the $$ Fons and Porter has a gridded pannel for a design wall. I have also seen people use the flannel covered side of a vinyl tablecloth.

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    if you are on, or close to, the cement block, it should have a coating of moisture blocker
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    I used 3/4 inch insulation board form Lowes which my DH attached to a frame he had built in the wall. I only have room for 6 feet wide but 8 would be better for the queens sized quilts. I then covered it with batting and it works perfect. The only time I use pins is when I'm spray basting a quilt together and want things snug. I don't know what I would do without it.
    This is what I have -- DSIL made it for me about 10 years ago and it is still going strong. I love it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    if you are on, or close to, the cement block, it should have a coating of moisture blocker
    Yes, it's a cement block wall--but an interior one.
    I may just pick up a flannel-backed tablecloth--seems like the most inexpensive thing to try first.

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    I'm going really high tech here..I bought a queen size flannel sheet many many moons ago for $3 on clearance and push pinned it to the wall. I can move it anywhere and have several times. Its perfect for me but far from fancy. Since you have brick that wouldn't work for you..but you have some really good ideas here. Hope you find your perfect fit. =)
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