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Old 06-07-2012, 08:04 AM
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I want to add a couple corkboard strips in my sewing room. This way I can display different quilts throughout the year without putting tons of holes in the wall. Also, I could put up a tablecloth and use it to lay out various quilts in process. The corkboard strips I looked at on amazon seemed very flimsy and had terrible reviews. Any ideas where I could find sturdy strips or is there something specifically made to do what I'm looking for?

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:06 AM
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You can get wide corkboard strips that are used in offices ... check out Staples.

However, I would be concerned about putting quilts up that way ... you'd need a lot of pins to hold them in place, and you might damage the quilts.

Maybe look into what quilt display racks are available in your area?
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:45 AM
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The quilts I would be hanging would be wall hangings for the most part. But Staples is a good idea, thank you!
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:26 AM
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The quilts I would be hanging would be wall hangings for the most part. But Staples is a good idea, thank you!
consider the sales this summer - cork board squares & rolls are a popular sale item for the back-to-school & dorm sales that occur during the summer.

While some of the rolls and squares do seem thin, you could glue together a double layer to create the thickness you'd like.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:18 AM
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How are you going to put up the cork board? Why don't you put up something a lot sturdier like MDF molding? I suspect the cork won't hold up over time.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:39 AM
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Maybe you could use some of that insulation that comes in sheets. I use that covered with flannel for my design wall. It's thicker so you can stick pins in it to hang up quilts. I think that it works great.
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Cork is notorious for splintering. Years ago they made bulletin boards out of it, but it didn't do very well. You can buy foam insulation board and cut it to the width you desire, cover it with the finish - fabric or other material of your choice- to match, blend or contrast with your walls. Pins stay in it beautifully. It does not splinter, crack or become damaged from usage. You will be limited only by your imagination as to the size you use and to the way it looks on your wall. It is very economical and easy to trim to shape and to slipcover.
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I vote for the insulation board. I have a big design wall my son made for me out of it and I've had no problems.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:38 PM
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A couple of summers ago I painted my sewing room and then got very protective of my walls. I think so far, I only have one nail in the wall -- and that's because I couldn't find a good hook to hang my clock. Anyway, I have several wall hangings on my wall varying in size from 12 x 14 all the way up to 36" square. I've used 3M command strips. I blogged about how I hung my 36" quilt HERE.

As for my design wall -- it's more 3M strips, hooks and a cheap vinyl tablecloth. I blogged about it HERE. I've subsequently purchased a larger tablecloth and it covers the entire fireplace wall.
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The corkboard strips are designed for temporary hanging of lightweight items, maybe as heavy as a few posters, but nothing as heavy as a quilt.

One possible option that I am considering is a sort of curtainrod type set up with the hanging clips like are used for draperies. Have to figure out what to use for the rod that will be less expensive than the really long decorative rods for window walls. I know you can get a 12 ft closet rod at Home Depot for (I think it's) a dollar something a foot. Not sure if I'm going to go with that or try something else. Need to find out what means of hanging it I'm going to use.
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