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Thread: Design board - self adhesive to the wall

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    Senior Member stchenfool's Avatar
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    Has anyone come across a design wall that is large and requires no pounding of nails in the wall? I saw one advertised somewhere and now I can't find out where I put the darn ad. I think it was cloth or vinal that adheres to the wall with some kind of stuff that makes it stick without nails or frame. Can you all help me out? Thanks

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    I saw one that had telescoping curtain rods and a flannel panel. It was neat, portable and worked well.

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    Fons and Porter showed a roll up window blind, they just covered it with flannel and then it was portable, but you'd still have to hang it somehow... sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnordyke
    I saw one that had telescoping curtain rods and a flannel panel. It was neat, portable and worked well.
    Yes, that is what I did...hangs very nicely, but I did put another longer rod on the bottom to keep it 'down'.

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    In a hanging wall, does the flannel really hold the blocks well? Seems like they would just fall off. Or do you have to pin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    In a hanging wall, does the flannel really hold the blocks well? Seems like they would just fall off. Or do you have to pin?
    For a small piece, it seems to stay pretty well, but when I am arranging larger blocks for a complete pattern, I do pin just for the extra hold.

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    I made my own just a few weeks ago. I got a peice of white foam insulation board from Home Depot, it was already cut to 4' x 2'x1" (you could get a big 4' x 8' if you want bigger) then I used plain white flannel and spray adheasive and covered the top and sides of the board. Then used double sided carpet tape to stick it to the wall. Works great and very inexpensive. I think the board was 1.99, flannel 2.99 and tape was 2.97. I had spray adheasive at home.

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    I don't know of anyone who has used this, but I've seen ads for it too.
    http://www.blockbutler.com/cart/

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    I use the 3M hanger that you can stick to the wall, but pull off easily without damaging the wall. I use the vecro ones. My design board is foam core covered in flanel.

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    I just sent off for a sample of tha blockbutler stuff. Will see what I think.

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    I had one of those... I wasn't real satisfied w/it. It was suppose to be one that could be taken off & used repeatedly, but it left a residue on the wall & it didn't restick very well.

    Quote Originally Posted by stchenfool
    Has anyone come across a design wall that is large and requires no pounding of nails in the wall? I saw one advertised somewhere and now I can't find out where I put the darn ad. I think it was cloth or vinal that adheres to the wall with some kind of stuff that makes it stick without nails or frame. Can you all help me out? Thanks

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    Here is what I discovered just yesterday..........505 quilting spray will adhere flannel to a door or wall.I covered the back of my door with the same flannel as my design wall. I can use it for smaller projects . The adhesive washes away easily if you remove the flannel!!I sprayed the back of the door, then smoothed the flannel in place.I had to lift it in a few places, and it stuck back down easily!!!

    Ditter

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    Well, that makes more sense. Why didn't some others of us think of that? lol. You are so clever, 505 spray. Cool Thank you for the tip.

    Rita

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    I also made my own. Bought 2 sheets of 1/2 inch foam insulation and cut them so I have a 6 ft x 6 ft design wall. I covered it with flannel and used double stick tape to attach to the wall. It works great!

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    I used a 4 x 8 piece of batt board (from home depot). stretched a piece of batting to the back and tacked it down, then stretched a piece of flannel to the back and tacked it down. When stood up in my sewing room (8' ceilings), the board is wedged tight between the floor and the ceiling. No need to attach it to the wall - it is stuck!

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    My friend uses a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth as a design wall. She folded over one edge to make a sleeve for a curtain rod. It's portable and can be rolled up when not in use.

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    When I was at Paducah this guy was selling a magnetic setup which my GF and I thought we could do with stuff from Home Depot.

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    Aren't quilters the MOST resourseful people?

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    Thanks - awesome finding!

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    Senior Member stchenfool's Avatar
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    Good idea!

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    Quilter's are so innovative! I love your idea!!

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    Thank you!

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    Senior Member stchenfool's Avatar
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    Thank you for your response!

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    Senior Member stchenfool's Avatar
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    Thank you. Like your idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail-r
    I made my own just a few weeks ago. I got a peice of white foam insulation board from Home Depot, it was already cut to 4' x 2'x1" (you could get a big 4' x 8' if you want bigger) then I used plain white flannel and spray adheasive and covered the top and sides of the board. Then used double sided carpet tape to stick it to the wall. Works great and very inexpensive. I think the board was 1.99, flannel 2.99 and tape was 2.97. I had spray adheasive at home.
    Sounds like a good Design board, gail :)

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