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Old 06-07-2012, 04:58 AM
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I am using a sheet of thick six foot insulation board and am going to cover it with flannel. i was wondering what would be the most economical thing to use? Flannel sheets? Flannel material? Flannel tablecloth? Is there anything else that couldl be used? Thanks and happy sewing!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:18 AM
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I would use a inexpensive flannel-backed tablecloth (you can find them at Wal-Mart) I used felt on mine and it doesn't hold the fabric on it like I would prefer.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:23 AM
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I would use a inexpensive flannel-backed tablecloth (you can find them at Wal-Mart) I used felt on mine and it doesn't hold the fabric on it like I would prefer.
Ditto that. The flannel backed tablecloth works great. My material never falls off and it's so inexpensive (that's fancy for cheap!).
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:26 AM
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Our Dollar Store and Dollar Tree sells flannel backed tablecloths!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:33 AM
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Here is a site that tells how to use insulation board for a design wall:


It is a good tutorial for a design wall.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:46 AM
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I used black polar fleece for my design wall .... less costly than the flannelette would have been, wider to work with, and after three years of use, I haven't regretted it one little bit!
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:26 AM
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I have fleece on mine works great (sent my DH to Walmart to buy flannel he came back with the fleece)
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:38 AM
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I put the Fons & Porter design wall on mine. I love the grid and works really good.
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I used the cheap batting from WalMart. Perfect size and everything sticks to it. I also used a 4x8 sheet of sound board.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:45 PM
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My 8' x 8' design wall is also covered in flannel....from a bolt of white bought on sale for the middle (batting) of summer quilts and also used for a few of the quilts we sent to the Barracks Quilts Project in 2010-11. The flannel-backed tablecloths I've seen were just not large enough for my use.

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