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    design board

    need suggestions on how to make inexpensive design board........

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    I have a flannel backed tablecloth attached with double sided tape to a sliding wardrobe door. It works for me
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    I also use a flannel backed table cloth hung on a wall

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    2 yards of cream colored fleece attached to the wall with Velcro so it can be removed.

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    I have the Fons and Porter design and I thing it was about 17 dollars. It HAS GROMENTS at the top so I weht and got the 3m velcro stick up with hooks on them and they hold it up on the wall in my sewing room just fine.
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    I attached a big piece of W&N batting to the wall.

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    There are several ideas on the QB if you want to do a search.

    Questions are:
    - do you want it permanent or portable?
    - what size do you want?
    - how pretty do you want it to be?

    I've used a flannel backed tablecloth in the past but found I had to pin the blocks on it and preferred it for taking projects to a sew-in instead of at home.

    I had a friend help me and we made a 8 ft x 8 ft design wall out of 2 4ft x 8 ft pieces of foam insulation duct taped hinged together so I could fold it and store it behind a very tall bookcase. We covered it in batting and then later I gridded it with ribbon. I love it.

    Another quilting friend has her design wall mounted onto her wall permanently.

    I would expect the space available would determine what decided to do.
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    I use a king size flannel sheet. I can use it on a table, the bed, or hang it from the curtains.

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    same here. Works great.
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    I have flannel on a board on the wall.

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    you could purchase metal strips and magnets from container store. Hang the metal strips to the wall. Then a flannel backed tablecloth or anything that the quilt blocks will 'stick' to will work. YOu just use the magnets to hang it from on the metal strip and take it down when you don't need it!

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    ty all for the suggestions.......gonna try some of these ideas

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    I have a cardboard folding mat board covered with flannel as my wall. It's one of the Simplicity sewing pattern boards that only costs about $5.00. I don't have flat walls (was an attic with peaked ceiling) so this board folds up to store it. When I need it I can stand it on my other sewingmachine table so it's at the perfect height.
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    Take a large flannel back table cloth and make a sleeve on top. Make another sleeve on the bottom for a pool noodle on the bottom to both weigh it down and for rolling it up when you want it to be portable. Get a light weight (plastic or metal) sprinkler pipe the width you want and it becomes your rod for hanging the design wall on a plain wall. I sewed two table cloths together and have a huge wall! Love it and cheap! The whole thing cost me under $15 since the tablecloths were on clearance.

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