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    What fabric do you use for your design wall, flannel, batting or ?. Which do you think will work the best?
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    I used black fleece for my design wall. It's stretched on four foot widths of tentest. Total wall size 10'x7'-1/2".

    It's been up for over two years now ... and I can't imagine working with out it. I NEVER need pins ..... and have had full sized quilts totally sewn together displayed on it for weeks at a time. (pressed and waiting to go for quilting)

    I also made some smaller portable design walls with the offcuts. Works great at the sewing machine and iron. Or for just putting a few pieces together.

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    don't have one yet. I'll be watching the answers on this one :)

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    I use old flannel tableclothes. When I find another place to put one, I buy a cheapie and tack it up :)

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    Since I sew drapes I buy interlining/flannel used for silk panels, etc and I used 2 widths of this (54 inch widths) sewn together, the height of and width of one entire wall in my sewing room...I sew a small 1 inch rod pocket, top and bottom, inserted a thin 1/4 inch or so, Roman Blind plastic dowel type stick through the 2 rod pockets and put it up with thumb tacks..has been holding up fine..so far...and is extremely helpful for quilting

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    what is tentest?

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    I have some flannel pinned to my wall but I have to pin often because the blocks fall down :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kehoeta
    what is tentest?
    It's a sheeting that is used in building. It's soft enough that pins go into it easily ... though I don't need them. I was fortunate enough to have the space to be able to permanently mount my design wall.

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    I used my Joann's coupon on bought the Fons and Porter Design wall for 50% off. I love it and use it for everything.

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    There are a lot of Possibilities.
    I use a super thick double layer of extra wide cream colored fleece. I pin it to the wall with t-pins and take it down when not in use. It can even hold up a finished quilt.

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    I pinned a queen sized Hobbs thin batting to my wall. It works great. I have almost my whole quilt up there, and I have only had one or two blocks fall, usually when I am working around my long arm and brush by them. They stay on great. I used old sewing machine needles from my long arm to hang it with, but after realized that thumb tacks would have been better.

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    Cream colored fleece held up by Velcro with one side stick on and one side sewn on. It works great. The only thing that'll bring anything down is a swishy Border Collie tail too close.

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    I use the Warm & White batting. Works great.

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    Batting stretched around two 4x8 or 4x6 sheets of wall board. They can be stuck in a corner when not in use or leaned against the wall. Pins go in easily. Lightweight blocks stick without pins. Easy and quite reasonably priced.

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    Thanks for all the imformation everyone was really interesting.

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    You can also purchase a flannel fabric with a grid on it. I think it's about 2" apart. It's really nice for getting your pieces all lined up square.

    Here's a picture of the design wall at the LQS when I was doing my OBW. It was sure a plus that we each had our own design wall to work with as we made our hexes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I used my Joann's coupon on bought the Fons and Porter Design wall for 50% off. I love it and use it for everything.
    I have this one too. I love it!

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have a design wall but the quilt blocks fall off. I don't want to have to pin so I think the flannel that was used is too light. I will continue to watch this topic and read the great suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirlrh
    Thanks for all the suggestions. I have a design wall but the quilt blocks fall off. I don't want to have to pin so I think the flannel that was used is too light. I will continue to watch this topic and read the great suggestions.
    Try fleece ... I put a remnant up on my wall with painters tape to try it. Then put some blocks on, and tried some joined together. Left them for a few weeks .... and all stayed in place!

    It sold me on the fleece as being the "right" way to go.

    It just takes a swipe of the hand when putting the blocks onto the design wall. I have the luxury of a permanent mounted design wall. Those with sheets/fleece/batting just hanging, where you can't do the swipe so easily probably won't have things stick as easily .... or as long!

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    I wonder if you would please post a pic? Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by tellabella
    Since I sew drapes I buy interlining/flannel used for silk panels, etc and I used 2 widths of this (54 inch widths) sewn together, the height of and width of one entire wall in my sewing room...I sew a small 1 inch rod pocket, top and bottom, inserted a thin 1/4 inch or so, Roman Blind plastic dowel type stick through the 2 rod pockets and put it up with thumb tacks..has been holding up fine..so far...and is extremely helpful for quilting

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    I use large pieces of warm and natural batting that is leftover from other quilts and sewn together.

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    I use the back of a vinyl table cloth, but things fall off all the time, maybe because it is not up against a solid wall. I have the tablecloth mounted above sliding closet doors with two large magnets that DH pulled out od some old speakers. I think I will try a piece of fleece and see if that works better for my location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I used black fleece for my design wall. It's stretched on four foot widths of tentest. Total wall size 10'x7'-1/2".

    It's been up for over two years now ... and I can't imagine working with out it. I NEVER need pins ..... and have had full sized quilts totally sewn together displayed on it for weeks at a time. (pressed and waiting to go for quilting)

    I also made some smaller portable design walls with the offcuts. Works great at the sewing machine and iron. Or for just putting a few pieces together.
    Wow. That's very interesting. Wish I had known that. I have flannel on my
    design wall. Works quite well but I have to use pins for big blocks and will
    definitely not hold a full quit top. Next time I might opt for fleece. Thanks
    for your tip. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I used black fleece for my design wall. It's stretched on four foot widths of tentest. Total wall size 10'x7'-1/2".

    It's been up for over two years now ... and I can't imagine working with out it. I NEVER need pins ..... and have had full sized quilts totally sewn together displayed on it for weeks at a time. (pressed and waiting to go for quilting)

    I also made some smaller portable design walls with the offcuts. Works great at the sewing machine and iron. Or for just putting a few pieces together.
    Wow. That's very interesting. Wish I had known that. I have flannel on my
    design wall. Works quite well but I have to use pins for big blocks and will
    definitely not hold a full quit top. Next time I might opt for fleece. Thanks
    for your tip. :thumbup:
    It's been a real blessing ... and I love the black colour. I had never heard of a design wall, and once I did, I tried a few things and then made the full commitment ... and have never regretted it!

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    My design wall is made with a large piece of cardboard with batting glued to it and felt over the batting.I glued the felt to the back of the cardboard. I hung it with shower curtain rings along the top section and put a dowel through the rings and hung it on my wall.
    Works like a charm:)

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