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    a regular here Demshine's Avatar
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    OK, so I don't have one. :shock:
    But....thinking that maybe having one would be a good idea. :oops:
    What do you use to make one, and how do you mount it on the wall?
    Also, is it a permanent fixture?
    Thanks! :lol:

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    Mine is a 4X7 (it was 4X8, but I had DH cut it down) sheet of foam insulation - the pink stuff you see on houses during construction or remodeling. I covered it with fabric and DH used screws with washer heads to attach it to the wall. I LOVE IT.

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    One lady had her husband make a strip that somehow he attached to the ceiling or wall and she hung a heavy (really fuzzy) flannel sheet from it and I think maybe weighted it on the bottom, too.

    Another lady bought something specifically to tack on a wall - it looks sort of like a cross between squashed batting and pellon

    Or you could tack/tape warm and natural to a wall.

    Or get some of that foam insulation and cover it with flannel -

    I tried to use my floor, but the cats thought the pieces were there for their entertainment.


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    Mine is two flannel backed vinyl tablecloths held up by quilt hangers. The hangers look something like this: http://hangupscompany.com/wooden_han...FQJ-xgodph9KFw

    The tablecloths are the heavier kind. I tried using the ones they sell at the dollar store, but they were way too thin.


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    I have a piece of flannel that I hang from cup hooks on the wall in my sewing room. It can be moved that way, or folded up (with or without quilt pieces on it), as it goes over the door because of lack of space! :x

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    All great ideas - I have a lack of space too :x
    Lack of space seems to be common amongst us quilters :lol: Lots of things to create with! :lol:
    Thank you everyone for the ideas and information

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    All Great Ideas...
    Thanks,
    Kirsten

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    Do you remember those folded up thingies made out of cardboard that you put on the table to cut out fabric when you used to make garments. I had an extra and covered it with flannel. It folds up when not in use. Only draw back is, it is not big enough for a full size quilt.

    Mary

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    I am very space limited, so I use a vinyl table cloth with the flanned on one side. I just unfold it, tape it to the wall when I need it, then put it away when I don't. I have found it to be VERY helpful! Good luck.

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    I have a piece of fleece, I think its about a yard, and tacked it up to the wall. It holds the fabric pieces well.

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    I put three nails in the wall then hung a curtain rod on them and pined a flannel backed table cloth over the rod. Yes do buy a heavy tablecloth.

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    I'm using my guest room for sewing. After I saw what was said about hanging something from cup hooks, I was thinking that if I got a flannel sheet and put maybe 4 grommets in the top, I could hang it up...but also put some type of ribbon or binding in a couple of sections so it could be rolled up and tied off like a sleeping bag. Does that sound doable???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs theo
    I'm using my guest room for sewing. After I saw what was said about hanging something from cup hooks, I was thinking that if I got a flannel sheet and put maybe 4 grommets in the top, I could hang it up...but also put some type of ribbon or binding in a couple of sections so it could be rolled up and tied off like a sleeping bag. Does that sound doable???
    That sounds perfect! I have a large wall that is bare where my sewing machine and table are located. Not really wanting to permanently apply anything because it seems I'm continually changing around my craft room trying to find the PERFECT setup. AND I just moved my computer and corner desk in here too! :-o :-o :-o :-o Either I'm at my computer, at my sewing machine, or work table....now they are all in the same room! :D :lol: :D :lol: YEA ME!

    ALTHOUGH I did like the idea of putting a large foam piece on the wall (as I have about a dozen of just such pieces in the garage...my husband got them from a jobsite that was throwing them away...but they are big and thick about 4x8 and 2 inches thick) It would be great to just stick a pin in and it would hold easily.

    Decisions....Decisions.....Decisions..... :shock:

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