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Thread: Display board

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    Can anyone give me an idea on how to make my own display board for my sewing room? I know I want to put a layer of batting on the top of it but what would I use underneath? I am hoping one of you has made one and can give me some ideas. I want to make it fairly big so I can piece a quilt on it to see how it would look. Thank you in advance.
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    A design wall can be done several ways.

    One that is on DH's project list is a piece of soundboard (from Home Depot or any home store) covered with Headliner Fabric (from the fabric Store) and put on a wooden frame that lets the design wall hang on on the wall much like a picture does.

    Another idea I've seen is tacking a flannel backed, vinyl tablecloth (Wal-mart has them) backwards on the wall and using the flannel side to hang blocks on.

    Until my soundboard wall gets done, I just have a full piece of batting tacked to the wall with small nails - it at least gets the job done!

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    I pin a piece of flannel on a wall hanging quilt to audition my quilts. Don't have much wall space so that works for me.

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    wall foam insulation.

    I have pictures of mine on my blog: http://gloryquilts.blogspot.com/ the third or fourth pictures shows it pretty clearly.

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    I have a vinyl tablecloth pinned backwards to a 4 x 8 sheet of foam insulation hanging on a wall. It is all portable and can be moved easily. :lol:

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    I took 4 of those 1/4" foam boards (sold by the poster board) I duct taped together on both sides so they would stay in one big piece. I covered it flannel from Joanns. Works like a charm. The foam boards were $2.49 a piece, flannel was on sale for like $2.25 (50% off) I think I used a yard and a half. I already had the duct tape......so it was a very inexpensive project.


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    I bought two 4x8 sheets of foam board insulation at Lowes, I think it was about $4 a board. I stapled felt on the boards and hung them side by side on my sewing room wall. I have a 8 ft square design wall :D I use a step stool to reach the top when I'm making a king size quilt. The foam board is lightweight and easy to cut if you want a smaller size. I just stapled it to the wall with a staple gun. I've moved it several times from one room to another with no problem. I bought another one and made a four ft. square and 4 two foot squares covered in felt. I use these for small projects, taking block pieces to the machine, etc. I always find a use for the small felt covered boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    wall foam insulation.

    I have pictures of mine on my blog: http://gloryquilts.blogspot.com/ the third or fourth pictures shows it pretty clearly.
    i just peeked at your blog. you can do what was done in colonial days and hang your loom off the floor high against the ceiling when not in use. if you hang it over say, the sewing machine, you can't stand there anyway. a pulley system will let it down. how do i know this? i hung my delicate laundry this way for years in apartments. right over the toilet bowl. i had a metal grid that was pulled up and let down on pulleys. great for sweaters but my hose hung in my face. LMAOOL!

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    I really appreciate all your replies. Thank you so much. I will have to get a sheet or two of that foam insulation and I think I will cover it with some cheap batting. I knew you guys would be able to help me.

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    Thanks Butterflywing! I will have to look into that!

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    The home improvement stores carry several types of foam insulation boards. The white styrofoam board crumbles too easily.

    I have written up how I made both my design walls with their pictures, names of the products used, etc. here, if that helps:


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/athomesewing/2726109619/


    Picture of the type Foamular boards I used here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/athomesewing/2830706607/



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    For a quicky design wall I used a curtain rod and a flannel backed tablecloth. Put a couple of nails in wall and hung the rod over them. Pinned the table cloth over the rod with straight pins.

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    I read somewhere that the quilter used a retractable roller shade and attached flannel. When she needed to use the design wall, she pulled down the shade (I think it hung on a wall).

    Just don't know how sturdy that method is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathe
    wall foam insulation.

    I have pictures of mine on my blog: http://gloryquilts.blogspot.com/ the third or fourth pictures shows it pretty clearly.
    I can't wait to start my sewing room... Hopefully I will see some renos to it within a couple weeks!

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    If you subscribe to QNNTV there is a video of El Burns on how to make a display board with car headliner. Step by step instructions with her son.

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    a 4_8 cut in half then wrap in contact paper
    endup with a 4 by 4 square thats portable
    at any hardware store
    frankie

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    a 4_8 cut in half then wrap in contact paper
    endup with a 4 by 4 square thats portable
    at any hardware store
    frankie

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