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    I use a product called Block Butler. It looks like batting, but arrives with plastic on both sides, because it is tacky both sides. You have to peel the plastic back and apply it to a wall, door or whatever. It is totally removeable if you need to take it off, and when you peel off the other sheet of plastic, it is nice and tacky to hold your blocks. It won't be as inexpensive as just flannel, but flannel never worked for me. I have no connection with this product, other than I am a very happy user and can recommend it.

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    i never heard of that. where can i get it if the flannel fails?

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    http://www.blockbutler.com/

    I looked into it when I was doing mine but could only find it in the States and shipping was too high! There was a company in the UK did it but they stopped. Alright for you though, BW, you is Stateside!!! LOL

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    to cover my wall, it would take two sheets (with very little trimming top and bottom) of 6 x 6. that's over $150+/- with shipping. i think i'll try flannel first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    to cover my wall, it would take two sheets (with very little trimming top and bottom) of 6 x 6. that's over $150+/- with shipping. i think i'll try flannel first.
    Yup - that's why I went with flannel... :?

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    get back to me on the pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    get back to me on the pm.
    Yes ma'am - it's done! :D

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    Does $11.99 sound better? LOL Seriously! For 3 years now I've been using the same piece of pieced-together batting tacked up by push pins. The batting is Hobbs Heirloom (an 80/20 Blend) and I've had everything from individual blocks to queen size tops up on it. The bottom is all tore up from not lifting it soon enough before vacuuming :oops: and the top is showing wear from the push pins - but this is how it looks today after 3 years. I've never had a problem with dust collecting on it.

    Today hubby is assembling my new, more permanent design wall - 1 x 2 wood frame, 2 pieces of 4 x 8 foam insulation, and covered by one layer of muslin and then one newly purchased Queen size Hobbs batting - I got it at Hobby Lobby, so I used my 40% coupon on that $11.99 price. So this pic of the design wall will be the last; she's getting a much-deserved retirement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    to cover my wall, it would take two sheets (with very little trimming top and bottom) of 6 x 6. that's over $150+/- with shipping. i think i'll try flannel first.
    EDIT: i miscalculated. the walls are 9' tall. so it would take 3 sheets, not 2. 2 across and then 1 split in half to go to the ceiling. remember, my quilts are 98 X 98, oversized queens, and the purpose is to see the entire layout. even with that, the quilt would lay on the floor a little. so it's $156 + for each panel x 3.

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    i tried the flannel pillowcases and they seem to work with blocks and 1/2 yard cuts. i think i'll get enough white king flannel sheets to cover, and if it doesn't work i'll sleep with them. i can always tuck them in. flannel doesn't go anywhere when it's tucked under.

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    I have beige felt covering insulation boards, some behind my sewing desk and a few boards taped together for a 4 x 4 design board that I can move around to where a need it. Wish I had wall space to have at a least a 8 x 12 design board so I could lay out large quilts. I do have enough space for one that size in the upstairs hallway but there isn't enough room to step back to view the design board.

    Picked up some light blue felt and was thinking of attaching it to doors in my sewing room, maybe with velco or double sided tape. What do you gals think? Have any of you used these methods? Room is light blue and felt would blend in nicely and cover some nicks on the doors as well as being design boards. I could have different projects on different doors. May in Jersey

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    I use a flannel back tablecloth too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    to cover my wall, it would take two sheets (with very little trimming top and bottom) of 6 x 6. that's over $150+/- with shipping. i think i'll try flannel first.
    I never said it was cheap, but it is certainly good. I have a 6' x 6' one - would you really need two?
    And re the UK, you can get it from
    www.quiltdirect.com
    I got a smaller one from them only two or three weeks ago.

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    Lacelady: Glad to hear that you recommend Block Butler. I was about to "build" my own design wall with tri-fold insulation panels and batting, when I found Block Butler at the Omaha quilt show, and bought a 4x8 piece to try. Haven't put it up yet, but looking forward to it!! The best part is no staples, or nails in my wall!!!

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    El Burns did a segment on making a design wall and used headliner for cars.

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    I have a 4x6 ft piece of the yellow insulation board covered with flannel.
    It is very light and can be moved very easy if needed.

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    My husband took a piece of warm & white batting and took trim board and tacked the board on the wall and when we move all he has to do is remove the tack trim and voila the quilt batting comes off to use in a quilt. I thought he was BRILLIANT!!! I love my design wall it is floor to ceiling! If you need to see a pix PM me and I will post one for you. It is wonderful & simple!

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    My husband took a piece of warm & white batting and took trim board and tacked the board on the wall and when we move all he has to do is remove the tack trim and voila the quilt batting comes off to use in a quilt. I thought he was BRILLIANT!!! I love my design wall it is floor to ceiling! If you need to see a pix PM me and I will post one for you. It is wonderful & simple!

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    lacelady -

    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    to cover my wall, it would take two sheets (with very little trimming top and bottom) of 6 x 6. that's over $150+/- with shipping. i think i'll try flannel first.
    EDIT: i miscalculated. the walls are 9' tall. so it would take 3 sheets, not 2. 2 across and then 1 split in half to go to the ceiling. remember, my quilts are 98 X 98, oversized queens, and the purpose is to see the entire layout. even with that, the quilt would lay on the floor a little. so it's $156 + for each panel x 3.
    i corrected myself. yes. ideally i want 100 x 100. the wall gives me 12' wide and 9' tall. that allows me to lay out an oversized queen (i like 98 x 98 ) or even a king. in order to cover that space, it takes two panels of 6 x 6 across and another panel of 6 x 6 cut in half to go across the tops of the other two in order to fill that gap. one flat king-size sheet almost, not quite, fills in the whole space. when i compare the prices, i can't justify the justify the difference, even though it may be much better for the job. even good quality batting would cost less on sale with a coupon.


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    Lacelady - when I emailed block butler in the US, they said they had no UK suppliers and I'd have to order direct! So thanks for that link! Their Superior Threads are a good price too...!

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    My son made me a design wall out of soundboard (at Home Depot). He reinforced it on the back with .5 x 2 inch boards. Then I covered it with batting from Wal Mart (first I used the cheap kind in the package, now they don't carry that so on the next one I used the regular $3.90?/yd batting) and it works great. You can stick even the thinest flower pins in the soundboard. Without pins it works only with a lightweight block. The board just rests up against the wall at a slight angle.
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    I have a felt covered board. I attached the felt with a staple gun. it works great to hold fabric and every stray thread :!:

    Oh, if you have a cat.............................good luck. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    My son made me a design wall out of soundboard (at Home Depot). He reinforced it on the back with .5 x 2 inch boards. Then I covered it with batting from Wal Mart (first I used the cheap kind in the package, now they don't carry that so on the next one I used the regular $3.90?/yd batting) and it works great. You can stick even the thinest flower pins in the soundboard. Without pins it works only with a lightweight block. The board just rests up against the wall at a slight angle.
    the homasote that i have now works with pins also. that's what i'm trying to get away from. but thanks for the hint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    to cover my wall, it would take two sheets (with very little trimming top and bottom) of 6 x 6. that's over $150+/- with shipping. i think i'll try flannel first.
    EDIT: i miscalculated. the walls are 9' tall. so it would take 3 sheets, not 2. 2 across and then 1 split in half to go to the ceiling. remember, my quilts are 98 X 98, oversized queens, and the purpose is to see the entire layout. even with that, the quilt would lay on the floor a little. so it's $156 + for each panel x 3.
    Perhaps you could write and ask for a quote for bulk buying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    I use a product called Block Butler. It looks like batting, but arrives with plastic on both sides, because it is tacky both sides. You have to peel the plastic back and apply it to a wall, door or whatever. It is totally removeable if you need to take it off, and when you peel off the other sheet of plastic, it is nice and tacky to hold your blocks. It won't be as inexpensive as just flannel, but flannel never worked for me. I have no connection with this product, other than I am a very happy user and can recommend it.

    OK, I tried my Block Butler on painted wall. It WILL NOT STICK, I taped it with plastic tape, carton sealing tape, painter's tape, and masking tape. NOTHING will stick to it ---ALSO MY QUILT BLOCKS will not stick to it!!!?????#$%**

    I e-mailed the company, and NOT heard back. I followed all the instructions and suggestion including: "Wait for it to acclimate"???? to it's new environment, spritz with water to "restore" it's properties, etc. The only thing I haven't been able to try is that it is supposed to stick to porous surfaces better - my sewing room walls are painted with semi-gloss paint, but didn't stick to my flat painted living room wall either.

    I"M DISAPPOINTED!! And $$$ poorer. :) :)

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