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Portable Design Wall - Does anyone have one of these?

Old 05-18-2013, 04:56 AM
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Default Portable Design Wall - Does anyone have one of these?

I was at the MQS show this week and saw these. I hadn't seen them before. I have to admit I thought they were pretty clever. I was curious if anyone on here had one and what they thought about them.

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Oh my, that's a little pricey!! It looks like an old movie screen that people used to have for showing home movies. I think I could adapt an old screen without too much difficulty. But, it really isn't large enough for a bed sized quilt... only a wall hanging. I guess I'd just hang a piece of flannel on a curtain for that.

Sorry I'm sounding a little negative..... just seems like it wouldn't fit my needs and too much $$ for what it is.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:25 AM
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My husband and I just made a permanent design wall that is 8'x 8'. It could be easily made smaller and temporary. We bought four pink insulation boards(2'x8'), glued them on the basement wall and covered by batting. Cost total for the foam boards, concrete to foam adhesive and batting $75 - 85. I have a smaller portable design wall that is 48"x48" made out of a pink foam insulation board cut in half and held together using duct tape. It is also covered with cotton batting, and the cost was $0 since I used the stuff we already had, but it would be about $20 if you we're buying the supplies. The cheapest method by far is buying a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth and pinning it to your wall.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:35 AM
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When I want to use a design wall, I hand a piece of flannel on a dowel between two wreath hangers which are hanging from the doors of a double closet. Works for me.
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They're all too small for me (and bulky to store and expensive!!) I use a king size flat flannel sheet. I often pin it to the curtains, but it could be tacked to the wall, too, or hung on a curtain rod.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:02 AM
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I have one of these. I use it some, but I purchased largest one. I have to set it up in living room. They come in different sizes.

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Old 05-18-2013, 06:08 AM
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Fons and Porter's website had a portable design wall. It cost me under $25.00,it is gridded so that I can keep the quilt nice and even. I bought some of the Command portable hooks that you can put on the wall and take off with no residue.I really like it. I don't have space to put a permanent design wall and unless I win the lottery tonight, I won't have anytime in the future. I kept the bag it came in and when I'm done with it, I store it back in the bag.
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I have a similar one that I use. I LOVE IT! It is large and does take up some room, but to me it is worth it.
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I have one by Cheryl Ann's Design Wall, but it is pricey too. http://www.cherylannsdesignwall.com/index.html
But it does fit in a small bag for storage and carrying.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:55 AM
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I have a make your own design wall. It is amazing how much a person uses one if you have it. Unfortunately my cats think it is a climbing wall so when I get it out they have to play on it first.
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