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Thread: Queen size bed + King size flannel sheet = design board

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    Queen size bed + King size flannel sheet = design board

    I know this idea has been posted before but warrents repeating for others....

    I work full time and have a quilting house, not room, and quilting stuff is all over. Have a very small design board but useless for queen size quilts.

    So I take a king size flannel sheet, laid it over my queen size bed, spread out the blocks...have to use 81...and keep flipping them around till I'm happy. Seems someone always needs to go to bed when I'm in the middle of designing, so I just fold and fold and fold the flannel sheet over "my work" and put it away till the next opportuity I have to "play". Then I unfold and walla...can pick up where I left off!

    Makes for happy quilter and happy hubby!

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    Sounds like a great idea!!!
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    great idea...I am going to try this

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    I pinned a queen size flannel sheet to my wall. I've used it for about 8 years. its the best design wall.
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
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    I too have a sewing home. I sew in my kitchen/dining area have quilt projects all over. I have never tried the flannel sheet idea but I think I will. It is discouraging to just get your blocks laid out on the bed and then have to move them. I never get them back in the order they were in before I moved them for hubby to go to bed.
    Lorraine

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    I like this idea, and think I will try it. I like to lay mine out on the bed. So far, it has encouraged me to finish as soon as possible to clear the bed. Folding up the flannel sheet will be better.

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    I do something similar. I use the king size bed in the guest room (son-in-law is 6'4"!) and spread out my quilt blocks. At least I don't have to put things away-unless we are having company.

    Pat

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    I'm in the same boat .... house! What a great idea and I had never heard of this before. I have been laying mine out on my queen sized bed, then picking up, pinning and labeling, but somehow it NEVER looks the same when I lay it back out. This will be awesome; can't wait to layout my next quilt like this. Thanks for sharing this tip.
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    Great idea, thank you.

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    Great idea.

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    Quilters are such clever, inventive people. Good job!!!!

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    Great tip. Thank you.

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    when we went to camp we took one of the top bunks off and used a flannel sheet on it for a design wall. It worked really well and when we were done we put the mattress back on .

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    That's for the tip and clever idea.
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    Great idea!
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    This is new to me and I thank you for posting it.
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    Clever idea - one I will use, I'm sure!

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    flannel sheet

    Another thing you could do is put tiny nails above sliding doors of a closet....take large flannel sheet or large
    flannel backed table cloth....put large binder clips across the top of flannel and hang it on the tiny nails then you
    could leave it up till you have project together....take it down fold it up until next time

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    What a great idea, thanks for sharing, even if it's a repeated one!
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    Take care if you pin your blocks to the sheet while on your bed if you have a waterbed or select number bed (they have air chambers instead of mattress).

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