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Thread: Quilt layering wall-HELPPPP

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    Junior Member mona202's Avatar
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    I want to make a wall in my sew room that i can put up to layer/spray baste/etc king size quilts. I searched the board and it says using ceiling tiles. Ceiling tiles have holes all over them and I want to pin my backing fabric, spray, then batting, spray, then quilt top. I saw it on a video and it seems so much easier than putting it all on the floor, to which I dont have enough clear space on the floor to accomodate a king size.

    End result, what can I put on the wall, what will hold it and will it be removable when I am not using it? I dont mean a design wall, I mean a layer the quilt wall that will be strong enough to hold the layers while I put them together. I searched on here but got more info about basting and not enough about the construction of the wall. Any new ideas?

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    how about the 1" thick insulation sheets? they're 4'X8" and could be put under a bed for storage, you may need to attach them to the wall some way to keep them from falling over with your sandwhich (that's what i have for design wall) the blue stuff is very dense and good for pinning into

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    I did the same as kathy --- only I cut the 4'x8' down to 4' x 6' to accommodate my closet. (no room under our bed...LOL)

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    I dont know what insulation sheets are. When I think of insulation, I think pink shreddy stuff. lol I will Google them. I will google them and thanks for your suggestion. Being able to put them under the bed is a great option!

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    There is an insulation board that is a dense foam about 3/8"(?)thick. You can find it at Lowes, Home Depot or the like.

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    I looked them up and I think they may work well. I just need a way to either keep them on the wall of at least steady while I am using it.

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    I looked them up and I think they may work well. I just need a way to either keep them on the wall of at least steady while I am using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    There is an insulation board that is a dense foam about 3/8"(?)thick. You can find it at Lowes, Home Depot or the like.
    There are different thickness of "rigid foam board", different manufacturers and therefore different colors. Some are pink some are blue. See "Extruded Polystyrene Foam" on this page http://www.homeconstructionimproveme...lation-values/

    Chances are you'll have to ask for it at those box stores and it may be outside for pick up/loading in your vehicle. Ask to go out and see it so you know what you're paying for first.

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    Good advice. Thank you!

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    I like those. I have a design wall in my spare bedroom, but when I have to lay all three pieces out, I take them to my niece house. She has a huge wall in closet and I lay it out on the closet floor for a day.

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    vinyl tablecloth with (flannel-like) backing (extremely cheap)

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    the table cloth would work well for a block but wouldn't hold 3 layers of a king size quilt unless i am misunderstanding?

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    I never even thought of using the insulation boards to hold my quilt layers on for spray basting. I don't really have any wall space that I could use for that though. I have some folding tables that I use. I used to get down on the floor, but it was too hard to manage that way.

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    I agree! I was on the wooden floor pinning and it took forever. I watched a video and the lady just clipped the quilt back on, spray basted the smoothed the batting on, sprayed once again and smoothed the top on and it was done in no time and she was on to the machine. Looked soooo much better than crawling around! I say that's the way for me!

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    I agree! I was on the wooden floor pinning and it took forever. I watched a video and the lady just clipped the quilt back on, spray basted the smoothed the batting on, sprayed once again and smoothed the top on and it was done in no time and she was on to the machine. Looked soooo much better than crawling around! I say that's the way for me!

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    The boards must be what she used but I wonder what pins she used when she said she pins the layers to whatever was underneath. What pins would hold all three layers like that because vertically they would be heavy.

    Also, I was hoping not to mount them permanently on the wall. If I just lean them, what holds them steady while I am pinning (using what I have no idea) the layers to it. I can see the boards sliding all over or semi-bending or curving with all that weight. I will just have to try it and improvise! Sounds like a trip to the hardware store for me. Maybe I will find clamps of some sort or something like C clamps but not near as heavy? I will let all know how it works once I figure it all out.

    Thanks to you board members! If I cant find what I am looking for in the Search, this board always has SOMEONE who knows the scoop. I say it every time but I really appreciate all the help and advice. This will be my first time spray basting so Hopefully I wont be tooo heavy handed and it will work as I am told it will. (fingers crossed)

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    I went to Menards and bought two panels of pink insulation: 4'x8'x2". I covered them with flannel sheeting (twin set). They lean against my wall. Except for a windy day with the windows open my blocks stay up nicely for arranging. On windy day I use my yellow-head quilt pins.

    I make bed size quilts and sandwich them on the floor. Wouldn't trust anything that big to stay put.

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    I've made a version using rubbery sort of tiles that are veneered with cork.I found them at a shop that sells liquidated stock, so I was in the right place at the right time.

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    Whoa, another good idea!

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    My daughter came up with something that has worked for me. We got two long trim boards, drilled a hole on each end, and use long screws with wing nuts on them. This allows the two boards to clamp together. This is hung from a chain attached to the boards which go through hooks in the wall. I can clamp a piece of insulation board into this and sandwich my quilts. I have even clamped the quilts in themselves and sandwiched the quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mona202
    I looked them up and I think they may work well. I just need a way to either keep them on the wall of at least steady while I am using it.
    Velcro??

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    My husband bought 2 sheets of wall board insulation. It works great! I taped the two sheets together and it stands against the wall in my sewing room. I just pin the backing to the boards and spray each layer. Be sure to cover the floor and everything around the wall to avoid any overspray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahconner
    vinyl tablecloth with (flannel-like) backing (extremely cheap)
    Makes sense to me, and it's what I plan to do.

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    I got flannel backed tablecloth, zigzagged two lengths together and put this on a wall in my garage. It worked great except I had a problem with the spray that went on the floor. I used newspaper on the floor to catch the overspray, but then the newspaper stuck to my feet. I tried an old sheet and that was a little better but still the stickiness on my feet.
    Any suggestions?

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    How about a wooden frame with thumb screws in the corners.You could put the foam inside the frame.You could use clamps all around the edges.Then take the frame a part when done.Connie in CO

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