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Old 02-06-2010, 04:52 PM
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I'm dreaming about a quilting wall and have no idea if they really work, where to find them, is it a waste of time and resources. etc. I did find one web site that has them but I'd like to compare prices and quality. I know you gals/guys are the ones to ask. Please advise...
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:59 PM
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Do you mean a design wall? If so I made one by hanging a piece of batting, another one the batting is stapled to the wall.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:03 PM
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I'd be lost without my quilting wall. But I did it on the cheap. I had way too many books that I didn't want to get rid of, so I bought a bunch of small boxes and filled them with the books. Then I stacked the boxes along the wall, about 3 boxes wide and four boxes tall. Then I went to Hancocks and bought some white flannel on sale. I attached the sheet of flannel to the top row of boxes - voila! The boxes were hidden, and the quilting wall appeared. On the top of the boxes I put a cheapo white very small bookcase (like you can buy in pieces at Walmart). All my stash is stored there, in full view.

I love having someplace to stick blocks, etc., to be able to stand back and see what they look like. It's fun to go back into the room later and look at the same arrangement of blocks on the wall and see if I feel the same way about it.

Bottom line is, you'll love a quilting wall and you don't have to spend much on it.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:03 PM
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I made mine too. Glued felt to a cardboard graft board I bought at JoAnns.
The do help when you are trying to decide on the arrangement of your blocks- no more bending over the bed or table.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:05 PM
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renee...you are much craftier than I....I salute your creativity. :-)
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:07 PM
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Made mine recently too, bought 2 yards warm and natural with 50% off coupon at Joann's (So it was a whole of $11) and nailed it to my wall. Loooove it!! Don't know how I lived without it. :)

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Old 02-06-2010, 05:09 PM
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Oh and as for the "if it works" part, here's my 365 blocks up on it:

[img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/...abe5182979.jpg[/img]

They stay so nicely, no pinning, spraying or anything! It's great for checking out color flow and easily moving things around.

Rachel

PS (And yes mine goes around the corner, darn window was in the way, but it works anyway LOL)
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Great ideas already. Many thanks! I have a crafty hubby who can put one together using your ideas! I knew you'd come though. This is such a neat place to hang out when I'm not in front of the sewing machine!
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Thank you, Dragonfly Nana! Necessity truly is the mother of ....creativity!
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And, don't forget a flannel-backed table cloth ... very portable, can be rolled up with the blocks still on it and stored if needed. <wave>
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