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    how large does the wall board need to be?my daughters made me one and it covers a complete wall. is it too big?

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    Sounds like the perfect size to me. I have one that is 72x72 and there are times I would like it to be just a tad larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camping Betty
    how large does the wall board need to be?my daughters made me one and it covers a complete wall. is it too big?
    If you have the space, the bigger the better.

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    Make it as big as you can. Wish I had a wall large enough to make one that size. May in Jersey

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    It can never be too big!! Mine is 96 x 96 but I have to set it up when I need it.

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    I would like to hear more comments about your Wall or Design wall board. I am getting ready to have one made and would like to hear more. What you use, flannel or otherwise, and how it is mounted. I have an idea but could use some help from others who have had experience.

    June in Cincinnati

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    sounds good to me - would also be interested in the construction keep thinking about making one!!

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    I used gray felt. I got it with my 40% coupon at Joann's It was wide enough for one of the 4 ft. boards. I really like it and I like the color.

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    My son made me two out of 4'x8' sound boards. You can get them at Home Depot. They are soft enough to stick a pin into. But because they are soft, they also bend. So he took 1/2" x 2" boards and put them on the back, first all around the edges, then in an "X" across. They now just lean up against the wall and I can move them if necessary. Then I covered them with 1 or 2 layers of cheap batting from WalMart stapled to the back. They are wonderful.
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    i used 1" thick white styrofoam board, they come in 4'x8' sheets and are inexpensive...i purchased 108" wide white flannel from fabric.com covered the foam boards then used double sided tape to adhere them to the walls.

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    that is exactely how mine is made I just lean it up against the wall and have room for a card table folded behind it

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    I made my own. We got a 4X8 insulation board from Home Depot and cut it down to 4X6 and 2X6. I then put the 1 inch grid fabric on both (hot glued it to the back) and then put cream (I decided white would get too dirty) colored flannel on top (also hot glued to the back). I can see the grid through it so I get everything exactly how I want it to sew. I have the larger one mounted to a wall in my sewing room and the smaller one is attached so I can take it down and take it wherever I want. Works pretty slick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    My son made me two out of 4'x8' sound boards. You can get them at Home Depot. They are soft enough to stick a pin into. But because they are soft, they also bend. So he took 1/2" x 2" boards and put them on the back, first all around the edges, then in an "X" across. They now just lean up against the wall and I can move them if necessary. Then I covered them with 1 or 2 layers of cheap batting from WalMart stapled to the back. They are wonderful.

    I made my design board just like you did but without the framing your son did for yours. The framing is a great idea and it's going onto my DH's Honey Dew List ASAP. May in Jersey

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    Nope, they can't be too big :wink: You can either lay out a big quilt or work on a couple of smaller ones...
    You are lucky to have that much space for this one :D:D:D

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