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Design wall: batting, fleece or batting??

Old 03-05-2012, 08:34 AM
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I'd go to the dollar store and pick up a vinal table cloth (or two). I love mine. The back side keeps my quilting pieces up better than fleece or batting (and i've tried them too) and it's super cheap! Good luck!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:43 AM
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My Latest design wall is a set of wrought iron shelf brackets with the shelf on top naturally no space wasted. Then a long rod I used a closet dowel, then a taupe colored flannel. (I prefer this color since it does not distract the eye like white or black) Not only can I clean it by rolling lint roller it can also be removed and washed over the years. Since the wrought iron has multiple curls I can hang more than one design wall handy for all the multiple levels I work on. Also to keep it stable I have a pocket in the bottom of the flannel for another rod that gives tension and stability like a curtain shade. (I wish I had the foam core insulation board behind it because then I could pin heavier pieces right to the wall.) That would provide the ultimate design wall! Have fun with yours.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:53 AM
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A teacher once suggested using tan design wall. I don't use a lot of white. She seemed to think that white was too harsh, too much contrast. I tend to agree with her.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:36 PM
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I've been to a workshop with Liz Porter instructing one time she recommended a gridded flannel backed tablecloth.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
Yesterday at JoAnne's I saw a Fons and Porter Design Wall for $20+ and all it was was a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth (at least from initial appearances)...I couldn't believe it!
I dug out my old flannel backed table cover and washed and dried it....it works like a charm! I'm loving it!
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:11 PM
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Wonder how hard it would be to use a sharpie and make grids? Are they necessary??
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:17 PM
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I have a white piece of fleece that we nailed to a piece of wood on the wall. It works so much better than flannel, to me.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:06 AM
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Our local quilt shop sells quilter's white flannel, 90 inches wide and it works perfectly over insulation board. I bought the cheapest insulation board at Menards.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:02 AM
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I used headliner that's meant for the inside roof of your car. You can get it at Hancock's . It higher priced than felt but I think it works best. Hancocks have it on sale now and then
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:24 AM
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My design wall is flannel backed tablecloth screwed onto the wall with a strip of wood. Why use foamboad if you have wall spacce?
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