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    Design Wall At Last!

    Boy am I excited about this! I followed THIS excellent tutorial at Oh Fransson and got my 1" foam insulation boards at Home Depot.

    The boards are 4' x 8'... I trimmed mine down 10" to lean up against this short wall in my quilting room. I used Warm & White batting.

    Can't wait to start filling it up!
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    Here is a picture of the back as I'm putting on the duct tape after stapling the batting down.
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    That's exactly what I want to do!
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    My quilts got a 1000 times more interesting and original once I had my working wall in place.
    Great job!

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    I love my wall also!!!

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    I love my design wall. A friend gave me her old design wall when she got a bigger one. I was ready to buy the stuff to make it and asked my friend a few questions about how she made hers. She said instead of buying one I could have hers as her DH was in the process of making her a bigger one. I was the perfect size for my space. I don't know how I got along without it. It is so much better than my design floor I was using.

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    yup that is what i use too.

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    I want to do that. One of these days. Right now I use the flannel backed table cloths and skirt hangers. I'm working on a couple designs that I am able to make portable. BUT I still want one of these walls.

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    Great job...Looks great...

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    Good job!!!!!
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    It was really easy to make... about 90 minutes from start to finish! I threw my batting pieces into the dryer for about 20 minutes to get rid of the wrinkles from being on the roll and they were easy to stretch while warmish too.

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    Looks fantastic! Exactly what I used. We used screws with large plastic white washers to attach to the wall. Isn't it great having a large design wall to use for more than one project?

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    Fabulous job! I love my design wall.
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    great design wall.I still need to make one-still use my bed,lol
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    Very nice. Great size, too.

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    Great job! I may try the adjustable one that weasier22 made on a different thread.

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    Thumbs up for your design wall.NICE

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    I did the same thing and let me tell you, its the best investment I ever made! Happy quilting!!

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    Please direct to where the directions for the design wall are....what is the product it is made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Please direct to where the directions for the design wall are....what is the product it is made of?
    The link to the tutorial I used is in the 1st post of the thread Geri B.

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    This is great! Thank you for sharing!!!
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    Thank you for posting this. Your wall is great! Good job!

    I have rigid insulation for my design wall, but the color is blue and white would be better. I've been thinking about encasing it in a flannel covering so I can use both sides. (It leans against one short wall wall and continues around the corner in front of a double door, half of which I don't use. There are two pieces.) But I like your idea better. If I got a king size batting, I could probably cover one side of each piece. Thank you!

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    I used the foam batting to make a design wall, too. It works great! Mine, however, is not as fancy as yours. I had no instructions and just walked around Home Depot until I found something that would work. I bought 2 pieces, took them home and just covered them with off white flannel, pulled around and stapled on the back. Yours looks much more professional! Good job!

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    I really need to quit procrasting and do this! I don't have a dedicated wall. I will have to make one that tucks behind a large cabinet and slide it out when I need it. Sure wish I had a permanent wall for one!
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    Great, I did me one like this but I used flannel. They are great. I do not know what I did with out one.

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