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Thread: Design wall

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    I bought a Tri-fold Foam Display Board at Target for about $10.00,which measures 36X48". The center of it is 24" and the 2 sides that fold out like a side by side fridge, are 12" each. Because of the way the sides close up to 24", it fits perfect in 1 of the spaces that we tend to forget, behind our doors. And again because of the way the sides fold out, I can use different colors of felt, to get a better idea of how my work will look with different color backgrounds. The center larger piece I left white. Once done, I just fold the 2 sides in & close the door, or in this case open my door & it stays in place and out of the way. And I am utilizing wallspace that I would normally not use, nor using up space on another wall that I could use for something else, like thread holders,etc.
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    I have metal double closet doors. I bought flannel and sewed two pieced together and added the magnetic strip (comes in a roll and sticky on one side) to the back. When I need a design wall I put it on the closet doors. When not using it, I fold it up and store it in the closet on a skirt hangar.
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    i have plywood mind is quite large but you can makei it anysize you want i put batting and a fleese matiral over that and my son made this for me and he put two leggs on the back of the board and it leans up against the wall works great i just do my patterns then put them on the board so i know what the quilt is going to look like so
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    My husband put 2 - 4'x8' sheets of pink foam insulation horizontally on the wall. I covered it with a queen batting and and a wide backing of flannel, works great and low cost.
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    I have a storage cabinet with no doors, full of books and supplies. I hung a regular flat curtain rod to hide the mess. Then I put one of those real thin inexpensive fleece blankets on round clip curtain hooks. I can slide the "curtain" open to get to supplies and while it is closed I can attach my blocks with pins like a design wall. I have been using mine for about 2 years now. Just take it down when I think it needs a good washing and rehang. Provides a curtain that I needed and fulfills the second purpose for auditioning.
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    All great ideas. Now can anyone point me in the direction of how to make free standing folding screens? I currently live/share the family room of my son's home. It is a huge rec room type. Anyway, I think a design wall would be a big hassle unless I can fold it out of the way and it is not permanent. I hope to find a place and get moved by late summer. Anyway I am thinking a folding screen would work --one side design wall and the other a neutral place. This would also help with heating this huge space, by deflecting heat back into the used area of the room.

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    Great idea on the folding screen .... the neutral side could be done to match the decor of the room and/or be changed seasonally. Then later, you could have it as a double sided design wall.

    Believe me ... you never have a design wall big enough!!!
    (says she with a 10 ft x 7-1/2 ft! ... yes I could have it bigger and be happier!)
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    WilliP check out this site: http://www.favequilts.com/Techniques...-Tutorial/ct/1

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliP View Post
    All great ideas. Now can anyone point me in the direction of how to make free standing folding screens? I currently live/share the family room of my son's home. It is a huge rec room type. Anyway, I think a design wall would be a big hassle unless I can fold it out of the way and it is not permanent. I hope to find a place and get moved by late summer. Anyway I am thinking a folding screen would work --one side design wall and the other a neutral place. This would also help with heating this huge space, by deflecting heat back into the used area of the room.

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    Thanks, now to get to Home Depot for supplies

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    My friend uses a roll up shade that she glued flannel to. Rolls up under the window treatment when not in use. Good luck.
    Love that idea!
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    I use the floor of my living room, which we never use and I can let my quilt lay there for days if I need to.

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    I just used pvc pipe and curtain rod hooks up at the ceiling. i didnt have felt but pinned a queen size sheet to it and pin my fabric to it when I need to layout. then when I am done I roll it up and leave it on the hooks out of the way

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    Here is a picture of a friend that used a roll up shade and using spray adhesive put a thick pad that you buy for very nice wood tables under the table cloth... this roller is 96" wide and cost less than $20 at Home depot my granddaughter bought one that goes over her closet door...
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    I went to the $$ store and bought two flannel backed table cloths. I have a "redneck wall bed' that I designed. When the bed is up the table cloths wrap the box spring. It's just great...and so easy to take down when we have company and drop the bed off the wall. Cheap*cheap* said the baby chick...LOL
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    I use a flannel sheet and nailed it up high on my room!!!It works great and is very inexpensive!!!

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    That sounds like it would be lightweight and perfect for me... how do you attach the flannel to it? or so you just stick pins in to hold ? Thanks in advance ...

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