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    My new design wall

    Here is my new design wall custom made by my DH. It is 72"x72." He did a great job. It will be in use before the end of the day.

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    yeahhhhhh nice one. I have one just smaller and it really need to be your size. will fix that soon. lol
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    awesome-I have no bare wall space big enough for one-so I use my bed.
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    ​That is a great design wall and I like the grid on it too. What did you use for the grid?

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    My hubby printed an excel spreadsheet with 2"X2" cells on an HP Designjet large format plotter. He's an engineer
    I have quite a few things in my sewing room that he has custom engineered for me. I have been meaining to post sewing room pictures, but haven't gotten to it yet.
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    ​That is a great design wall and I like the grid on it too. What did you use for the grid?

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    That is awesome!!

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    Love it.....I think you hubby is a keeper!
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    It looks great.
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    Niiiiiiiice!!
    You'll never regret it ... and will soon want to fill up that blank wall to the right with another design wall.


    Tartan ... you can buy a flannelette fabric with the grid on it. I believe it's 2" squares. When I took the OBW course, the LQS had design walls for everyone, and it was a real treat to work with the grid. If I didn't have my wall already installed, that'd be what I'd use.
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    So very nice I need one of those, but don't have the room for it. Your DH. did a wonderful job!!
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    Wow, that's terrific! Wish I had one that big.

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    I made my own, no grid but it does the trick. Just got it up. Finishing up a quilt then I'll put it to good use. The tape is gone now. Just couldn't wait to try it out and snap a pic. I'm also rearranging my sewing room I'll post pics at a later date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
    So very nice I need one of those, but don't have the room for it. Your DH. did a wonderful job!!
    There's other possibilities and they don't have to be permanent ... just a few to start ... cover over your closet doors? back of the door into the room? temporarily tape it up with painter's tape on a hall wall? or any other wall in your home?

    I used flannelette for my first one that I taped up and then tried polar fleece, which is what I used when I went permanent.
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    What type of board is the grid on? It sure looks nice and very useful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew4nin View Post
    My hubby printed an excel spreadsheet with 2"X2" cells on an HP Designjet large format plotter. He's an engineer
    I have quite a few things in my sewing room that he has custom engineered for me. I have been meaining to post sewing room pictures, but haven't gotten to it yet.
    Thanks for looking
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    He used 1/2" foam insulation from Home Depot.
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    What type of board is the grid on? It sure looks nice and very useful!

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    My backing is made of the lighter weight Pellon fleece. The grid shows through.
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    You are lucky to have a DH that can do things like that for you. What is your backing made out of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    awesome-I have no bare wall space big enough for one-so I use my bed.
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    Very nice! Wish I had a space for one. So happy for you!....
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    That is great, I use my bed , don;t have much wall space.
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    very nice, see you're from St. Charles, was my old stomping ground in the late 70's. loved it there.

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    I like that grid so much I'm tempted to draw one on the flannel tablecloth that serves as my design wall. "Tempted" does not mean it will be done tomorrow. lol Really, love your wall and I'd like to see some of the other things he's engineered for you.

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    Wow nice & big!! Bet that's gonna get a lot of use!! Good hubby!!
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    My sewing room has slanted wall like in an attic so no place for a design wall. Instead I take advantage of the ceiling tile to pin the quilt to them and that way it hangs straight and I can step back for a look. Have absolutely no space for a permanent design wall. Will have to get some flannel to hang so I don't have to pin blocks together before hanging them.
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    That looks great. I will check out the foam insulation at Home Depot. I purchased the Fons & Porter design wall but was trying to decide where to put it. I don't have that much wall space, but was thinking of placing in front of my closet double doors when I need to use it. With the insulation, I'm thinking I could duct tape a couple of pieces together so it could be folder and stored under the bed when not in use. Thanks for showing it. Your husband did a good job.
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