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Thread: Quick & BIG Design Wall

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    Super Member jljack's Avatar
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    I had my DH put up a long traverse curtain rod high on the wall in my sewing room, and then I used an old king size sheet, put the drape pins in the top edge, hung it up, and look what I got!!! A HUGE design wall that I can pull to one side. It covers the door when it's pulled full out. It works great!! We can hang lots of small quilts on it, or one really large one. The rod cost about $40.

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    Great! I use the back side of a tablecloth for mine - works great too!

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    That would work, too!! Thanks for the idea.

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    What a great idea! I love that door too by the way. What a cool looking room. Is the whole house like that?

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    Awesome idea :D 8) :D

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    great idea! I wish I had that much wall to use..lol
    Kinda like the peak at your room too, love the
    "rustic look"

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    What a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    What a great idea! I love that door too by the way. What a cool looking room. Is the whole house like that?
    Hi all!! Thanks for the nice comments on my sewing room. This room is all in 1940 "Hollywood" pine paneling. We lightly white washed it to lighten up the room, but didn't want to cover it completely with paint. My husband is very much a "wood guy", so he values wood too much to paint it. Although if I had my way....... But, not all things can be MY way!! It's actually not a very long wall, and with the door there, it is even shorter. That's why we went with the traverse rod so it moves. I love it!!

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    brilliant idea! Love our blocks too!

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    Great idea!!! I love the peek into your room too!! :D :D

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    Incredible idea! I got hubby busy right away and did something similar in my small sewing room (he was quite happy to do it, I think he hates it when I am forever laying out/leaving blocks & threads all over the bed! So, thank you!

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    What a great idea. When I first saw the pic I thought maybe you did what I did yesterday. Don't have a design wall but pinned my quilt blocks to the curtains so I could stand back and take a look. Kind of goofy I know but it worked as a temporary solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    What a great idea. When I first saw the pic I thought maybe you did what I did yesterday. Don't have a design wall but pinned my quilt blocks to the curtains so I could stand back and take a look. Kind of goofy I know but it worked as a temporary solution.
    Well, we used to pin the quilts to the living room curtains to take pictures before we put up the sheet in the sewing room. That was the only vertical surface big enough....more than once we almost pulled the curtains right down with a heavy quilt! LOL :-)

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    Hi, I was wondering if a pull up blind would work and put the back of a tablecloth on the front of it. This way when you needed to could just roll it up and out of the way and maybe put a valance over the top to hide the hardware. This would work on a big closet area? What do you think?

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    Good idea!

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    Too cute.

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    Oh, make a design wall. You will love having one. Mine is the most used item in my sewing room.

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    Wouldn't a large cut of batting work? I have one hanging on my wall and the fabric sticks to it just fine, no pins needed. I like the rod idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Hi, I was wondering if a pull up blind would work and put the back of a tablecloth on the front of it. This way when you needed to could just roll it up and out of the way and maybe put a valance over the top to hide the hardware. This would work on a big closet area? What do you think?

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    What a great idea! I could put it up in the window cover it with flannel and roll it up with pieces on it (maybe) I will check into that. I have NO wall space in my sewing room.

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    A back of a plastic table cloth that has the backing like batting would work but it seems like a lot of work to hang the rod.

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    This is how I double my design wall space. I have the standard design wall of foam insulation board, mine is covered with a product called "Block Butler" a 72" X 72" sticky fabric. It's amazing and if it ever starts losing the sticky ability, you just spritz it with water! Then over that I hang the sheet on the rod for a second design wall.

    Happy Quiting!

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    where do you get block butler?

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    Hi Irma, I know I bought it online. Just not sure which. But here is their homepage:

    http://www.blockbutler.com/

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    Thanks

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    Somebody is clever

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