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Thread: How to make a design wall fast, easy, and inexpensively

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    How to make a design wall fast, easy, and inexpensively

    I posted my new design walls last week and mentioned I was writing a tute for it. I try to write a quick tute for any new technique that I do because my memory is not what it used to be and I was tired of saying..."Now how did I do that???"
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    I couldn't get the link to work
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    You will need to have the free program 'Acrobat Reader' installed on you computer to open the attachment. It can be downloaded at this site http://get.adobe.com/reader/
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    I couldn't get the link to work

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    I love the design walls, thanks.

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    That is quite brilliant! I love that you put the ribbons on for the lines, but looks so decorative.
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    If you don't have room for a permanent design wall, just use a flannel backed tablecloth (flannel side up) and staple it to your wall. The regular staples leave very small holes and it is not a problem to remove it if you are having visitors.

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    Very good tutorial - thank you. I hadn't thought of angling the pins - my experience was pushing them straight in (or thumb tacks) but it leaves holes in the foam board and then nothing will stick in the holes any more. I'll try slanting. I did make a small one and used felt covering and the block stuck to the felt by itself, but it wasn't a very complicated or heavy block. Thank you again for your tutorial. :-)

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    Believe it or not buy you can use a straight pin as a nail and it hardly leaves a mark when you take it down. All you need is 4-5 across the top.

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    Love it...Thanks for the tutorial....

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    thanks for sharing your tut
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    I just pushed pinned a flannel sheet to the wall. another way is to use the styrafoam behind itm you can just glue it to the wall or frameit and put flannel on top of it.
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    Thanks for the tute!

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    The link worked for and thank you for showing us how to do it.
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    Thank you for sharing. I really need to make one.
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    thanks for the tut. I think that the ribbons are a super idea

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    I love the ribbons also. I have a full-size portable design wall but it can be a hassle to set up. Plus my cats think it is a climbing wall just for them!
    This one I can prop against the furniture and easily move it to safety when I need to.

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this wonderful tutorial.

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    Thanks for the info

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    Thanks for sharing.
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    You have some really cool design walls - I love that you used a darker blue to cover the boards. All I've ever seen are white design walls. The color and ribbons are very nice.

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    Thank you very much for sharing.

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    Where do you find the foam board ? What size does it come in? You mentioned cutting it to get into car.

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    QUOTE=kimscruzer;6544360]Where do you find the foam board ? What size does it come in? You mentioned cutting it to get into car.[/QUOTE]

    The boards come in 4 x 8 foot sheets at Lowe's for about $12.00

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    This has to be the most decorative design board I have ever seen. Can't wait to put one up in my sewing room.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Very good tutorial thank you very much. My husband a I made one last weekend and it works great!!
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