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Design Board

Having the right tool for the job is always important. Look in here for information about quilting notions that really help finish those projects.
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sketchins
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Design Board

Post by sketchins » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:57 am

Hi,
I'm new to the forum but was wondering if someone could help me. I saw on one of Eleanor's shows a board she was using on the wall to lay out her patterns, it had a tacky surface and she talked about what it was made of and of course I have forgotten what that material was called.

Can anyone out there help me with remembering that?

Thanks much!!

Sheila

scrapquilter48
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Re: Design Board

Post by scrapquilter48 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:00 am

One quilter in my guild used tablecloth from dollarstore with flannel backing. Taped the tablecloth to wall, it worked wonders.

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rosebud3
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Re: Design Board

Post by rosebud3 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:50 pm

El's "Design Wall" is made with headliner fabric. It is the fabric they use in the roof of a car.

Now that I have answered your question Sheila, I'd like to take a moment to say welcome. So glad you came in for a visit. We would like to invite you to join in on the sew-in thread and swaps thread as well. A good part of the time it helps to show up in the sew-in and ask your questions there as well since that is where we chat over coffee, on lunches and breaks at work, etc. most of the time.

Mary/Rosebud

Suzquilts
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Re: Design Board

Post by Suzquilts » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:10 pm

I have two yards of 72" felt on my wall that works great as well.

Susan

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Re: Design Board

Post by kenderosa » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:28 pm

I use a flannel sheet that I attached to the wall with small binder clips. This way I can take it down when I want fold and put away or wash when needed. Works great and they come in several sizes.

Sue

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purrfect-lady
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Re: Design Board

Post by purrfect-lady » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:44 am

I don't have much wall space for a design wall, so I covered two 2'x4' sheets of 1" thick insulation from Home Depot with flannel. I just prop them up when I need them and slide them into a closet when I don't. And the flannel is washable! works great.

Dobieslady1
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Re: Design Board

Post by Dobieslady1 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:59 pm

I tacked up batting to my wall and it works great!

scrapquilter48
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Re: Design Board

Post by scrapquilter48 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:01 am

From Canada,
I vltr for elections when they come around,
as a supporter of the candidate we receive
sign for our yards.. Tape flannel to it, and
there is my pin wall.. It also great for those
large puzzles I make every winter.

sumarben
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Re: Design Board

Post by sumarben » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:15 pm

I also use flannel backed tablecloth - I tack it to the molding above a folding closet door in another room because I have very little wall space in sewing room. Works very well and the tack marks don't show when I take it down.

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