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    Thumbs up Do you have a design wall?

    We put up a design wall in my studio on Sunday!! It is so cool
    We used two sheets of foam insulation board screwed to the wall, then covered it with a queen sized flat flannel sheet. Perfect 8 X 8 wall for sticking up quilt blocks and laying out designs! I'm starting a kaleidascope (sp) quilt and this will be great!

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    I wish! I don't even have walls. There are 2 in my sewing space, one with a window and 2 book cases, one with a door and 2 book cases. The other 2 sides are open, so I have to do a lot of design work in my head.
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    I have the space for one and could have one but instead my BIL gave me a drafting table (about 3 X 3, or little bigger) and I covered than in flannel and use that.

    I need one more for 'squares' - to layout - than for whole quilt designs.

    If I need more space I use the floor or my bed.

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    I got really tired of shuffling things on the floor...and I have the space, so it is awesome for me!

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    I love the idea of a design wall, but haven't seen my walls int he mewing room for a while - too much stuff!! Since DD is away at school most of the year, I just use her queen size bed which is raised - makes it a wonderful height to work on!!

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    My design wall is 32" wide x 43" tall.

    It is literally the backing from a large picture frame (cardboard with foam sandwiched in the center) that I found in a dumpter. It's about 1/4" thick and I just tacked it to my wall. It is working great as a design wall for sewing and blocks. I also use my king size bed for laying out quilt blocks to see how I want to place them.

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    I would love to make one. My father made one for my mother (at their old house), and she loved it

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    Here's mine :-)

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    I should also note that top was made for me by a friend. I'm going to trim that outside border a bit and put on one more wider border :-)

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    I have one made the same way...only I found diaper flannelette dirt cheap (.99/m) and bought that to cover it. Mine is 48" wide x 60" high. Anything larger is designed on my queen size bed.

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    Looks great stinkbug! I wish I had room for one.




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    I really like it too. Thanks for the pic

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