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    Sandy Navas
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    Originally posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
    I guess if you're interested in playing with block placement once the blocks are made, a larger one would come in handy. But aren't these design boards mostly used for rehearsing fabrics before making the blocks? For those of you who have a flannel board clue me in to how you use yours.
    When I moved my sewing room recently I had DH help me put up a design wall. There are a few things I would change on it, which I will mention in a bit. I use it to lay out my blocks and make certain I have them just where I want them before sewing my rows. I also use it as a place to view the rows together, or just to see if the final top is what I was expecting (usually not . . . ).

    What I would change? We hung the board too high up for me (and I consider myself tall) so I have difficulty reaching all the way up to utilize the top of the board. I also have things in front of the board (it doesn't go all the way to the floor) that I have to reach over to get to it. Placement is an issue - the only wall I had that I could use is sort of behind my fabric storage racks so when I want to get a good view I have to stand off to the side and view at an angle.

    Conclusion: I love the board but there is no Utopia!! At least not in my sewing room. BUT, it is as close to perfection as I'm going to get in this lifetime.

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  • llm161
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    I was planning to paint a quilt design on the fourth wall of my sewing room, but maybe I should just put up a felt wall. Quess I should try a small piece and work up. Now, I've been tacking up quilt blocks as I go so I can keep a good eye on things.

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  • rebeccas-sewing
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    I like the one stretched over PVC to make it taught. We have tons of that stuff in the garage. I think when I get back to the states I'll make one. I'll sew a pocket at the top and bottom of the fabric and then slip PVC through the pockets. I'll attach end caps so it doesn't come off the wreath hooks. That way it would be a fairly taught frame to hang on the back of the door.

    I'd also consider making a wider one for over the closet that I could roll up and down. That way, when it's not being used,it wouldn't have to be removed to access the closet. However, I don't know if one that large would be needed. I guess if you're interested in playing with block placement once the blocks are made, a larger one would come in handy. But aren't these design boards mostly used for rehearsing fabrics before making the blocks? For those of you who have a flannel board clue me in to how you use yours.

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  • tamsterg7
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    What a great idea! I have been staying awake a night trying to figure out how to squeeze more into my little space, and have a design wall, and a cutting table and, and, and.............so this definitely solves one issue. And the best part - I don't have to ask DH to do anything, I can do this one all by myself!!!!

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  • mrswindy4
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    Love this idea!
    I have a closet with double doors, I could have a double size design wall that I could store away in the closet when not in use!
    Thanks for posting this!!

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  • llm161
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    Lynn, do you have a photo of the one that your husband made. My hubby is very handy . . . he builds furniture.

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  • Patrice
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    what a great idea! I have just been throwing mine over the top of the door

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  • Dragonfly
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    I've seen several versions of door hung design 'walls' and they are really great for those with small areas and are easily removed when necessary. For me it would just not be large enough, I've been so spoiled with the one hubby made me.

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  • quiltingtrish
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    That's cool! I'll have to keep my eye out for one of those and see if it would fit over my deck door.

    Hugs,

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  • janluna
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    This is a real cute idea. And it works great!

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  • patticakes
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    Design Wall Idea - for a door!

    This is perfect for my small space!

    http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2011...sign-wall.html
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