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Tuesday, February 01, 2011 7 Comments »
What would you suggest as the very best fabric for a design wall?  Flannel?  Some sort of batting?  I am fortunate to have a big ol' wall onto which I can fasten it directly. 

My initial thought is to get a piece of the 108" wide flannel now available for quilt backs.  On the other hand, some of those poly battings have the grab-ablity factor needed to keep blocks in place. 

7 comments:

shannon said...

i'm not a fan of falnnel for a design wall. i like (and have) a big chunk of Warm and Natural cotton batt push pinned to my wall and it works great!

the only pro to flannel is that you can lint roll it to remove all the stray threads- that doesn't really work for the batting...

hope this helps.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Charcoal gray flannel. Come take a look at my design wall before moving forward -- Joe built it for me and I couldn't live without it.

Jewel said...

I have warm and natural on mine. I would stay with white or cream because even the pink fiber board under the batting shows through.

OT Quilter said...

I'm using the back of a vinyl tablecloth that I fastened to the wall. It has done the trick so far.

paula, the quilter said...

I used gay felt for my first wall and it worked ok. I currently use a king sized batting and I love it. My wall is 2 pieces of 1" thick rigid pink insulation board that forms an 8'x8' wall.

howdidIgethere said...

Thanks for asking the same question that I have. It's very helpful to see all the responses too!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I just put a new design wall in my sewing room and I am using polar fleece that I got at Joanne's. It is working fantastic. Everything sticks to it and stays there.