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Those of you that use fabric on your walls..what works best...Solids or Patterns? I am concerned about using patterns with kids' work on it. What do you suggest?


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We always use fabric for our hall bulletin board and I use it in my room. I like solids, as it doesn't detract from whatever you're putting on it. Last year we used navy fabric for the hall bulletin board (4th grade board) and it worked well all year long. It made a good "sky", "water", etc. and the light colored-items really popped on it.
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Solids get my vote...
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I only use solids. I think patterns make the walls look too busy when I add student work or other things. I agree with the previous poster.
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I have solid on the outside wall, and solid on an inside wall. On another wall I also have one witha very small gingham check. It just adds some variety but not enough to cause a distraction.
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I prefer solids too. Sometimes, I can find a fabric that has a muted feathery background and this works just as nice as the solids. A teacher down the hall from me uses big patterned fabric and it is SO distracting! You barely notice the kids' work on top of it. Yikes!


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I used tie-dye on my bulletin boards last year. It worked great since I could use a variety of colored letters. I had one that was greenish, and another in a pinkish color. The kids loved it!
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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For the last two years I used a black and white checked plaid print. It wasn't very load so it didn't drown out the student's work.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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I definitely like solid dark blue fabric. It really makes my room look good.
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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One year I put up a really cute pattern I found and hated it because it looked awful when things were hung on it. I vote for the solid color.
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I use solid fabrics that match the printed border!


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I use dark denim on my bulletin boards. I love the way it looks and I get a lot of compliments on them. It matches pretty much every border, but looks fresh as a neutral background. I bought mine at Wal-Mart several years ago at a very reasonable price.
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I put up black fabric for the first time and I absolutely LOVE how everything really stands out. It looks really sharp in my room!
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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What color border do you use with the black fabric?
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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solids!

I don't buy fabric... I buy flat bed sheets... way cheaper! I actually went to a second hand store yesterday and found sheets I could use... a whole 5 $ for all my bulletin boards =o)

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