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  1. TeachTN

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    I saw a tip yesterday to use wallpaper because it holds up and does not fade, very interesting... I was wondering if anyone has used fabric - how does it hold up? I saw some yesterday at the craft store for just a few dollars for a bundle, but need to get measurements of my bulletin board first.
     
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    Some wallpaper is this and difficult to maneuver...were you planning on stapling it up?

    For a colorfast background, easy to hang, I'd go with fabric sheets.:2cents:I
     
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    I like fabric for many reasons:
    1. Patterns
    2. Durability (less prone to fading, etc.)
    3. More forgiving than paper (you can stretch a bit if you need it to). :)

    I've also used felt and enjoyed it, but when using push pins, etc, it's quite possible that it will "fray" when you pull out the pins, staples, etc.
     
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    I agree that the wallpaper can be difficult to hang, but it is durable. I had the same piece hanging for at least 4 years.
    That's when I switched to fabric though and I'll never go back. I like solid colors - one is glittery and one is purple with a purple design so it's subtle. I also have a tie dye pattern that stays up all year but it just has folders on it so it isn't too busy.
    I also use a solid color border.
    I staple it up and then use push pins or staples to attach items.
     
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    I was planning to use fabric, if the measurements work out. Didn't know if people had issues with it. With how inexpensive the material is, I could easily change it out if it frays.
     
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    I've used fabric for years. The standard width is exactly the right size for a bulletin board, at least the ones we use in my district.
     
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    I use fadeless paper, and leave it up for a couple of years. Unfortunately, I've had to move rooms so much that I've never had a chance to leave it up longer than that.
     
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    I have used fabric, and really like it a lot. You can usually find bolts of solid fabric rather cheap at Joanne's and other fabric stores. I have also seen people use felt and I like that too..
     
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    I've had the same fabric in my bulletin boards since June of 1998. It's just now starting to look worn on the one board that I staple and remove things often.
     
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    I'm a fabric girl. I use felt, burlap and cotton. This year, I changed my theme, but only changed the fabric on a few boards. I change because the color didn't match. The folded the fabric that I took down to use in the future.
     

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