Monday, November 25, 2013

Design wall





I took over the guest room, turning it into my sewing room about 6 months ago and for the last half a year I either used tape to hang blocks on the wall or used my "design" floor.  The design floor was obviously disadvantaged as the daughter or the cat always seemed to rearrange and mess up the blocks.  On the plus side, once I had the layout set, I always sewed the blocks together quickly to avoid the cat and daughter's influence.

After seeing Christa's tutorial here, I decided that it was time to create one of my own. 

I bought a one inch thick polystryrene house insulation board from Lowe's.  It was about $17 and was 4 feet by 8 feet.

 
 
The husband cut off the top foot to make the board 4 feet by 7 feet using a very sharp exacto knife.  I got out my roll of batting (queen sized) and started to wrap the board.  (I used about a yard and a half.)




I decided to go with the duck tape versus staples so using duck tape, I wrapped the batting to the back and attached the sides first then did the corners. (I did this while the board was on the floor, I stood it upright to be able to get a better pic of it)



 
And here is my design wall in action, my daughter loves that fabric sticks so well to it and so the bottom 3 feet have all sorts of scraps all over it as she"designs" her new quilts.
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. This is great, thank you. I want to do a design wall and this seems quite straightforward. Hugs Sue x

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  2. This is great, thank you. I want to do a design wall and this seems quite straightforward. Hugs Sue x

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