7 Creative Ideas for Temporary Design Walls
They’re Easy, Inexpensive, and Can be Moved Out of the Way!
Quilt blocks look a lot different from across the room than they do up close. Quilters soon realize they need space to lay blocks out in order to get a more distant look at them. Often the floor is used for this but that can get hard on your back very quickly (not to mention the unneeded help from four-footed friends!).
Design walls are the perfect solution. Not only do they allow you to get back and view blocks together from a distance, but they also help you keep blocks organized, allow you to try different block configurations, and help you stay motivated.
But what if you don’t have an empty wall? Karen Brown has seven ideas for easy, inexpensive, and temporary design walls that can be moved out of the way. Watch as she walks you through them in the following video.
Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.
Some of the items Karen mentioned can be purchased below:
- Flannel-Backed Vinyl Tablecloths
- Command Hooks
- Flannel Sheets and Pillowcases
- S-Hook Clips
- Faux Suede Curtain Panels with Grommets
- Foam Board
- Velcro Command Strips
You can also look at the Dollar store, thrift shop, and hardware store for the items she used.
One thing that Karen didn’t mention (and that you’ll notice she often uses), is that tablecloths and flannel with a grid of some kind (or in plaid) help you line up and space blocks. While that’s not necessary, it is helpful.
- Kaufman makes a gridwork flannel that can be purchased by the yard that’s great for DIY design walls. You’ll find it here.
- Fons & Porter makes a gridded flannel design wall with grommets that can be hung on Command Hooks. You’ll find it here