Create a Simple Design Wall for Your Sewing Room

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Affix it to a Wall or Store it Under the Bed!

Does your cat (or dog) habitually “help” you lay out quilt blocks on the floor? It’s time to get those blocks off the floor and onto a design wall. Your knees and back will thank you, and you’ll find it so much easier to view your quilt layout without the extra help.

Lindsay, from Craft Buds, devised a simple, inexpensive and effective board that can be hung (or propped up) wherever you have the room. White cotton batting is attached to inexpensive insulation board from the hardware store to create a nappy surface to affix quilt blocks to.

How to Make a Design Board

Quilt blocks adhere to batting better than flannel and are easy to move around as you’re working out the quilt’s design. Plus, the board is lightweight and can easily be temporarily (or permanently) attached to a wall. You can also store it under a bed when not in use.

If you don’t have wall space for an entire board of sheet insulation, Lowes and Home Depot will cut it to the size you want. Affix it to the wall with nails, hangars or even heavy duty Command strips.

Click here for the free “Make a Design Board” tutorial.

Be sure to read through the comments at the bottom of the tutorial. You’ll find several ideas there for other design wall options.


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