Building a Design Board/wall for Quilting, Scrapbooking, Etc.
I love making quilts but got tired of having them spread out on my family room floor or my bed while I decide how I want to sew the pieces together. I told my handy husband what I needed and he helped me put it together. We bought 2 8x4x1 sheets of insulation from Home Depot for $15 each. I had to trim them down to 3 ft wide to accomodate the width of the space I had available on the wall. We used spray on adhesive to attach 80/20 batting to the boards and then covered them with flannel. I wish I would have put the foil side out so that I couldn't see the writing through the batting and flannel. We mounted the boards to the wall with 1 7/8" screws and large washers. It works perfectly. Of course, I am height challenged and have to use a step ladder to reach the top.
Published October 6th, 2013 1:57 PM
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Alice Lance on Aug 23, 2016I used the same thing to create my design wall but I used 3M hangers to mount it on the wall. I also didn't cover it because, for me, it is just as easy to use pins so I know my squares will stay in place.
James W Douglas on Sep 23, 2016Brilliant idea!!!!! Outstanding way to visualize large projects like quilts. Thanks for sharing.