With a little rearranging I was able to clear a space in my studio for a design wall. There were quilts on the walls, a comfy couch, and small bookshelf for leisurely browsing through quilting books or magazines that I had to forfeit that at times I miss, but I sure do love my wall.
On the far left along that wall you can see my old design wall. It was a Cheryl Ann’s Design wall and worked great upstairs. My fabric is stored in an alcove behind it so I was always having to move it to get at my fabric and then the pieces would fall.
A trip was made to the local Home Depot for these items:
- 2 4 x 8 high density foam panels
- Sheetrock screws
This is what the high density foam looks like. It is a light blue color though darker than what it appears in the photo.
And a trip to Wal-mart for a king sized flat flannel sheet.
A little man-power…..
Sorry I didn’t take pictures of the process, but I’ll do my best to describe the process thought it is pretty self-explanatory.
In case you are wondering why I just didn’t tack the sheet to the wall and skip the expense and time of the foam board, I did. While blocks stick to the flannel fine, once you have several blocks or completed top on the wall the weight of the fabric pulls them down. The foam board allows me to use pins to hold up the larger pieces.
It also gives me a great place to tack pieces I am cutting, patterns, pictures etc.
Do you have a design wall or floor space?
Linking up over at Val’s Quilting Studio.
More pictures of my studio can be seen on my Studio page.
Designing on the Journey, Jackie