A quilt design wall was always high on my agenda of “going to do” things…but could never decide to do it until… “the wall is painted”… “I have the money”… “are we going to move??” … etc, etc, ad infinitum… Have you ever done that?
Today I googled once again to see how to do it… and came up with this wonderful idea from Suite 101.com . Down in the list is a suggestion for using an old (or new) plastic tablecloth with the fuzzy backing… and guess what… it works great! I just grabbed the old tablecloth out of a drawer where it has sat growing dustballs for 3 years, opened a package of thumbtacks and voila! .. in about 3 minutes flat had a design wall. How cool is that? I will be looking for another tablecloth as this one is round, but you can see that for as far along as I am right now, this one works fine.
After just a few seconds of looking at this I can already tell there are a few things I will change. I had no idea just how much being able to stand back and look at everything would change your perspective.
There are some other suggestions. I have some old flannel sheets that I thought about using, but I think a king size is a little too large for the wall area that I have. Another suggestion was to mark it with a grid for the lining up of the blocks. I’m not sure I will try that as I am forever getting off when trying to draw lines on a piece of paper… ;o) But it’s worth looking into.
Have a sew happy day…