Friday, June 4, 2010

How to make a Quilt Design Wall

So you've cut out your fabric in various shapes and sizes. You've got a vision, but now what? It's time to design the quilt layout. Often times, we take over the dining room table or a large chunk of empty floor to get a preview of how the colors & patterns will look together. But if you've got an empty wall to use, why not set up a quilt design wall?
Supplies needed:
  • 1 sheet foam insulation (4x8 feet, sold at home improvement stores)
  • neutral-color flannel fabric (white, cream, or gray works best - amount depends on wall size)
  • ruler & pen
  • utility knife
  • packing tape
  • scissors
  • stapler
  • hammer & nails
Step 1: Measure & mark desired wall size, and use utility knife to cut foam insulation to correct size. (My finished wall was 5x5 feet, so I cut several pieces to tape together).

Step 2: Peel protective plastic off foam pieces.
Step 3: Use packing tape to attach foam pieces together (if necessary).
Step 4: Lay foam board on top of flannel fabric, and cut fabric about 3" larger than board on all sides.

Step 5: Fold flannel to back of board and staple down. (The flannel I used was not wide enough to cover the entire 5x5 board; therefore, I repeated steps 4 & 5 with a second piece of flannel. You could also sew the 2 flannel pieces together).
Step 6: Secure board (flannel side out) to wall with hammer & nails. (My hubby helped hold the board while I hammered).
Step 7: Ta-da! Stand back and admire your handi-work. Then get to designing your next quilt!
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1 comment:

  1. That's nice, thanks. What is used in holding the quilt pieces on the wall please?