Check this out. Think I might like to make one of these.
Hope this comes through. Not real good at this stuff.lol
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I bought a closet pole, attached it to the wall, above the sliding closet doors, put a sleeve on a large sheet and was ready to go.
I had my DH install a shower rod (sturdier than a curtain rod) on the wall and hung from it a large piece of white felt
with a casing at the bottom in which I installed a dowel rod. Hangs nice and straight and can be rolled up and tied up out of the way with ribbon when my son comes to visit and I put a twin bed in that space.
I started with a scrap of fleece and taped it up with painters tape, to see if it worked and if I liked it.
Then I went permanent ..... 10ft x 7-1/2ft!
From the off cuts I have several smaller portable design walls, ranging in size.
And now ... I can't imagine having ever done any quilting without a design wall!
Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
I also have the Fons & Porter design wall. It is $29 but if you use a Joannes coupon, its quite inexpensive and works very well
Using ideas here, I made 2 design walls in 2 days! LOL
The first was 4 sheets of foam core boards (the kind for school reports 18x24) $1 each at the Dollar store. Taped them together with duct tape and covered with a felt backed tablecloth. This one worked like a charm, but wasn't big enough for the project I am working on. I also only taped on one side so I could fold this out of the way.
The second is a HUGE piece of fleece that got tacked to the wall near the ceiling. It's 60+" wide and hangs to the floor. It hold the pieces better than the table cloth--96 blocks hung over night without a single lost soldier! I also like that I can take it down and move it as needed.
All great ideas with different uses for different needs and spaces! Pinning a huge piece of fleece to the wall has been my method: it's cheap, quick and it works great. But I'm going to try switching to hanging it from a rod and rolling it up when not in use. That sounds great!
Thank you so very much for the link to favequilts. What a wonderful site and the tutorial videos are so helpful. I am going to join their blog, it seems there is so much to learn there. Happy New Year
I just bought one from Keepsake quilting. It's a huge piece of material, it was on sale. I liked it because you would have to piece to get something this big. Think it was 23.00. I'm on a budget too. Put it where ever you have room. Happy quilting
I put a curtain rod above my double doors in the hallway. I then hung a vinyl table cloth, I brought at the dollar store, that has the backing on it. Cheap and works very well for me. The curtain rod is big enough if I needed to use two table cloths for a king quilt.