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Thread: My New Design Wall :D

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    Super Member Yarn or Fabric's Avatar
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    Talking My New Design Wall :D

    Ever since moving in to our new house and in to my new studio, I have had a 4x4' piece of felt thumb tacked to the wall for a design wall. It works nice - as long as you are only making something small ... or if they are just blocks, not strips sewn together....

    Now that I sold my mid arm quilting machine on a frame (I never used it, so it was time for it to find a new home) I have an open wall... what's a gal to do with an open wall? Make a bigger and more functional design wall! I'm considering getting a sit down quilter of some sort but haven't decided what I want to get yet. I'll get something eventually

    Here's a picture of my wall. It's roughly 7 1/2' tall x 8' wide. I can add another 4' on if I want to but for now I'm good with what I have.

    After taking the picture, I did smooth out the felt a bit more and had my father in law add a few more nails/washers to the center where the insulation boards meet. They were a bit saggy.

    I used felt covered styrofoam insulation boards to make the wall.
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    Looks great! I'm still in the process of getting one up you inspired me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eann View Post
    Looks great! I'm still in the process of getting one up you inspired me!!
    Oh you should do it! I already love it and I don't have anything on it right now... I have to get started on a new project since both my sister and my niece are getting married in October... Hopefully I'll have something on it soon!

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    WOW!!! Great wall.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I only have half that size, so I've got size envy - but used the same components you did and LOVE it!
    We are here to learn how to live in heaven - I'm still learning.

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    I sold my long arm and now have the sweet 16 with the table and I truly love it. It is so easy and my legs no longer ache
    Patski
    always learning

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    what a terrific large space!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Great use of wall space. Design walls are great. The one thing I don't have room for in my sewing room.
    I just tack a piece of flannel to the wall when I need a design wall. Take it down after my blocks are pieced.

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    Very nice wall, I need one of those !!! Oh honey! there is something new on your honey do list
    Amythyst

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    Looks good, wish I had wall space for one!...
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