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Thread: How to Make Lori Holt's Quilt Block Design Board - Fat Quarter Shop

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    How to Make Lori Holt's Quilt Block Design Board - Fat Quarter Shop

    I just watched this video and it's so easy and fun! I want to share it with all of you on QB, probably most of you already have these boards for designing but I didn't! Hope this helps someone other than me.
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    Hey Donna there is no link to the video, thanks
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    Here's the tute http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html and here's the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nSZtoionpA.

    When I first saw this, it inspired me to make a portable design board that would stand up next to my sewing machine. For some reason, I need to have my blocks "standing:" when they were lying next to the machine, I STILL managed to mess them up! Definitely not as cute as her's as I didn't put any cute fabric around the edges. But I did end up with two sides, so lay out two blocks at a time. (The one shown is from when I was working on Easy Street, so this must have been early this year. That quilt's done!) It's about 20" x 20" on each side.
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    Thanks for posting this. I have a full wall design broad, but I think this would great when taking the blocks to the sewing machine to keep them in order. Can't tell you how many times I've had to take the pieces back to the wall design board because I got confused.
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    Thanks a lot for the links. That would be very handy to have.

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    Peaceandjoy, thanks for posting the links. I like your larger one better than the small one, but that's because I usually make large blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaPBradshaw View Post
    I just watched this video and it's so easy and fun! I want to share it with all of you on QB, probably most of you already have these boards for designing but I didn't! Hope this helps someone other than me.
    Found it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nSZtoionpA
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    Thank you for posting the YouTube site. I also have a huge design wall but it is in another room, I am forever getting up to check on the layout,
    I will make one of these for each of my sewing friends

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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for the link.

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    OMG! This reminds me of kindergarten and the flannel board that my teacher used to use...except it was green! Great idea! thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    Here's the tute http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/...-tutorial.html and here's the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nSZtoionpA.

    When I first saw this, it inspired me to make a portable design board that would stand up next to my sewing machine. For some reason, I need to have my blocks "standing:" when they were lying next to the machine, I STILL managed to mess them up! Definitely not as cute as her's as I didn't put any cute fabric around the edges. But I did end up with two sides, so lay out two blocks at a time. (The one shown is from when I was working on Easy Street, so this must have been early this year. That quilt's done!) It's about 20" x 20" on each side.
    Yours is the way that I made mine too. The only difference is ours is that I made a 'pillowcase' out of flannel and slipped the board into the case (the board had been scored so it would fold). I then sewed a length of ribbon to each side of the board about six inches from the bottom. I stitched a decorative flower on top of the ribbon to hide the raw edges. This enabled me to tie the board so it would stand up - otherwise it wanted to slide open. Results was that I actually have four design boards. I can pin the pieces to the board with straight pins if I am not going to sew the pieces right away.

    I use this as much as I use my wall design board. Love it!


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    Thanks for sharing. This is a nice idea.
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    Love these-thanks for sharing. I'm going to make a few of them since I don't have room for a proper design wall.

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