Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Cheryl Anns Design Wall >

Cheryl Anns Design Wall

Cheryl Anns Design Wall

Old 03-23-2012, 07:08 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 210
Default Cheryl Anns Design Wall

I saw a posting on Craigs List for a 54" x 54" Cheryl Anns Design Wall. I have seen where quilters use a design wall to layer their backing, batting and quilt top with 505 quilters spray instead of pinning. I like this idea because it appears to eliminate wrinkles and not having to use pins on the quilt.

My question is, what size design wall works the best? They are asking $50 but I am not sure if it is large enough.

What are your thoughts?
KathyC9511 is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 07:51 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 47

I use my design wall to preview the layout of my quilt. My design wall is covered with a layer of batting, covered by flannel and is permanently attached to a wall in my studio. The quilt blocks "stick" to the wall without the use of pins. I do NOT use my design wall to layer my backing and batting. The size of the design wall should "match" the size of the quilts you typically make. I tend to make queen size quilts, so 54" X 54" is too small for me but it might work just fine for you. Good luck!
Groucho is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 07:54 AM
Super Member
Krisb's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Asheville, previously Lake Vermilion, Tarpon Springs
Posts: 1,536

I would not use a design wall to spray baste because of the overspray--unless the design wall was in the garage. And 54" means you would have trouble putting up blocks for a bed size quilt, but it would work for most wall hangings, so it might work for you.
Krisb is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 08:04 AM
Super Member
babyboomerquilter's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,676

I only use my design wall for the pattern layouts. The spray I can't use up there it would ruin my board since its not washable
babyboomerquilter is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 10:26 AM
Super Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 1,070

Pass it up. You can make your own design wall - and much bigger and cheaper. Search on this site for design wall and you will get good directions on making your own.
sewmary is offline  
Old 03-23-2012, 11:06 AM
Super Member
thimblebug6000's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 6,891

Just checked the site http://www.cherylannsdesignwall.com/ & it's kind of pricey to be using for basting, as mentioned by others for the over-spray.
thimblebug6000 is offline  
Old 03-24-2012, 04:25 AM
Senior Member
Drue's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Grapeland, Texas
Posts: 573

I just purchased a 4'x8' sheet of that pink colored, sealed foam insulation board from Home Depot, covered it with fleece or flannel. It's light weight, you can attach it the wall, mine is not. My blocks stick to it very well, without pins. I can layout my blocks as I finish them to decide what order I want the in before stitching them together. I can "stick" the entire top up there and it sticks very well.
Our guild has about 4 of these and when we gather sometimes for a day of stitching or a class somewhere, like a church or gym or the senior citizen center, we have boards that are light weight and portable.

Probably cost me about $30.00 with the board and the fleece. I attached the fleece with my "handy-dandy" stapler with 1/4 staples, then took clear packing tape and went all around the edges of the fabric to cover the staples.

Good luck.
Drue is offline  
Old 03-24-2012, 04:35 AM
Senior Member
Rubesgirl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 830

I bought an inexpensive flannel backed tablecloth, grommets and command hooks. It cost me less than $20. I can take it down if I want to & the hooks are high enough that they're not in the way of anything. I only use it for slating out blocks & it works very well. :-)
Rubesgirl is offline  
Old 03-24-2012, 05:12 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: new york state
Posts: 5,706

I just use a flannel backed tablecloth. It has been on the wall several years with no problem. I do not use spray basting in the house.
zennia is offline  
Old 03-26-2012, 06:59 AM
Senior Member
echoemb's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 456

I have the medium sized design wall from this gal. I have used it once. Setting it up is a pain in the tushy. Looking back now it was very expensive but at the time I wanted one, had the money and didn't have any place to set up any other kind of design wall. I now have a whole wall dedicated to my design wall and have a $5.00 vinyl tablecloth on it. Works just as good as the $100 model. I suppose if you don't have any other option this would be a good solution.
echoemb is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Links and Resources
08-22-2011 05:12 PM
05-20-2011 01:45 PM
12-05-2008 01:52 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.