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Thread: My Design Wall!

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    My Design Wall!

    We moved back to Canada and into our forever home a few months ago. I have a dedicated sewing studio now, or as my dh calls it my “woman cave”. With the help of dh we made a large design wall yesterday. It was inexpensive to make, 2 large 1/4 inch insulation boards from the hardware store cut into 4 pieces to fit the wall, some batting, pins, duct tape and velcro Command strips to attach to the wall. An unexpected bonus that dh pointed out is that it further insulates the room as it is an outside wall. It’s -39C today! That’s -38F for my American friends.
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    It appears to be wrinkled in the photo, but that is just the colour of the batting, we steamed all the wrinkles out with a steam wand.

    Securing the batting to the edge of the foam boards with pins...
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    Adding the Command strips to the corners of each foam board... looks a bit messy, but it won’t be seen.
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    I love it and it is inspiring me to get my room more organized. Even though it’s in the basement it is bright especially after repainting the room white (it was orange and brown before, yikes).
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    Your design wall looks great! Nice of your hubby to help with it. I can appreciate the insulation factor, since my design wall area is also in the basement~
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    It is so nice to see your work on the wall. It makes it so much easier to study your quilt pieces and placement of colors. Love mine.
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    congrats on the new studio. great design wall.
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    Very nice. Stay warm, -39 is just far too cold.
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    Love it! sent you a p.m.

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    Awesome, I love it!!

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    A job Well Done!
    I can't even comprehend a -38*....... I'm in Arizona where we get snow that lasts a couple of days........I hate to think of your heating bill, like you wouldn't want my a/c bill in the summer. lol
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    oh wow! we are having a heatwave then in Western Ny....it's only -1. Aren't we blessed to have quilting to keep us busy as we are staying home!
    Love you design wall and the quilt you are making....let us see the finished project, please.
    ps: thanks for the pictures of how you made the design wall...just may have to make one in my "studio" when it warms up enough in my basement to work down there! LOL
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    ​Looking good! Congratulations on your she cave!

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    Perfect! I plan to do exactly that.
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    Welcome back home! my sewing area is in the basement too. Nice design wall! with this cold weather, you are all set for many hours of quilting and staying warm

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    When you get your studio all set up please post pics. I love to see what you all have! Great design wall.

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    Strange question...but do you have to stand on something to get the top row onto your design wall? I would think that would be dangerous.

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    That's the same way I made my design wall about two years ago. It holds up well. Enjoy it!

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    What a great design wall! Thanks for the pictures.

    And I can't imagine -38 degrees. Wow, we were freezing in Houston this past week with 25 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    Strange question...but do you have to stand on something to get the top row onto your design wall? I would think that would be dangerous.
    Depends on how large the quilt is as to how high the top row is. To reach the very top I need a low stool, it’s sturdy and just 1 step so it feels comfortable for me.
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    That's a nice, big design wall. So happy for you. I know it made my life so much happier when I put one up. Well, not really "up"-- I decided to lean them up against the wall so I could move them when needed (closer to machine).

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    Love the design wall--have fun in your new "woman cave".

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    That looks great and I am inspired. My hubby is putting up a metal building. We are splitting the use for us. My sewing craft room, she cave and his wood working room . I think Im going to try that on one of my walls.
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    I used covered foam boards with those Commando strips to hold it to the wall, too. Absolutely Love it!

    You will be amazed how much you will use it. Nicely done with the extra insulation, too!

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    Very nice sewing area, I know you will enjoy working there.
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    totally jealous!

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    That is terrific! What a wonderful plan you have cooked up. I have an old bureau that Jim secured a board to. We put tea cup hooks every nine inches and I put clips on each one. It's about 72 inches long. I put a nice big piece of batting on that and .... oh boy! Your set up looks wonderful. Have fun.
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    What a wonderful idea!

    I may have to see if dh is willing to do up a wall for me.
    I can see how it would be very useful.

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