Upgraded my design wall…

As some of you may remember … I redid my sewing studio and had purchased some 2″ grid flannel from Nancy’s Notions… Originally I had used thumb tacks to hold it up on the wall.. well I found that this material was good for blocks but would not hold up a full pieced quilt so I had to use pins.

Last week I had to run to Edmonton so with a quick trip to home depot and $14.00a sheet got me durofoam 3/4″  4′ x 8[ rigid insulation sheet.

I cut the sheet so that it would reach the roof of my room.  I did this by placing the 2 sheets on the wall where I wanted them and lifted the back sheet to the roof and scored a line along the  top of the front sheet.  Once that was cut I rolled up some tape (only had silage tape on hand)  on the back to hold it in place.

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Next step was to put up the pieces on the wall.. this material is extremely light… While I was doing this  I washed the design wall flannel..

 

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There are 2 plugs on this wall so I cut the holes out for this… marking it was easy as all I had to do was apply pressure where the plugs are and it left an indentation of where I had to cut…46482837_10155943880238339_6677941200521003008_n

Once the flannel was dry it was time to re install it on the foam board…  As you all know fabric shrinks… 46476159_10155943879708339_4321547452730572800_nI had holes cut out for my plugs but with shrinking they were no longer aligned.. so had to extend the  holes by cutting more fabric..

 

I used straight pins to stretch the fabric over the edges of the foam board and entered them so that they were near the wall.

I did notice that the tape was not holding the board against the wall so I  nailed the corners and center of the board to hold it in place.46446981_10155943879783339_2220560137129558016_n (1)

 

My design wall is now upgraded where I am able to put in pins to hold up assembled quilt tops.The  quilt  top is Pat Sloan’s  Merry and Bright its a 17 week sew along.  46474671_10155943963218339_8991333843118063616_n

A cheap easy solution…

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