Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sewing/Crafting Day: May 25th, 2016

I've wanted a design wall for a very long time, but we just don't have room for one in our home.  So, when I came across this post, I knew that I wanted to make some of these smaller design boards.  They are by no means a replacement for a design wall, but they will enable me to play around with quilt block designs without the pieces sliding around.

Following the instructions in the above mentioned post, I set to work ...

I started out with 2  inexpensive foam boards that were 20 x 30 inches each ...

and cut them into 12 x 12 inch squares (I saved the 'leftovers' for future projects)

I cut out pieces of cotton quilting batting (from scraps I had on hand) and glued them to each board (around all four sides) using a hot glue gun ...

Here are all 4 boards, trimmed and stacked waiting for the next step

I stitched up the edging and glued it on  ...  I was all set to complete all 4 of them yesterday, but let's just say that yesterday didn't go the way we had planned so, I still have 3 more to edge.

Take a closer look at the fabric I'm using for the edging ... it is perfect for the project and it came from my fabric stash!

I am excited about these design boards and am planning a quilting project so I can put them to use!

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  1. Love your idea. Although I do have a large on one the wall sometimes it is nice to have these smaller boards to work with the blocks. I need to make some this size. I do have one that I use on an easel when I teach my classes to help with display and I just made it out of a thin scrap piece of plywood that I covered. Thanks for adding another project to my list! LOL!

  2. Kristie, ... thin plywood would work too. I was thinking of weight and needed something very light weight. Love quilting and would love to sit in your quilting classes!


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