Design Wall

I am lucky that I have a room in my house dedicated to sewing. One of my favorite things in my sewing room is my design wall! I can’t emphasize how much it helps me to be able to spread my quilts out and look at them.

There are lots of options out there for design walls, both ready made and DIY. Mine has to be one of the simplest. I bought some flannel backed vinyl tablecloth yardage at Joann and stapled it to the wall. That’s it. It has served me well for at least six years. I think the fact that the flannel is backed with vinyl gives it a stability that plain flannel or batting would not have.

I certainly don’t claim this as an original idea. I know many quilters who use smaller flannel backed vinyl tablecloths as portable design walls to take to classes. This also works for those without a dedicated sewing space.

Anyway, here is a picture of the wall – I had to put a little more of my WIP on the wall, otherwise it was just too white and boring!
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