Many have asked about my design wall. It surely isn’t fancy and I’ve seen a lot of design walls that are really nice. Mine isn’t “nice” but it works.
Will those of you with design walls, however simple or however complicate, please comment and describe you design wall or write about it on your blog and leave a link in the comments. Those of you looking for a design wall or unhappy with your design wall, read through the comments and maybe find something that will work for you.
I have sheetrock or drywall . . not sure what is the right name but I hope you all know what I’m talking about.
I used some really fluffy poly batting, maybe 16 ounce, and some push pins and pinned the batting to the wall. Then I took two strips of 45″ wide flannel and placed it over the batting. I pulled the push pins out, one at a time, and re-positioned them so they’re going through the flannel and batting into the drywall. There are push pins down the middle where the two sections of 45″ wide flannel overlap.
Unless you’re willing to climb up on a step stool or ladder to add blocks near the top, there’s no reason to make it a lot taller than you can reach.
When we move or when I quit quilting (that ain’t going to happen!), I’ll take down the design wall, then I’ll use a Q-tip with a little touch-up paint and fill the tiny little holes left by the push pins and no one will ever know . . unless one of you buys my house and then you can just ask me and I’ll leave the design wall up for you if you want it. 🙂
If you have paneling or wall paper, you may not want to leave holes so my method probably won’t work for you. But . . that’s what I use!