Saturday, January 9, 2016

Design Walls

 I've been spending more time in the "Studio" over the past couple weeks and decided that it's finally time to break down and make a bona fide design wall.  I sent hubby to Home Depot on his day off so he could pick up a big foam board for me.  What he brought home instead was 5 small panels, each 2 feet x 4 feet.   I had been planning a floor to ceiling option on this main inside wall so decided I needed to go back and pick up 1 more to put them 3 high, 2 wide.  But with the sewing table and bookcase I wouldn't be able to access the bottom panel.
 So I started eyeing other walls and realized that behind the door was a wall a little over 4 ft wide.  My original plan was 4 panels but discovered after the fact that the bottom panel would need to be cut to 18-19" which is too much trouble, so I put the 8th panel on the back of the door.


I used the tutorial at The Quilt Edge, except that I used white flannel instead of batting.

Because I lucked out on the flannel being 50% off and was able to use a 50% coupon for the spray adhesive, it turned out to only cost $12 per panel.    ($2.85 per foam board,  1.5 yards fabric each @$2.99/yd.) The expensive items were the spray adhesive (normally $12) - but worth the cost.  Be sure to buy "repositionable". And the hanging strips at $6 per package.

3 comments:

Hooked on Quilting said...

Which hanging strips did you use and where and how many per board? I thinking I might try this on my slanted ceiling, so I need it to really hold. :)

Barb N said...

You'll enjoy that so much. I'm thinking it's time I had one myself. Hmmmmm......

Amy said...

Nice design walls, and I see there are already some interesting blocks lurking all over your studio. And the temperature gauge is hanging to the left of the wide expanse. It will be fun for you to watch that happen.