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What’s on My Design Wall?

Earlier this week Judy over at Patchwork Times asked “What’s on Your Design Wall?

My first was response was “What design wall?”

It’s not that I hadn’t thought about it, but rather I hadn’t figured out how to implement it — unless you count the floor.

When I redid my quilting space last summer, one of the things I wanted was a design wall. Although I can’t call it perfect, I decided the wall would go over the brick fireplace. It’s not as though we ever use the fireplace.

Anyway, I hadn’t worked through the logistics yet. The biggest hold back was how was I going to hang it, and that depended on what I was going to make it from. Unless it was the other way around.

While reading blogs yesterday, I found an idea I could run with. The quilter made button holes in the top of a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth and hung them on nails above her closet. It was a light bulb moment.

I purchased a package of 3M mini clips and hung them on the fireplace wall with the Command Strips. Then put button holes in the top of my tablecloth. I now have a design wall.

It’s not as wide as I’d like, but until I work through the logistic issues, it will work. And who knows, maybe I’ll discover I don’t need a bigger design wall.

3 Thoughts on “What’s on My Design Wall?

  1. Bonnie on May 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm said:

    That is a very clever idea. I may try for more design wall using that idea. I think I would use plain flannel though. Thanks for sharing this isdea.

  2. Michelle on June 9, 2009 at 1:02 pm said:

    That's brilliant! I'm going to shop for clips tomorrow.

  3. rosewillow on September 21, 2009 at 4:27 pm said:

    That is very good and would work at my house. Thank you for the idea! Dianne B. in England

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