I’ve heard a lot about design walls that quilters use in planning the layout of their blocks. Some bloggers told how they don’t have a wall they can dedicate to designing, and they have developed many different adaptations. I’ve decided I need a design “wall” now that I am making memory quilts. I want to share my adaptation with you, maybe it will be one you can use, or maybe it will spark a new idea of your own to fit your needs.
I have a foam board from the local craft store. It’s 32″ X 40″ and about 1/4″ thick. I have room for that size of a design “wall”. I went through my batting stash and found a piece just right for the board. I just laid the batting on the rug and laid the foam board on the batting. I cut pieces from the corners of the batting so when I folded it over the board it wouldn’t be so bulky in the corners.
Next I used 2-3″ pieces of packing tape and taped the batting to the back along the long sides, then taped along the short sides. Here is the finished back-