Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Portable design board

Hi everyone!

I don’t know about you but when I am putting a block together I like to lay out all the pieces before I join them together…to check colours and the balance (can’t thing of the right word!) of the block.

I wanted a way to get the fabric from my cutting table to my sewing machine with out messing them up…


Say hello to Orlando! Isn’t he cute?!

I bought this canvas from the cheapie shop and no, not because I have a thing for Orlando! Although….only kidding!


This is the canvas now. With wadding and a staple gun you can do marvellous things!

I simply wrapped the wadding over the edges of the canvas and stapled it down at the back…


The best thing is the fabric sticks so well, I can tip it upside down and swing it around too! Why you would want to do that I don’t know but it was a great test!

My board is 14” x 20” and I used cotton wadding with a layer of poly wadding underneath mainly so I couldn’t see Orlando peeking through!

The wadding came from my scrap wadding box so this was a really cheap project! And you have to love that!

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Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Awesome! My design wall is exactly that only on a larger scale (and mdf instead of a canvas). A small one would be so useful!

Sue SA said...

Thanks Jess, I need to do the same I have heaps of old wadding that is too thick for quilting!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Mmmm... Orlando. Great idea!

Deidre said...

Good idea Jess. I have a minky blanket (my Lions AFL blanket) on a rod hanging on my cupboard door but I like the idea of a portable one. Mind if I pinch your idea? :)