Favorite Tools #3 – Design Wall

I love my design wall! I use it all the time when working on quilt blocks and my daughter is even using it this week while she works on her jelly roll quilt. (More about that later!)

Flannel Design WallI got it from a wonderful vendor, Cheryl Ann’s, 2 years ago when I went to the Road to California quilter’s conference.

The design wall is totally portable and comes in a bag, like a tent. In fact, it’s made from tent poles and flannel fabric. (I sound like a commercial, don’t I?)

Portable Design Wall BagDesign Wall Pieces

It’s very lightweight and only takes a few minutes to assemble. You can see the back below.

Back of Design WallI was very impressed with this company. About a year after I got it, I lost one of the small pieces. When I went back to Road to California the next year and told the guys at Cheryl Ann’s how much I used it, they gave me the replacement part for free!

They come in 3 sizes and I bought the medium sized one that measures about 4 1/2 feet square. I think I need to go back and get the large sized one now!

5 thoughts on “Favorite Tools #3 – Design Wall

  1. Ann Russell says:

    I use a flannel back vinyl table cloth for my design wall. My husband mounted a 5 foot long curtain rod on 1 of the walls in my sewing room. When I need to use it, I just throw the table cloth over the rod, flannel side out. Fabric pieces stick to it very well. I do, however like the idea of the tent rods holding the surface tight. I’ll have to see if I can find a way to incorporate them with my current system.

  2. bertcollections says:

    You can also make your own design wall – I updated my design wall a few weeks ago and posted on how to make a few different sorts on my blog. I like the idea of the tent poles…more food for thought.

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