If you’ve never heard of a quilt design wall it is basically a ‘wall’ or board that is covered in a material that will let you stick quilt blocks, fabric swatches, or in some cases even entire quilt tops to it.
I had a very specific design wall space in mind behind my sewing table. I wanted more white in the room and the space behind my chair was just the biggest bit of wall space that could take a design wall.
Decide what size to make your design wall
I used some leftover packaging (extra thick corrugated cardboard) and duct-taped the pieces together to make one big rectangular-shaped board.
Choose and/or construct your backing board
Once you have a board of the size you want you need to cover it with some sort of material that will help your quilt blocks stick to it without pins.
Attach your batting
Note: this bit is totally optional – you can absolutely make a design wall free standing if you like. Swipe up to see how I approached attaching it for those of you interested in more permanent design walls.
Attaching the Design Wall to the wall
The final size of my design wall is 58″ wide by 36″ tall.