Making a Quilt Design Wall

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.

Materials Used:

– Thick Cardboard – Duct Tape – Batting – Flannel – Heavy Duty Velcro

Step 1: Decide what size to make your design wall

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.

Step 2: Choose and/or construct your backing board

I used some leftover packaging (extra thick corrugated cardboard) and duct-taped the pieces together to make one big rectangular-shaped board.

Step 3: Attach your batting

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.

Step 4: Attaching the Design Wall to the wall

Note: This bit is totally optional – you can absolutely make a design wall free-standing if you like.

I’ve discovered that probably isn’t going to work but in any case here is how I attached it. I used some heavy-duty velcro. The kind that holds up to 7kg of weight. This stuff is strong.

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Making a Quilt Design Wall – Video Tutorial