This is something I am going to be using constantly while making my Farmer’s Wife 1930’s quilt so I thought I would show you how easy it is to make a Design Board.
What you need:
An art canvas – pick one up for a couple of dollars. Mine is 12″ x 12″
A scrap of cotton wadding
A staple gun
Let’s do it!
- Place the wadding on a hard surface and place the canvas upside down on top of it. Fold the wadding up and over the edge and staple it.
2. When you get to the corner, just cut a piece out to reduce the bulk
3. Fold the corner and keep stapling
4. That’s it – all done!
Here is mine with my latest block all set out ready to go to the machine
and look – you can even turn it upside down and the pieces don’t fall off!
They won’t even end up on the floor if someone opens the door and the wind rushes in!
It is really something to think about if you don’t have one as it literally only takes minutes to make and it can it save you a lot of grief. It doesn’t take up much space next to your machine and you can easily see that you are joining the right pieces!
I’d love to know if you think you will make a design board too!
Until next time
Pam @Threading My Way says
Clever idea, Margie!!!
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Thanks Pam – an easy fix that saves a lot of headaches! 🙂
I so love this idea. I have seen the larger design boards but have no hope of making or storing one of those but this smaller size actually has so many possibilities….no staple gun around here but I will have to see what I can do….
Thanks Kaitlyn! I love this size too as you can stack them and the pieces fit in the space created by the frame of the next one if you get what I mean 🙂
Brenda Ackerman says
I think this is a marvelous idea! Sure wish that I would have thought of it long ago…but am thrilled that I saw this link and read your post. I will surely be making one of these design boards for myself. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!
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Thanks Brenda and you are so welcome! I’m thrilled that you followed the link to visit too!
Vicki Williams says
Nanny you are a genius. I have been quilting for over 15 years and would never have thought of this. I am off to make one immediately.
Not really Vicki but thanks! You wont stop at one – I use this size so I can stack them – the frame in the canvas keeps the pieces separated! 🙂
Anne @ Domesblissity says
Hi Margie. If only I could find enough time to actually sit down at the sewing machine let alone make a design board. Brilliant idea. One of these days Margie, one of these days. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring this post at tomorrow’s party. Thanks for coming!
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Oh thank you Anne!! Your day will come Ann and then you will have the time!! You do organise a great party though!! 🙂