10:04 AM Quilting
QT Design Wall
OK, lately there has been allot said about design walls and I wanted to show you mine. This wall is 85 inches by 95 inch, perfect for hanging a whole quilt. I stapled Warm-N-Natural on this wall 12 years ago and it is still going strong.
Until I got my second long arm machine I could see the whole wall from any where in the room. No more straight on pictures now, but I can still see the wall and when I am quilting I just have to look up and think about what is next. The light is a little different depending on where you are standing because of 4 large windows on the side. Some of these are 9 blocks strips sewn together and I have even hung the whole quilt top on this wall after it got sewn together just so I could look at it and think about how I wanted to quilt it.
This is from where I stand at my long arm machine...good view hu? I run a ceiling fan on high most of the time and have never had a problem with the quilt pieces falling down, but I do not have big guss of wind. If you are a pinner you could put a foam board behind it. When I get to many threads, I just get my lint roller out and roll it down. Also, I was always going to put a small molding around where the stapled are. That's what I did at my last house, but I have never got around to it here and it still works just fine. I am not worry about the staple holes or if I want to stick a pin into the wall, someone else can worry about that. Although I have not used more than about 15 to 20 pins on the wall, just have not needed to.
So that's it for now. Hope you have a design wall in your house as well. I will come back again and show you other design boards I have. Have a Happy Day.