We’ve all been there—you get to the end of a long sewing day, workshop, or guild project. You’ve laid out all your blocks perfectly, and despite your best efforts not to be a Chatty Cathy, your quilt is still in pieces. You try your best to stack and label them, but we all know that your beautifully organized piles won’t stay that way for long. What to do?
I’ve got a great solution and want to share it with you! It’s been a game changer for me during our basement reno: We are putting the finishing touches on my basement studio while I’m also working in it. I’m eyeing up a blank wall for my design wall, but due to dirty building materials and other things to finish up first, it’s not been hung yet. I’ve found a great solution in my portable design wall though!
How to Make a Portable Design Wall
What You’ll Need
- 1 piece of flannel, slightly larger than your project (affiliate link)
- Alternatively, find a flannel-backed tablecloth!
That’s it—I kid you not!
How to Make It
OK, using headings in this post is kind of a joke, but I wanted to share this simple solution with you and for you to see how INCREDIBLY SIMPLE it is!
All you’ve got to do is lay your flannel on a flat surface (I usually end up on the floor), with the right side facing up. Then place your quilt blocks on top. When you’re ready to pack things up, just fold the largest edge over your first few rows of blocks.
Then carefully roll up the flannel.
That’s it! The fabric sticks to the flannel, so it’s not going anywhere. When you get home or are ready to start working on it again, simply unroll and get sewing!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tidbit, if you’ve got nifty tips like this to share, make sure to drop me a message and I’ll share it too!