I don't have a sewing room, so I sew on my dining table. Hence no design wall as well. But I use 2 yards of felt draped on top of my china cabinet hold it down with books. It works great and I take it off when I am done auditioning with blocks.
Thank you for sharing this idea! It solves one of my problems of trying to sew at my Mom's.
You can also use a cheap flannel backed vinyl table cloth the same way. This way you can pick one up at a yard sale and it doesn't matter how ugly it is because the ugly goes against the wall and only the flannel shows!
Very clever, Jereena! I love your 2012 BOM, good work! Not sure I got to welcome you to the club so WELCOME!
Great idea. And some beautiful blocks. Thanks for sharing.
Your blocks are great, Jereena and you have given me an idea. I have a flannel back tablecloth to use but no where to hang it-few walls in my house, and the walls that are there have large windows. So I got the bright idea to hang it on my fireplace mantle and like you weight it down with something heavy. Thanks for that idea. Ginny
Great suggestion Jereena!
I really love your 2012 Craftsy BOM...your color selections are marvelous. This will be a wonderful quilt!
Great quilt and suggestion. Thanks!
Neat idea for a design wall. I too am using my living room / dining room for my quilting. I find i just do not have enough space sometimes.
Also I love your Craftsy block of the month quilt. It looks great.
good job with your craftsy boms. The more of these I see, the more I want to do one! :)
Thanks everyone for your kind words. It's very encouraging.
Here's another idea for a portable (i.e. temporary) design wall. It's great for taking to retreats and classes!