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