Happy New Year! Mr. Wonderful was on vacation for the last several weeks and that means very little sewing has happened. I had scheduled all my blog posts ahead, but have not kept up with responding to comments. Here is a project he helped me with while he was off.
I’ve been using a couple of these flannel design wall sheets from Fons and Porter here in AZ.
But I like being able to pin things to my design wall and I wasn’t happy with how flimsy these felt. So I finally got around to replacing them with help from Mr. Wonderful.
We bought two 8 foot lengths of this extruded plastic trim from Home Depot and screwed them to the wall 7 feet apart.
I covered each of two one inch thick pieces of foam insulated board with Warm and White batting. I stretched it and held it in place with pins, then I used duct tape to secure it to the back of the board.
Next I added two inch wide strips of Self Adhesive Velcro to the trim pieces on the wall and on the back of my foam sheets.
This is the Velcro I used.
Time to hang them up!
Now I just need a step stool to reach the top. 😁
I used the trim pieces so I didn’t have to stick the Velcro directly to the wall board.
I hope this helps if you need to make a design wall. Have a great day!
Well done!! I need a new design wall.
I have to use a step stool to reach the top of my design wall, too. As I get older I may need a sturdier step stool. The one I have requires a bit of balance. 🙂
Thank you for showing us how you achieved this design board. It is fantastic and looks large enough to really handle any sized project or multiple projects. Happy New Year!
I did not know Fonz and Porter had design wall flannel. Years ago I purchased a king sized flannel sheet to do this but have never had a place to hang it yet. Thanks for the ideas!
Great idea. Like the idea of it not being stuck directly to the wall.
This is a wonderful design. If only I had enough wall space to do something like this!
I didn’t realize that Mr. Wonderful hadn’t retired? I thought that was how you were able to be snowbirders. Working remotely?
Thanks, Katy. I’m keeping this on file, since I hope to have a larger design wall sometime in 2022!