Pin Board

Remember when I said I wanted a pin board for this wall?

This is what I ordered. I bought six packs of six tiles each.

They are self adhesive, but the reviews regarding removing them from the walls was mixed. So I bought this 3M foam tape to use instead. It’s supposed to be easier to remove. I wiped the wall down with rubbing alcohol before starting and let it dry.

Then I used a level and pencil to mark plumb lines. This shows the back of a tile after adding the 3M tape.

Then you just stick them up. Each tile is just shy of 12 inches. I waited several days before trying to hang anything.

I really need 9 more tiles. Ugh. Actually, I’d like to cover the wall down to the floor, but that isn’t in the budget.

Anyway, here it is with quilts pinned to it. Nothing has fallen down yet! I wanted this as a place to easily hang and change out smaller quilts. I guess I need to make even smaller quilts.

I put some smaller pieces at the top of my design wall, since I can’t reach that high anyway.

This was not an inexpensive option. I do like how it looks. I may even recover my design walls with something in a similar color.

Note: fabric will not stick to this without pins. It could be used as a design wall, but every piece would need to be pinned to the wall.

It will make a nice background for photography of small pieces. But I have to move my tables and use a step ladder to change quilts. So it isn’t that handy. It does look nice and it is supposed to deaden sound.

Your mileage may vary.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Pin Board

  1. katyquilts says:

    Thanks, Patti! I do like how clean it looks.


  2. patti leal says:

    thanks for sharing the blocks with us. nice place to show off your small quilts. patti in florida

  3. I’m glad you found something. I likely would have opted for the 3M tape as well. I’m also enjoying seeing all those quilts!

  4. Zenia Rene says:

    Thanks for the review! They look great and the color is fantastic, but they are spendy.

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