Make Your Own Pin-able Quilt Design Wall.I had been using a large piece of craft felt that I had stapled to the wall years ago. It worked OK for light fabrics, but is was not well suited for pinning since there is hard drywall behind it. I bent many-a-pin trying to stick that wall. Time to get a real board that would work well for cling as well as real pinning.
|My new and improved design wall.|
- Foam Insulation Board of your own desired thickness. This product is very lightweight.
- Gorilla Tape
- Drywall Screws
- Finishing Washers
- Staple Gun with staples
- Fons & Porter Design Wall (use your coupon!)
- Measure your available wall space and trim the insulation board to size. Safely use a box cutter or razor to slice one side of the board, then snap it back to complete the break.
- Open the design wall, and lay it flannel-side down (vinyl side up) on the floor.
- Center the insulation board (unprinted-side down) on top of the design wall.
- If needed, ensure your board is trimmed enough to have at least 3" on each side. I trimmed a little more on the short sides to make sure the grommets would be hidden on the back.
- Use your Gorilla Tape to secure the design wall taught to the back of the insulation board. When you are happy with the tape, go around and secure additionally with the staple gun.
Taped and ready for staples. Design wall is ready.
- Use the drywall screws with a finishing washer to secure the board to your wall. The Gorilla tape is very hard to puncture with just the screws, so I used a stiletto to assist.
Screws in, board is up! Design Wall is ready!