Sometimes, it’s difficult to appreciate what you have until you don’t have it anymore. That’s what I experienced when I tried to accommodate all my sewing paraphernalia into a bedroom in our current house instead of the huge space where I had previously lived.
I’ve been making quilts since the 1980s and have acquired masses of fabric and equipment since that time. It was never a problem storing it all but the fact that it was out of sight misled me when it came to moving house. I gave away a complete cupboard full of fabric and sold many of my quilting books before packing. I thought that would be enough.
I had created a huge design board on a complete wall of my previous sewing room by attaching sheets of polystyrene, covered with flannel. It was so large that I was able to fit a queen-sized quilt there. How I miss that space but I didn’t want to attach anything to a wall again. It was so difficult to remove all the double-sided tape!
After trying various options here, I now have a 1.8 metre square portable design wall. It’s quite big enough for the quilts I am making these days so I’m happy. I have spread my sewing materials into a second bedroom as well as the first, so that will do me.
What’s your design wall solution?