I have been having fun putting up wall hanging in my new studio. Months ago my brother brought me some panels that are used in as dividers in offices. They have metal on the back, foam and then fabric and I thought they would make a great design wall.
Some of you have been emailing me about them so here is some information about them. They are really wonderful as I can hanging my work on the walls and easily change them out at any time.
Unfortunately the fabric isn’t like flannel and the only way you can keep things on the wall is to use pins. We decided to used them to cover the walls of my new quilt studio so I could have wall hangings on the walls. We could only hang one high because of the dropped ceiling and heat vents. Builder Bob measured everything carefully.
He had to drill through the fabric and metal so he could attach grommets and screws to hang them as they are heavy. He would make a great quilter….he cut a little X in the fabric before drilling so the fabric wouldn’t fray and catch on the drill bit.
We could only get 4 panels on this wall. I don’t know if I will have room for anymore…..my room is filling up fast!!
This is why I wanted white walls in my quilt studio. I will be able to change wall hangings anytime I want to add lots of color to my room. I even printed out the free motion design for Leah Day’s new Machine Quilting Block Party – this is to remind me that I want to get working on this!
Remember the unpainted spot on the wall? With help my huge cupboard came downstairs. The plan is to never…ever…move it again. Builder Bob built this for me almost 8 years ago. It is 8 foot wide.
The top section was heavy!! My brother and Bob were aching after getting this set up.
I had fun starting to fill it up. Top shelves are almost all batiks. Lots of Island Batik fabrics there! As I have batik scraps I cut them into 1 1/2″, 2″ and 2 1/2″ squares and put them in the shoe boxes on the left side. They are getting full. Time for a scrappy batik quilt! The bottom section holds quilt magazine and my older fabrics and stuff.
The doors are back on the bottom and I am continuing to fill up the top shelves.
I also have a peg board up on the dead space behind the door coming into my studio. It is a perfect place to hang rulers and templates. I also put some of my patterns up there. My dad thought it looked like a store wall, LOL.
For the last two days I worked on a quilt instead of continuing to organize my new studio. I just finished a quilt that I can’t show you. It will be going to Spring Market and is made with Island Batik fabrics. I am still trying to figure out how I want my sewing machine setup but I have to say that I really liked having a big table to the left and of course behind my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. I do all my piecing and free motion quilting on it.
I have been using a stool like this for about 3 years and love it! You can buy one for about $20 at a auto store. It is really for guys working on cars but I like the way it rotates and moves. I don’t care about a back on my chair as I seem to be up and down quite a bit and a regular chair was always in the way. I need to add more foam to it and recover it…..that is on the list.
I am having so much fun playing working in my new room! It takes no time at all to remove several of them when I want to hang a large quilt and take pictures.