Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday Treasure

I have sort of shown you this treasure before....


and I used to hang it up on the cupboard doors.... but it has been modified by my tall and handsome treasure and now I think it is deserving of a place in my Tuesday Treasures 

So we have an ordinary cupboard set in the wall..... (my office/sewing room is a small bedroom)


These are the large hooks we brought and put them at the top of the cupboard... they are the temporary stick ones so if you can't use nails these are perfect......  they need to be big enough to hold whatever dowling you use...


 on my $2 cheap fuzzy lined plastic tablecloth I made a small envelope hem for the dowel to fit through...


so the hooks need to be far enough apart to accommodate the width of the tablecloth.....

hang it up and there is your design wall..... I just hand press (gently) the pieces on... when it is large heavier pieces I may need pins but I have had a whole (lap) quilt on there no problem.... you are only restricted by the size of your wall......


I roll it up and keep it in a corner when I am finished.... I didn't consider the bulk when it is rolled up but if you  want you can have more sticky out hooks and it could stay up there rolled up like a roman blind....


This is a very cheap DIY temporary design wall.... 

~ I like cheap because it means I can buy more fabric
~ I like DIY because it means I can give tall and handsome instructions 
~I like temporary because I usually need to get something out that cupboard and I don't have a spare wall

It really has made sorting blocks and thinking about them a lot easier

Tuesday Treasures  is hosted by the gorgeous Melody.... speaking of whom.... have a look what she sent me the other day


a lavender bag with this amazing felt flower on top..... - with some pretty charm squares

 I just love, love, love it..... thanks Melody....

Righto Gotta Go... BOM's to sew

27 comments:

Cheryll said...

That's a fantastic idea Fiona. Especially when space is at a premium..as in my space! Thanks! :)

Maree: said...

I'm actually off to Bunnings today to get supplies for my New Design Wall...Yours is a Fabulous Idea.
well done.
cheers

BronwynB said...

Thanks for the tip Fiona. I'm have a perfect item for the purpose. Super!

Sue SA said...

Thanks for sharing Fiona. I do something similar, but I have an old sheet (just slides off and goes in the cupboard when we have guests). Then for hanging quilt flimsies (when I am constructing borders) I use an old hanging sleeve on the dowel, so I just have to pin the top to the sleeve...and I can leave that up if I am in and out of the cupboard. Also stays up if its my mother who is visiting, as she is a quilter...so we hang her show and tell off it!

Sheila said...

Great idea Fiona , a design wall is so valuable
Hugs sheila

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great idea Bubz....

donna said...

I just love your idea.
Hugs,
donna

Carolyn said...

Great idea Fiona. Extra space is always to be treasured!

Susan said...

Very imgenius! Love your felt flower too - how cute!

Annette said...

great way to hang it. I use a vinyl table cloth as well and have used many different ways to hang it. I think this is a very quick and effective way to use it. thank you for sharing.
in stitches

KAYLEE said...

Very clever Fiona, what a great idea.

Sue said...

That's a wonderful idea, wish I had a spare wall in my sewing room!

regan said...

I love that design wall.....brilliant!

Cyndi said...

That is an EXCELLENT idea, Fiona! And if you don't mind, I am going to borrow it. I have a rather large piece of batting thumb-tacked to one of the walls in my downstairs hallway because I don't have enough wall space in my sewing room for a design wall. However, this would definitely work in my sewing room as I could cover up the opening for the closet with it and then put it away when I'm finished. Brilliant, my friend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

sue niven said...

thanks for sharing your wonderful idea with us, and the flower is amazing.

Christine M said...

Great idea Fiona. Love your lavender bag from Melody. Gorgeous flower!

Karen said...

Necessity is definitely the mother of invention. You have found a great solution to your problem. Impressive.

Melody said...

What a brilliant idea- clever you.

Michelle Ridgway said...

That is a fantastic idea Fiona. I just love it. I think I have a couple of those tablecloths somewhere in the cupboard. Melody's flower is beautiful...lucky you.

marina said...

You are so handy and clever!
Lovely gift from Melody.

Kathy said...

What a clever idea, Fiona - I would never of thought of using the back of a plastic tablecloth!

Allie said...

I think your design wall is AWESOME. What a perfect fix for the space you have! I used to have a large piece of foam board in front of my closet, but since my clothes are in there, it got to be a real pain.
Love your sweet gift from Mel!

Charlie and Wendy said...

That is such a great idea! I don't have a sewing room so your idea would work for me!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

That is a great design wall!

Val said...

Love your design wall idea. Temporary is good. I have a very small sewing room and a very small design wall at present.

Cardygirl said...

Great adaptation...handy helper!

Jindi's Cottage said...

That's a great temporary design wall. I have a permanent one in my sewing room but what a great idea for taking on retreats and trips away for that "oh if only I had a design wall" moment. Thanks for sharing.

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