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Creating a design wall in your sewing space is a smart way to keep your project organized. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it describes a board covered in material that allows you to stick fabric pieces to it. With a design wall, you’ll be able to test out different fabrics and patterns to see what works best together. 

For those who have pets and kids running around, laying out your design on the floor can be risky. A design wall can be the best method to keep your design safe and organized the way you like it. Plus, it can add a decorative element to your sewing room. We’ll discuss some of the best tutorials available so you can create a design wall that’s perfect for your space.

Simple Design Wall Tutorials

If you’re looking to create a design wall that’s simple, this tutorial is perfect for you. For this wall design, you’ll need flannel material and foam board as the base. One of the most helpful details about this particular tutorial is the grid design of the material. If you’re testing out various patterns, the grid design can help you visualize the final product.

This tutorial also provides easy-to-understand guidance for constructing a large design wall. Like the previous tutorial, you’ll need a foam board and enough flannel to cover it. You should be able to find a large foam board at a hardware store. You can also purchase the type of flannel material you like as a background.

Budget-Friendly Design Wall Tutorials

This tutorial explains resourceful ways to create a design wall without going over budget. One of the top tips offered in the video suggests using a flannel-backed tablecloth as the base material. If you already have this item sitting in your linen closet, you won’t need to purchase a large flannel fabric piece. Another helpful tip offered in the video suggests using flannel pillowcases if you’re short on wall space. 

As another budget-friendly tutorial you should check out, this video explains some tips for creating an affordable wall design. One of the inexpensive tips offered in the video was purchasing a flannel sheet rather than an expensive piece of flannel fabric. This tip can cut down costs considerably. 
Creating a design wall that works for your space doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With the tutorials we’ve listed, you can easily find simple ways to create a design wall that works for your space and budget. Though setting up a design wall may take some DIY work, it’s well worth the effort, as you can plan and organize your quilting projects with ease. If you’re ready to start a new quilting project, check out our patterns available for purchase.