For years, I have used a patchwork of batting scraps pinned to the wall to the left of my sewing table as my “design wall”. It has collected stray threads and I have lint rolled it repeatedly, and between the lint rolling, frequent use, and general age, the batting has all begun to sag and look rather ratty. Just take a look at my recent blocks from the Modern Plus Quilt Along on my old design wall to get an idea:
The batting was applied in stripes to fit the general area. I concluded it was time for a much needed refresh of my design wall, and it took me about 15 minutes to do the full change.
I used 80 inches off of my Quilter’s Dream Dream Green queen size folded batting roll. I tacked up the upper edge and down the left side about half way, then I was able to cut a notch out of the right hand side to fit the batting around the desk with my sewing machine.
UPDATE: I use flat thumb tacks around all 4 sides of the batting to tack it to my wall.
It is so much better! I have honestly been dreading the task for a while, but it made a huge difference and took way less time than I had anticipated. Is there anything small you can do to refresh your sewing space, or perhaps something big like this that you have been putting off? I’m glad I made the change.