What, you might ask, does this vinyl Christmas tablecloth have to do with a design wall? Well, let me tell ya!
A little birdie told me that I could use a flannel-backed tablecloth for a design wall. Okay, it was Marge (hi, Marge!), who has one in her sewing room, and it works great for her.
The idea has been at the back of my mind for months, but I didn’t have a spare wall. After debating with myself, and lots of cleaning and re-arranging in my sewing/craft room (including giving up a table…GASP!), I am the proud owner of an absolutely free design wall, courtesy of a upcycled tablecloth pulled out of my Christmas stuff!
I love that I’ve been able to put the otherwise unused tablecloth to good use!
The tablecloth was very wrinkled, so I put my iron on the lowest setting and gently ironed the flannel side, leaving the iron on the fabric as little as possible. It smoothed the tablecloth out great, now it has no wrinkly bits!
I applied the tablecloth to the wall just like you’d cover a frame or a seat cushion. One pin in the top and the bottom, then one in each side, smoothing and pinning around until it was taut. It was literally about a 5 minute job.
New design wall, shown here with donated blocks for The Linus Connection.
Fun, huh? This is not my idea, but it’s easy and inexpensive and every quilter needs a design wall, so I had to share!