Adventures of a Novelty Fabric and Selvage Obsessed Quilter

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I am a busy wife and the mom of 19 year old twins, a boy and a girl who are Sophomores at Syracuse University.

I have been quilting since the spring of 2008. I love novelty fabrics, colorful and unique.

Selvage quilting is addictive! Who knew the "junk" we cut off and threw out would be what I now save! I started a new tradition when I travel--visiting quilt stores! I particularly enjoy going to stores that have been named in the Quilt Sampler Featured Shop Lists-




Monday, September 27, 2010

Design wall 99% complete!!

This afternoon, with the help of my son Matt,
I finally began the construction of my design wall!
The first step was putting rubber cement in the groove
of one side of the Foamular, then joining it with the tongue side.
We did this for both seams.
We used clear packing tape to secure the seams, on both sides. 
Then, Matt used rubber cement to glue some balsa wood
strips for additional support.
Once they dried, he taped over them as well.

Next, we put the
White and Natural batting on.
We used a staple gun to secure it to the backside.
Finally, we added a layer of white felt,
and secured it to the back of the board.
I need to still pull the flannel tighter in a few spots,
but that wil be an easy fix for another day.
For now, I am going to wait and see
if I need to secure it to the wall or not.
Of course, I had to try it out!!
Here, I am auditioning
fabrics for Marisa's T shirt Quilt.
Other than being somewhat difficult
to maneuver because of the size-
6' by 8'
it was an easy project that I
will use for years to come!

2 comments:

  1. Nice job - you will enjoy it for a long time. Marisa's quilt is looking good.

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