Do you remember this design wall from pvc? Click HERE to see that post. There was a bigger one too.
I also had this design wall for smaller projects? Click HERE to see this one.
Well, here is the next "Window of Opportunity". It's a design wall for a window, that can be easily removed when you're not using it, especially if your sewing room is in your dining room, spare bedroom or a room that you just don't have enough wall space. There is no wall space in my sewing room, so that's why I came up with this simple solution. See my sewing chair in the picture below? I thought I could just lean the big pvc design wall up against the window to my left while sewing. Then I thought, I wish I had something "IN" the window. Ding...the bells were ringing. A design wall curtain!!!
Here's all you need...a flannel backed tablecloth...$5.00 at Home Goods. You can also use flannel by the yard, but this was 60" x 102" for $5.00, so that's cheap, cheap, cheap!
and 2 tension rods that open or expand to the width of your own window.
I've had these for a while, so not sure how much...maybe under $2.00 each at Walmart.
Oh yeah...you need a window too!
Place a tension rod at the top of the window and...
at the bottom.
This is a dumb picture, because you can't even see the tension rods. I'm leaving it here though, because with my luck I would click to delete it and blogger would delete the wrong picture.
Measure the width of the window.
and then measure the height.
I folded the tablecloth in half, so I could cut the width easier.
I cut mine exactly 28" for the width. The front is vinyl and the back is flannel, so it won't fray. There is no need to turn the edge under.
Even though my window is 64" high, I just used the 60" width of the table cloth.
Fold over the short edges of the tablecloth, vinyl to vinyl, wide enough to fit your tension rod.
Here are the top and bottom folded over. If you want to get rid of the package wrinkles, use a very low heat iron and iron on the flannel side. Be careful not to melt the plastic.
Sew a straight seam all the way across both the top and bottom. Insert rod through the pocket and you are ready to hang it up. Super easy!!
Hang it flannel facing out, pull the rods so the flannel is tight and you are ready to hang your blocks or squares and design away! I took the picture at night, because the green design on the front was showing through in the day light.
Here are some of the I Spy squares I am starting to put together. Boy do they stick to flannel.
When you are done quilting for the day, just pop it out, roll the flannel around the rod and store it away until the next time.
Don't let this "window of opportunity" pass you by...ok, I won't say it again, I promise. Go on, make one for yourself or a friend...they will love it.
Just wanted to add one more design wall I did for over your door...Click HERE for that post
Have a great Tuesday,