Many quilters use a “design wall” to lay out their patterns. This allows a person to better see what the overall effect will be, as looking at something layed out on the floor can be tricky and distort the perspective.
Here’s a really huge, nice design wall:
Clicking that image will take you to this girl’s post about her quilting studio. Holy smokes! It’s huge and covet-worthy. It makes me dream of expanding our second floor over the garage for this express purpose!
However, the wall needn’t be so high-falutin’. One could simply drape a sheet on the wall, like so:
In between the two extremes, some folks tack some batting to the wall, then cover it with flannel for a nice surface. I have a great wall for this purpose, and I’ll probably start out with the draped sheet approach until I can grab a big bag of cheap poly batting. With dogs and cats and people running around, laying out on the floor is just too dicey a prospect to keep up at this juncture.
Tonight, in amidst the pre-washing and fabric-fondling and the oogling and the planning, I hung up a sheet to see if that approach will work for me. I also realized I’m going to need a lot more pins.