I’ve never been lucky enough to have a dedicated room where I can set up my quilting studio. I’m either using my dining table, the desk in one of my children’s bedroom (when they are temporarily away at university – they always seem to come home again!) or a table in my basement.
Right now I’m using a portable design wall that I purchased – it’s 72″ x 72″, (6′ by 6′) fairly light weight and not that stable but easy to move out of the way when I need to! At $140 not cheap, but affordable.
But my best wall was three pieces of 1 1/2 inch styofoam insulation that I bought at Home Depot for $6 each. Each piece was 2 ft wide by 6 ft high, I taped them together with duck tape. I covered the styrofoam with heavy-weight flannel, and then used thin wood strapping (1 1/2 in) to keep the flannel in place and attach to the wall. A staple gun came in very handy!
What does your design wall look like?