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    Helpful "Board" for laying out quilt pieces.

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    My cutting table is in a different room than my sewing machine. I made several sizes of "boards" to carry my laid- out quilt pieces to the ironing board & sewing machine. My quilting instructor gave me this idea. She used a square of Masonite. (I tried wood, but it was too heavy.) I cut squares from the sides of cardboard boxes, layered 2 thicknesses, & taped the edges with packaging tape. Then I covered the square with a "pillowcase" of flannel. I pinned together the open end so I can remove it for washing. I have several different sizes, ranging from 9" to 16". I can keep all my block pieces organized on the "board" while I sew them together. I have no space for a design board. These have worked very well for me. JCY
    Last edited by JCY; January 26, 2014, 09:44 PM. Reason: Duplicate picture

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    Very Smart Idea! And stackable too.
    sigpicMiss Sheri

    For me, it's all about Love, . . . Always!

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      #3
      Re: Helpful "Board" for laying out quilt pieces.

      I've actually seen a tutorial for these block boards on Youtube. The woman had made them in all sizes too so she could stack them and carry them to classes and what not.

      Well, here she is... and here is the tutorial!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nSZtoionpA
      Last edited by kensington; January 26, 2014, 10:24 PM.

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        I use a piece of foamcore from any craft shop for a portable board. covered in fleece envelope.
        sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
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          #5
          Re: Helpful "Board" for laying out quilt pieces.

          Cool… I am going to make some of these

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            There is a really thin board used for underlayment of floors called Sureply. It is light, but holds up well. I use that covered up with an old sheet...great to use for laying out the quilt and spray basting. I don't find the flannel really necessary since it is laying down and the sheet can be washed when it gets junked up with basting spray.
            Connie

            Our lives are like quilts – bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.

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              #7
              Re: Helpful "Board" for laying out quilt pieces.

              That is a great idea. Right now everything is in the same room. But don't ask how many times that something has gotten turned or moved walking the short distance from the design area to the sewing machine.

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                Re: Helpful "Board" for laying out quilt pieces.

                I watched the YouTube video. Interesting, but more work than I want to invest. I don't own a glue gun, & I wouldn't use batting for them. They're very attractive, however. Thanks for sharing the link. JCY

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