In search of flannel . . . for design wall

In the middle of making the Aerial quilt, I had an idea — look on to view other people’s design walls.

The blog, Sew Katie Did, had a nice design wall made from flannel:


In that post, she had a link to Garnet Hill for buying a flat flannel sheet for covering the insulation boards. Well, the sheets weren’t on sale at that time. The search began — the Container Store, L.L. Bean, Bed, Bath & Beyond, but no luck. I found 108″ flannel, made by A E Nathan, on but “zero” yards were available.

In the meantime, my husband and I found the insulation boards at Lowes:


Each piece is 1/2 inch thick by 4 feet by 8 feet (total 96″ by 96″). They cost $10.43 each. We also purchased screws and washers. (total cost $31.31). I need 3 yards of 108″ fabric to cover the boards.

I checked back a week later at and now it’s available. I ordered it immediately ($10.18 per yard at 3 yards equaled $30.54) and added some red fabric to get the free shipping for buying $35. When it’s all put together, I’ll post some photos.

3 thoughts on “In search of flannel . . . for design wall

    • Wanda Dotson says:

      I’m not very good at waiting when I want it now. It’s surprising I like quilting at all — no instant gratification. Hopefully the fabric I ordered will look just as nice. Thanks for the inspiration!


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