Friday, September 16, 2011

Lori's Mini Design Boards

When ever I have gone on a retreat with my friend Lori Holt (Bee In My Bonnet), she has brought along her mini design boards.
These work so well when sewing a block. You can lay the entire block out, and keep the pieces organized while taking them to the ironing board, too.
I was thrilled when Lori did a tutorial on how to make her Mini Design Boards.
See Part 1
and Part 2

The mini design boards work especially well when sewing blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along.
I now have 6 blocks all ready to be sewn sitting by my machine.

You can make six 10" X 10" design boards with one piece of *foam core board.
*I found mine a local dollar store.

Everything else was made with scraps of batting and fabric.
Total Cost of project: $1
Can't beat that!
You can make these in any size.

Lori is always so organized has the most useful tips for time saving techniques. I love to sit next to her like a sponge and soak up information.
The boards do not have to have the fabric trims, but as Lori said "Anything worth making is worth making cute."
That describes her to a T.


Janet said...

Thanks for reminding me to get some foam core board for these. I need some. Any excuse to use fabric when making something useful I say.Yours look very neat and pretty.

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Fabulous idea. I usually pile my blocks onto plates, but they don't stick and often end up on the floor! Thanks for sharing this one Nedra. xo

Material Mary said...

I love those design boards...I should make some sooner than later...