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.
Such a GREAT IDEA!
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.