Over the weekend I made a few more of my
design boards for our
Because we are making my
Scrappy Happy block in 4 sizes…
I thought I needed a few more boards:)
I've been going to make a really large one
ever since I saw that Hobby Lobby now has
the foam core boards in extra
30" x 40" gia -bungo size!!!
I bought 2 of them and made one large one…
and then cut the other one into;
2 - 20" squares
4 - 10" squares
Even though I already have 6 of the 10" size…
I was needing more because not only
do I use them for small blocks…
I use them when cutting to keep my
pieces separated and organized.
I also stack them on top of each other after they have
the cut pieces on them to save counter space:)
So now I have a total of ten small ones…
I know they will come in sew handy
and that I will use them every day!
Just to show you how large the biggest one really is…
I took a pic of my new boards next to my machine.
(i made the green rectangle one a few months ago:)
The large one fits there perfectly on my counter.
It's really going to come in handy when designing
little quilts or the 24" Scrappy Happy blocks:)
The two 20" square ones are perfect when
making the 12" or 18" Scrappy Happy blocks:)
because they are the same size,
I can sandwich my finished blocks between them
for protection when traveling to Sew Day or retreat!
Of course I will use all of my design boards…
old and new together.
One can never have too many:)
You can see that the new boards are
clean white and thread free…
that won't last for long! (hehe)
Each board size serves its own purpose …
depending on the project I am making.
I wanted to post about these for this weeks
Scrappy Happy Summer post…
to encourage you to make some
for yourself if you haven't yet…
and to make more if you already have!
These design boards are so easy to make…
and useful in "sew" many ways.
I promise that once you have used them…
you will wonder what you ever did without them!
They are also a good way to use up some leftover
batting and 2 1/2" strips in your stash:)
for my tutorial on how to make them
and how and why I use them.
I also did a YouTube tutorial
on them a long time ago.
if you want to see that as well.
If you haven't joined the
Scrappy Happy Summer Sew Along yet…
to add photos of your design boards…
we all want to see!
I'll be back next Monday with a new project
for the sew along!
Have a quilty kind of summer…
P.S.For those of you who have already
made my design boards…
I'd love to hear what you think of them!
It just might help those who haven't yet
made one realize how helpful they are!:)