Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sliding Design Wall

There's some talk about design walls on QuiltArt and I wanted to show you mine. You can see that I did not bother to neaten up before taking the photo.

The great thing is my 2 design walls are mounted IN FRONT of my sliding door closets that hold all of my fabric. The beauty of this is that the wall serves 2 purposes - fabric storage AND design wall. Keeping fabric behind closed doors helps prevent fading (if you can remember to close them that is).

Here's how I did it:
- Covered to sheets of insulation with felt.
- Mounted these to paneling the same size (this gives the sliding door wheels something to screw into
- Installed 2 sliding door kit rails to the ceiling (in a line to create the longest possible continuous rail)
- Hung the design walls on the rails

4 comments:

PaMdora said...

That's a good idea, I need to put my fabric somewhere to protect it because I notice that some of my older pieces have a little fade line where they've been folded for so long. But I hate to hide it, the colors always cheer me up.

I have also put a couple of these design boards on one side of metal shelving, so it hides the storage and give me a photo wall on the other.

ojai nana said...

Just in the nick of time! I am ready to hang my design wall in my new quilting room and am having trouble explaining my idea to the handyman.

Your example will help my vision become a reality! I didn't even have the builder hang sliding doors because this is what I planned.

Thanks a million!

Accidental Artisan said...

Bonnie, that's INGENIOUS!! One question - how far is the opposite wall from your design wall? Just curious how much "setback" view you have. Thanks! -Janet

Sharon said...

I had this idea but I couldn't figure out what kind of door hardware to use--just regular sliding doors? Do the tracks come in really long lengths--I have 12 feet--2- 6 ft closet openings to cover