I have had many questions about my planning boards...so I thought I would show you how I made them.
First off, I went to Home Depot to look at the insulation section.
They come in 8 feet pieces and are about 1 1/2 inches thick. I bought three at first but, now I have four. They are tongue and groove on the sides and fit together when I want them all side by side.
Then I stand next to them and put my hand up as far as it will go...and have my Hubby cut them down for me. Then go out side with a can of permanent adhesive spray and some warm and natural batting.
Now spray the board and smooth the batting on the board. Then trim up your edges. Make sure when you put your batting on that the words printed on the board are on the back. This will ensure that all your tongue and grooves will lock into each other.
As you can see here I used 3 boards for this quilt. The four pieces together measure 81 inches tall by 96 inches wide. If you are doing something small just pull out one piece, or two. I love these boards... they are very light weight, and I can hold all 4 pieces at once and move them around.
When you don't need them they tuck away waiting to be used later.
I think these boards are so cool. I found other places to use them as well.
Here are the double doors into my room. I always keep one of the doors locked into place. Why not use it as a space as well. I used velcro command strips to attach it to the door. Now I have a great place to stick notes, schedules, small project, and other little things.
When you cut the boards down to size you will have small pieces left. I will put the batting on these as well and put them on the side of this case next to the door. A perfect little corner for pinning. These boards are also great for putting your pins in. Nice and thick. The boards are 10 dollars each at Home depot. A can of spray cost 5 dollars, and my warm and natural I always buy with a coupon at Joann's. All together the project is much cheaper than the ready made store bought ones. And I can break them up into smaller units if needed.
Well, that is how I do it ya'll !! Hope this helps someone.
Hugs to all!!