I have been thinking about a design wall. After Charlottes post: Quilt Room Organisation – Your Dream Space I have realised that what I really want is somewhere where I can spend some time arranging my design. Even if I making something as simple as a disappearing 9 patch I like to move my blocks around until I am happy with the balance. At the moment I lay everything out on the carpet but it can’t stay there for days or even hours for me to come back later (I have too many children) and I can’t see it fully face on. Kaffe Kassett has a gray/taupe flannel with white grid lines that looks fantastic. He chose that particular grey because it is very neutral when working with colours. He does not recommend working on a white background. The flannel fabric means that most cotton fabric will just sit on it or I could pin the large pieces. It has has a very helpful grid. A board of some sort would be perfect but for the moment a good piece of the flannel pinned on my wall will work much better than carpet. You can see it in action on the Needle Down blog post.
I also found a very helpful tutorial on how to get perspective on your next design.
An alternative to reducing glass might be to use your smart phone as a reducing glass and have a look at the camera screen?
Has anyone found this works?