I've managed to lay out the framework for the entire surface of the quilt top; 7 across by 8 down. I can't even begin to explain how amazing and useful it is to have a design board like this to work on. I nailed up large pieces of foam-core board to the wall, then covered it up with batting. Lightweight pieces of fabric will stick to the batting and everything else can stay with the help of straight pins. No more standing on furniture while laying out pieces on the ground! I have another quilt I need to start at the beginning of next year and, instead of putting this quilt away for the time being, I believe I will build myself another design board on the adjoining wall. Ah...sweet, sweet, spacious luxury!