I came to this realization over the weekend.
Up until now it hasn't been that BIG of an issue. I've only done quilts that need to be layed out and arranged after the blocks themselves are completed. I use the floor and with the exception of Jammer's mega huge 100 Good Wishes Quilt, for which I had to practically clear the entire room of furniture (in our old house), this has been fine. It has even been fine in this new house, especially since we have a much larger great room here and I need to move the furniture out of the way a lot less.
But now that I am actually designing a quilt (make that 3 actually) that don't have a preset pattern, I need to have a better system. Keeping track of the blocks on the floor of my studio, so I don't make too many of the same time for any one quilt, won't work for long as I will quickly run out of free carpet space.
Yes I would love to have some fancy schmancy cool design wall set up. But this room (like too many others in this house) still needs to be painted (white flat wall paint sucks). Until the room is done, hopefully this spring, I don't want anything permanent on the walls.
So I came up with the idea to use these.
The kids and I ran out to Home Depot to pick them up (I use the hook ones for our Christmas stockings and they work great) and then hopped over to Joanns for a pack of inexpensive white batting, at 50% off thank you very much. It isn't batting that I would ever put into a quilt but it was cheap and will serve this purpose just fine.
This is what I have now. MUCH BETTER! I had to fold the batting over one to get it to stay in the clips but otherwise a problem cleverly solved I believe. And all for $10.13.