I came across this photo of the chalkboard fabric message board I had made as a gift for my Secret Santa last Christmas. It is sewn in the same manner as a large quilt block. Here is the link to the tutorial I used ,( have a look around this blog while you are there it is gorgeous ! ) the only difference is the pocket along the bottom ( the pink fabric) that stores the chalk. I made a pocket instead of the little holder that way I could use whatever thickness chalk I had at hand. I happened to have the wire hanger in my stash. The chalkboard fabric was easy to sew with...only piece of advice with this one DO NOT IRON the chalkboard fabric, it melts !