I have everything planned out, and i just need your help or advice on one thing.

Id like to put a input jack on the side of the pedal board how would i go about doing this? The way i have arranged the pedal board, it has the whammy pedal which i plug my guitar into on the opposite side of the board.

I know there are wires that go from 1/4 male to female, but wouldnt that sound crappy?

any suggestions?
erm personaly i would just have it so that you pug direct into the whammy and then into all the others, just would make more sense, just have the wammy right up close to the side so it fits