We are walking in the door and we'll turn to our left to take a look at my cutting table. Below it is a file cabinet and a container of Warm & Natural scraps, muslin scraps which I am into constantly and below it a box of cotton Cluny lace.
Notice I have lots of light..Builder Bob even put in some florescent lights....my eyes are getting old. To the left of Simon is are shelves with templates, more rulers, and of course my much needed magnifying glass which I've been using a lot lately to thread my machine. I don't like to sew up against a wall and with the 2 machines like this I get a big working space.
When I sit at my sewing machine I am looking at this wall which Builder Bob built me. The cupboard came from our old kitchen......it can hold a lot of stuff!
Builder Bob built these bookcases for me. They are 16 inches deep. Notice the big cupboards along the bottom.....they are full of miscellaneous....have you noticed I like that word. The top shelves hold all of my old fabric - lots of country blue, navy, burgundy, mauve, hunter green, browns - colors that were very popular when I was making table-runners, basket lids, center-pieces and wall-hangings 12 years ago.
Working our way around the room you see my closet (completely full) and 2 book shelves with books, my GO! Baby, Sizzix Big Shot and dies. Boxes of strips, thread and on top......UFO's.
My room is 11.5 foot minus the 16" bookcase x 13 foot minus the closet and door and I am using every inch of it. I am thankful I have a quilting room but my last one was almost 4 times this size. I think that is why I quit sewing when we moved here.....plus we used this as a spare bedroom.
Since I have used almost every inch of space when I work on something everything is on the cutting table then gets knocked to the floor or put on the sewing table and then gets knocked to the floor. Notice in the first photo there is stuff on the floor - 2 projects for next week. I am one of the crazy people who can't work start on something new unless everything is cleaned up so my room really does look like this most of the time.
When I decided to start quilting again I warned Builder Bob that quilting would be all I wanted to do.....he was warned. I focus 110% (according to my best friend) on whatever I am working on.
Have you posted your sewing/quilt space? I hope you enjoyed visiting mine and if you noticed I was quilting something it will be done by Monday and I will have a tutorial.
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