My Quilt Room

My Quilt Room

My Quilt Room
 Would you like to take a peek at my quilt room?

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.

My Quilt Room
My mini ironing board – the plywood is for a bigger one but I haven’t gotten around to making it yet. If I need a bigger one I set up my ironing board in the other room. Below is another old singer and scraps cut in different sizes. The other drawers hold my threads and miscellaneous supplies. I see some rulers in a stand too.
My Quilt Room
Now we are coming to my sewing machines, Simon seems to be trying to figure out what that Ghastlie thing is on the wall.
My Quilt Room

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.

My Quilt Room

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.

My Quilt Room

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 Quilt Room

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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19 Comments

  1. Connie,
    I enjoyed the tour of your room. I also am using every inch of my space. Here are some older pictures of my room on this webshots ablum. I did a post last summer on my re-organization of the closet on my blog. Most of the time my room is full of creative explosion.
    Mary in AZ

  2. Thanks for a peak at your sewing room. Is there ever enough space? It's great to have a room dedicated to sewing where you can leave things 'as is' while you have a work in progress. I am having the same issues with light as you mentioned. Ugh.

  3. I loved seeing your sewing space and although you say it is a lot smaller than what you had before it still looks big to me.
    Love the way your fabrics are all easily accessible. Mine are in boxes and not organized at all.
    Margaret

  4. You are certainly well organized and won't need to purchase any mnore fabric, right? Chuckle…enjoy sewing your new project! Will look forward to seeing it and the tutorial!

  5. Even though the kidlets have grown up and moved out, I haven't made a space of my own yet. Still trying to get used to the empty nest. What a great creative space you have though and one of these days I hope to set up something similar. Still missing the kids though.

  6. I love peeking inside crafter's studios and craft rooms.
    Yours is large and roomy and so
    organized. I will take some ideas
    from you on organizing mine.
    Thanks for letting us in.

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely sewing space. I'm pretty ashamed of mine now! It's a mess 24/7. I like to call it organized chaos! You would probably have a heart attack if I posted pictures!

  8. Wow — what lovely space and light! I love light! My space is small, but it's mine and I think I make the most of what I've got! 🙂

  9. Connie, I don't have a sewing room yet. We are in the market for a larger home, so I can have a craft room. I can't wait! Thanks for allowing me to see your room. I enjoyed the tour. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. I think your sewing room is great. I have not posted pics of my room in awhile; it is filled to the brim, but I love it. I really like the way you have your light set up. What kind of machine is the vintage one? Thanks for sharing. I love to look at how others have organized and arranged their sewing space. Bernie

  11. I love it when quilters show their quilting rooms. I quilt in a spare bedroom too of the same exact size. Before that I was in the basement and I had much more room but no windows. I do prefer the nice big windows I have in the bedroom.

  12. Thanks for sharing pictures of your sewing space. I love the vintage machines and the way you have your fabric visible on those neat shelves. Great lighting, too!

  13. Nope not posting mine, I can't stand the pitying looks.. ROFL Wow look at your stash!! My fabric fits in a tiny tiny book case but hey…. soon it is going to have a little Baby to sit on the top of it. Your room looks lovely, maybe in about 10 years time when I have built up my stash, I will show you mine…. Linda xx

  14. HI! Connie, that was great ,I did enjoy visiting your sewing room.It looks very industrious in there the place where it all happens!!.The shelves are very neat. My husband made my ruler stand also. I have to be cleared away to start new projects the same .

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