Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO...........

.........here is my new "quilt studio"!  It has been a long process getting it all put together, but I absolutely love it!!  I've even had a little time to sew!
Follow me thru these doors. Watch your step!  Remember to step down!
As you come in, you will see my HQ Sixteen. Next, my mom's last machine she used (a Kenmore in the cabinet) and if you look real hard, you can see my 2 featherweights!  I use "Peachy", the black one, all the time, but I haven't used the "celery" one yet. Got her on eBay right before we moved. 
Then you see the start of my wall of fabrics!  I am so in love with this!  I started with 15” and 30” wide Billy bookcases from IKEA and added the Billy CD cabinets to store my fat quarters. 


Here is the closeup!  Just sew you know ---- I bought 1,000 comic boards and I used all but 45!!!  I love the look and am so glad I took the time to do this.  My fabric was already folded the right way, I just had to fold them onto the boards. 

The top shelves are "seasonal" fabric. I have a big section of batiks, and smaller sections of oriental, solids, hand dyes and Aunt Grace. All the other fabrics are just color coded.  

The bottom shelf on the "CD" cabinet holds my phone books that I use for paper piecing.  Thanks, Bonnie Hunter!

This section has changed a bit since I took the pic.  I added 2 more drawer bins on the bottom shelf ( and have them full already) and I have 6 pattern boxes on the top shelves. 

Have to have a laptop!  I am not putting a TV in the room. I found that I wasn't watching it before, so why take up the room. I listen to Pandora a lot and always have a book downloaded to listen to .  I am hoping these windows will be history by the end of October. Gonna order a new window this week!!

And now you have come full circle around the room. Did you notice that I don't have a closet?  Hence all the open shelving. 

Here is the cutting and ironing center in the middle of the room.  Things have changed a little here too.  I now have black drawer units up to the cutting table. No empty spaces!!  And yes, that is a Singer 301 hiding under the table!

In case you are wondering, the room measures 11'x11'!!!  I think I did pretty good making use of EVERY square inch!!
I hope you enjoyed the tour.  Come back anytime!!!
I'll be posting at http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2014/09/patterns.html (sorry Blogger won't let me add the link). 

..............Sew till next time..........










11 comments:

Diane said...
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Sherry said...

What a lovely work space!

Thank you for sharing.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I was surprised when you said the room is 11x11 - it looks so much bigger! I love your room, especially the fabric wall. I think I need to get me some comic book boards! :)

SuperMomNoCape said...

I have sewing room envy now!! What a dream come true that would be. You've done a great job of organizing everything and yet it still looks spacious.

SewCraftyJenn said...

Wow, I'm impressed! And jealous of your stash! I, too, am surprised by the size of the room. It really does look much larger!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Nice space, and good organizing tips! Visiting from Crazy Mom Quilts. Will be looking around for more ideas on your blog! Carole (probably no-reply as I am on Wordpress - reach me at craftnut at rocket mail dot com)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for offering the dimensions of the room. I am removing shelving in the closet of a 10x10 room now with remarkably similar intentions. Making use of a space with high ceilings because I like sewing on the main floor.

Carie said...

Wow- it looks incredible! I love the idea of using comic boards for storing fabric, it lets you see it all at once and it must be so inspiring to be surrounded by so much gorgeous colour!

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, what a beautiful space to play!! Your organization is WONDERFUL!! Someday I'll get organized,too!

Anonymous said...

I am very envious of your sewing room. You did a fabulous job of organizing everything. As one of the other ladies commented it looks spacious. Do you hire out? I am curious how your place the fabric on the comic boards, can you show us through pictures a step by step instruction?
Your sewing room is my favorite & I'm glad that Bonnie Hunter is showing these she is cruising.
Thanks again!
Cindy in Pa.

Ramona said...

This is Crazy Organized! I am so jealous!! I have a room 11 x 13, but it looks like a tornado came through. I do have two sewing tables that are 4 x 4, so they take a big bite out of space, but still. I tend to walk in the room, look around for ideas to make better use, and then walk back out. Planning to work on it again this weekend. You've given me good inspiration.