After years of sewing in basements and attics, in this house, I chose the room with lots of windows. It’s almost like being outdoors (without the weeds and mosquitos).
My sewing machine looks into the front yard with my serger to my right. Behind me is the ironing board (still wanting a topper to give me more space.)
On the end wall are two closets. One has all the fabric wound on comic book cardboard. In the center is a shelving unit for quilt fabric only…pieces on cardboard, small scraps and strips sorted by color into plastic shoeboxes, larger scraps and irregular pieces also sorted by color (I’m ALL about color) into plastic milk crates. It’s pretty easy for me to find what I want. The shelves on either side of the shelving unit are garment fabric. Perhaps you wonder why, as you have never seen me in anything that I have made (unless you have seen my nightwear), but optimism runs high with me and THIS could be the year!
The second closet holds non-apparel, non-quilting fabric, odd batt pieces, pieced blocks, pieced tops etc.
My cutting table is an Ikea table on top of three red drawer units from the shop area of Farm and Fleet. (I got the cheap ones…the more expensive ones have drawers that work MUCH easier), but I love the shallow drawers! I am not a tidy person, but I like everything to have a place, and these drawers are great for that. I put labels on the drawers with magnets. I had a piece of melamine cut to the size that I make most of my quilts (40″x60″), so that makes it easy for me to size the tops and backs and also to clip on for pinning. It is just the right height for cutting. My cutting mat is almost the same size as the melamine so that I don’t cut on the wrong surface…often.
I have a tiny sewing room that I had made for a shadowbox at my mom’s memory-care home as she was a quilter, too.
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