Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Glimpse into my Sewing Space

You may remember that earlier this year I made some cosmetic changes to my sewing room. New floors {dark wood laminate} and paint {SW Reserved White} gave it a fresh new look. And since everything had to be removed, I've slowly been reorganizing, changing what wasn't working and making the space "cute".

Thought you might like a glimpse!


All those mini quilts I've been making? Now hanging on the wall...


Including the latest, mini Round and Round...


This is my new favorite storage piece! Martha Stewart thread rack to hold all my Aurifil. And yes, I have quite a collection. I started buying it years ago when it was super hard to find. Every annual trip to the AQS show in Paducah, I'd splurge on 6-10 spools to get me through the year. I'm happy to have it displayed, readily reachable and the bonus is that it has freed up 2 large drawers.


I crocheted these flowers this Winter and then had to find a spot for them! 


I have a terrible aim trying to hit the trash can, so I've taken the "garbage bowl" idea from Rachel Ray and created a tabletop container for all my trash. One for the cutting table...


And a pretty bowl for threads at the machine...


My Ikea cart is holding all my WIPs...


And I got this idea from Lisa at Vintage Modern Quilts. She calls it "Table Top Sewing". I have an easy to pick up project in a basket on the sewing table. The current project is my Economy block quilt...


I got a new desk and revamped this side of the room adding a few more mini quilts...


A major need was to organize my notions! Buttons...


And the two drawers that held the thread, nicely organized using drawer dividers from Target...



So there you have it! Always an evolving space, but I'm super happy to be here!

33 comments:

  1. I love it, I love it all. Nice job and great photos! :)

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  2. What a cheerful place to work!

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  3. I loved this blog post and the pictures on instagram! My sewing room is struggling which is to say so am I. I looked at the other posts about your sewing room and am now inspired! I realize I have a dresser in my 10x10 room that is just taking up space and not really contributing anything, so it needs to go. Thank you for sharing your tips. They really help those of us who are organizationally challenged!!!

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  4. What is the quilt on your design wall? Is it a pattern or your own design?

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  5. Love the Stay Calm and Get the Seam Reaper!!

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the light and the happy colors in this room! I particularly noticed your thread holder and all that lovely Aurifil!! What do you do with your bobbins? I have not found a thread holder that will also hold the corresponding bobbin (and I really hate to throw out any of that lovely Aurifil thread by unwinding a bobbin...I'd rather buy more bobbins!). Thanks!

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  7. What a wonderful space... so bright and fresh. AND organized. Enjoy!

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  8. What a happy place! Thanks for the tour. :)

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  9. A lovely space, your hard work is paying off.

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  10. Gee it's all so inspiring! Thank you for sharing

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  11. Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What a beautifully bright lovely place to quilt! I also love that quilt that is coming together on your wall and am interested to know if it's your own design. Thanks for sharing these creative space ideas!

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  13. What is that cool quilt on your design wall? so fun!

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  14. I'm not sure why, but I love seeing other quilter's sewing studios, your space is amazing, what a happy room. Thanks for sharing,

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  15. Loved seeing this! It gives me something to aspire to.

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  16. You have a really lovely sewing room. I see many more mini quilts in my future as they really cheer up your room!

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  17. what a super sewing space - I bet you don't want to leave !! love all your little baskets and that aurifil thread collection is something special - LOVE your minis too :)

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  18. loved the space! speaks for your passion! take care.

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  19. What a great studio, lots of good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Beautiful space! My space is pretty large and disorganized. :( And in a couple of years it is going to be downsized a lot! So I am looking at any and all good organization tips. What is the little cube that is holding what looks like FQs and where did you get that?

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  21. Great post, Cindy. Wish I could stop over for a visit!

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  22. Me parece precioso tu cuarto de costura con todas las cosas en su lugar y muy espacioso y luminoso. Perfecto.

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  23. I love it--I have gotten some great ideas here!

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  24. May I ask where did you get the thread holder. I absolutely Love it and Beautiful sewing room!!!

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  25. Can you give me more information on your cutting table, please? Thanks!

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