If you are not coming from Sew Canadian, don't forget to go check it on your way out! I am writing this a few days ahead of time so I can't link the specific post. Just go to Mad About Patchwork and click on the blog page.
My sewing room
This room was born out of a basement renovation four years ago. It is a 11'x13' room with lots of sunlight and it allows me to watch the kids play in the backyard (it is a walk-out basement). No more carpet to swallow pins and needles! No more sharing with the guest bed. I am a lucky girl and I know it.
I love this wall: regular kitchen cabinets and custom made shelves. The fabric is far enough from the windows that there is no direct sunlight. Of course, this 5'2" girl needs a little help reaching the high shelves...
The fabric stash is a bit depleted. There was a pile somewhere, waiting to be folded...
This is how I store my medium to big scraps:
There is a bit of an issue with this system, but it does the job. I have separate containers for batiks, solids and 1930s, as well as containers for triangles, strips, and small "snippets" of all colours.
Fat quarters are in another sets of baskets, loosely divided by colours. You can also see my yardage of Liberty, solids, and 1930s repros.
I picked up this antique sewing table - no machine included - at a yard sale a few years ago. Anybody wants to take it off my hands? It will soon make room for my grandmother's treadle machine. I can't wait! Another "antique" thing that should really leave my space is my huge CD player. So 90s... It takes up a lot of valuable real estate!
Ah! Look at this cutting table! Must be picture day.
My husband made this for me. He used an old table, put it on a base with casters, and topped it with a larger piece of plywood. Very roomy! But the more space you have... well, this is what it normally looks like. On a good day.
I love my rulers, and this is how I store them, again, thanks to my favourite handyman.
On my wish list are a new table for my sewing machine, and a new chair. In the mean time, this is the set up: An old IKEA desk and a low-quality office chair. The nice part about this little area is the ironing table that sits on a regular ironing board. Finally a surface that makes sense when ironing yardage!
Strangely enough, I don't have any quilts on my walls. Aside from a couple pictures, one thing that I proudly display is my very first stitching project. I was so young when I made that needlepoint that I don't even remember making it. I only remember having made it!
The inside of the door is painted with red chalk paint and I write on it to keep track of my WIPs.
Have time for one last one? I told you my cutting table was on casters, right? If I don't feel like sewing, I can always push the table away, hang my Sky Chair on a hook installed in the ceiling and have a little snooze. Great for reading quilting books too!
I hope you enjoyed your visit. I sure had a good time checking out Patti's and Krista's spaces last week, and am probably visiting Cinzia's as you are reading this! Thanks to the gals at Mad About Patchwork for this great blog tour!