Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sewing room usable

Progress has been made! While not everything has been sorted and put away, OK, very little sorted, and a bunch put away, I can actually start sewing in here. The cutting table has been cleared, the Alto has a space, along with the other mats on top of the new cutting island. I'd like the mats to fit better, but they will work. You can see the old cutting island (buffet) in the back of the picture. You can see it is taller than the new island, but DH says he can lift the new one to be the same height. At some point the buffet will turn into a pressing station, I think. The plywood on top of it will be trimmed and turned into a large pressing board.
The quilt hanging from the cabinets is trying to inspire a quilting design. Finished the top ages ago, but never quilted it.

Right now I put my pressing board on top of several project totes, which is close by the sewing station. A couple of things are actually there now, the pressing board and a June Tailor Square n' Block, which doesn't really work for pressing all that well (too cushy), but I do use it for a small design wall. The hole between the totes gives access to the plug outlet in the floor. My Civil War Diary and Baltimore Christmas stuff are in the small satchels between the totes.

Sewing station with easy access to the computer. I watch DVDs on it now, someday will get a TV in here too. Still need to bring in the printer. In back of the monitor, more totes with projects to be started.

The back side of the cutting table, finally found a spot where the file boxes can go. Thread on the floor was displaced with the boxes, it needs to find a new home.

The room is shaping up, now to sew a bit!


Anonymous said...

connie, your room looks perfect! may i ask you about the large cutting mat. where did you find it? just what i've always wanted.
enjoy your space.

Kathy Walker said...

Connie, the room looks wonderful, so much more space then you had in your old sewing room. Enjoy, and make some wonderful quilts.

ConnieB/CA said...

DH bought the large mat at a Bernina store. Not my favorite mat though. I like either an Olfa or a Martelli (just got one, so still trying it out, but so far I love it). Both of them come in larger sizes.

Janet Ann said...

Your room looks fabulous! Love the cabinets - where did you get them? and how big is the room? Also love your sewing table what kind is it??
SO may questions!!! Happy Quilting!