Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cleaned up sewing room

It has been a while since my sewing room was built, but it has evolved since I last shared pictures, and mostly it is a mess. I was cleaning up for a small quilt group get together, so thought I'd take a few pictures while it is pretty picked up.
This spot hasn't changed too much, my Koala and my Bernina 200 reside here. There is a pull-down design wall that covers the window when I need it. I used it to keep the charms for the bag I just finished in order.
The center of the room has my cutting table/storage units. There are two on the left, back to back to create a large cutting area. You can see the drawers are mostly filled with thread, but also my Marti Michell templates, presser feet, and cutting implements. In back are open shelves with my rotary cutting rulers and file boxes. Underneath are the boxes with fabric for current projects.
By the outside door I have peg board that holds my quilting templates.
The table on the right is often covered with current projects, but somehow most of them are finished now and could get put away. It should be a space where I can prep for applique. Maybe I can get some of those projects back on track now.
The unit on the left is where my Bernina 630 normally resides. The back of the unit flips up to give me a large area when quilting my quilts. The drawers hold embroidery units and stabilizer. The top drawer is a mess, but holds extra needles and bobbins. Perhaps some drawer dividers are in its future. I open it and put a mat/board on it when quilting to help with the weight of large quilts.
I use the 630 a lot, maybe because the TV is right there! I can watch and sew at the same time. Fabric overflow is under the TV. Fabric overflow is everywhere. I really need to make and give away some quilts. I do, but more are in my future.
The white cabinets are supposed to hold all of my fabric. They are full, hence the fabric overflow. They do have bins inside, with labels, and are sorted. When I need something, I pull out a bin, then can fairly easily tidy things back up again. Except what I have pulled out of the bin for a current project. That goes into a smaller, project tote.

5 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

What a beautiful sewing room! Wonderful space and storage... looking good!

ConnieB/CA said...

Thanks! This is my "Happy place", I spend a lot of time in here. I've had sewing places all over the house, sometimes a bedroom, often a corner of a room. This is where I will retire, so we are making it hobby friendly. DH has his space too, way before me.

Kathy in Nashville said...

Connie, I love your sewing room!! I would feel so comfortable sewing in there. :-)

Brigitte said...

great job Connie, but I loved it when I saw it anyway ;)
It was so special to meet you in person!
greetings from Germany
Brigitte

Brigitte said...

great job Connie, but I loved it when I saw it anyway ;)
It was so special to meet you in person!
greetings from Germany
Brigitte