Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fessing up


I look at all the wonderful sewing rooms that people post on their Blogs( and elsewhere on the Internet) in total admiration. How do people keep things so neat? 

I decided if I was going to change my slovenly ways, I must come clean (literally and figuratively) and show some photos of my sewing room. After all, if my word for 2015 is “acceptance”, I will have to accept that this is the way I am.



I know I feel good when I take the time to neaten up, but the minute I start a new project, out comes the Tasmanian Devil and fabrics fly everywhere, rarely landing in a neatly folded stack.  

I must say, my “annex” stays fairly tidy as I find it easier to find the fabric I am looking for when I need it. But my sewing room is in a constant state of chaos.



I keep my larger quilts on this bed in the annex to eliminate "fold" lines. People often wonder why we have a guest room where NO ONE can sleep! There are about 35 quilts layered on this poor little bed.

I keep my antique fabrics, blocks and tops in boxes under bed and on this shelf. This is at least organized even though it doesn't look very neat right now.

The only part of my actual "sewing" room that stays relatively neat is my fabric storage system. These are all my feedsacks and vintage 20th century fabrics and 20th century reproductions. I love cowboys and have over 250 different "vintage" cowboy prints. They are so much fun!




There, I feel better now that I have “come clean”. I am off to create another mess. And, if I ever do tidy up the sewing room, I’ll take a few more photos.


I will be posting the scrap giveaway on Friday so stay tuned!

12 comments:

  1. I only see beautiful fabric and a cozy place in which to be creative :) Thanks for sharing your photos - I love to see where people set up to sew!

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    1. My mother in law used to want us to send her a photo of our tree each Christmas so she could "picture" us when we weren't with her. I do feel when you see someone's "space" you can picture them more clearly. Thanks for your kind comments and Have fun quilting!

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  2. Hay... the "Stash" is easy to shop and ready to go! That's the important part. I hesitate to take a picture of my sewing space because I know it would be classified as disaster area but still not qualify for funds to fix it.

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    1. Yes, I could probably make one a quilt a day for the rest of my life and still not have to go shopping. But what fun is that?

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  3. I think your space looks rather organized for a quilt space. I like your idea of storing quilts on guest beds.

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    1. Well, there is always the couch or the floor if someone really wants to stay over!

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  4. I do not have a neat sewing room and probably never will. Your sewing room looks like a wonderful place to play...as long as you know where to find the supplies you need.

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    1. I do think creative people need a bit of clutter to inspire them, don't you?

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  5. what a wonderful space to sew and store...a real blessing!

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  6. Love your sewing room! A messy space is a creative space, although their is a limit. :)

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  7. I love your sewing room too! I have to confess that I take pictures when mine is neat and it doesn't stay that way for long! Since we moved into a smaller home, I don't have an extra bed, but your room gave me an idea of where to put my file cabinet (which is in the garage right now. I will put it right next to my sewing table and can use it as an extra place on the right side to put stuff - like leader/ender blocks or a place to iron without getting up.

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