Friday, February 8, 2008

Sharing my sewing room with you

After Corry at Dutch Blue shared her sewing room with us I decided while my cutting table was cleared off, to take a few pictures of my sewing room to share with you.

Enter Here.

The door did open back against the wall where my rulers are hanging, the room is so tiny I had to make use of every inch of space.

Just to the right of my cutting table is the closet I gave a deep cleaning to on New Years Day, so far it is staying pretty orderly. Hanging between the closets you will see my one and only attempt at "Cathederal Windows".

I am very fortunate to have 2 large closets in this room , both have byfold doors so you can see the whole interior at once.

The ironing board, which is always up sits in front of the second closet making it tough to get to. If I want to get in that closet I squeeze around the ironing board then open the doors, if I open the door first I can't get past it, Or I try to stretch across the ironing board to reach inside. I need one of those handles with a grabber on the end.

Traveling around the room to the right, at the window, I just put up the new blind. I get the morning sun in this window which I love, but not in my eyes while I am sewing. I couldn't find one locally to fit my window so I ordered it from my favorite cheap place to get custom blinds made, Just Blinds
Above the window I have my radio, and a few things I rarely use and a couple rag dolls I made back when.

I have a sewing table that fits in the corner, which I really like, my sewing machine sets down in the table but doesn't completly fill the space so I am always losing things down the hole.

I am currently machine quilting a quilt I found during my deep cleaning of the closets, so another UFO bites the dust.

Beside the sewing table I have storage for my cut squares and strips.

And another UFO I hope to get done soon, I can't decide how I want to put the blocks together, so if I leave them there long enough, I'm sure I will get a brain storm, at least that's my hope.

Last but not least as you leave the room I have added a design wall in the hallway. These are "mile a minute" blocks I made a few weeks ago while cleaning up my scraps.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my little quilting sanctuary.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I really like the quilt that you are quilting right now. Please share a pic when you get it finished. I also love the blocks that you are trying to decide how to set. That will be fun to see what you decide to do with them.

  2. I came across your site today, I love it. The sewing/quilting room is great.
    I poked around, looked at some of your projects. Wonderful.
    I am a long time sewer/quilter, but I feel I have a long way to go.
    I am adding you to my favorites. I will be checking up on your site often.
    I have a blog if you would like to look, although I am ashamed to say I haven't posted in a LONG time. I may have to update this weekend.
    Helen M.
    Deerfield, Mass.

  3. Thanks for sharing your sewing room. It's nice to see where you create your lovely quilts. I might tidy mine up and take some pics to share too.

  4. Your Sewing room looks so neat & organized. Mines a mess right now,I've been sorting fabrics, books & patterns. Hopefully I'll have it back in shape by Monday!

  5. Hi Janet, I loved looking at your sewing room from "sew" many miles away... wish I could come over and sit with you awhile; really share what you are working on. I would love to see it in person! I finally have the computer back from repair and am shocked to see what REAL high speed internet is LOL. I am so happy to be in touch with you again and looking forward to watching you work on your new projects. Thanks for your kind patience with me... Jane

  6. What a nice room you have! I love seeing all the little quilts on the wall and the blocks on the design wall. It must be very inspirational to havethem hanging around! Oh and I'm jealous of your two closets...all that storage space, wonderful!

  7. Enjoyed visiting your sewing room. Lovely room to sew and create in. I stop by often and am always inspired.

    Happy quilting!

  8. Your sewingroom is wonderful. I like it and I enjoy going back in your blog. I'll be back