Category: My sewing room

How's the view from your sewing machine?

I have sewn in various locations including kitchen tables, dining rooms, basement, corner of my bedroom and dedicated sewing rooms. I have always tried to have something pleasant to look at while I am sewing. I might have piles on chairs and bags stuffed behind other bags but I want to be happy while I... Read more »

A quick tip for sewing room safety

Sewing room safety is not a huge concern for quilters but there are a few issues to worry about. We work with big machine, items that cut and needles. Usually we are extremely careful about all of these factors. I have to admit, however, that I’ve been negligent in one area for years. Changing my... Read more »

Quilting is music to my ears - The sounds in my sewing studio

I sew and quilt by myself and often when no one else is home. I usually don’t play music, podcasts or television. Yet my personal creative space is not at all quiet, I’ve even written about it before. Quilting is music to my years and is played on the instruments which create the sounds in... Read more »

I gave myself the gift of a two day sewing marathon

I was lucky enough to turn 63 last Thursday and I gave myself the gift of a two day sewing marathon. It was fabulous! My present from my husband was taking me to Quilt week in Paducah, this was my present from me to me! I started off on Wednesday by getting dressed, then I... Read more »

How much light is enough for sewing and quilting?

How much light is enough for sewing and quilting? How about if I told you that it depends. Not a very good answer but I am afraid it’s true. Let’s try to figure it out together. I think the first thing to consider is overall room lighting. I just discovered that there is an actual... Read more »

Free Storage solution for Left over Jelly Rolls

There are things for which I strive in life. Organized storage is a constant goal. I use tins, drawers, files, wardrobes and bags. It’s an ongoing challenge and I sortof enjoy the quest. I also love something that is free, something I can save from the garbage and re-purpose. Recently I found a free storage... Read more »

Reduce your fabric stash by cutting it up

I love fabric and collect it really. I have pictures on this post which show just how much fabric I have. Since I wrote that post, I have bought more fabric and finished many projects. I like the stash of yardage I have for new projects but I have way too many bits and pieces... Read more »

12 goals for 2016 in my Sewing room

Looking at the groups of fabric in my sewing room you are seeing the next projects I want to accomplish. Hope to accomplish might be better. To get all this done, I need to really keep my focus. Oh boy, we might be in trouble.
A new year begins and there is always the thought that we can begin again. I don’t really have resolutions, I have goals. Last year I wanted to keep up with yoga and by golly, I did it. I was thinking if I declared certain goals, I would reach all of them as well. This... Read more »

The many faces of quilters

I was looking at this mug and thought, Quilters!
Today I was sewing and trying to finish a quilt top. There were a few issues, there were some triumphs and then I just got tired. I had to come down from the sewing room. As I got up, I glanced up and saw a mug from my teaching days. I looked at the faces... Read more »

12 Signs you need for your Sewing Room Door

I quilt and sew in a loft with only one other person who lives here. Previously I sewed in the master bedroom, the basement and the kitchen table. There were times when I hadn’t been able to sew for a while and I just wanted to be left alone. Or I was in the zone... Read more »