Do you have a gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy studio, with everything you need at your fingertips, or do you squeeze your sewing machine into a corner of the kids playroom? Check out the series that Mad About Patchwork is running on their blog called Sew Canadian, to see how sewists across the country make space to craft.
We have a 150-year old house, and some of the rooms are pretty small. When we renovated in 2006, my husband suggested we make this room an upstairs laundry and sewing area. This is the untidy version (who am I kidding, this is normal) showing clean laundry in the basket, a box of batting on the washing machine, and my sewing machine set up on the cutting table to give me more room to free motion quilt.
Above the ironing board is most of my quilting stash, with my grandmother’s button containers and some notions, more notions, trims, and elastic are under the dryer.
The bakers rack holds WIP, my Anna Maria Horner stash, and 2 vintage machines which need some work. I put my Husqvarna here normally. Beside it is other craft items and my yarn stash.
The overflow is in the spare bedroom, across the hall consisting of garment fabrics, purchases not yet put away, and quilt tops. The pile of black are wool capes for the marching band which need mending.
Other facts you may want to know, based on the questions the other sewists answered:
-my favourite quilting snack is chocolate
-I love the natural light (north and east windows) and the daylight fluorescent bulbs in this room
-my current favourite tool is the hex’n’more ruler, I have been making a lot of triangles lately
-I like to listen to Bonnie Hunter Quiltcam while sewing, usually in archives, but lately I’ve been listening to the TED talks on youtube
If you have a photo or blog post of your sewing space, please leave me a comment so I can come visit!
Linking up to Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Social!