My sister, Sharon, and I decided I should use the "formal" living room as a sewing studio. It would keep me off the dining table and maybe we'd eat there more often!
|The room is almost a long octagon shape. Lots of windows and light.|
Yes that is a 12 foot quilting frame right in the middle of the room. Let me introduce you to Mrs. Biggins, Sharon named her! She is holding several projects I'm working on - a Hello Kitty twister quilt, a Keep Calm and Carry On quilt and a project I can't share until it's finished. It's hiding under the Quilt Diva.
We inherited a teak dining set from my Mum when she moved from her 3 bedroom house to a 600 sq. ft apartment. So we decided to use the hutch for my sewing storage. I have big rulers on the top in a file holder and small rulers on the top shelf in a ruler holder. I have glass jars of buttons, zippers, seam binding, and fasteners. I use photo boxes to keep threads and fabrics neat. I store LA thread and pantographs there too. You can see books and a box of quilt patterns and clothing patterns. The closed shelves carry empty iPad boxes full of metallic thread, jewels, sewing feet...
Here is my sewing area. I have a cutting table - it's up on bed risers to make it the right height for my back. My sewing machine and ironing board are next to each other. I store things under the cutting table, such as, scraps, selvages and the material for my current project.
Now I do store a lot of things under Mrs. Biggins. I have some fabric under there and a unit that holds my rolls of Wonder under and stabilizer, there are magazines and binders of ideas and patterns I have taken from magazines.
|Binders of ideas.|
|Ikea magazine holders.|
|My new collection. I'm going to store fabric in these, it looks neater and keeps it out of the sunlight.|