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December 29, 2020
How to Organize Your Sewing Room on a Budget (or in a Tight Space!) from The Cutting Table Quilt Blog - A Blog for Quilters by Quilters

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had large quilting studios with plenty of space for cutting, designing, ironing, fabric storage, and multiple sewing machines? Yes, that would be ideal, but it just isn’t the reality for most of us. The truth is, many sewists are squeezing their hobby into tight spaces and we’re here to help you fit everything you love about quilting into whatever space you have to make creating a pleasure again.

Back to Basics

When you think about it, all you really need to sew is a place to set your machine and ...

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July 6, 2020
A Blessing And A Curse from Wedding Dress Blue

About two-and-one-half years ago my sewing room got a major facelift in the form of a cutting table.  YAY!  So many years of cutting on the floor were over.


But, the curse part is that it created space to shove stuff.  A LOT of stuff.


So, it all came out.

A really big pile went to live elsewhere.


The batting pieces were even made into Franken-batting and given a storage space.


And it is all back.

The top of the table is still a bit of a mess, but that can wait until tomorrow…


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May 16, 2020
Lessons Learned from Quilt Paint Create

I’ve been sorting through the sewing room and reorganizing. It’s a time consuming process. I went into it knowing I have too much stuff and it isn’t well organized, but other lessons emerged from the debris.
I don’t play enough.
I’ve posted about that several times over the years. Why is it so hard to make time for creative play? I get too caught up in my list and finishing the things on my list. I need to knock it off.
I have small collections of “things I want to try” stashed everywhere, and none ...

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March 15, 2020
KonMari Your Stash! How to fold your entire stash … fat quarters, yards, garment fabric & more … from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

Last year we released two videos on how I fold and organize my fabric stash. You loved it, but many of you wanted to just see the folding.

So I’ve recreated a supercut of both videos, that gets right down to how to fold your fabric so it can be stored vertically so you can see everything you have at a glance, and can fit the most fabric in possible in your space.

With this method I am easily able to fit 12.5 yards in basket the size of a shoe box. Plus everything looks neat, tidy and ...

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November 29, 2019
Around The Sewing Room from Quilt Paint Create

All sorts of things going on in the sewing room. I don’t know that so much activity does me any favors, but so it goes.
I finished embroidering bear block #3 and started #4. I’ll hold off on pictures until I start setting the blocks together.
At Art Quilt Group Tuesday we made these folded fabric ornaments.
folded starMy stitching was off and a few points turned out wonky, but it was a first attempt. I think it’s begging for paint and hope to play with that this weekend.
I started organizing my fabric. I store fabric EVERYWHERE ...

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October 21, 2019
More Sewing Room Organization Hacks: Answers to YOUR Questions from A Quilting Life

More Sewing Room Organization Hacks: Answers to YOUR Questions

Hello and happy Wednesday! After last week’s post on Sewing Room Organization Hacks I received a lot of great feedback and also received some great questions. Today I’m providing my best answers to those questions. As always, if you have thoughts or ideas, please feel free to share them in the comment section below. MORE […]

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