Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Sewing Room Cleaning and Organization

My Fall cleaning is going well!  Our home looks so much nicer and I am really enjoying the results.  Last week I worked in the sewing room.  I should have taken "before" pictures.  But, trust me, it was bad.

Here are a few pictures of the finished room.

I washed all the windows.  This room has great light, especially in the morning.


These baskets and drawers contain fabric sorted by color.  


I'm thinking of ordering an over the door iron hanger, but for now using two over the door hooks works.  I normally keep the ironing board set up all the time, but the room looks so much nicer with it up off the floor.  So I plan to only have it out when I am using it.  When I am sewing and quilting, that would be all the time though!


I have lots of books and magazines. Some of them have nothing to do with quilting, but most do.  


This area is behind the door, so its not as visible.  These totes contain batting, scraps and the one with the pink top contain children's type fabrics.


These are the 12 blocks I made when I was working on the Splendid Sampler Quilt Along.  I couldn't keep up, so I am going to make a small quilt to hang on the wall in the sewing room.  


This an old dresser that was in the bedroom my sister and I slept in when growing up.  I'm going to hang the quilt wall hanging above it.


This is an old doll cradle with a bear made from an old quilt.




He likes looking out the window too.



Of course, if he had eyes, that would help!


This is my old Singer.  It needs something "quilty" hanging above it too.


Plants:



Small touches.






This is my Mama's old machine. I took it out of the cabinet since I really don't have room for it. Some day I would like to paint the sewing machine cabinets white and use them both in this room.


Nothing helps me get in the mood for sewing and quilting more than having a clean, organized and inviting space.  Lets get busy!

2 comments:

Little Penpen said...

Oh Debbie, I don't know where to start!!! I love your stained glass panels hanging in front of your windows! Did you make the bear? He is so cute. Your plastic storage containers with the plants on top... is that a wood top over them? Your splendid sampler hanging will be perfect on the wall; so pretty. I like your book case, mama has/had one of those to display her raggedy ann's. My daddy told me to get my mama's sewing machine; I hope to do that soon. :)

Denise said...

Your room is so inviting, thank you for the tour......looking forward to seeing what you create in your clean & organized room!

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