Monday, June 2, 2014

I'm Sewing Again - My Temporary Sewing Space

At last I am back to sewing. This is just my temporary sewing space but it is finally organized enough that I can get back to some fun. Every time I change spaces I think long and hard about how to make the space work for me using some configurations that were working in my previous space and trying something new in other areas.

You might notice that I love using furniture from IKEA. The tables are sturdy and super lightweight which means I can move then around if necessary. My main piecing machine is in a Horn sewing table and I can slide the IKEA table up to make a large table surface. With all the appliqué prep that I do a large table area is a must for me. This time I set up an L shaped space with an IKEA cube type shelf behind me in my appliqué prep area. It is also near my light box and copy machine both of which are in constant use during the prep work.

Here is just part of my stash stored in these wire baskets, again from IKEA. Unfortunately they recently changed the design of these baskets so I won't be getting any more. :( I previous areas these were stacked 3 high, but due to the sloped walls in this space they can only go 2 high. A quick trip to Home Depot and I had a 4' x 8' laminated board cut to fit the top and I was able to add a shelf for all my Longaberger baskets. I have had these for many years and I use them to hold projects, supplies, scraps of fabric etc. I also think they add a bit of a decorative accent in this space.

Based on some previous comments, you might wonder why I consider this space temporary. Amazingly I have lots more fabric that does not fit in this space, a longarm machine and I can't set up a design wall in here. I still can't find several things which must be in other boxes in that unfinished basement, but I can sew again which makes me happy. This morning I even made May's block from Quilt Doodles BOM.

 

 

30 comments:

audrey said...

So happy for you! Your new space looks amazing even if it is temporary. LOVE those baskets you store your fabric in--I have quilter envy.:)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

if this is temporary what is the permanent solution? it looks great as you have it.

Brandie said...

Looks good! I sure hope you don't have to move all this again?

Chantal Thibodeau said...

Temporary, are you kidding ? My sewing space is about 10x12 feet, and I find myself happy to have a full room just by myself. Lucky you.

Karen H said...

Even thought it doesn't have everything that you want/need it is still a wonderful sewing space! Lucky you!

Cardygirl said...

The space may be temporary, but it looks great...enjoy a bit of you time!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Love it! Drooling over all you fabulous baskets! You'll just have to spread your quilting studio out all over the house like I do. You know, who needs a guest room really? They can sleep under the fabric and UFO's. hee,hee,hee. ;)

Oops-Lah said...

You have been hard at work organising everything so neatly already. I can well imagine how nice it must be to be able to go to your sewing room. Just out of interest: where is your permanent sewing studio going to be? Have fun and enjoy your new space!

Karen said...

Looks like you'll have loads of fun!

Every Stitch said...

Oh my! - looks wonderful as is but can't wait to see the permanent solution. The lovely baskets are a great idea for sorting on-the-go projects. They make my plastic tubs look very uninspiring.

Jacky said...

It does look a very good space, and with good light too. I am looking forward to our impending move where I will have a sewing room at last! At the moment I just have stuff everywhere! :)
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Debra said...

Temporary or not - your work space looks great! Those wire basket units look wonderful! What a wonderful solution. Nice to see you are a Viking owner too!

Barb said...

what a great space! lovely Longaberger collection!

Barb said...

what a great space! lovely Longaberger collection!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- this looks like a wonderful temporary space -- better than my permanent space LOL!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh and also -- what Vicki said. Us Viking girls must stick together!!!

Jill @ Happy2Stitch said...

Very nice temporary space. I must look at Ikea tables. May I ask the brand of the white lamp that is near the sewing machine? I need to improve the lighting in my sewing area. Thanks for sharing your temporary sewing studio.

Miriam said...

Lovely to see your sewing space. It is so neatly organised!!
Must be wonderful to be back sewing again. Love that tree block.

LuAnn said...

It's beautiful Heather, and I'm so happy for you. I would love to be able to come over and look through your stash!!!! I love your new space.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Well, this is the 3rd try - maybe I have dropped a few brain cells.

Keep on keeping on - looking good.
When we enlarged my Studio it was great, but humm I notice that we quilters love fabric and if not careful we run out of room again.

Karen said...

For a temporary space, your sewing area looks wonderful. I would love to have that much space. And are those Longaberger baskets I spy?

Barb said...

My gosh...I love love triple love your sewing space

Carrie P. said...

what a great place to sew. Amazing wall of fabric!

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