Recently on a quilt message board that I joined I raised a topic that was of interest to me – Do you have a sewing room that is decorative as well as functional or do you sew in a haphazard fashion – in other words things stacked up all over the place to the point that you can’t find anything. I was kind of surprised to see that – I think – more than half the quilters who responded said they work basically in a mess and could care less of decorating their workspace.
So I ask you – do you like to work in a nice attractive setting or could you care less as long as you have a sewing machine set up?
Here is my space, narrow, small, but yet everything in it’s place. No big plastic tubs of fabric, what you see is here. The boxes on the top shelves contain scraps. Under the quilting frame is a book shelve – two stacks. Another sewing machine in its case and numerous odds and ends that I need to clean up. The wall hanging doesn’t cover a doorway – someone asked me that once – it is just that this is a narrow room and that is a good place for it! Your eyes are immediately drawn to it when you enter. It is a whole cloth stain glass hand pieced and hand quilted. One of my favorites.
My little workhorse, freshly oiled and cleaned, ready to go. I have to drag the manual out every time I do this it seems or I forget spots!
Stacks of fabric, mainly fat quarters and neutrals with a few photos thrown in. TV above the quilting frame which seems to be off more than on – except when I am quilting then it is on. I tend to watch shows I have already seen when quilting when I am actually more listening then watching as I know what happens – I don’t like a quite room I guess.
More fabric, odds and ends of pieces, some at a yard or more some more like a half yard. The shelf in the corner above the machine is more bits and pieces tossed in wire baskets standing on end. I like to be able to see my fabric so I am reminded of what I have so I will use it – I don’t like it hidden away in plastic buckets where I can’t see it. Under the cutting table needs to be cleaned up once again also – I tend to toss things in the containers – patterns and things.
What about you? Decorative or messy?
Another Dear Jane triangle finished – that makes 5 this week – I really want to get done