Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sew Organized

For the last time (yeah, right), I have reorganized my sewing haven. I am fortunate to have a large finished basement of which I have commandered a large area devoted to my sewing. I am even more fortunate to have a husband who is not only supportive of my hobbies, but indulges my whims and wishes with his handy talents. The cutting table is such a joy. It is 4 feet by 4 feet with two 2 foot wide leaves, all laminated. There is also a storage shelf on the underside. I do not usually do really large quilts, so to be able to lay out a quilt at counter height is a real joy.

The area where I actually sew has 2 desks set up in an "L" shape for my 2 sewing machines. Each area has a spot light. I keep the machines covered because we heat with wood and it tends to be rather dusty. Notice the matching machine covers and chair cover? The thread holder came from a retired quilter which makes it much more special than having bought a new one. The large desk was an old used one that my son and husband cut a custom hole in for the machine.

The larger sewing desk also has an extension that Bob added to it for when I sew large pieces. I am amazed at how much easier it makes sewing a large piece.

Then there are the labeled drawers full of templates, patterns, glues, embellishments, paints, and lots and lots of fat quarters. My "design board" is a large piece of batting that I put up using quilter's basting spray. It really holds - even with a quilt mounted to it!

Over each area, mounted in the ceiling, are also large flourescent fixtures - lots of light and no shadows.

For me, because I am pretty much equally left and right brained, this is the perfect set-up. Although things get quite disasterous while I am in the middle of a project, I need a strong organized set-up. Thanks Bob, for the table, the sewing machine tables, putting in the light fixtures and moving them, and for understanding why I needed it all moved more than once!

1 comment:

Loveday's Day said...

I am still so jealous of the table. I have asked Dad to build me one for my Birthday. See you in March.