My sewing room make-over is finally finished and I'm really excited to show it to you. In order to truly appreciate how awesome this is you might want to go over to the before post where I show what a disaster this was. (Avert Your Eyes) Did you go? See what I mean? Look how tidy and organized I am now.
That chest fits perfectly under the windows and holds my embroidery machine, a Janome 350E. Next to it is my everyday piecing work horse the Janome 6600. I love this machine because of the built-in dual feed. The table came with it and works great in this space. A small rolling chest for notions is on the right. Lots of natural light in this room even on gloomy days.
I made sure that I didn't have to give up an inch of my design wall. I really need all of that space since most of the time I'm not sure where I'm going with a quilt design until I get it up on the wall. The ironing board stays up all the time and it's very convenient having it close to the sewing machine when I'm piecing. Just bring it down to eye level and swivel around to press.
My fabric! Out in the open where I can see it. Yikes! Was this ever a pain in the tushee. The whole reason I decided to reorganize was because the tiny closet was impossible and I had given up on the whole fabric storage thing altogether. It took THREE weeks to sort, press and fold. I was ruthless about what I kept. Three large, black trash bags of fabric were given away and still I am left with this hoard.
Now it's sorted by color and/or type (Civil War, Batik, 1930's etc) and larger pieces that might be backings or enough for the backgrounds for bigger projects have their own bins. Started projects have labeled boxes too so that I know exactly what I have ongoing and where all the parts are. No more searching for the rest of the red I was sure I had for that border, if you know what I mean.
My label maker sure got a workout! It was so satisfying to slap a label on those bins. January was a great time to decide to do this because all this organization stuff is on sale at the first of the year including the wire shelving.
If I were really being crazy I'd arrange everything in a color wheel kind of way. I just may do that once my exhaustion wears off.
Next post I'll show you the rest of the room - YES there's more to see! What do you think about the make-over so far?
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Until next time,