Monday, August 24, 2009

A Peep Into My Sewing Studio

I always considered myself to be rather organized in my sewing room. My philosophy has always been like goes with like, something I picked-up while in college, in chemistry no less. Throughout my sewing / quilting studio you’ll see where I have followed this method; scissors are all together, needles are organized by type and size, fabric is arranged by color or theme, embroidery thread is stored by type and color, etc. Everything is kept relatively neat and organized… until you get to my cutting table.

My project status is at an awkward state right and it seems to be spilling into my sewing studio. For instance, I’ve finished the top to my musical angels quilt and it’s ready to be machine quilted except I’m not ready to machine quilt it until my machine quilting technique is perfected. While I’ve been working on my machine quilting technique I’ve also been working on a couple of other small projects.

Here's a picture of my cutting table from Angle #1...

Angle #2...

And, Angle #3...

This is going to be a coaster. I still need to finish the edge with a satin stitch.

These will also be coasters but I'm not sure how I will finish the edge. These designs are larger than the first one I showed and I'm not sure I want to do an edge finish.


9 comments:

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

What a great use of embroidery. Beautiful projects.

luv2quilt2 said...

Beautiful coasters. I wish my cutting area was as neat as yours, or my sewing room as organized as yours sounds.

Barbara said...

That's the neatest cutting table I've ever seen. I can only imagine how neat the rest of your studio is.

Love the coasters. Wish I had a good suggestion for finishing them.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Gorgeous - and your methods for storing things sounds great - I'm trying, really I am.

Roberta said...

Something so simple to us as photos of a cutting table with works in progress is a gold mine of information for a new quilter/sewist. Experienced quilters/sewists also enjoy a peek into someone else's sewing room. Thanks for sharing Dana!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow you have some really great embroidery going. And your cutting table just looks normal :-)

Connie said...

What a wonderful sewing studio you own! That just makes sewing so much more fun.

ivoryspring said...

Hello Dena,

You have to share with us your secrets of keeping your sewing room so tidy and organized!

Great looking coasters.

Thanks also for visiting me and leaving the kind comments. Please visit again!

Magpie Sue said...

Hey, what about just facing the coasters? You know, put a piece of backing fabric right side down on top of the coaster, stitch most of the way around, turn and slip stitch the opening closed. Easy peasy! (or is there some aspect of them that would make this process not possible?)