Thursday, November 29, 2012

Quilt Room Organization

A clean, functional and creatively organized quilting space is something worth striving for, but the reality is that quilting is one messy activity!  And, whether you quilt on your dining room table, in a closet like I did for 7 years (quite happily I might add) or in a room dedicated to quilting it is really hard to keep your quilting space tidy and organized on a daily basis. Quilting takes a lot of space. You need a place to cut, a place to press and of course a place to sew. You use many tools and of course lots of fabric. Not to mention books/patterns, batting, thread, etc.

With that in mind, I want to accomplish these things in my quilt room before the end of the year.  I'll be adding a new page to my blog to keep track of my progress like I am with my 100 Day Hustle goals. Having a point of reference has really helped me keep on track.

1.  Reorganize this closet. Right now there are things in here that belong elsewhere in the house and I can free up space for more quilting storage.
2.  Clear off two shelves on this bookcase for additional storage.
3.  Sort through the quilting books and patterns in the pastel bins on the bookshelves. Label each bin for easy reference.

4.  Use the wall space in the sewing corner to hang shelves, peg board, cork board, thread rack and other units to get stuff off the table. And, make it look pretty too.
5.  Sort out miscellaneous storage like the plastic bins and baskets in the picture above.

6.  Decide on a design wall solution. The floor isn't it!

7.  Update my UFO list for 2013 with location and next step for each UFO.

I'm making binding today and will be doing some hand sewing during the football game tonight.  WIP-WIP-UFO-UFO going from left to right.
I found one more table runner in my UFO collection and thought I might as well add it to the current pile.  Mistletoe Manor is the fabric line and it's a Little Charmers II pattern.


  1. OOooo - look at that gorgeous purple. :D

  2. Wouldn't it be lovely if when we finished each day/evening that a fairy came in to tidy up, seriously I can hardly ever see the floor or table in my sewing room, and just lately i have now started using the table tennis table as my cutting table (which it is really great for because of its size) I just hope nobody wants to come and play on it! As for a design wall solution, if you buy some posterboard from the dollar store and cover it with cheap fleece or flannel and staple onto the back, it makes a great design wall that you can just hang on your wall using those velcro strips (i think they are made by command and are used to hold picture frames).

  3. I'm in the middle of a deep clean of the whole house. My sewing room is the worst. I have all kinds of stuff scattered all over the place and not an inch of work space on my cutting table. Mine's getting sorted this afternoon. Clean, tidy room makes for an organized and uncluttered mind. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  4. To be honest, your sewing room is organised. It may not be what you want, but it looks like everything has a spot and that you know where to find what you're looking for. :)

  5. What a great space you have for sewing and quilting! I am sure as you spend each day in your room you will slowly organize and work things to fit exactly what is comfortable, practical, and convenient for your sewing needs. How exciting to see this room change over time! I can't wait to see it as you progress through your idea's. :)


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