Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm Back!

My computer woes have been solved! Thank you Mr. 9patch!! This little lady lives on my design wall. She came in the corner of an apron panel I had. Some day I will put her on a pillow or something.
Here is a view of the threads I've been dealing with all week. I finished getting rid of them yesterday and I am now halfway through handstitching the binding on the chicken quilt. Yay!!!!
I think the baby likes chicken!

Ok. How do I store my stash and organize my sewing space? Wellll, I have a lot of room for improvement but I do have a few things that I like. These basket units are from Ikea. They are very affordable and are on casters. I put my 'Big board' sewing surface on top of two of these units and now I can move it all around. I also put my cutting tabletop on two of these units. Yep, casters for that too. I like to move things around a lot so casters are my very good friends.

These CD units are my absolute faves!! This is three in a row. The shelves are adjustable so I can put larger cuts of fabric up there as well as fat quarters. I really like to be able to see my fabric, it gives me inspiration.

More Ikea! That lower basket (Longerberger laundry basket won at a bingo!) holds neutrals. The striped bin has UFO's. The blue bin ....... Oh good grief! I couldn't remember what was in there so I just looked. Last week I did a tiny bit of organizing and put most of my solids in there. Then, for no good reason, I apparently put my unfinished xmas BOM on top. The ridiculous thing is that I was looking for solids yesterday and couldn't find them. Duh!! I wanted a solid purple for binding the chicken quilt. I ended up using a purple and dotted batik.
The white bins are full of fabric, lots of bright FQs. The drawer at the bottom is scraps. Lots and lots of scraps. I haven't even opened that drawer in MONTHS. I think I might put them all in a bag and take them to the Wild Threads swap next weekend.

OMG, another basket unit on wheels! This one is full of odd junk like my glue gun and some photos, cords etcf. On top is my Brother sewing machine and behind it my Viking. I made the cover for my Brother in response to a guild challenge. The theme was house and we could make anything.

I just started doing this. Putting extra bindings around toilet paper rolls. Perfect to have on hand for little projects or scrappy quilts. I know I have more bindings, I just have to dig them out of the scrap bin that sits under my cutting table.
OK, that's it for now. Darn that Daylight's savings time, I lost an hour this weekend. Just when I got a little of my mojo back. Toodle-oo everybody!


  1. So organised! I love those baskets form Ikea, I have most of my stash in them ( all 40 of them!) Thanks for sharing :)

  2. you are so organized! looks great.
    did u get a "cheater needle"? for hiding your threads? i heard about them in a class i took. i've just been cutting mine off since a certain expert friend told me she just snips off her threads! uhoh....

  3. The kitten is getting so big!! And your sewing room looks good! See you soon!

  4. I have the Bergsbo cabinet from IKEA to stash my fabric. It's great!

  5. Just found you through I love baby quilts.... was wondering if you still have those frogs for trade?! Everywhere I look for those, it is out of stock. Love your sewing room and organizing!

  6. I have the same Ikea setup for my Big Board - it's a little higher than I wanted; but then again I'm a little shorter than I want to be! Great nurse minds think alike!