Thread Storage

My embroidery thread is organized by color on these racks from JoAnn Fabrics. They are mounted on the wall next to my sewing machine. This works really well for thread that I need to grab quickly, but wasn’t convenient for for back-up colors of embroidery thread or cotton for piecing.  Oddly and out of the…

Sewing Studio Redo

i mentioned a few weeks ago that we moved the sewing room from the loft on the top floor of our townhouse to the lower level. It was a ton of work but Rob and Shane were good sports, and my father-in-law helped move the long arm. So now we are back in action in…

Getting Organized and a Few Tips

This post feels like it should’ve been written in the first week of January, but it’s already been a busy start to the year and here we are toward the end of the month. One of my goals over the holiday break was to get my sewing room more organized to make it easier to…

It’s coming!

Well, I did it. After coveting one for a decade, I finally ordered a longarm quilting machine. I am getting the HandiQuilter with a 10′ table configuration so I will be able to finally quilt my own quilts up to 120″ x 120″. Of course this little Christmas gift to self meant a whole lot…

Sewing and Craft Room

I love scrolling facebook and pinterest looking at sewing studios and craft rooms. Some are so cute, some so functional, and some are ingenious the way they get so much information into such a small space. I thought I’d share my sewing room. It definitely has everything I need for sewing, plus the desk works…