Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Take a peek at my sewing room!

Let's talk about sewing rooms! I'd love to see yours! I have lots of books on setting up your perfect sewing room... and I love to read magazine articles on sewing room organization... especially ones with lots of pictures!! This is the first house in which I have my own sewing room. Even if it IS the smallest room in the house- it's all mine!! It does have a big closet where I keep my stash.

An applique quilt I made years ago with a sewing theme was the jumping off point for deciding how to decorate my sewing room. I have always loved Mary Engelbreit with her adorable little children prints and use of bright colors with black and white checks and such.

So my sewing room is all Mary Engelbreit...from the window valance to the cover on my big board ironing board and the applique quilt on the wall...and lots of knick-knacks and pin cushions from her line, as well.

I have a Quilter's Dream sewing table by Horn for my Bernina 640E. I have an inexpensive cutting cabinet/table from Joann's and my husband made my big board for my ironing board. My Westie Yogi has a dog bed up on the table so he can look at the squirrels on the deck out the window. And one wall is covered with a felted batting for a design wall. My Target bookcase is full of quilting, sewing and embroidery books. And my Walmart black media cabinet is full of chick flicks in both DVD and VHS formats. I have a black metal 4 shelf unit with my TV/VCR/DVD and other supplies, as well as three mini-drawer sets for scraps and an antique drawer unit on the top for my fat quarters.

My room has evolved over time. I keep finding new ways to store stuff. Tomorrow, I'll share my stash closet and supplies and scrap drawers! I'm fine tuning an idea for starting a scrap quilting group at the quilt shop...and would LOOOVVEE your ideas and input from your own experiences with that topic, too! So let me hear from you!! Don't be shy! All thoughts are welcome! God Bless! Polly


  1. Your sewing room is wonderful! I love to look at other people's sewing spaces, you pick up so many neat ideas!

  2. What a delightful room! I love it! I need to get the computer and desk out of my room, so that I can have Randy build me one of those big board ironing tables. Not sure where to move it to though.

  3. What a happy sewing room! I love all your ME stuff - you can't help but smile when you see her art work. You've done a great job with organization. Hope you get to spend many many hours in this happy place!

  4. I do enjoy the tours of the sewing rooms. Sure does give ideas on how best to organize, especially when the stash is growing and you have to be creative to store it so you can still find it and know you have it and yet it doesn't take away all your work space. sure is a challenge.


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)