Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Workroom Revamp part one

The last half of 2018 I took a bit of a "sewbatical", my workroom was starting to resemble a rubbish tip (my own fault as I was just dumping things wherever there was space), and I wasn't really feeling the love for quilting, had problems finding things and was starting to avoid going in there.

Looking into my workroom from the door

Having to remove the majority of my accumulated "stuff" provided the impetus to have a good look at everything and decide which projects, fabrics etc still sparked joy.  After looking at all my fabric I knew that I had a major SABLE (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy) situation. Not wanting to burden someone else with the problem of disposing of my stash in the future, I passed on a lot of fabrics to a friend who makes charity quilts, other items went to the local thrift shop.

The sewing side

One of my main aims was to have more available floor space so I drew up a floor plan and moved things around on paper before deciding on the final layout.  I also decided to remove the design wall so the room could be painted properly.  With the design wall gone, there were two empty walls, so the Simply Sixteen went on one side and everything else on the other side of the room. 

The quilting side

 So far the layout is working well,  I have a lot more room around the Simply Sixteen and don't have to squeeze myself between anything to access the power point as I did previously.  Having it in this position also means I have good peripheral vision and it is less likely that I will get surprised by the Mister while I am engrossed in quilting. 

I'll do another post about some of the other changes in my workroom in a day or so.


  1. Uhm need to get some order in my sewing room too. Yours looks great!

  2. Well done you, Pip! I’m heading into my minefield today to try and sort it out. Happy sewing.

  3. This looks beautifully tidy and easy to use. Good Job done!


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