You Can Quilt! Behind the Scenes: Where I Sew
Today Julie at That's Sew Julie is reviewing You Can Quilt! Julie actually participated in the original We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler and made three test blocks for the book. Check out her quilt and blocks and see what she has to say about You Can Quilt! (Looking for the giveaway? Go here.)
I love to see where people sew so that is what I will share with you today. Until I started working on the book I usually sewed in a little room down in our partially finished basement. However, it and the surrounding basement were not kid friendly and I didn't want my 1 year old wandering around down there and getting into who knows what while I was sewing. So, much to my husband's dismay, I moved everything I would need upstairs --- and it has been here ever since.
I set up my sewing machine at the kitchen table and made a pact with myself that whenever my husband wasn't traveling that the sewing machine and all my stuff would be off the table for dinner. I would unplug the machine and put it on the ground near the table and pile everything else onto the cutting mat and set it all on top of the ironing board in the hall just outside the kitchen.
The hall that runs down the side of the house is fairly wide and I was able to park my ironing board there full time. The kids' table was also was stacked with sewing stuff.
When not in active use the sewing machine live under the ironing board or in the coat cubby a few steps down the hall. I also keep the cutting mat, rulers and box of fabric stacked in the cubby.
I am actually pretty proud of how in control it stayed. It could have been better, but it could have been a lot worse.
Tomorrow is the last day of the blog hop. Lyn, a beginning quilter will be posting on her mother-in-law's blog Flourishing Palms. I can't wait to see what she has to say.