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Day 2: Sewing Space 🪡

Welcome to Day 2 of Cheryl’s blog challenge! Today the theme is one of my favorites – our studios 💜. Mine is located in the loft of our house – an incredibly cozy but slightly challenging footprint! Above you see the room as you enter…to your left, my rustic cutting table (created by a very gifted wood artist) sits, complete with dog bed tucked in underneath for my German Shepherd Kane 🐾. That rainbow of fabrics you see tucked into little berry containers are my favorite Lava Solids from Anthology Fabrics – I adore them! http://anthologyfabrics.com/lavafatq-1-rainbow/

Turning to your right, you will see the built-in bookshelves…which are almost 😆 large enough to hold my stash. The mostly-solids are organized in rainbow order of course, with hand-dyeds and other special fabrics in their assigned places. See my Uppercase magazine and book collection? Love ❤️! https://uppercasemagazine.com/collections/books

To the right of the bookcase is an interior window which I call my inspiration corner ✨…as you can tell, these photos were taken in October 😉.

Sitting in the middle of the room, on wheels, is my rolling pressing station – my husband is a genius at designing these things! What an improvement from a rickety ironing board – this holds (some of) my quilting book collections and tons of small art supplies in small drawers. See those 2 rolls tucked in between the first and second plastic drawer sets? Rolls of my beloved Mistyfuse, the best ever fusible – more on that later this month! https://www.mistyfuse.com/

Turning right, you’ll see the alcove holding my enormous sewing table (see ‘brilliant husband’ above ;))…a perfect way to make use of every inch of this oddly-shaped space. A 🌈 of Aurifil 50wt spools just fits on the molding above…and the desk has plenty of room for my Bernina 570QE and serger, printer and my new favorite toy, my Cricut Maker. A very large surface means a very large amount of storage space beneath – more rolling plastic drawers accommodate an embarrassing amount of thread ☺️ and bins hold batting.

Turning right one last time, you’ll face my HandiQuilter Avante, table sized down to 6’ because 99% of my work is art quilts and I don’t need it to be any larger. More storage beneath!

Thanks for stopping in! Of course, it always looks this neat 😆…but it is my favorite place in the world 💜 😊. See you tomorrow for Day 3!

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