Elizabeth’s Sewing Room

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Sewing Room 1

On Monday I shared my quilting space and today I am sharing my sewing room. Both of these rooms are in the basement and next to each other.  This room was originally built as an exercise room….but let’s face it….I would MUCH rather have a sewing space than an exercise space!  The room itself is pretty small (I think it is 10 x12) but it is perfect for what I need it for.

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A Quilting Space

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I’ve had quite a few sewing spaces over the years…all of them very different. I started out setting up a small rectangular table in the family room while my two oldest were young. It was great for that stage in my life because I could watch the two of them play and be close to them and sneak in a few minutes of sewing or quilting in the afternoons. It was also a bit hard because I was also constantly having to put things away and watch out for scissors and pins….but I was just excited to have a dedicated table to sewing. I then moved to an area of a bedroom that was meant as a sitting room (which you can see pictures of that sewing space HERE) which again was a great space for what I was working with at the time. In that space I figured out some good fabric storage that worked well for me and it was a great space for what I needed at the time.

This week I am sharing my sewing space(s) with you–today I am showing you the quilting room and then on Wednesday I will show you the sewing room which is next door. In our current house I do feel very lucky to have dedicated spaces for each (allbeit small spaces) and while I have dreams of a studio with exposed white brick and wood floors and natural lighting for days on end, I do love that I have something that is simple and functional for me.

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My Small Sewing Space

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Today I get to share with you my small sewing space.

I would be lying if I said I didn’t want a spacious sewing studio with a pool table sized cutting tables, grand windows, beautiful hardwood floors, and walls lined with shelves full of expensive fabric.  BUT…even though that would be crazy awesome and I would love it…I can’t complain.  I have carved out for myself a small sewing nook that I use everyday and LOVE (a lot) even if it won’t ever be on the cover of a magazine.

Small Sewing Space Collage

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LOVE YOUR SEWING SPACE

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Hello!  For the entire month of February we want to celebrate sewing spaces…large spaces, small spaces, messy spaces, and organized spaces…even those make shift spaces on top of the kitchen table!  So welcome to “Love Your Sewing Space” month!

 

Here’s how it’s going to work:

*Today we will open up a linky party where you can show us YOUR sewing space.  (We are so so excited about this!  We can’t wait to see a small window into your lives!)  And everyone who links up a photo of their sewing room is entered to win a $100 gift card from IKEA!  So link up!

*Next week Elizabeth will take you on a tour of her sewing spaces.

*The 3rd week of February I will show you around my sewing spaces.

*The 4th week of February we get to share with you the sewing spaces of some of our blogging friends.

Throw a few tutorials in there and another surprise giveaway or two and it’s going to be a great month!

So let’s get started by linking up those photos of your sewing space:

 

Quilt Block of the Month: Heart Quilt Block

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It’s the first Monday of the month which means it’s time for our Quilt Block of the Month!

This month we are doing a heart quilt block for Valentine’s Day.  This block was not included on our Quilt Block of the Month Quilt…it is a “bonus block” that can easily be made into a mini quilt or a pillow…however it finishes the same size as the blocks used in the quilt ( 16″ x16″) and can be substituted for any one of them!

(For all the information about the blocks for each month of the year, yardage requirements, or to purchase a quilt of the month kit just click HERE.)

Now…let’s get started!

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DIY Heart Valentine Gloves

DIY Heart Gloves

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I am usually about simple things for Valentine’s Day around here, but the other day we spotted these red gloves in one of the dollar bins and I thought they would be a fun little something for a Valentine treat.  And since the weather is still so cold here in February, gloves will still be worn a lot in the month of February!

If you would like to make some too, they are simple and fast for an afternoon project….here’s what you do.

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Snowman Handwarmers

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This post is sponsored by Wayfair.

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Today we are taking part in the Wayfair’s Spectacular Snow Day Campaign for great DIY’s and recipes that everyone can make during a snow day…and today’s tutorial is one that we definitely need with all the snow and cold we have had this winter!

I am a big fan of handwarmers, probably because my hands are always cold.  These handwarmers are filled with rice and after they are made, you put them in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds and then slip them in your pockets to keep you warm for a couple of hours.

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Sewing Room 1

Elizabeth’s Sewing Room

On Monday I shared my quilting space and today I am sharing my sewing room. Both of these rooms are in the basement and next to each other.  This room was originally built as an exercise room….but let’s face it….I would MUCH rather have a sewing space than an exercise space!  The room itself is…

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5 things every sewing space needs

5 Things Every Sewing Space Needs

  No matter big or small there are five things that every sewing room needs!  And most of them can be done on a budget…..let’s look at the top 5 Things Every Sewing Space Needs!

PicMonkey Collage

A Quilting Space

I’ve had quite a few sewing spaces over the years…all of them very different. I started out setting up a small rectangular table in the family room while my two oldest were young. It was great for that stage in my life because I could watch the two of them play and be close to them…

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