Although I could have hundreds of quilting accessories filling up my sewing room, I find that the most basic ones are all that I need. There is no race, that I know of, to see who has the most gadgets and accessories…it’s just me and my sewing room with fabric, pins, an iron and my sewing machine. Most of the other STUFF that quilt shops sell is just that – STUFF. I already have a one-butt sewing room, so why fill it up with anything more than the basic accessories and then lots of fabric? 🙂
Bobbin holders are one of the necessities I need in my sewing room. When starting a quilt, I take the thread that I have chosen to use for the quilt and fill two or three bobbins (depending on the size of the quilt project) full of that thread – the extras go into one of the bobbin keepers below…and it saves me tons of time when I run out of thread in one bobbin and can just pop a filled bobbin into my sewing machine.
And when I speak of filling up my sewing room with fabric, I couldn’t resist purchasing another roll-up of Kona solids. hmmm, that’s some yummy solid fabrics, for sure! And if you read this blog regularly, you can see that I still haven’t unrolled the previous Kona roll-up that I purchased in November 2013!
Unfortunately for Kona, I may be forced to stop purchasing their fabrics and talking about them in my social media. I have asked them to sponsor a few things and they refuse to respond to me. That’s not playing nice…and I want to play nice with my quilting products!
What essential quilting accessories do YOU have in your sewing room/studio? Inquiring minds want to know!