Normally, I wouldn’t share my sewing room mess with anyone. But, these are desperate times! My quilt studio should be finished this week – and not a moment too soon! These photos will show you just how full my current sewing room in our house is:
My sewing machine is barely noticeable on my sewing table.
My shelves are overflowing and I have run out of room to store things under my cutting table.
Bolts of muslin in front of boxes and boxes and more boxes.
I just have to laugh when someone comes to see me and wants to see what quilts I have made or projects I have completed…and as they look around, they see other things that make them ask me why I have such an item in my sewing room. It’s time to come clean! These are some not-so-normal items that I found in my sewing room that an outsider may have no clue about.
This is a Pampered Chef® Pastry Plastic Scraper. I just looked on their website and do not see it listed, so they may not make them anymore. This is one handy tool, though! I use it when I’m trimming blocks or fabric to scrape my cutting board of the tiny pieces left behind.
This is a pasta fork used in most kitchens who make pasta. One of my dear friends showed me how wonderful of a back scratcher it is so I keep it in my cup of necessary sewing gadgets in case I have an itch that I need scratching.
Most quilters know what the bottom tool is, it’s a classic crystal point turner. But, if I have something bigger that I need to turn right-side out, my husband made me this stick – which works perfectly to at least get my project turned and then I use the point turner for getting my corners pushed out.
Clothes pins are a must-have around my sewing room. You can see one here, holding up some of the templates that I use quite often.
What’s in YOUR sewing room that is unconventional but serves a great purpose to you?
Since we have been celebrating “Christmas in July 2014” at BOMquilts.com, I thought it appropriate to flashback on another holiday quilt gem from our “Christmas in July 2008” selections – “Golden Royal Layers“:
This finished out to be an absolutely gorgeous quilt…I just wish I remember who I gifted it to! LOL
Try making it with your favorite holiday fabrics that are on the market now, but be sure you find a fabric that has the fabric panels as that’s one of the things that really makes this quilt stand out!
The July Quilt Dash ends on July 31st. If you are already a member or are a new member, you need to click the link beside the Wedded Bliss that says “Join this Quilt Dash.” In the past, we have had a group of members who have started the Quilt Dash on the last day of the game and then got frustrated and sent emails requesting help to find all of the images they’ve needed to complete a Quilt Dash. Unfortunately, neither my partner nor I are able to be at our computers 24/7, so those members have gotten frustrated with us, sending us not-nice emails because we did not respond to their needs immediately. So, we started ending the sign-up option the day before the end of a Quilt Dash so as to not upset those folks who waited until the last minute to participate.
Here is an image of this month’s Quilt Dash “Wedded Bliss” free pattern you will receive the instructions for, if you complete the Quilt Dash: