Before we start the tour, I would like to announce the winners from the last post. The following 3 people were randomly chosen to win a set of the new patterns:
Anne Simonot – who commented at 9:50 am on 10/12
Frankie – who commented at 12:39 am on 10-13
Diane – who commented at 9:35 pm on 10/14
Please email your shipping addresses to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get your little package of goodies out right away!
The sewing room tour today was something I wanted to share – even though I have shared it in the past (Links to parts 1 and 2 will be listed at the end). The sewing room belongs to my Dear Mother. In the last few months, she has repainted it a soft aqua blue and given it a whole new look! With that new look, she has made a new quilt to go on the focal wall. That new quilt became one of the new patterns that I shared last week – Refresh. Here it is on the focal wall in her sewing room –
Stepping back a bit, you can see what a nice grouping the quilt makes with the couch, the family pictures, and the ironing station.
Moving around the room clockwise, here is a better look at that ironing station. This is seriously the most popular thing from that old post! Everyone wants to know about the ironing station and where to get one. It is custom-made, so it’s not possible to just go out and buy one. Because it is custom-made, is has features like the slide out for the iron to sit on, so it’s not hogging valuable ironing space. You can also pop the top off, and underneath that cushioned ironing top is a laminate counter top, so it can also be used as a cutting station. If you are cutting out a large project, you can pull the ironing station out from the wall (it’s on wheels) and there is another pop-up that makes the ironing station about 3 times this size.
You can see the pop-up a little bit in this next picture (a shot from the old post. It’s that black line on the back of the ironing station)
Continuing around the room, we have a bank of cabinets under the window.
To the left is another sewing station and the main cutting table.
Above the cutting table, the cabinets are open for “decorative purposes.”
The cutting table is nicely lit with the under the cabinet lighting
And continuing around, we have a closet and back to the quilt wall.
I also wanted to share a few of the cabinet ideas, as Mom is great at coming up with lots of great ideas for getting the most out of your sewing room.
Drawer Dividers to keep everything nicely organized –
A file drawer or two –
Instead of a Lazy-Susan in the corner, she has extra deep drawers that take advantage of all that under the cabinet storage.
There is a slide out drawer to stow her printer out of sight.
And – one of my favorite details: Little pull outs on either side of the sewing station so that when you are working on a quilt, you have some extra space around you to lay out your pieces.
After I did the first post on Mom’s sewing room, we got lots of emails asking for more details – sizes of everything, etc. Mom found her drawings from the cabinet maker and has offered to share them. Click here and here to download the drawings.
And for those of you who will ask – her paint color is 3/4 tint of Balmy Seas by Behr. It’s a lovely color, don’t you think?
And perfect with her beautiful new quilt! That’s all for now – I hope you enjoyed the tour.