Friday, October 9, 2015

WHOOMP There IT Is! #2

I'd like to thank everyone who linked up to my 1st linky party last week. It was a huge success! It was so much fun, I'm doing it again! 

Today I'm sharing some of my recent sewing room improvements. For the longest time I've wanted a sewing table that would allow my sewing machine to be flush w/the table top . Anything to help make FMQ a little easier. I found a pic on Instagram, gave it to a friend along w/measurements I felt would work for me and he came up w/a building plan.  

Well...I was off on my measurements and the 1st draft of the table came up a little short...literally! Believe it or not, I didn't take into consideration that the machine would sit below the top of the table and I could barely fit my legs under it...which was no good considering I'm a big fan of the knee lift.  

 But have no fear, it was a quick fix w/a set of risers. They raised the table 1.25" which was all it needed.
After sewing on it for awhile I decided that I really needed something up front to rest my hands on. Modifications were definitely in order.
And a few months later, modifications were made. I did not add longer legs though, I'm still just using the risers.

I used my old sewing table as a return which works perfectly for quilting.  

It's also where I store Oh Susana (my serger), Penelope (my backup and sometimes traveler), and my thread case. I just realized if I turn it around, to where it faces out, I can have a guest sewer in my sewing room!
I got rid of the bookshelves in the closet and installed shelves for book and fabric storage.

I've heard I should protect my fabric stash from dust and sunlight, so I also put up curtains. One of these days I'd like to make cute patchwork curtains.

I raised my cutting table w/some high risers I found at Walmart. Now it's the perfect height. I've got some other storage going on under my cutting table too. 
My design wall is a piece of fleece tacked up on the wall.  It's been black since I started quilting 4 years ago, but I wanted the room to be brighter so I traded the black for a pretty mint green. 
Next on the list of sewing room improvements is a Quilters Ironing Board!

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  1. Great tidy up. Hubby made me an extension for my table around my sewing machine. It's raised the sewing area but my machine sits at the same height it always has. It's made such a difference to my quilting

  2. Love your sewing room, Zenia! It is so very inviting :). Great job on the table! Thanks for the link up!

  3. Love your new table! The L shape is so handy. The closet looks so much more efficient with the wall to wall shelves too. You have quite the nice stash!

  4. Wonderful changes to your sewing room Zenia!
    I have a DIY ironing board that I just love.
    No new post for me this week, so I can't link up, but you are doing great!

  5. Oooo, I'm jealous of your drop-in table modification! And your terribly organised-looking storage shelves! And just your whole craft room in general! The trouble with having a penchant for making large quilts is... managing to quilt them, I find. But I love my current table (lucky find at a local auction) and don't know if I'd be brave enough to take a saw to it! Maybe some day....

  6. Looks great and I like how you are thinking about having me over to sew :)

  7. Your room is looking great! Love the double tables.

  8. What a wonderful sewing studio! You've done a good job maximizing your space. Thanks for the linky party!

  9. What a great set-up. I love quilting in an L-shape table.

  10. Looks like you can be super productive now! Thanks for sharing the peek inside your sewingroom and for hosting!

  11. My husband built a table for my machine too a while back and I have the same sewing machine as you too! I am visiting from Val's blog. You can see my table which is posted on her linky party under yours. I am sure you love your table as much as I love mine!

  12. So glad you rejuvinated this post as I obviously missed it. (SORRY!!!) Love getting a peek into your creative space and good tips too!!!

  13. very clever making that table, nothing beats having a good place to sew.....I have added your link party badge to my linky page at my blog to remember to come by and party on Saturdays....I have also started a Linky Party at my blog which is still quite brand new. It is Design Board Monday at Bits'nBobs....come and check it out sometime and is it ok if I link up my post with my linky attached (some people don't like that)


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