My Weekend Project

My sewing room is chaos, but I plan to shove enough stuff aside to work on this project this weekend. There is enough fabric there to create a full size quilt for daughter’s bedroom. We went easy on Christmas this year with the thought of re-decorating her bedroom. She’s no longer a toddler and has a few years before she becomes a tween, so the Sweet Dreams line from Lakehouse Drygoods is perfect. Girly, bright, happy, and timeless.

102_3369My thought is to take the flower cluster panels and create a pieced center surrounded by various borders of coordinating fabric. Because I need to have it done by the end of January, I will let my long-armer do the quilting. And then I plan to use prairie points as the border. I have almost all of the coordinating prints and as a prairie points, the binding should look pretty amazing against a white bed skirt.

I plan to take the rest of the fabric and make coordinating items for her room, i.e., lamp shade, curtains, wall art, etc.

Early last month I started reading home organization blogs. Our house is filled with clutter and “stuff” as we have progressively been moving into smaller homes. Most of it is “stuff” we have a sentimental attachment to. My sewing room is full of such items…the buttons I inherited from my mother-in-law, the vintage tools handed down by my great-aunt, etc.  And since we had to move into a smaller house, my sewing room also doubles as an office and triples as a library. It’s time for this stuff to go.

Let me just say before I post these pictures how ashamed I am of my mess. It’s like a scene from Hoarders. And that has me scared spitless. This is not going to be an over night deal, there’s just too much. I have been trolling Pinterest looking for inspiration and I have several ideas floating in the back of my head. The final reveal will take place mid-February as I have A LOT of shopping to do in search of cabinets, storage bins, etc. And as a side note, since taking these photos I have packed up a VERY large box of books to sell as well as sorted out board games and straightened them up. My husband wouldn’t be happy if I get rid of them, because most of them were his when he was a child. But I’ve made a start and that’s what counts. Right?

Messy Sewing Space 1 Messy Sewing Space 2 Messy Sewing Space 3 Messy Sewing Space 4

So if you need some inspiration to de-clutter your sewing space, I invite you to follow my Sewing Room Ideas.

Have a Happy New Year!



10 thoughts on “My Weekend Project

  1. I love the fabrics for your daughters quilt! Organizing a small space is always a challenge- I am continually trying to improve as well. Every little bit helps. Good Luck!

  2. Your room looks pretty neatly organized already but you will enjoy having new cabinets or shelves. And culling so you only have the best left to work with will make you jump for joy! My favorite thing about my sewing room is that the fabrics are stored in a closet: shelves for all my things with DOORS. When it starts feeling cluttered, I can shut the doors! If you haven’t, may I suggest you consider doors or drapes to give that visual relief when needed.

    1. What a great idea! I’ve been considering installing a ceiling mounted curtain rod to use as a design wall. I could do it in front of the fabric/sewing shelving to separate them from the rest of the room. My other option is to use an existing room divider that is in pretty rough shape. It’s made from 2×2’s and is just a frame. It was used for an outdoor display, so I could fill the centers in with felt covered lauan plywood. Now the ideas are churning. Thank you so much!

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