Thursday, August 16, 2012

I am therefore iQuilt

Moda Bake Shop are having a Show off your stash linky party where you can show off your quilting space and how you store your fabric.

My space became 'My Space' when we closed in the double garage to house my long arm machine. It is a wonderful haven where I can escape into creativity in the form of design, sewing and long arm quilting. It is frequented by my family and Jasper my poodle, where they just sit, play and chat while I work.
Zoid attacking my Bella Solid
Jasper has excellent taste in threads
This is my office /design niche. It doesn't always look like this but it wouldn't be a creative space if it did not have some chaos to it.


I love the soft, beachy hues of pale turquoise and white with a dash of warm red. The wall and floor are neutral so I add colour within the room when required.


Years ago I had a cabinetry maker put together a sewing table and an pressing table with basket storage underneath. On my wish list for next year is a large cutting and basting table where I can layout a quilt (Pending a Lotto win).

I have a lovely view into the bushland behind the house.
I hang the scissors on a cup stand and some rulers on wooden ruler stands
The rest of the rulers are on hooks at the end of the table.
Spotted around the room are old silky oak towel racks to hang quilts and WIPs on and a tub chair for long arm workstation desk. For my birthday last year, my beautiful friend Tania made me these divine covers for my chairs.
Tania's Chair Covers - very posh
Silky Oak Tub Chair. I find all these gems second hand. A good sanding and
coat of Shellac or Polyurethane, new upholstery and a place to
be useful is all they need.

I love my pressing table because I can iron wide pieces of material (When it is not cluttered with all my projects). The drawers make a handy storage area for my yardage stash.

These cupboards were removed from the kitchen when we renovated last year. They make an excellent vessel for my threads and fabrics.

All the WIP sitting in boxes on top of the cupboard.


I have some tall baskets to house the interfacing and fusible media.


Behind sliding doors, I have a little e-shop where I sell Moda pre-cuts and a notions. I was lucky enough to inherit the storage area from the old garage which has floor to ceiling shelving. It is a clean, dry area to keep my stock, stationery and wadding rolls.

I wish I could keep them all!
Behind the long arm machine rests the silky oak quilt hanger which was made by a friends husband. I have my Fractured Christmas Star hanging at the moment but often change the quilt to suit my mood. ( I feel Christmassy at the moment ).


The long arm takes up most the room in my sewing space. I run a long arm business and have had the privilege to quilt for some gorgeous ladies and their quilts.


Well, that was a simple tour of my little piece of quilting paradise. I still have to mount a design wall and add a few hooks around the place to hang the odd trinket or two so I guess it will always be a work in progress.

26 comments:

  1. What a lovely, bright, airy space! I like how you hang your rulers, I must do that!

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  2. Perfectly lovely! I love those boxes of perfectly placed thread. Mine is all tossed into a make shift sewing kit.
    Really beautiful, Jane!

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  3. Fabulous to have a tour around your place Jane, what a gorgeous place to work and be inspired. xo

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  4. Your room is very lovely and so neat! I have a large room, but it needs a good paint job and I haven't found the right layout yet. You have given me some inspiration!

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  5. So nice to see your space - its gorgeous! Looks lovely and light and I love that you have a nice view out of your window. Xx

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  6. what a gorgeous sewing space. I am sure if I had one like that I would never venture into the house again.
    Beautiful.

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  7. Oh I want your space! But failing that, you've given me some good ideas for the future...

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  8. Lovely room! So peaceful and wonderfully laid out. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Very pretty - hey where did you find the storage bins for the Aurifil spools?

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  10. OMG! How gorgeously tidy is your workspace?? And that box of thread.. divine!

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  11. What a lovely space. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thanks for your tour of your sewing studio! I feel like I have visited you...without spending all that time "in the air!" I love your colors at your desk, and your view out back. I will be a follower!

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  13. I absolutely LOVE your sewing space! Thank you for showing it to us :)

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  14. I love your sewing space - what a treat it would be to work in there! Your dog is just gorgeous too!

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  15. Your sewing space is just gorgeous! Gosh I don't think I'd want to ever leave if I had a room like that! Beautifully decorated too Jane!

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  16. Very jealous Miss Jane! I love that print you have above your computer :) and those rulers!!!

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  17. Good thing I don't have a larcenous tendency! I love your space and Jasper! I incorporate some of your ideas already and will analyze other ideas to see if/how I can implement them.

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  18. Oh man, it is so organised! I would be so ashamed to show my sewing room in it's current state...

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  19. What a lovely space Jane! Makes me want to come and visit and have a cuppa and watch you work your magic! Jacinta

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  20. Your sewing space is absolutly gorgeous!!!! I love it!!!!

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  21. what a fabulous space.. your shelves make me green with envy!

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  22. Wow, wow, wow! What a lovely big space. Your organising skills are amazing too and have given me some food for thought.

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  23. really neat! I had the same idea for rulers what hooks did you use? I hate to hammer the cabinet!

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