Hello and happy Monday! Today I’m excited to share the Happy Little Things Block of the Month program which begins today. This year’s quilt is a fun quilt that I can’t wait to start sewing. If you haven’t heard about this free quilt along yet, keep reading for all of the details and a giveaway.
Happy Little Things Block of the Month
Once again Jacquelynne is using our fabrics for one of her colorways…the desert color way. I love how she has used our fabrics in her quilt, and I can hardly wait to start using them myself. Today you’ll be able to access the cutting instructions for the Happy Little Things quilt along with the instructions for block one. Be sure to visit Jacquelynne’s blog if you haven’t signed up yet to receive the patterns.
Happy Little Things Participating Bloggers
- A Quilting Life (that’s me)!
- Podunk Pretties
- The Crafty Quilter
- Flamingo Toes
- Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
- Happy Quilting Melissa
- The Quilting Nook
- Kathy’s Quilts
Happy Little Things Giveaway Details
This month’s giveaway is a wonderful prize package from Olfa which includes the brand new blue Olfa rotary cutter and mat ensemble pictured above. There is just something about this wonderful new color Olfa has just introduced. Blue is my favorite color, so of course I could hardly wait for these notions to become available. Here are the giveaway rules:
- This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.
- You can enter at each of the participating blogs listed above; however, there is only one prize per person for this month’s giveaway (you won’t be able to win on more than one blog).
- My giveaway is open through Sunday, August 11th, and I will contact the winner to get shipping information on Monday, August 12th.
- To enter leave a comment mentioning your biggest challenge in the sewing room.
- Be sure to leave your email address if necessary, so I can contact you.
- Best of luck!
Best of luck! Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Which Happy Little Things Block do you like most? Share in a comment below!
Gretchen Weaver says
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is keeping it clean and organized. I’ve got piles of fabrics all over the floor and lets not even talk about thread on the carpet!
Great work! I love the video. My biggest challenge in the sewing room is organization. I also have to share my space with my children. So if I’m not organized or at least know where to find things, then it’s a lost cause.
Catherine D Stovall says
Biggest challenge in my sewing room…..NOT ENOUGH LIGHTING!!! I have got to remedy that situation soon….
Charald Comeau says
My biggest challenge is free motion quilting on my domestic.
Susan Green says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is space. I have several vintage sewing machines that I have in other places in my house.
Nellie Ford says
My biggest challenge is organization.
Cheryl Lea says
My biggest challenge, until recently, was having enough room to work, but I just finished getting rid of all my old hobby stashes (knitting and papercrafting supplies), and now I feel like I’m in an entirely new room! Yay!
Jessie McCloskey says
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is finishing a project! I’m still learning, so it’s tempting to keep starting new projects because that’s “easier” than learning how to push through the more difficult parts and just finish them already.
Enjoy your easy to follow tutorials.
Cindy Whittaker says
My biggest challenge is finding space for all my WIPs. I have too many projects going at once. I always appreciate your organizing tips! That helps a ton.
LISA LAMIE says
I need more shelves and lights and time!!
Sandy Allen says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is the fact that it is a small room that is a “pass through” to the back door. It is right off the kitchen and tends to get used as a “catch all” room for things that need to be put away or stored for a short time. At times it is hard to find my way to my machine!
Sherri space used to be a challenge in my sewing space but not I have an open loft and my challenge is not wanting to leave it!
My sewing room is not big, and it was very challenging for me to store efficiently my stash. I have boxes and drawers, and I’m quite please with this system for now!
Kathie L says
My biggest challenge is keeping things neat. My cutting table is a disaster of scraps and partial projects
My biggest challenge is just keeping it tidy, especially the threads all over the floor.
My biggest challenge is to find a place to store all my fabric!
My biggest challenge is organizing storage.
My biggest challenge is keeping the room neat.
Sharon Rowe says
My biggest challenge is finding the time to actually sew.
My biggest challenge is space and storage!
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is finding the time to do all of the projects that I want to do
My biggest challenge right now is getting things set up how things will work for me.
My biggest challenge right now is learning my new sewing machine.
Suzanne Dunford says
My biggest challenge is putting my fabric away after I’ve used it!
Pamela Jean Richards says
My husband has been having health issues this year – so my sewing has been limited.
Victoria L Peck says
My biggest sewing room challenge is that it’s not just for sewing! It serves as my work space as well as my yoga practice space.
Nancy McGovern says
Too much clutter.
My biggest challenge is staying focused and not getting distracted.
My biggest challenge is keeping my sewing room neat and having enough room for all the supplies that I have accumulated over the years as a quilting and sewing teacher.
Diane Schmidt says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is staying focused on the task I am currently working on. I seem to look beyond my project and start new ideas. I just love sewing and all the opportunities is allows me to experience in life.
Shiella Shilts says
My biggest challenge right now is being in a hotel room for the next two months!
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is keeping things in a neat and orderly fashion.. I tend to just pile things up and then not be able to find what I am looking for..
My biggest challenge is keeping my sewing room organized. With multiple projects on the go, it can quickly look messy.
I am currently living with my daughter and her family. I don’t have a designated sewing space and have to set up and take down my sewing machine every time I want to sew. It’s my biggest challenge because it’s time consuming and off putting at times. Fortunately she supports my craft and encourages me to sew!!❤
sue atkins says
I knew the answer right away, cleaning! I’m always jumping into the next project before I take time to clean up so I have stuff piled up from last 3 projects to work around.
My biggest challenge is finishing one project before I start 3 or 5 (I’m not joking either) others. It seems like it takes me a long time to actually finish a Quilt or Sewing project. I have finally decided it was high time to change my ways. I WILL NOT START ANOTHER PROJECT foR the next few months until I finish some UFO’s.
Sue singer says
Mine is keeping it neat.
Denise :) says
I have several challenges! My hubby and I are fulltime RVers, but we’re parked in a semi permanent space right now. To that end, I have a nook, an 8′ by 8′ space that’s just for me–an outbuilding. It’s small, which is a challenge in itself (considering my fabric stash! LOL!), so keeping it neat and orderly is absolutely critical to me being able to function in it! 🙂
Kathy Langston says
My biggest challenge is space. I live in a small apartment and sew in the front room so space is limited.
EILEEN KEANE says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is my UFO pile. I’m great at starting projects, but terrible at finishing. A BOM could be just what I need.
Janis Altomare says
My biggest challenge is getting my butt in the chair. It seems as though lately, I have a lot of distractions. Hopefully the cooler weather will correct that problem.
My biggest challenge is not having enough wall space for a large design wall. Sometimes it is hard laying out a quilt on the floor and actually “viewing” it correctly. Thank you for the opportunity at the giveaway.
Suzanne Cooper says
My biggest challenge is fabric storage. I do buy faster than I sew. How can I help it when they keep coming out with such wonderful fabric collections? I only have so much will power, if you know what I mean.
Ashley Deasey says
My hardest thing is keeping all my fabric organized, and not having enough cabinets to store it in is the cause of that? I don’t need anymore fabric, but try telling a quilter that?
My biggest challenge is having too much stuff. I struggle with how to organize it all.
Joyce Carter says
The biggest challenge for me is actually when I am sewing. I really have a hard time lining up my seams. I have tried pinning, using glue and even hand basting them, but it is still difficult for me to get them lined up even.
Thank you for the giveaway.
Toni Ellison says
Like everyone never enough space or storage but you make it work when you love something!!
Tamara Gassen says
Biggest challenge is to keep organized. Oh I forgot stepping over dogs to get to the iron. I guess that’s 2
Leigh Anne Humphrey says
My biggest sewing room challenge is finishing a project before starting a new one.
April Lopez says
My biggest challenge is organization especially with projects I’m working on so they don’t get lost but actually get done.
My biggest challenge is scraps and fabric. I keep trying different method but haven’t found the one system that feels right!
Lori Hubert says
My biggest challenge is finding time to make all the quits I want to make! Life on the farm is busy!!
MY biggest challenge isn’t definitely space!
Angela B says
My biggest challenge is keeping the bobbin & thread to work cohesively. As soon I start on something, (BAM!) the bobbin thread has popped and stopping feeding through.
Anne Dirks says
My biggest challenge is getting bulky seams to press flat. It sure can ruin a block.
Diane W. says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is that the table I sew on is too small. It’s card table size and it’s the table that came with my Singer Featherweight machine. So when I need to quilt or bimd my quilts, I have to do it on my kitchen counter.
My biggest challenge is my high-end sewing machine. It has bells and whistles. The dealer closed and there is no one near by for training. Every time I am in the mood to sew, it is “back to studying the manual, studying the dvd, looking up youtubes. Maybe succeeding and maybe making a mess, a broken needle or worse. Little accomplished. I don’t have fun on this machine. Definitely challenged.
Laura M says
Sorry if this posts twice. My biggest challenge is remembering to put things back so I can find them again.
My biggest problem is that I don’t have a sewing room. I have a table that is also used as the puzzle table. My wife and son use it as a catch all for anything they don’t want to find its actual home. Mom will figure it out is there thinking. So anytime I want to sew I have to unbury the table and sneak the time to sew.
Pam Jolly says
My biggest challenge is that i don’t have room for a design wall.
Linda E Andrews says
My biggest challenge is finding the time, or should I say, making the time to be in my sewing space and actually sewing!!
Mary Hayes says
I am with everyone else on this, space is always a challenge. Then again so is keeping fabric organized. I do pretty good with my stash of fabric, but I inherited a lot of fabric my mother had and it is all vintage style. I don’t want to mix the two stashes. This fabric is beautiful in it’s own right, but I feel it is best suited to specific patterns. I also inherited an entire set of Dresden plate blocks my mom made out of feed sack material. My biggest challenge is actually putting these blocks together into a quilt that will do justice to these beautiful blocks my mom created.
My biggest sewing room challenge is managing all the scraps I produce. I’ve tried various methods to organize them, but still find jumbled bits of scraps with no rhyme or reason.
Becky Bynum says
My biggest challenge in quilting is deciding on and adding borders to my finished tops!
Karen Brasher says
My biggest challenge is having the space for projects and to have a design wall.
Austa Rogers says
My biggest challenge is making decisions and in the process I get out a ton of stuff that does not get put away leaving e with a messy sewing room
Gina Garcia says
Space never have enough.
No question about it…my biggest challenge is organization. I’m getting better, but there is definitely room for more improvement. 🙂
Janice Trumbauer says
My biggest challenge is storing scraps, they just end up in a heap.
Liz Martin-Clark says
My biggest challenge is that I have one room for piecing and one where I can lay out my projects (both upstairs) and then my fabric and quilting machine is in the basement. I get loads of exercise!
My biggest challenge is bindings. I have such AZ hard time getting good corners.
Donna Cummings says
My biggest challenge is that I know it is my sewing room, but my family think it is the catch-all room. If they don’t know where it goes…..
My biggest challenge is finding time to get into the sewing studio.
My biggest challenge is I just made a bedroom into my sewing room. Trying to come up with creative ways to organize it. So far I’m not having much luck but I did finish my very first small quilt.
Kate C says
My biggest challenge is organization. I do feel like I’m a clutter organized person, but it gets so cluttered that I can’t do anything else until I “tidy up”. ? Tidy clutter.
Making buttonholes. Have made them by hand but very slow process
Michele Jones says
I struggle with organization and lighting. I can’t get enough light into the room without redoing the whole ceiling. I have bins for fabrics by colour but need help with scraps.
My biggest challenge is my sewing desk my machine doesn’t sit in but on top.
My biggest challenge is staying focused on one thing and getting it done.
Tsvetana Schmolke says
My biggest challenge is organizing my scraps
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is keeping it organized! When it’s too cluttered I start to feel claustrophobic. My goal is to have the things I need within reach without encroaching on the sewing area.
Judy Currie says
Amy biggest challenges is space. I currently use the guest room thanks.
I honestly think my biggest challenge is having too many projects that I want to do, getting them started, then finding more exciting projects. I need to curb my enthusiasm and get some things done before I begin new ones! There are so many gorgeous fabrics and exciting patterns, that it’s hard to say no to new things.
I need more space. It is getting hard to move around.
My biggest challenges are organization and time.
Rochelle Mowery says
My biggest challenge is clutter. I want to work on my projects and don’t always take time to clean between them.
Julia S says
My biggest challenge is keeping my sewing room clean.
Ginger Peterson says
My biggest challenge is space! Not sure how to organize it all!
My greatest challenge has been trying to figure out how to properly set up my sewing space. I move pretty frequently and never have a large area for sewing. My fabric stays in large plastic bins and tools and patterns get hidden aidst all the chaos.
Carolyn Sands says
My biggest sewing room challenge is organization to best utilize the small space I have. Its a battle not letting the room’s contents spill out into other rooms too.
Donna Rice says
My biggest challenges are space and cutting fabric.
My greatest challenge is staying focused on one project at a time. I tend to have many projects going at once and still get distracted by cool ideas I see everywhere.
Cindy Glass says
My biggest challenge is trying to organize things in a neat and manageable manner.
My biggest sewing room challenge is having time to get IN there! Working three 12 hour shifts out of town and then keeping my almost 2 y/o grandson 2 days a week leaves little time for quilting, but I do am learning and piecing as much as I can!
Marci Parker says
My biggest problem is trying to stay organize as I am working on multiple projects.
Nita Hulbert says
My biggest challenge is having too much fabric, notions, tools, etc. I don’t have room for everything so I have to !I’ve things around in order to sew or cut fabric. Then when I need something I can’t find it.
Anne Robertson says
My biggest challenge is space making it hard to work on more than one project at a time. Also not having space for a design wall.
GLORIA NORRIS says
My sewing room challenge is poor lighting. One of these days I hope to get some nice bright lamps.
Sue Hoover says
The biggest challenge in my sewing space would have to be the piles of fabric, the numerous rulers, and the patterns scattered all over my cutting table. I guess neatness would be my biggest challenge!
Patti Bench says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is way too much fabric! I have spent time building my stash (I live in a remote area with no shop for quick purchases) but it seems to have gotten out of hand! I want to buy some of the new pretty colors, but I MUST use up some of the old stuff first!
Carolyn Quick says
My sewing room challenge is keeping it organized and tidy.
My biggest challenge is keeping my table free of clutter.
LISA Garber says
My biggest challenge: It would have to be having to clean up all buttons my 3 year old dumps on “mommy’s room floor” before I can even sit down to sew haha! I dont know how many times I have had buttons stuck on the bottoms of my feet Haha!
Tammy Hatcher says
My biggest challenge is organization. And having my fabric stored in three different rooms! A painter needs access to their entire pallet. One day maybe I’ll have a quilt room of my dreams ❤️
Cheryl Rich says
My biggest challenge is managing physical pain while working on my projects. I have several medical issues that cause pain, but the two most recent have really left me struggling to be able to sit comfortably and concentrate on what I’m working on. Hopefully soon I will find a happy medium in managing my new normal.
Suzanne Miller says
My biggest challenge is space. I have a sewing room, but it is small. There is never enough room!
Karen A says
My biggest challenge is deciding how to quilt my tops once they are pieced. I really enjoy the free motion quilting process, but I get stuck trying to choose a design.
Cheryl Nasj says
My biggest challenge is keeping my cutting table tidy. It’s a flat surface and naturally projects collect there.
Jacqueline Celestine says
My biggest challenge is to keep it organized!
Diane H says
My biggest challenge is actually finishing a project! I see so many I want to make and tend to start a new one before I’ve finished the one I’m working on, so I have several going at one time!
Louise A Hufnagel says
Space and organization for everything.
My biggest challenge is way to many things that I want to make and not enough time to do them all…..I try not to start to many at one time but always another I just love and there I go again…!
Jan Stewart says
The biggest challenge in my sewing room is keeping my “sew-jo” on these beautiful summer days. I am organized and keep a clean work space but sometimes lose the desire to piece and quilt in the summer.
Biggest challenge is organization. I am reorganizing my sewing room right now and it is a mess. I will get it done eventually.
Robin L Davis says
My biggest challenge in my quilting room is to keep surfaces cleared off so that I have space to work on multiple projects.
Shirley Covington says
I have a space problem such that I find my sewing space very disorganized. I have had a tendency to just stack things resulting in total chaos. My goal is to reorganize and donate some fabrics since my stash is too large. I’m finding I have no idea why I purchased some fabrics. If I buy new fabrics in the future, I will pin a note to it with the name of the specific project. I have also started using comic boards to wrap my fabric so storage is easier and I can more easily see my stash.
My biggest challenge is keeping my room cleaned up between projects. I tend to launch into another project before I have cleaned up my space. I end up with piles of scraps everywhere.
Connie Lindstrand says
My challenge is being displaced! My daughter and family have moved in while their house is being built and my grands have taken over my sewing room as a bedroom. I moved my machine into my husband’s office. I really miss my quiet time and solitude to work but I do love having them around!
My biggest challenge is finding the motivation to keep things picked up, rather than continuing to work on projects. I appreciate the encouragement you offer in this area!
Kathy Bertsch says
My biggest challenge is getting a precise finish. I’ve learned to check my size after every seam and cut the sewn pieces before adding more to the block. That helps a lot but I wish my finished blocks were more exact. But I keep on sewing…it is my relaxing time! And I love the new blue color Olfa products!
Jenna Luedecke says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is the height of my sewing table.? it is table height and I need counter height. I usually end up in kitchen on my island but it’s weirds me out it’s so close to sink!
mine, too many ideas, too little done
Patty Nelson says
My biggest challenge is starting a new project before WIP are finished and organization of fabric and supplies.
Tamma Melton says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is storing batting. It is large & bulky! It takes up valuable real estate in my room. Painful…
Brenda West says
I don’t really have a challenge in my crafting/sewing room. Have a huge table that holds my 2 sewing machines and plenty of room to cut. Guess with it being a craft room – would have to be that I walk in and see all the things I can do and deciding which one to work on. Thanks
My biggest challenges are organization and prioritizing which project to work on first. Thanks for all you do!
Barbara Callan says
I have trouble keeping my sewing room organized!?
Rosalind Gutierrez says
My biggest challenge is sewing on a carpeted floor. It is a constant problem trying to find pins, thread & fabric cuttings that fall on the carpet.
Sarah Cohen says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room? Organization. I have very little flat space, so figuring out how to store and stash each project as I switch between them is very chaotic.
Susan Willison says
My husband and I live full time in our fifth wheel so space is my biggest challenge. Fortunately, there is a small attic above the half bath where I store most of my fabric and supplies but the only place to set up my machine is on the dining table so alot of time is spent setting it up and taking it down. It helps that my husband is super supportive of my quilting hobby and doesn’t mind eating an occasional meal or two in his recliner.
Sally Christiansen says
My biggest challenge is time, there are so many projects I want to make and just not enough hours in a day. It is hardest to find the time inn the summer when the yard and garden need so much attention.
Bobbie Z. says
My biggest challenge is trying to finish all of my projects, especially the big things that take up more space. I always have handwork with me for my travels and when out of the house so I always keep my hands busy all the time.
Judy Price says
Wonderful idea; thank you! We just got a travel trailer, and you gave me the idea of having quilts needing bound in our trailer and everywhere else I can think of. Maybe then I’ll actually get some quilts done!
Okemah Barton says
Did I forget to mention this has gone on for over a year?
My word! My largest challenge is hands, hands down, staying tidy! I start creating and fabric and tools fly. Sigh…..
My biggest challenge is like a lot of quilters space. I never have enough space.
Nickie Mccann says
The biggest challenge is not having an official space. I have to keep moving around and storing my projects as I go.
Jaime Mcswain says
My biggest challenge is me being totally honest and telling the world overcoming my laziness to iron my fabrics. Lol. So much pain….
This quilt looks lovely!!
JODY WENDT says
My biggest challenge is organizing my fabric stash. Lol.
Catherine Peck says
My biggest challenge is carving out sewing time. I have so many projects I really want to do but just can’t find enough time to get in the sewing room for more than a few minutes at a time.
Christina C. says
My biggest challenge is downsizing home ftom two 14 x 18 sewing rooms to a 9 x 11 north east facing room with one wall painted red and the other three painted chocolate mud pie brown. Not conductive to creating ,time for new paint colour thinking simply white then Organizing so no clutter??
Stephanie Hironimus says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is finishing one project before moving on to the next!
Candice LeCody says
My biggest challenge is to spend my time time sewing, rather than constantly getting new inspiration from the internet (your blog, instagram, etc)
Sandy Gray says
Oh I just found you! Love this BOM I hope I can reorganize my sewing room!
My biggest challange is finding the time to sew! I work full time and have a little one, and so I usually have to take snippets of time, rather than getting a long session.
Judy Price says
My biggest challenge… Ugh! Which one to choose! ORGANIZATION I think is#1. My room is small, it’s a hobby room v. seeing room, I have SO MANY interests, and my free motion seeing system doesn’t fit anywhere in the house except the living room! Waaa! But it IS still tons of fun!
Loriann Fish says
My biggest challenge is keeping things organized. I love when they are, but I hate the process.
My biggest challenge is not getting distracted by new patterns I want to make. Thank you for the giveaway.
Organization and what to do with fabric I have accumulated and will probably never use.
Micki Connor says
My biggest challenge this month is learning free motion quilting.
Gail B says
My biggest challenge i trying to remember where I put everything and finding what I want as I have a basement full of material,trim and notions. I need more shelves and storage organizing ideas.
Kathy Shively says
The biggest challenge I face in my sewing room is choosing my own fabrics and then deciding which fabrics go where within each individual block.
My biggest challenge is finishing the renovation so I can get my sewing room set up. Meniscus damage and subsequent surgery put a quick halt to renovation for at least two more weeks.
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is the littlest people I am raising. They are delights to me, but this is not what you might call a productive season for me in sewing. <3
Diana Adame says
My biggest challenge is organization! I love so many projects and find myself sorting through my fabric stacks to get to all my required fabrics and supplies. I need to be better at organizing each individual project in its own space!
Linda Gagliano says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is finding just the right setup. I want space to walk, neat storage and the ability to see my computer screen.
Merrie Miller says
My biggest challenge is to get it organized and then once done , find all the things I organized! ?
I don’t have a large space and much of it is taken up with a 16’ longarm frame so I have to make a lil space go a long way!
Jennifer Daniel-Johnson says
My biggest challenge in my “Sewing Room,” beside the fact that it is my dining room, is that it is all new fabric purchases I make are very obviously spotted to my husband, or anyone else entering the house. If I need toI starch and dry them, my best hope is to do this early in the day so the fabrics can dry and be put away before my husband gets home.
Lynda Gordon says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is organization!
M. G. says
My biggest challenge is not having a sewing room. I have to set up on the kitchen table. It would b nice to have a dedicated space for having everything organized. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.
Vicki Gray says
My biggest challenge is getting the quilt tops quilted!!! I finish piecing the top, but then I’m afraid I’ll ruin it at the quilting stage. I want to do it all myself from start to finish…but I always get stuck at this point!!!
Shawna Eddy Kissell says
My biggest challenges is time. I can’t wait to retire in three years and have the energy to sew again
Wanda Humphrey says
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is having the time to make all the different quilts that I have earmarked for myself
and doing my charity quilts.
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is having enough time to enjoy it!
Margaret Sullinger says
My biggest quilting challenge is organization. I need a football field to lay everything out and line stuff up to work on. I would love a room for each of my sewing machines.
Marilyn Kelly says
My Biggest challenge is I am trying to do free motion quilting, and it is challenging. I am a new quilter, and enjoying every part of this quilt. Thanks Marilyn Kelly
Okemah Barton says
My biggest challenge with my sewing area is we are a construction project for the landlord. I am constantly interrupted or move to be out of the way for scraping ceilings painting, laying toes, etc.
I have a hard time with the quilting process. I want to do it myself but am too scare to try. I’m watching videos and am learning a lot! I will tackle this but not sure when I’ll be comfortable enough.
Sarah Gonzales says
My biggest challenge is cutting the fabric. I’m super OCD about it being exactly perfect and take way too much time cutting each piece out individually. There’s got to be a faster, precise way to cut your fabric then how I’m doing it.
The biggest challenge is staying organized and focused. I sometimes have several projects going at the same time!
Lori Spalding says
My biggest challenge is making time to sew regularly. Close behind is that I have so many projects started.
Susan Nixon says
Your block looks great. I like the way the quilting emphasizes the yellow parts of the block and the diagonal checked fabric. The biggest challenge in my sewing room is making everything fit and keeping it organized. I have a system, but it goes by the wayside every project. I put it all back, and I know it’ll go again. =) It’s a good thing I work well in chaos! Thanks!
Edna V. says
Sewing brings such joy to my life – but I am not very organized and this is due mainly to lack of space. So my biggest challenge is finding enough space to work and store fabric.
How fun to be able to enter this contest! Thanks.
Roxzanne Rintjema says
My biggest challenge is time to sew for me. I do long arm quilting for others so I try to fit in my sewing around this work.
Janine A. says
I need more storage space and someone to help me organize it!
Patricia Rainwater says
My biggest challenge is cleaning and organizing my sewing room. When I choose a new project I want to start it instead of cleaning.
My biggest challenges are space and motivation. I love quilting but have small space that is not organized and I have lost litigation to actually sit down and see. Thank you for the give away
Sandie Knuth says
I think one of my main struggles in my sewing room is keeping my cats ? off of my materials and patterns.
Thank you for doing a giveaway.
Monica Kostak says
I thought i had posted but my comment didn’t populate–sometimes I walk into my sewing room on my day off and can’t decide what to work on.. UFO’s and BOM’s have helped me focus a little but sometimes i just don’t know where to start….
Sandy Claessens says
My biggest challenge is organizing and using my scraps. I have too many saved over the years to now begin sorting them according to color or size.
My biggest challenge is keeping my sewing space organized and tidy. Thanks!
Jessica Hansen says
Biggest challenge in the sewing room is sewing with a cat in there! Haha!
Liz Kisielewski says
The block looks so good.
Carol Andrews says
My biggest challenge is my sewing space. We moved last October and I lost my 15’ x 20’ sewing studio. I now have 4 square feet of space in a 500 square foot apartment and have to rent studio space at our Guild to sandwich my quilts!
Pam p says
My challenge is organizing fabri s to find easily. I’m making progress though!
Biggest challenge is more room or a room so I dont have to keep putting away and then setting it up… thank you
Susan Spiers says
My biggest challenge is getting the right tension on my bobbin! Thank you, Susan
Cleaning up my sewing room after a finish a quilt before starting the nest one.
brenda snyder says
Biggest challenge is making time to just sew. Tired after work, have to make dinner, wash clothes, etc. Making me time
Rhonda Best says
My biggest sewing room challenge is a lack of space. firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Clizbe says
My biggest challenge is not wanting to stop to go to bed when I get started on a project. Morning and work comes to quickly!
Slowing down is my biggest challenge. I want to do everything quickly.
My biggest challenge is keeping things neat!
Linda S. says
My biggest challenge is space. I have my sewing space in the back of our living room. I also got a new machine so I am learning to use it.
My biggest challenge is finishing one thing before I start something else. When inspiration hits, I just change gears and end up with another UFO! Eventually I do go back and finish things, but it’s a struggle.
Kay Carrigan says
My biggest challenge is pretty much the same as everyone else…space. I don’t have a sewing room. I have a desk in my bedroom that I use to sew on. I have a large cabinet in my closet to store my fabric and stash.
My biggest challenge when it comes to sewing is keeping organized, not leaving stacks everywhere (yes, I’ve taken over half the basement because as I collect materials and have ideas, I leave in a stack, the stacks spread out across the floor, table –that has to be cleared to find my cutting mat and not the papers/patterns/ideas that are lying around too! My daughter doesn’t help as she starts a project and then doesn’t put her tools away when done! But, love that she enjoys this craft and has a natural talent and no fear of just doing something!
Pamela Reim says
.My biggest challenge is staying on task & organized. I tend to get easily distracted by other ideas.
Heather Hedrick says
My biggest challenge is i don’t have a sewing space. Each time i sew i have to drag out all the supplies and sewing machine. It takes time away from the actual sewing… then to put it all away. Someday when the children are grown.
Mary A Crowther says
My biggest Challenge is my UFOs. And deciding how to quilt them. Great to give away the True Blue Mat &Cutter
Susan Lamb says
My biggest challenge is space and consequently keeping my basset hounds from getting their noses into everything!
Sandy Willmott says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is keeping my fabric organized. I love to look through all my bins to find just the right fabric for a project, but then…putting it all back away sometimes doesn’t happen quickly enough!
Carla Toppass says
My biggest challenge is not having a sewing room. I use the kitchen table which means I drag everything in there and then drag it back to my bedroom until the next time I sew.
My biggest challenge is keeping my craft space organized. I could definitely use more space but that might not be as much of an issue if I were more organized.
My biggest challenge is deciding which scraps to keep and how to organize them so they will be useful
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is which beautiful fabric to use on a project …so many choices ..so little time ?
June Alton says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is keeping organized. I only have a small room so it is very important to keep things organized and put back where it belongs after I have used it.
one word: ORGANIZATION
My biggest challenge in my sewing room. Us lighting.
Dee Duckworth says
Every horizontal surface seems to collect a work-in-progress.
Christine DeLuca says
My biggest challenge is GETTING in the craft room. My son races motorcross, so every weekend from April to October we are at a racetrack.
Stephanie Woodward says
My biggest challenge is neatness. I know neatness counts, but my cutting board, table, is always messy.
Jan Hintzpeter says
Keeping my cutting table surface clear is my biggest challenge. Flat surfaces seem to gather scraps, projects, mending , patterns and notions. I need to be more disciplined in putting items away!
My biggest challenge is room size and having enough space to do what I’d like. Fabric takes up space and we all have stash but so do our mats etc. someday….I’ll have it perfected. LOL
Jennifer Kaplan says
My biggest challenge is space. My sewing machine is in storage while we’re temporarily living in a small apartment.
My biggest challenge is keeping my craft room organized
Judy M says
‘Finish project, get distracted.
My biggest challenge is probably lack of space.
I’m working on getting everything sorted but I could definitely use a bigger space for all my pretties ;-D
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I like the Cottage Colorway block. It’s beautiful. The most challenging thing in my sewing room is that I don’t have a sewing room. I sew wherever I can find space. I used to sew at the dining room table but I’m now in a one bedroom condo with no room for a table. But, where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Patty Adams says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is keeping it clean when I am working.
isabell felker says
My biggest challenge now is due to a recent accident I had in Feb this year. My left side suffered most the trauma and I found out last week my long thoracic nerve has been severed which has limited my shoulder movement and my left arm. Now with the limited rand of motion and strength, I have had to improvise my sewing time. This has been frustrating. I have just gotten back to sewing in the past month and haveing to hold, reach or stabilize my project at times can be challenging.
I cannot choose between the blocks to choose a favorite but I will say noticed the sashing and border design first—I really like how the piano borders are placed just on the top and bottom.
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is a having a comfortable chair for long stretches of sewing.
My biggest challenge is finding the time to finish everything I want to make!
Cindy Berry says
My biggest challenge is organization of my fabric where I can easily see and access it. email@example.com
I have the problem of organizing.
My problem is not to get frustrated.
My problem is not to get frustrated with my work.
Pam K says
My biggest challenge is staying organized and putting things away when I am finished using them!
Patricia Dudley says
My biggest challenge is finding the time to be in my sewing room and keeping it organized.
Kim Bonner says
My biggest challenge is finding the time to sew between work, watching my grandkids & helping out my parents there’s never enough time for sewing.
Dane' Zarbano says
My biggest problem is coordinating projects in a small space.
Rebekah Newell says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is having sewing room. Since our house burned down in March its been hard to find a place to sew. in the camper it was a challenge even bringing out my new sewing machine now that we are out of it and into still a small space i do have sewing machine set up but having everything i need on hand is now a challenge. And lets not even talk about the long arm. There sure isn’t any room at all for my long arm(which i pray still works after fire). we are staying in what will become my sewing room after we build our house our self since everything else has fell through. so i cant take up to much space we still have to live in here.
My favorite is the cottage.
Karrie Smith says
My biggest challenge is having time. I have built up a good system for my sewing area.
My biggest challenge at the moment is space. While i have a designated craft space it isn’t big enough for all i have to do while I’m working on a project. So i end up at the dinning room table.
Gloria Smith says
My biggest challenge is finishing quilt. I love the piecing process but before I have one top completed I’m thinking of my next project. I have about 50 tops to be quilted.
My biggest challenge is space. I love quilting, but I also do machine embroidery, Vinyl, and digital printing. I use my sewing room mostly for sewing, quilting, and embroidery.
My biggest problem is that my stash is not easily visable. It is stored in cupboards and closed areas. I find that when I start planning a new project it is so much easier to visit the store or the virtual store to find something suitable than to dig through the cupboards that I compound my problem with new leftover scraps.
Evelyn Bryan says
Breaking into my stash. They’re all so pretty sitting together on my shelf! Happy, bright colors, pretty pastels, deep, rich jewel tones…how IS a girl to choose?
My biggest challenge is finishing quilts and keeping my room organized and clean! I’m a bit like Dori the fish ?! Ooh that’s so pretty I’ll start one of those quilts too! Is my problem! ??
Teresa Saunders says
I have had many challenges over the years,my biggest would have to be Quilting the quilt once the top is finished. I started with pins then moved on to spray. Then have had three different machines. I am not a professional quilter by any means. I still struggle with tension in the bottom bobbin. Every couple of loose are followed by a beautiful bobbin tension.I have been Quilting for 20 plus years and love it. My most favourite part is sewing the quilt top.When they are finished I give them to our local quilt guild and the maternity ward at our hospital.I love your blog and can’t wait to get all my blocks together for this years quilt along.
Diane W says
My biggest challenge is organization. And too many projects started.
Sherry Gendel says
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is organizing my fabric stash. I currently have it sorted by color but recently was considering keeping fat quarters separate from larger pieces in each color. I think doing that would make selecting fabrics for a project easier especially when I need a larger piece.
Jane Dunn says
My biggest challenge is keeping my sewing area tidy. That and finding enough hours in the day to do all the sewing I want to get done 🙂
Mary B Hibbert says
My biggest challenge is space, I share my sewing area with my teenagers as their gaming room..
Maureen Donovan says
My issue in the sewing room is organization.
My biggest challenge is finishing projects and the space to work. I usually sew at the kitchen or dining room table and no one wants to see WIP all over the house. Also finishing quilts is a challenge, I have a dozen or more quilts just in need of binding and never seem to get them done unless it is a gift. I admire your work and tidy sewing room.
My biggest challenge is finding the tool I need when I need to use it. Or finding the fabric I need when I want it. I sew in my sister’s home on her dining table. I have one drawer for all my sewing tools and fabric stored in SEVERAL big plastic bins. It’s not the perfect sewing ideal but at least I get to sew. I can’t wait to have an entire room for my sewing things and be able to organize my fabric where I can see it. That will be in 5 to 10 years, when I retire and move to a place of my own. In the meantime I just keep sewing and don’t think about it too much! ljbisme at msn dot com
Sherri Cassity says
My challenge is keeping up with my projects before I see (and buy) another.
Glenda Morrow says
By biggest challenge is limited sewing space!
Dawn Carey says
I’m struggling so much with organizing my sewing space. When it comes to my own, well let’s just say I’m horrible at it.
Angela P says
Definitely time management!!! I can keep working for hours on one silly little thing.
Kim Watson says
My biggest challenge is keeping my sewing room neat. I have projects and fabrics all over the place. My dog helps by spreading fabrics around on the floor for her bed and while burying treats.
Robin Teuscher says
My biggest challenge is space/stash hiding. I’ve gotten creative with fabric. I shop at thrift shops & purchase old picnic baskets (which hold fabric by color). I have three as end tables, one with reds, one with blues;etc. I also decorate with old bread boxes; hat boxes; which also hold fat quarters nicely . My mom recently passed away from cancer & I inherited her love of fabric/quilting as well as her house full of fabrics. Hoarder is appropriate for her fabric stash and I can’t begin to part with it yet. I purchased “closets” (covered zip up storage) in which hold fabric by type I.e. fleece.
Lisa Lawrence says
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is that we are full time RVer ‘s and knowing what fabrics to take with me so I can sew a variety of projects on the road.
Judy Walahoski says
Keeping things organized!
Tammy Howell says
My biggest challenge in my sewing room is basting quilts. I haven’t yet found the system and space that work best for me.
By the way, I love your blog. It is the one blog I make sure to read each week.
Carol Davis says
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is CLUTTER!! I am actually in the process of cleaning out a spare bedroom to dedicate to a sewing room and I am really hoping to be able to stay organized so I can be more productive. I am looking forward to working on this new project!!
Amanda Best says
A lack of time is my biggest challenge in the sewing room. firstname.lastname@example.org
Patti Guyton says
My biggest challenge in the sewing room is SPACE, SPACE, SPACE!