This is a “finish it up” post for the Sew Organized series I posted in the month of June. Although I still have a few odds and ends to finish up, I’m so much better organized than I ever have been in this space. I’ve received quite a few emails about my cutting table, and I did a little research. The piece is from Klaussner Home Furnishings under their William Mangum Carolina Preserves collection. I bought mine at High Desert Design & Home Furnishings in Mesquite, Nevada. Hope that information helps anyone looking for the same table.
After my organizing was finished up I had some rearranging to do…since some of the furniture was moved I had to change around several of the quilts. I was able to hang up my most recent mini quilt finishes, too!
My room is actually rather small–10 feet by 11 feet, yet I’m amazed at how roomy it seems to be now. We have a larger spare room that would have given me a lot more space, but the lighting isn’t as good in that room, so I chose light over space…
I love having the little table next to my machine. I keep my most used items there and don’t have to get up to get things like I used to.
The “Painted Ladies” quilt (pattern by Fig Tree & Company and pieced from my scrap bin) was moved over to the wall with the cutting table.
Here are the features I really love about the table. The end has amazing storage! I love the open shelving for fabric storage…
Each drawer holds files which hold all of my patterns…all perfectly organized now…finally!
And the top drawer is shallow but the perfect size to hold scissors, rotary cutters, and my most frequently used rulers.
These last two photos are just to “keep it real.” I took these pictures really just for my own use, but I promised a few of you I’d share them at the end of the series. Part of this was the pre-Quilt Market sewing frenzy, but in reality it had been quite a mess for even longer.
It’s a pretty good feeling to have it all finished up. Thanks so much to everyone who left comments and suggestions through this process!
Thanks for stopping by!
Your room looks great! Thank you soo much for sharing your process and ideas for organization with us. I just love your walls of little quilts!
Your room looks fantastic! Can't wait to see all the new creations that come out of it!
Te ha quedado precioso el cuarto de costura.besos
Anita in Florida says
So pretty…love that cutting table. My sewing room is about the same size…but my computer and filing cabinets are there as well. Would love to follow your suggestions and rearrange the whole room…but too tough of a task! Thanks for all the tips though.
I've enjoyed this – thank you! Your mini quilts are so cute!
andrea @ tideline quilts says
My machines just told me they're leaving home to go live with you in your beautiful quilt studio!!!!! What a great workspace – ENJOY!
Good job! I'm impressed and hopefully inspired to one day complete my own sewing room clean-up / re-organization! Thanks for all the tips along the way!
beautiful space !I'm always trying to make my space look bigger
Becky (My Fabric Obsession) says
It turned out beautifully. Thanks for sharing your work. How do you sort your patterns? I haven't really found a good system for me yet!
Your sewing room looks fantastic! I loved the idea and the whole process and hope I find time during my summer holidays to reorganize mine, too.
I've really enjoyed your posts this month about the sewing room and your organization ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!
Michelle Jensen says
Looks wonderful Sherri!! I love the cabinet you found! It was totally perfect 😉 Your precuts collection is very impressive. It is fun to see all those bundles 🙂
BillieBee (billiemick) says
It turned out gorgeous!! Come and do mine. I didn't get very far, I did make a list and before photos of my room. I did clean a little, but that mostly meant putting all my 'current' UFOs on the bed in the other room….giggle. Now I've messed up 2 rooms.
I've loved your series! I use a lot of your same techniques-confirmed some of my choices. I recently got rid of some fabric I didn't want anymore- surprising how freeing that was! I need to hang more quilts on the walls! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
Sigi G says
WOW! Just Beautiful!! What a 'rejuvenating' room. Enjoy! 😀
Carrie P. says
Itlooks great Sherri. I have enjoyed all the posts. The cutting table is fantastic. I love those drawers and your wall with all the quilts is so pretty.
Your room is now so organized and lovely that it looks more like a showroom rather than an actual working sewing room. You must make messes once in a while, don't you? It really is very nice and I'm sure you enjoy it very much.
Christine M says
What a wonderful sewing room. I love your large table. I wish I had one of those!
Good job! Your room looks cute, but very functional! Thanks for the tips and motivation to get the job done!
Love your sewing room and all your beautiful quilts! Thanks for this series and your inspiration.
It looks great Sherri. I didn't participate in the organising got scared about listing the UFOs but have enjoyed seeing all the things you have done.
Beautiful! An organized, gorgeous crafting space is the most wonderful thing!
Love how organized you are! Good job!
this is so inspiring and beautiful!! i recently bought your new book then went on to find your blog. i love it! i need to read the organizing posts. my sewing room is about the same size, and it's a mess! i made my husband look at the pictures from this post, but his comment was, "yeah, but you have a lot more stuff than that." but in spite of those encouraging words, i think i'm going to give it a try. thank you SO much for sharing!
What a great job you did getting your space organized. Who wouldn't want to spend time there? Beautiful sewing/quilting room. Thank you for all your tips & ideas on getting organized.
Love the table! Do you remember where you purchased the components or their brand names?