Ricky's space in 2012

Is your quilting space out of control?  Not getting much sewing in because most of your time is spent searching and setting up?  Do you dream of a creative place that is both inspirational AND functional without spending a bundle?  It's 2016 and TQS is here to help get you in shape. 

For 52 weeks starting on January 11, we will share ideas and solutions to help you get back to the fun of quilting.

However, before real organization can take place, YOU need to tame that beast of a space! So next week,
get ready to put on some comfy clothes, gather your favorite tunes
and set aside a few hours to start our work first work-out session.

Don't fret, don't overplan, and don't burn out in the first week. Relax, we can do this together. 


Need some inspiration?  Check out Ricky's studio and his tips for keeping it all under control.
  You might find some ideas you'll want to incorporate into your own sewing space.


#28 Karen 2016-01-14 09:40
Love your space but where are the dogs???
#27 StacyE 2016-01-05 21:13
What a fantastic idea!! Include me....except being in Australia the temperature is 35C so I won't be rugging up!! Maybe stripping off.
Sherry100 - I love you thinking - I may be a long lost Aussie cousin.
#26 Patricia 2016-01-05 17:35
This is a wonderful.
I had my husband build the garage (that had never been used for a garage) in .He had drawers, schelves etc installed so I have the whole garage as a Sewiing/Craft room and there is a lock on the inside so grans cannot get in.Unless I let them.
AND guess waht? I too have 4 computers and printer etc. I just love my ROOM and spend a lot of time in there. I will be sending pictures asap .https://thequi ltshow.com/comp onents/com_jcom ments/images/sm ilies//rolleyes .gif
#25 Karen 2016-01-05 15:17
How do you hang your quilts? I noticed in your video that they're nice and flush with your walls but you said you like to swap them out so I'd love to know how you do that. Thanks!
#24 Sandra 2016-01-05 10:58
I hope you will have tips for those of us who only have a small room for sewing and quilting.
#23 Debra Lee 2016-01-05 10:29
I use my color printer for patterns I'm sure will be made and then donate the magazines to my friends who quilt or to the local guild. Or library also takes used magazines and books for their annual sale.
#22 JerryC 2016-01-05 05:53
Quoting vickiev:
What do you do with the magazines? I have tried to toss them and I end up throwing away 2 or 3 out of ohhhhh maybe 100. ROFLOL ya, it's a problem. I am anxious to see the solutions you propose because I need them.

I'm in the same position so what I've started doing is, I got an Epson DS-510 document scanner and have been going through my quilting/sewing magazines, pulling out the articles that I've saved them for or whatever else hits me. I'll scan them and save them to my Evernote account. The scanner does auto-duplex so you get both sides scanned in one pass & you can set up macros to save them different places like Evernote. Then I have access to them no matter where I am.And if you're as nit-picky as I am, you can take the finished scan into Adobe Acrobat & remove the ads. Acrobat Reader doesn't do this, I don't think.
#21 rivieramomma 2016-01-05 05:11
I encourage everyone to be open to organizing your sewing space. Last January I saw a u tube video about folding my fabric. It took me a few weeks, i work full time, to fold all of my fabric to fit my cabinets. This has been so liberating. My fat quarters and large scraps are arranged by color family in clear shoe boxes. Not everything else is organized like it should be but I was able to finish two baby quilts and three bed size quilts for my grandchildren this year along with some other craft projects. . I now clean up my fabric after every project. I will be watching to inspire me to orgaize the rest of my supplies
#20 leaves 2016-01-04 22:26
I just cut a hole in my sewing table to put my machine in flush with the table top! I hope this opens up a lot more quilting possibilities for me.

At 5'-3" I can't quilt on the extended platform that puts the bed of the machine at 33" H.

Ricky's video makes me want to build a second story on my garage for a quilt room. Not that I can. But I can dream!
#19 Sherry100 2016-01-04 20:50
Getting my sewing room cleaned and organized would make a huge difference in my not wanting to go in that room!
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