Creative Spaces… Week 4, Day 1: Fabric

I can’t believe Week 4 of our Creative Spaces Blog Hop is here! This week is all about fabric!

Yummy fabric is one of my favorite things… people collect stamps, baseball cards, coins, cars, etc., but for me, the best thing to collect is fabric! I started at a very young age and always asked mom for not candy or toys when she went out on errands, but fabric, I wanted fabric!

I have brights, large floral prints, geometric and wonky fabric, batiks, hand dyed… I’ve even played with hand dyeing my own, and what fun! I have it in pre-cuts of all sizes, large pieces because it would be a perfect border, some large enough for backings, in kits because I just had to make one like the one on display at the store…  but then you get home and where does it go? At some point we all run out of hiding places for all our fun finds!

Today, I want to share my fabric station, the rest of my little treasure is kept in an air-conditioned room I lovingly call “the dungeon” and only because it has no windows… and why is my fabric in the dungeon and not in the studio? Well, last year I decided to bring a bigger toy into my space and my hubby said our old 1800’s house couldn’t hold both!! So let me show you what I do have in my Creative Space.

This is all the fabric that now lives in my studio! I love these stackable plastic drawers, quick to reconfigure as needed, easy to see through, and they keep the fabric dust free. I purchased a hollow core door from my local home improvement store, gave it a few coats of white paint, and voila, I have a perfect counter top to spread my fabric on. An LED light strip installed under the first shelf provides perfect lighting over the counter.

It’s so easy to find what I need… here are some of the prints in my new collection, My Happy Place, arriving in stores in September.

Above the drawers, hubby installed the shelves that hold little baskets and storage bins, perfect for pre-cuts…

and scraps…

… and leftover bindings, folded and held together with rubber bands, great for small projects like mug rugs and coasters, and sometimes piecing them makes for a fun, colorful finish. The glass jar keeps them dust free while adding a pop of color to my studio.

UFOs! I will never admit how many I own!!! But here are a few, you know where they rest reside, haha! These little drawers on wheels have enough space to store 10 quilts-in-progress.

The drawers are sturdy, easy to remove from the shelve and take to the sewing machine.

This collapsible picnic basket is perfect to hold larger projects and easy to grab and take to sewing group or retreat.I’m focusing on this UFO… hope to finish it this year!

Have you seen Tammy’s post on fabric? She is also sharing her fabric storage tips today.

How do you store your fabric?

I’d like to add to your stash!

How about a 10″ squares pack of one of my latest collections, Front Porch?

You can find one of the coordinating quilt patterns for Front Porch here!

Enter below. Contest open to all, International winners pays for shipping.

Congratulations Evelyn! You are the winner!

Creative Spaces… Week 1, Day 2

Hello! I hope you enjoyed our posts yesterday!

Today, we have two new designers sharing their spaces:

Reeze of Morning Glory Designs and Jessica of Sew Many Creations

 

Yesterday I shared a few pictures of my studio. Did you notice the flamingo on the table and the flower on the floor, next to the basket?

They are beautiful pincushions designed by Kim Borowy!

The first time I saw her pincushions, I fell in love with the flamingo…

…and the pincushions…

…and well, just about everything I saw in the shop where I was teaching in Florida earlier this year. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Kim and was so excited when she wanted to make samples for my booth using my new collections, Front Porch and Words To Live By! Isn’t that wonderful? So, you’ve got to visit Kim’s page to see more of her beautiful quilt artistry, I know you’ll agree with me!

Have you entered our hop’s Grand Prize? If not, visit this post to enter!

Hugs,

Creative Spaces… Week 1, Day 2

Hello! I hope you enjoyed our posts yesterday!

Today, we have two new designers sharing their spaces:

Reeze of Morning Glory Designs and Jessica of Sew Many Creations

 

Yesterday I shared a few pictures of my studio. Did you notice the flamingo on the table and the flower on the floor, next to the basket?

They are beautiful pincushions designed by Kim Borowy!

The first time I saw her pincushions, I fell in love with the flamingo…

…and the pincushions…

…and well, just about everything I saw in the shop where I was teaching in Florida earlier this year. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Kim and was so excited when she wanted to make samples for my booth using my new collections, Front Porch and Words To Live By! Isn’t that wonderful? So, you’ve got to visit Kim’s page to see more of her beautiful quilt artistry, I know you’ll agree with me!

Have you entered our hop’s Grand Prize? If not, visit this post to enter!

Hugs,