No matter how much or how little room you have to quilt in, any space can be perfect for you—if you have the right setup. If space and budget constraints are keeping you from quilting in the space of your dreams, get ready to advance toward that goal today!
Quilter and professional organizer Lois L. Hallock has made a career of helping quilters organize their sewing spaces for maximum efficiency. Her eBook, Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space, is packed with ideas for quilt-room design, organization, and even ergonomics—and her advice applies to spaces of all sizes. Whether you want to declutter a corner or are ready to renovate a room, Lois shares strategies that everyone can put to use. And today you can download her popular eBook for just $6.00! (Sale ends 2/27 at noon PT.)
Download the Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space eBook for sewing-room makeover ideas that will make your precious quilting time more efficient and more fun. Start with these three tips taken from the book—you can implement them right away.
Create a quilter’s work triangle. The work triangle has been used in kitchen design for years. Quilters typically move between their sewing machine, cutting mat, and ironing board, so carefully consider where you’re performing these tasks. Are they occurring in close proximity to each other? If not, try making a few moves to boost productivity.
Fold your fabric uniformly. The biggest storage problem for quilters? Fabric! Fabric that is folded uniformly is easier to stack, creates a less cluttered appearance, and makes finding just the right fabric easier. Lois uses an 8½" x 24″ ruler for folding fabric greater than ½ yard (but less than 3 yards). First, fold the fabric selvage to selvage (as it comes off the bolt); then wrap the fabric around your ruler until it’s all rolled up. Next, slide the ruler halfway out of the fabric and fold the fabric in half. The folded fabric will be about 9″ wide by 11″ deep. Stack these folded fabrics on a shelf so that only the last fold shows, making sure that your folded front edges are even. No one will ever see the back edges when the fabrics are stacked on the shelf!
Repurpose furniture for your quilting space. Take a look at the furniture in your house. Do you have furniture that you could borrow for your quilting space? Bookcases, dressers, cabinets, and computer desks are all great items to call into duty for storing all kinds of quilting supplies.
From furniture layouts and sewing- and cutting-table options to storage of all sorts, you’ll find loads of ideas for making your sewing space fun to be in and easy to create in. Download your copy of Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space today!
What’s the current state of your sewing space: close to clean, kinda cluttered, or chronic chaos? Tell us about it in the comments!