We’re SO excited to introduce ‘Share My Space’. It’s no secret that we’ve got some amazing designers helping us out here at Pellon®. Sure, we’re a little biased, but we know you all agree! You see their designs, follow their patterns, read their blogs… wouldn’t it be cool to get a sneak peek into where all of the design magic happens? We think so too:). Enjoy!
Welcome to my Lair! Since I have two young boys, everything in our world relates to boy things, thus the Lair. It is ok. Daddy has his own Lair full of musical instruments.
From left, around the room…
On the wall directly to your left, as you walk in is my design wall. It is just a very large piece of black felt pinned to the wall with push pins. I put it up to be temporary, but I just fell in love with it. I love that it is black because most of my quilts are not black. The black makes my projects stand out. It is very big. I often have several projects going at one time and I am able to keep a few up at the same time. As you can see, there are 4 projects on the design wall right now. I pin everything to my design wall. My children are sweet, but they do like to come in and look around. The pins keep everything in place nicely.
I always keep a print out of what I am working on directly on the design wall. If you look behind my sewing machine, you can see a mock up of the pink quilt. I like to have the layout directly in front of me when I sew. There are less placement mistakes that way.
Moving onto the window wall. I have an obsession with houses. I made my little house valance a while ago and shared the tutorial on Sew Mama Sew! Blog. I still love it as much as I did when I made it.
Below the windows I have a craft table. I have my cutting mat and rulers on that table. I also keep my laptop, phone and all my tools on that table. I don’t actually do my typing on my laptop there, but I do listen to music or watch a movie with it right there.
Moving to the right again is the wall with a closet and bookshelf. I also do my ironing in front of the closet. The bookshelf holds my magazines and books. I also keep a shelf with current projects folded neatly on it. On top of the bookshelf are my knick-knacks. I am a collector by heart. But I try to keep my collections to a minimum. I gave away a lot of my Precious Moments figurines when we moved and kept only these. I am not collecting more but these do have memories attached to them.
Moving to the right one last time is my supply wall. I am not only interested in Quilting — I also dabble in just about everything. I guess you could call me a hobby collector. The first wire rack on the left houses all of my crafting supplies, and the wire rack on the right holds all of my fabric. I used to scrapbook and found that I purchased tons of papers and ephemera that I never actually used. When I shifted focus into quilting more, I decided not to maintain much of a stash. I didn’t want to end up with a ton of fabric that I loved, but would never use. Now, when I buy fabric, I usually buy for a specific project. I typically buy within one line and I like to make sure to get a yard or two of a single cut in the line in case I decide to add a boarder or use it for the binding. I’ve often worked on a project only to discover I couldn’t purchase any more fabric in that line. So now, when I do buy fabric, I keep it in separate bins. One bin will include a pattern, the other, the fabric including at least one complete yard.
Thanks for peeking!
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Thanks so much to Anjeanette Klinder for opening up her home and her sewing room to us. We absolutely loved taking a peek around!