The Great Sewing Room Declutter of 2019

#SewingRoomDeclutter2019

If there was a reality show called "The Great Sewing Room Declutter", I'm not ashamed to admit that I'd probably watch it. Who am I kidding? I'd definitely tune in and watch it.

Imagine a dozen or so quilters (contestants) having to declutter, clean and dispose of TOO MANY sewing bits and pieces to win the ultimate sewing prize.

Each week, one would be eliminated, Survivor-style, with the others voting them out. It'd need a catchy catch-phrase to go with the elimination. 

I haven't decided what the prize would be yet either. Hmmm... perhaps this idea needs to be put forward to some tv executives.... Hah!




So anyways, it's been a while since I checked in here. I had all the best intentions of getting a lot of sewing done and I did get some finished (and posted to my publisher). 


And then the mid-year school holidays started. We happened to visit Ikea early on in the holidays and hubby bought me one of those tables with a winder that can be adjusted up and down. I can sit and sew or I can stand and sew. It's pretty cool and I finally have the machine at the proper height for me. 

The arrival of the new sewing table into my studio meant that I had to move the old table, which started a domino effect in our whole house. Everyone has been involved in the "Great Declutter of 2019". We've spent 2 weeks rearranging furniture, cleaning, decluttering. Trips to the charity shops to give away things which are too 'good' to just throw away. Trips to the tip to dispose of what couldn't be saved. The problem with decluttering, rearranging and cleaning is the amount of mess you make in the process.

Now that it's all nice, it's time to sew again. With a week remaining of July, lets see if I can finish some of my OMG wish-list.













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  1. Great job with the clean up!!!! But I have to ask... what do you do with all that space in the middle of the room????

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    1. Thank you so much. It was great to get it back in order. At this stage, that's my design floor. It's a great space to lay out blocks.

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  2. How do you sandwich the quilts you make ?

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    1. Here's a great tutorial for the quilt sandwich: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/learn-to-make-quilt-sandwich-2821477

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  3. Oh that looks beautiful! I like the idea of The Great Sewing Room Declutter. Maybe the prize could be maid service or a year's worth of meal delivery! Unfortunately, I would be one of the first to be booted out.

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    1. Oh my goodness! I love that idea for the prize. I would so love a maid service to keep the rest of the house under control so I could sew, sew, sew :)

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  4. looks great. i would use all the space for basting!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it's a wonderful space for basting quilts or for laying out quilt blocks :)

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  5. Your sewing room looks wonderful. A nice atmosphere to it. Spacious, which tends to cause creativity in a lot of people. I like your chair and ottoman where you can sit and relax, draw, crochet, or rip out seams, sew on binding, and anything you choose to do there, even read a book! Looks very inviting in that room. I like it.

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    1. Thank you so much. I do love my sewing space and especially that chair. My cat (Chester) will often come join me and sleep on the ottoman for as long as I'll let him.

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  6. You are inspiring me to finally finish setting up/unpacking my sewing room so I can actually quilt again. I need a new sewing table though. My sewing room is also my yarn room. I love your chair and footstool in your sewing room.

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    1. I'm glad I could help inspire! My tables are from Ikea - they have such a great range and not overly expensive either. Happy setting-up and sewing!!

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  7. Oh this looks very neat and tidy. I am wondering where the mountain of fabric is hidden. Did you put it all in a vacuum sealed bag and stand it up in a corner?

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    1. I did get rid of a lot of fabric which I won't ever use. The remaining fabric is all on the shelves and I don't want to buy any more until I use up some of this stash. Now let's hope there are no AMAZING fabric sales in the meantime ;-)

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  8. Wow!! It looks so tidy and neat!!! I love the idea of a show!! I would totally watch it!

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  9. It looks fantastic. I have made a real effort to use the stash and tidy this year. It's a never-ending cycle! Great job.

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