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Judy's Sewing Room (circa 2002)

I have a new digital camera, so I thought I'd play around with it. Below are 6 photos of my sewing room. If you're like most quilters, you can't resist the chance to see someone else's sewing room. Enjoy the tour.

My sewing room is in a free-standing garage that we built specifically to house our business. The building is a two-story structure with a pitched roof. My sewing room is on the second floor over the two garage bays. We store books on one side of the garage down below, and our office is in a room behind the bays on the first floor. The shelves you see are built in. I have quilts and quilt tops in this section, plus the beginning of my green scraps. The segment of quilt top you see is the Japanese Fan that will be in Piece 'n' Play Quilts. I'm running out of room for book covers. I guess that means I'll have to stop writing books!

More along that same wall as the first photo.

This isn't the best exposure, but it is a LOT better than it was, thanks to Diana Feit, a kind-hearted Canadian who tweaked it for me. You can see the pitch of the roof. Those are lace curtains in the window, but it's hard to tell because of the non-skills of the photographer. That's my cutting table, about 3 feet wide by 6 feet long. Each of the bins you see under the table has leftover patches from previous projects. The bins are sorted according to patch shape and size. Off to the left, just on the other side of that rug, is my ironing table.

There's a better look at the ironing table. It's 2-1/2 feet by 6 feet. I made it myself. I got tired of trying to iron queen-sized quilt tops on a regular-sized ironing board. These bins are for the projects I'm currently working on. They might contain finished blocks, cut patches, uncut fabric I intend to use, plus my layout diagrams and any notes I have. Many of these bins will turn into quilts you'll see in Piece 'n' Play Quilts. I collect stuffed bunnies (in addition to the bunny cookies jars you saw in Cookies 'n' Quilts). On the left side of the ironing table, you can see where I hang some of my rulers. I talked about how I made the ironing table in the March, 2002 newsletter (That's why you should subscribe!). To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, click here.

My trusty Featherweight. Every quilt I have ever made was sewn on that machine. More bunnies. More fabric.

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