Saturday, May 21, 2011

In the photo on the left you can see a portion of the basement that will become my sewing room. Currently things are just sitting wherever the movers put them. You can see the shelving unit that holds my fabric stash. The fabrics are sorted by color or type in see-through bins.
On the right you can see the adjacent corner. We had plumbing put in that corner so that I can have a laundry tub in that area.

The opposite corner from the laundry tub is currently the cat's corner. I don't know where I will move him when my project is finished. I'd better get that figured out! The TV is for me to watch as I spend hours sewing in my new, splendid space. Beside the TV you can see my Wii Fit. Still not hooked up. I have gotten so out of shape.
The picture on the right is of the future closet. It is a wonderful space. When we were building the house we jokingly called it our wine cellar. That would be a silly use of space for us. I usually have one bottle of wine on hand at a time. I envision this as hanging space for my quilts. I saw on Judy Martin's website that she hangs her quilts using pant hangers. I think that is the best idea. No folds that can stress the fabric. The ceiling is nice and high, so the quilts should be accommodated nicely.

Welcome to my Blog

The purpose for this blog is to record the process of making a sewing room (studio sounds too pretentious) in a portion of our unfinished basement. We met with our builder to discuss what we want to have done. That was two months ago and we haven't seen him since. Actually, in this economy, if he is that busy, good for him. I am hoping to get the project finished this summer, but since it is now late May, the prospect of that happening is diminishing every day.

My sewing room will be approximately 20x13. I will also have a closet that is about 10x6. You see, this is why I am a quilter and not a builder. To me, those dimensions are close enough. When sewing, however, a seam allowance must be an exact quarter inch. I think the room will be a very adequate size. I can even envision a long arm quilting machine in there. Actually, that is just a dream. I will be lucky to get a new sewing machine when this is finished.

I have photos of the basement area but I have to figure out how to get them on this blog. It is my intention to record the whole process as well as to share photos from other people's blogs that have inspired me.

Visit my blog again to check on my progress.