Friday, October 14, 2016

Sewing Room Changes

Hello There!
Life has been so active lately.  
Spending time with my kiddos
and grandbabies.
Doctor appointments.
Having a couple of lovely mornings with friends.
A trip to Quillin's Fiber Arts!
Photo of Quillin Fiber Arts - Las Cruces, NM, United States
Finding Halloween fabric at 40% off at my local Bernina shop!

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Yes.  
Life has been active and fun - and good.

Sewing Room Changes

You know, I love getting together with my Quilting Bee, Will Work for Fabric.  These ladies have been quilting for much longer than I.  It's such a blessing that they are so generous with their advice and help!

My sewing room window get the full afternoon sunshine.  I have metal blinds as well as sun-blocking tint on all our windows.  My fabric is stored in shelves under my cutting table.

 But, I was pretty sure that despite the shades and the tint, the sun would still fade it.  One of the ladies also thought it could still get damaged, so I came up with this idea - and I love it!
 I decided to cover my fabric with two mini design walls from foam core insulation boards that you can get from any home improvement store!  Now, this idea is not a unique one.  The Internet if filled with ideas to make these types of design walls! 
My minis measure 32" X 34", so I had some left over....another design board is in my future!  Anyway, here they are!

My husband cut the the foam boards for me (thank you, Sweetie), I used what felt I had on hand, Elmer's Spray Glue (thank you, Daughter!) and wala!   

My fabric is protected,  I have new design boards, and now my BOMs have a new home!

Do you see that bit of sunshine trying to fade my blocks?  Never fear!

When I'm not using them I turn them around to protect the projects.  
Happy Sewing Everybody!



I'll be continuing our Philippians Bible Study in the next post!



11 comments:

  1. Clever idea! I have two south windows and worry about my fabric too. Taking a hint from Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, I hung a piece of flannel in front of my stash and now the problem is solve. Thanks so much for linking to WIPs Be Gone. Good luck on the giveaway.

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    1. Thank you, Angie! Great idea about the flannel! Thank you for hosting WIPs Be Gone! Yes, looking forward to the giveaway!

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  2. Your design wall idea is nothing short of brilliant. I forgot all about using foam core boards for that. I need to replace the flannel tablecloth on my wall...or somehow pick all the bits of thread off. But I've been wanting an extra wall so I can have more than one project going. I think you've got the answer to my problem. One thing's for sure, I'm going to find out! :-)

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments! I wish these foam design walls were my original idea, but no, I've seen them all over the Internet. You may want to look at these before your make your own: http://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/2014/4/27/building-a-quilt-design-wall. If you click on my label "sewing studio" you can see a picture of my large design board. I love it because the knobs are long enough to hang portable design boards! Now I can have multiple projects going at a time. I just pull out the dowel with the right WIP and I'm off to the races - the quilting races! Thank you for visiting!

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  3. Great idea, and can double as a mini design wall
    Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I've already used them and am loving them! Thank you for hosting the party!

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  4. That's a great idea for the design wall/fabric storage covers. And the fact that it's lightweight is a bonus.

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    1. Yes! I love them! Thank you so much for visiting and commenting!

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  5. Great idea. From living most of my life in Arizona, I know how important this is. I had a windowless closet for mine. Here in Tennessee, it's amazing how pitifully weak the sun feels! It's farther north, and doesn't seem even black or red left on the windowsill ever fades. Not that I leave good fabric there all that long. LOL This is a good idea. Love foam core!

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    1. Thank you for your comments! Yes, Arizona sun is also so very strong! Oh, I bet Tennesse is so green and beautiful! Yes, the foam core works wonders! Happy Sewing! Blessings!

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    2. Ooops! Tennessee needed that last "e", didn't it? :)

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