Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sew Inspiring Rooms {In Color Order}

♥ ♥ ♥ Happy Valentine's Day everyone! ♥ ♥ ♥
Today we have another addition of

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from Jeni at the blog, In Color Order.  I've been following Jeni's blog for a while now.  I think it was the vintage linen quilts that got me hooked.  She's teaching {again} at the 2012 Sewing Summit, loves to sew with bright, modern fabrics and has lots of great tutorials on her blog.  I am SO in love right now with her Patchwork Chevron Quilt that she designed for the Moda Bakeshop!  Oh how I love it. 



Hi Everybody! Thanks to Amber for having me here today to talk a bit about my sewing room! I live in a teeny tiny apartment with my boyfriend and bunny, but am lucky to have our entire second bedroom for my space! There is fabric stuffed into every nook and cranny!

Sewing Room by jenib320
Sewing Room, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
My all-time favorite piece of furniture is the antique schoolhouse table my Dad gave me when I moved into my first apartment. It houses my sewing machine, cutting mat, lots of notions, tools, and even my fabric stash! It's sturdy and old, and I love it!

Sewing Room by jenib320
Sewing Room, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This is my view from my sewing machine. I like to keep my inspiration board filled with things that make me happy: business cards and notes from friends, sweet mini quilts/embroideries, ornaments and a few fun notions. Hello burlap ric-rac!

Sewing Room by jenib320
Sewing Room, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
As I mentioned, the majority of my fabric stash lives under my sewing table. I keep them organized by color in rubbermaid containers to make it easy to find what I need.  Since they're hidden away under the table, they are protected from the sunlight, which can be damaging!

Sewing Room by jenib320
Sewing Room, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
The back wall holds my vintage sheet stash, and whatever fabrics I'm currently using.

Sewing Room by jenib320
Sewing Room, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
And finally, my favorite part of my sewing room is the quilts and mini quilts hanging on the walls. As renters, we are unable to paint, so I bring color to my space by hanging lots of quilted treasures on the wall! And, fairy lights tend to just make everything better! :)

I hope you've enjoyed looking around my space!

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Oh my gosh, fairy lights do make everything better.  I need some!!!
And, what?  Burlap ric-rac!  I never knew...  What an inspiring room. 
Thank you, Jeni for sharing your creative space with us!

Feel free to leave Jeni some comment love below.
Have a great day!

15 comments:

Cherie said...

Wow wish I had a space like this, I love how you've stored all you fabrics. The room looks so colourful. I must write a memo that when I get a house of my own to make sure I have a sewing room!! =D

Erin said...

This is especially inspiring for me as a fellow apartment dweller! Great room!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

I have been following both Jeni and You and this is a great post to see the insight of Jeni's sewing room where she has created all her inspiring works. Thank you very much for hosting this. :)

Debby said...

Thanks for htis post, I am working on a huge clean out in my own room this week, I need all the inspiration I can get!!!

Debby said...

Thanks for htis post, I am working on a huge clean out in my own room this week, I need all the inspiration I can get!!!

Rosa said...

It looks fabulous.Ilove!

randi--i have to say said...

what a fun workspace! and i love the idea of burlap ric rac. :)

AlyceB said...

I LOVE those fairy lights!!

Carla said...

My room really needs a make-over! Wonderful pictures. thanks for the tour

L Johnson said...

I have noticed that since I gave up my sewing room so my sone could move back in. I don't sew anymore! Looking forward to having a sewing room again someday;) Love the kid's though don't get me wrong.

Carla said...

Wish my sewing room looked sew good. Still working on where to put everything and how to sort but I'm gathering ideas.
Thanks for sharing.

retrorevival.biz said...

Your room is so pretty! Love all the bursts of color ~ so happy!

~Cindy

Susie said...

Fantastic room!! Looks amazing!! thank you for sharing!

Sherry said...

Wonderful sewing room. I love how you have used your space & how you have used your quilts for color on the walls. Great job, very inspiring!

Sherri said...

Amber, thanks for all of the blog posts! I love this one with Jeni, I'm a fan. And I'm super inspired by her sewing room. I can never figure out where to put everything, but here are some more great ideas! Thanks!