Hi friends! I’ve had a ton of requests for a sewing/quilting room tour, so that’s what we’re doing today! I’m super excited to be able to have this space as I had previously taken over our dining room with sewing stuff.
As most of you know, this room used to be our homeschool room, which is why you can hear tweeting in the background. We recently moved the school room to our basement (the birdies stayed in this room) and after about 2 seconds of it being empty, I claimed the space as my new sewing area!
Watch my Sewing/Quilting Room Tour video here!
Links to my storage shelves and desk set up!
- Kallax shelving unit (I have a 2×4 unit, and a 5×5 unit. I‘m sorry, they don’t offer the 5×5 unit anymore, the largest you can get is a 4×4 unit.)
- Linnmon Table Top (78 3/4” x 23 5/8” mat white table tops – I put two table tops together as shown in the video)
- Adils table Legs (I purchased 8 of the white ones. Three on each end and two in the center for stability.)
Links to products shown or mentioned in the video! Along with some of my favorite sewing notions:
- Stackable Mesh Scrap Baskets
- Panasonic Cordless Iron
- Quilters Press ‘N Cut Ironing Mat
- Creative Grid Ruler
- Kai 5″ Scissors
- Fiskars 8″ Scissors
- Aurifil Thread (I use 50 wt 2021)
- Olfa Splash 45mm Rotary Cutter
- American Crafts Self Healing Mat
- Clover Wonder Clips
- Clover Seam Ripper
- Little House Pins
- FQS Sewing Tins
- Fat Quarter Shop Sew Sampler
- Magnetic Pin Bowl
- 505 Fabric Adhesive
- JoAnn’s 36″ x 59″ Cutting Mat
I hope you enjoyed my sewing room tour!
If you just started quilting or sewing, here are more videos in my How to Quilt Series!
- Quilting Supplies: What do you need to get started?
- How to Choose a Sewing Machine
- How to Choose Fabric
- How to Cut Fabric
- How to Piece a Quilt Top
- How to Press Fabric
- How to Baste a Quilt
- How to Straight Line Quilt
- How to Free Motion Quilt
- How to Bind a Quilt (Machine and Hand!)
- How to Wash a Quilt
- Zipper Pouch Tutorial
- Boxed Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Here are a few more of my Tutorials online if you’re just getting started:
- Sherbet Stars Quilt Tutorial
- Pink Pig Rag Quilt Tutorial
- DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Board Game (*Great for learning beginning skills!)
- Patchwork Book Cover
- Quilt-as-you-go Book Cover
- Kids Pillow with Pocket
- How to Applique’ Basics (Don’t worry it’s super easy!)
- Thread Catcher Tutorial
To keep up with our shenanigans, be sure to follow me:
- YouTube Channel
- Instagram (LOTS of quilty goodness there!)
Thanks for the sewing room tour! I love all of the natural light and white furniture- so bright and cheery. I’ve got my sewing space set up in a nook area of our master bedroom and it’s been great having a designated space.
I’ve always wanted to learn how to quilt; after watching your quilting tutorials and some videos from MSQC, I completed my first quilt in November. Working on my second now. I’ve got a couple of different fabric lines ordered and stashed away for my upcoming projects. It’s kind of addictive. 🙂
Just so you’ll know, IKEA has recently brought back the 5X5 Kallax unit.
Oh good! So many people have asked me about that, thanks for letting me know!
I love your sewing room!!
Hi Erica, Can you tell me where i can purchase the magnetic bowls you showed in this video? You suggested at Riley Blake, but they only sell to wholesalers. Please let me know if there is another store I can purchase them at. Thank You!
Oh I’m sorry, I thought you could purchase individually. I sent them a message asking where you could get them. In the meantime I did find similar ones here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/254690339/lime-polka-dot-magnetic-pin-bowl?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=magnetic%20pin%20bowl&ref=sr_gallery_1
The tutorial for the sewing machine mat? Do you remember where you got that?
Yes, it’s the Undercover Maker Mat from https://lillyella.com/tutorials/undercover-maker-mat/
What size legs did you use on table? How tall?
They’re just the basic Ikea table legs. I believe they are 27″ high. I think they have ones you can adjust as well.
What are the dimensions of your room? I just love your set up.
It’s about 12′ by 12′ or so.
Hi Erica, What a pretty, yet efficient sewing room! Would you consider doing a tutorial on how you fold your fabric on the comic book boards? I love your clarity! : )
I actually show you how to fold it at 8:23 in this video 🙂
Well for cryin’ out loud I’m losing my marbles. Thank you so much for marking the time! : )
Your YouTube link to cotton batting on Amazon is $235. Is that accurate? Some had commented that the price increased dramatically. That seems high to me, but I am new to this and getting a little overwhelmed by costs. Curious what is reasonable cost. What batting do you prefer and what is the usual cost?