As I mentioned in my last post, we are organizing my sewing room, but as this is a BIG project I didn’t want to be completely without sewing time.
Although I do have plenty of sewing on my To-Do List, two priority projects arrived on my doorstep last Friday. I make tops for Fabric Cafe which are made into sample quilts that are displayed in their booth at quilt shows.
Before starting these tops a bit of Housekeeping was necessary:
Clean fuzz bunnies from the feed dogs,
Install a new needle (75/11 for piecing),
Wind a full bobbin,
Put a fresh blade in my rotary cutter.
I keep a Post it note on my machine with the date & size of the needle. I also mark/label my rotary cutter/blade with the date it was changed.
Saturday I ironed, cut & pieced the blocks & rows for a cute baby quilt using the Pretty Please Pattern.
Sunday, the border was added and the binding was prepped. Then I began work on the second top cutting the fabric & piecing the blocks.
Monday quilt top #2, Topsy Turvey, was completed. Have you ever wondered how many stitches are in a quilt top, or flimsy? According to the information page on my sewing machine, it took 25,085 stitches to piece together Topsy Turvey.
A trip to the Post Office today and the tops are headed to Donna at Fabric Cafe and will be made into quilts to display at upcoming quilt shows. Just in case you are interested in these two fabric bundles/patterns, if they are not up on her website, you can call & order by phone.
Still 4 Stages to the Sewing Room Organization, but I do have space to work on projects.
Well, back to re-folding fabric, and maybe some stitching.