SSF Post # 18 : Shay's Cutting Table

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Today's guest once gain is Shay from Quilting in my Pyjamas! She is one of my favorite bloggers... And the one who puts a smile on my face every morning that she writes... I have been reading her for the past one year, and if you haven't, well, you're surely missing something in life... Head over to Quilting in my Pyajamas and follow her... Dont miss a post... And I know you'll thank me for introducing you to a wonderful lady...


I’m Shay from Quilting in My Pyjamas and today I get to share my cutting table with you, as part of Shruti’s Sewing Spaces feature.  I have to say this is one of my favourite things about my sewing room.  And because I’m a wild and crazy girl and have no shame and like to keep it real I’m going to show you some pictures of the table pre-tidying...


This morning when I walked into my sewing room this is what it looked like. Multiple projects and junk all over it. I never work on one project at a time. I have quilting/sewing ADD. And to be perfectly frank, at least 50 % of the time this is exactly what it looks like. So not only is this a cutting table- it doubles as dumping/storage space.

I used to think cutting tables were a great sewing gimmick. Another way to get us crafty gals to part with our hard earned dosh.  When Mr. P bought me one for my birthday 18 months ago I thought “Cute but what a waste of money – the kitchen benches are good enough for me” Apparently they weren’t as much fun for the rest of the family who were fed up with trying to butter toast amongst selvages , rotary cutters and cutting mats . Who knew?

Having a dedicated cutting table has changed my sewing life. 

This is what a cutting table would look like if I wasn’t one of the most disorganised people on the planet.  Ta! Da!



Ahhhhh much better.  I really must try to keep it clear more often.
Because it folds out – it saves me space when I don’t need a 6 foot by 3and a half foot table. But when I need to lay out a quilt, or I have a million bits to cut it just rocks.


And the drawers come in handy for storing all the stuff I need to have close by when I’m being creative.





And so would the cupboards if I could keep them tidy...



Time for some cutting!



Now that I have this little baby I’m not sure how I managed without it! It’s an indispensable part of my creative space.
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