Hello guys, Wish you a very happy Valentine's day! All those who are madly in love with your partners, I wish you many years of madness ahead... And those who are still single, I wish that you find the person who can share your soul!






Thank you all for your encouragement with my attempt at Fabric design. I have a few plans on my mind, and will be working on them gradually...

And now moving on to next week... This week we're focusing on the Cutting Tables...

Here's mine... This is how it evolved!!!

First it was a little space on the sewing table that I thought was big... 

Next it became this

A dedicated table for cutting...
After that it morphed into this


A large desk that I used for everthing... Right smack in the ceter of the room... But very soon I realized things were not working out for me... So this is what it turned into after the arrival of my BIG CUTTING MAT!!! I'm getting a replacement for this one from Keepsake Quilting... Apparently they should have shipped it flat and they rolled it which caused those bumps! So they have already sent me one and it must be in some PO at this moment! The guys at KQ were awfully nice! 


Through out all these phases one thing remained unchanged though, my small table with  the 3 baskets...

Basket 1

Basket 2

Basket 3

The baskets are still there... But now, The first one on the left holds my cutting tools... The second one holds stationary... And the third one holds velcro, tape and tit-bits that I need while sewing... 


My rulers are held in place by this cute little napkin holder...


Rulers




The place under this table holds all my scrap boxes...

This has been an unchanged feature of my room for a long time now and I guess thats because it has worked for me...

This week our generous sponsors have for us 

One winner will get 

Oasis Jelly Roll
3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics
 

and another one will get


Max & Whiskers Layer Cake
Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics
 

Isn't that fun??? What are you waiting for... To  win do the usual
1. Leave a comment. 
2. Follow me. Leave a comment.
3. Like me on Facebook. Leave a comment.
4. Blog about Sewing Spaces Focus and leave a comment with a link.

Have fun!
Cheers!!!





149 Comments

  1. Nice space for creativity - everything right where you need it and it's soooo tidy! I like your idea for holding your rulers - that is what I need! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing your creative space... it has given me a few ideas.

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  3. I love getting a look into sewing spaces! I'm not loving my ruler holder and may need to rethink it. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway!

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  4. Isn't it funny how your space just keeps getting bigger! you just keep expanding as much as you can! Its like quilting taking over, hee hee!

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  5. Thanks for the chance, Shruti! Great sewing space!

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  6. Thanks for another nice giveaway, Shruti! :)

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  7. Already following on FB. Robin M. J.

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  8. Blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-13-woodhouse-road.html

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  9. Thank you for all your interesting blogs about creative spaces. I am near completion of my new quilting room and will send you pictures when it is finished.

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  10. I love the idea of the napkin holder for the rulers. It doesn't take a lot of space like other ruler holders do. I'm going to find one very soon!

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  11. Love love love this giveaway!! Thanks!

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  12. I forgot to say...I am a follower.

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  13. My cutting space has evolved from a floor where I was pestered by ants at the old house to half my art table in my very own sewing room in our new house. It's amazing what changes happen in a year!

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  14. What a lovely giveaway. I am in the process of decluttering this room so I can have a bigger cutting space!
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  15. I am a new follower1 :)
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  16. I love how you are using a napkin holder for your rulers, I will have to be a copycat on that idea!!!
    sandangels1945@hotmail.com

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  17. Your space is so organized, it's making me green!!

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  18. Love the baskets and that holder for your rulers is genius. Mine live on whatever flat surface I can find that isnt cluttered with other stuff!

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  19. Oh wow - I love moda jelly rolls! Must go see what other new lines they are going to be releasing. Glad you will have a replacement mat soon - I couldn't function without my mat ;)

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  20. Both those give-aways are lovely. Ok, I'll drool a bit since I don't ever win anything, but IF I do happen to win either of them, I know just the thing I'll do with that gift!!! So, here's crossing my fingers... :)
    Wilma
    www.wilmascraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  21. you do have Neat and tidy cutting spaces. Thanks for the chhance.

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  22. More great ideas for storage, yet my craft room and sewing space remain stubbonly completely chaotic!

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  23. I love your sewing space! the organization is an inspiration...

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  24. I follow your blog.

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  25. Hi Shruti!!! LOVE yr space, I don't have mine yet =(, and you also gave some good ideas to me. The napkin holder is a brilliant idea, have one alike yours. xoxo

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  26. Following you, since...I don't remember =S, LOL

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  27. I am really enjoying all these sewing spaces.

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  28. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  29. I enjoyed seeing your sewing area. I love the ruler idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Love the organization of everything in your space! Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Nice studio...but on an aside note, I'd love to have some fabric like the background on your blog (all the dots - I just love dots). dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. I'm a follower. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I love the dots on your background too. Except they make me crave dots candy strips I ate as a kid. They look just like them! Love'n the spaces.

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  34. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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  35. I so need a sewing room, with a dedicated cutting table, and a cupboard for my fabric, and, and, and...

    ... a girl can dream. Meanwhile, loving seeing all the different spaces of fellow quilters from all over the world. Thanks.

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  36. I already am a follower. Yours is such a fun and interesting blog.

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  37. Great Ideas. Thanks for spending the time to share this with us. Now all I have to do is find my own space.

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  38. Nice crafting space. I am so waiting for my own space, soon I hope. Thanks for the chance, great give away!

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  39. I love jelly rolls and layer cakes too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I have included your giveaway in my blog today:
    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/02/celebrate-gumdrops-with-mystery.html

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  41. I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance to win

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  42. I like you on facebook. Thanks for a chance to win

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  43. what adorable prints. I love anything Moda!!

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  44. Delicious fabric. I have yet to set up my sewing room.. I did get my machine though.. so I'm on my way!

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  45. Enjoyed seeing your work space. I'm sure you spend many happy hours there! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  46. I love your workroom,, mine is a little bedroom and it is so cluttered...

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  47. My sewing space is fairly organized at the moment. I love using baskets and plastic tubs but I find I need to reorganize often...it gets out of control quickly.

    Love the jelly roll! and the layer cake looks cute too!

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  48. Love all the ideas. And love the fabric. Thanks,

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  49. I blogged about your giveaway here:

    http://spicerquilts.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-did-it.html

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  50. Talking about sewing space, it is an ongoing process, don't you think? Anyway, I am still working on mine and just got more fabric from our local quilt shop yesterday. Yap, I love fabric, especially Moda's. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

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  51. It's nice that you finally have a big cutting space. I found the same thing in my sewing space. One size table seemed enough, then bigger, then i still need a bigger space. I like the napkin holder idea to hold the rulers. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

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  52. I like your space, it's a lot more organized than mine is! I know you will love having that larger cutting area - you just have to keep the piles off of it so you have room to work (ask me how I know this!).

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  53. I love the idea of using a napkin holder for the rulers! Thank you for that and the awesome giveway! It is exciting that you are starting to design fabric - how cool!
    Maria

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  54. I am a new follower now too! Looking forward to more posts!
    Maria

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  55. What a great give away.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    connormclaren@optusnet.com.au

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  56. I am now a follower:-)

    connormclaren@optusnet.com.au

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  57. Following on Facebook

    connormclaren@optusnetcom.au

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  58. Your sewing room is very organised. Mine's only semi-organised!

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  59. I love your napkin holder / ruler holder idea. It's fantastic!!
    My husband has put one of those removable hooks up on the side of my shelf so I can hang them, but I have too many rulers and it keeps pulling it all down.

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  60. Your sewing rooms looks fantastic. Very organised. Lovely ruler holder.

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  61. I'm a follower of your lovely blog.

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  62. I wish I had that much space for cutting!

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  63. Looking forward to the day I might have enough space for a dedicates cutting table. :)

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  64. I can't imagine my workspace ever being that tidy - it looks great, but I probably wouldn't be able to find a thing! LOL

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  65. I enjoyed being nosey and checking out your creative space...pity about the cutting mat: Olfa has a page on recovering warped cutting mats that you could try, just google it. Good Luck. HUgs Naomi

    P.S. This comment proudly bought to you by the word angst!

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  66. I'm not quite sure if I'm liking you of FB....lol I sent a friend request to someone with your name, but I couldn't find the like on FB link on your blog anywhere...must've been having a blonde look! Hugs Naomi

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  67. I found some great ideas for my sewing room thanks to you.

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  68. I like your sewing area. It's so... organized! One of these days, I'll have a sewing space of my own. For now, I'll just keep using my dining room table :)

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  69. I'm definitely looking forward to my own sewing space like yours...one day! Thanks for the chance to win that jelly roll!

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  70. I have a nice sewing/scrapbooking room now but dh has suggested that we move the sewing operation upstairs into my college girl's bedroom. The light is WONDERFUL, it overlooks the creek and being on the main level I could have a few things going at once without losing track of what is in the dryer or the oven or on the ironing board. We shall see.

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  71. I use a large desk for my sewing machine too. I love having drawers that I can keep my notions in and near the machine.

    Debbie

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  72. Your room is so spacious and well organized. Please enter me into your wonderful sponsored giveaway.

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  73. I love reading about your space and how creatively you've used every inch it "seams" :)

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  74. I am a new follower. Am glad I found ya :)
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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  75. Loving this series Shruti - Thanks for hosting :)
    And I love that yummy Oasis Jelly roll ;D

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  77. The right working space is becoming more important to me.

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  78. Blogged about your giveaway here: http://www.sameliasmum.com/2011/02/love-blog-award-some-giveaways.html

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  79. Your sewing/cuttings spaces look very organized! Thanks for the chance!

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  80. Thanks for sharing your sewing room pics. As I figure out how to arrange my own, it helps to see what other sewists have found helpful.

    Thanks, also, for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!

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  81. Thank you for showing us around your sewing room and thanks for some realy good ideas. I love the napkin holder for your rulers, got one of those down on my shopping list now. Linda

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  82. just adore seeing other peoples sewing spaces, thank you for taking the time to show and explain yours!

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  83. i love seeing others sewing areas! thanks!
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  84. I am a follower!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  85. Great ideas for organizing! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  86. Everything looks incredibly neat and organised!

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  87. I love how you've managed to adapt your space as you need to. Mine just seems to get more and more cluttered.

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  88. Thanks for some great ideas. I really need to figure something out for my rulers. And thanks for a chance.

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  89. Oh the napkin holder is a brilliant idea for holding rulers!! I think I may have to borrow that one!

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  90. I love seeing how much better organises other people are LOL

    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  91. and I like you on Facebook :)

    caitlindevlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  92. I've got a little blue letter holder and it is going straight into the sewing room to hold my ruler. Looks so cute!

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  93. I found you on facebook and like you!

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  94. I keep all my rullers in a drawer right below my cutting surface. I love those baskets. I'm a basket girl and have several all over my craft room for various things.

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  95. ohh i would love to win this fabric thankyou for the chance.
    cheers shez

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  96. I love the idea of using the napkin holder for organizing rulers.

    Thanks for sharing all of the different ideas for sewing spaces. These give me lots of possibilities as I work to reorganize my space.

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