I’ve had an interesting sewing journey since I started sewing in 2007. First, I had a dedicated sewing/crafting space and even had an entire room with a closet and extra shelving in my old house. Then I moved to a 1500 square foot sewing studio for a year (bigger than my current apartment)! Now, I live in a 2 bedroom apartment and have moved my sewing machine around 3 times in a year trying to find the best spot for it (mostly out of reach of a curious toddler). I also keep a machine in the trunk of my car in case a friend invites me over to sew for a little while.
I realize now that it doesn’t really matter how much space you have, what matters is what you make and why you make it. My quilting projects are my creative outlet. I love to make something that makes my cubicle pretty and that sparks some conversation with people at work. I also love to make quilts that can be used to keep me or my family warm or can give comfort to someone in a nursing home who doesn’t have anyone to visit them.
Maybe someday I’ll have more space to spread out but I hope that my focus will remain on creating beautiful quilts to share with friends, family and those in need.
So tell me, do you have a dedicated space or do you sew a vant guard wherever you can and whenever you can?