Sew Inspiring Rooms {Aunt Polly's Porch}

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hello, Hello! 
Welcome to another addition of

Today we are lucky to have Polly here from the blog, Aunt Polly's Porch.
She was so sweet to volunteer when I did my call out for more Sew Inspiring Rooms a couple of weeks ago (Thank you, Polly!!!)  Polly is a fabulous quilter, ultra organized and super on-the-ball.  I LOVE her Christmas Tilt quilt which you can see HERE and her darling little dog, Yogi.  Polly's sewing room has got it all so prepare to be in awe...


Hello!  I’m Polly from Aunt Polly’s Porch!  I am so honored to be able to show you my sewing room here!   My tiny sewing room was featured in the Winter 2012 Studios magazine by Interweave,

          so I can share some photos here that didn’t make the final cut there!
I will admit it - I am an organization freak…and that’s a good thing when you have as much sewing and quilting stuff as I do in a room that is 10’ by 12’ in size!

I am lucky to have a nice wall-to-wall closet in the room, to house my rather large stash.  I use grey metal shelves in the closet for stacking/sorting my fabrics.

I have a nice bookshelf I bought at Target with all my quilting and sewing books and notebooks from classes, as well as, sewing machine manuals.
But I really love the white plastic rolling chests of drawers for storage that are available in so many sizes and shapes and are so reasonably priced at local stores.

I have this set right next to me with all my sewing machine feet, threads, notions, buttons and other supplies within close reach!

I use this double tall stack of drawers for organizing my many patterns, buttons, stabilizers,and embroidery supplies. Next to those tall stacked drawers is a black metal shelf with my TV/DVD on it and I also have 3 little sets of white plastic drawers on those shelves, as well!!

These two sets of drawers fit nicely under the sewing table extension and house organized scraps and other bundles of coordinating fabrics.

This awesome round wooden revolving organizer is actually made for scrapbookers, but is also perfect for us sewers with lots of drawers and sections for keeping our many tools organized and close by!  I bought it at Michael’s with a coupon!  Woo hoo! 

This little black shelf unit was made for media storage and I actually do have two shelves on it loaded with my sewing room chick flicks!  But the rest of the shelves are just perfect for storing pre-cuts like charm packs, jelly rolls, FQ bundles and such!

And this antique wooden cabinet used to have drawers in it, but I removed them so I could use the resulting cubbies to store my fat quarters!

My thread is stored here on the wall using two June Taylor thread racks from Joann’s.  The white cutting table with drawers below, was also bought at my local Joann’s using a coupon. 

I store my quilting rulers in standing racks on top of it on the right against the wall with my design area. Next to them are all my green Accuquilt GO! dies in racks, too.  Above these is a bulletin board for displaying photos, articles and other ideas collected for inspiration!!

So, even if you have a tiny little space for sewing like me, if you are organized, you can fit everything in and easily know where to find things in a snap!  (And not spend a whole lotta money that you could be spending on fabric!!) 

I also have a sewing companion…my little Westie named Yogi!  He has his own bed on top of my sewing table next to the window.

When he’s not lulled to sleep by the hum of my sewing machine, he will be watching the squirrels scamper around below on the deck! What a life!!
Please come visit us soon at Aunt Polly’s Porch!


Thank you so much, Polly, for stopping by!
What a treat it was to see your fabulous sewing room.
I think we all can take a lesson from you on organizing!
P.S.  I love your display of spools of thread and how you have so many bobbins organized and ready to go!

Please feel free to leave Polly some comment love below!
Have a great day!
~ Amber