Recovering my Work Table

So, I decided that my work table was looking a bit...sad...seriously stained and scorched. 

This table has gotten a LOT of use since I first built it a couple of years back.  I originially came up with the idea because I was in desperate need of a larger work space that could also double as an ironing board. was time to get creative and I have to say my husband and I did a darn good job in the end!

I ended up with a table on wheels, lots of drawer space and some much needed space to work not to mention an ironing board all in one!  I think I'll turn this into a tutorial in case anyone would like to make one.

Here's a picture of what it looked like BEFORE the new covering...


I don't think you're getting the real picture of how bad this looked.  Let me give you a better close up.



Okay, so I do like working on a nice plain white surface but couldn't help but get creative and decided to use a lightly printed fabric this time.  Here's the final product...


At first, I have to admit the print was a bit of distraction when working with other fabrics.  However, it's interesting to note that I have completely adjusted to having it there and don't even notice it anymore!

I think I'll turn this into a tutorial.  Should be fun. 

:)  Happy Tuesday! 


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getting to know me...

My name is Heather and I love to quilt.   Therefore, I spend as much free time as possible doing it.  I don’t do a lot of machine quilting (and I don't do any hand quilting) it’s just so difficult to move those big quilts under the arm of my machine.  My Mom, however, recently began longarming so I’m very excited about turning over my tops to her!!_____________________________________________________________________________

I’m lucky to have an entire room devoted to my work and as you can see here, it is not uncommon for one of our four dogs to follow me into the sewing room late at night and fall asleep while I’m working!  


This was Sam in his favorite spot just last night. 

I don’t see that he is actually doing any harm so I usually let him sleep.  He’s just so darn cute that it’s hard to be mad at him.


Here are some photos of my sewing room...

It’s hard to miss the VERY large stack of UFO’s in the corner.  I’m absolutely determined to finish them.  Now if I could only stop finding other projects to do first I’d probably make more progress...


Here’s a close up of my sewing space.  I'm so lucky to have two machines and one serger.  I really like having two machines set up and ready to go (with different threads, of course!).  The Pfaff Grand Quilter on the left only does a straight stitch but it’s a Power House!  Boy, can I stitch through some monster size thicknesses of fabric with this machine.  Because this machine only does straight stitches, I am also very grateful to have a Huskvarna Viking Scandinavia.  It has lots of stitches and it’s digitized.  How wonderful is it to have two different machines set up at the same time??

The serger's in between the two machines but its rather difficult to see!

 My biggest frustration is the size of the room.  At approximatley 10 x 10 feet, it’s a squeeze.  I’m constantly threatening to blow out the back wall and expand the room.  My husband is pretty opposed to this idea (darn)…___________________________________________________________________________

Overall, I love my space and I love my quilting time.  It’s my goal to do it full time.  It’s gonna happen. 

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