Winners of the Studio Spotlight Blog Hop!

Studio Spotlight ButtonThank you to everyone who posted your kind comments about our studios- we loved sharing our spaces with you and we so enjoyed seeing the other designer’s studios as well!

We saw it all, small spaces, medium size spaces and big spaces. On this I think we can all agree, no matter how big or small your space, having a spot to sew and quilt is better than not having a spot! Even if that spot is on the dining room table. You can do amazing things anywhere!

 

We so enjoy giving things away and we are so lucky to have had P& Textiles work with us to provide some amazing prizes for you! (OH- and if you check out their free pattern page, you might see a familiar name there. Way cool!)

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DSCN2680Debbie Miller is the winner of the Color Weave and Fantasy Garden FQ packs and the Urban Twist pattern!

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer P is the winner of the Luxury Essentials FQ stack the pattern Brick and Mortar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Untitled 2And, Karen A is the winner of the Suede Medley and the Whirlybird pattern!

 

Congratulations! We will be sending an email to each of you to get your snail mail address!

 

Hope to see you back here again soon!

Happy quilting,

Kate

p.s. Today is visit your Local Quilt Shop day- so get out there and have some fun!

Studio Spotlight Blog Hop Day 11

Studio Spotlight ButtonAnd today is the day- the last day of the tour! And the last day to enter our truly amazing giveaway! So, first up- today’s blogger is Reeze Hanson of Morning Glory Designs. Her website is very colorful and fun and I am sure her post will be that way too!

And if you have not entered our giveaway, go here! Quickly! And leave a comment on that post! Before 9pm MT tonight!

Happy quilting,

Kate

Day 10 on the Studio Spotlight Blog Hop

Studio Spotlight ButtonWow. Only two days and two studios left to see. I hope you have been enjoying this blog hop and maybe even getting ideas for your studio!I know I have some serious studio envy going on!

Today we get to see the studio of Vanessa at Fabric Confetti! Her site looks like a lot of fun and I am sure her post will be too! So click here to check out her space!

Don’t forget to pop over to our post and enter our giveaway if you have not done so yet- there is still time!

Happy quilting,

Kate

Studio Spotlight Day 9

Studio Spotlight ButtonToday on the tour is Kris Poor of Poorhouse Designs. She is a very talented designer and I know her post will be lots of fun!

So click here to check out her studio and see what she has been creating!

Happy quilting,

Kate

p.s. If you have not checked out our post on our studios, click here. Don’t forget to leave a comment in that post to enter our giveaway! It is amazing!

Day 8 of the Studio Spotlight Blog Hop

Studio Spotlight ButtonHi everyone! Thanks for all the great comments we got on our post yesterday! How fun that you came to visit.

Today our blogger is Daphne Greig with Patchwork Studios. I know you will love to see what she is up to. So hop on over to her blog!

happy quilting,

Kate

Our Day on the Studio Spotlight Blog Hop!

Welcome to our studios! I say, studios because since there are three of us here at Seams Like a Dream, So you get to see three studios! Let’s start with the youngest member, Alyssa.

Alyssa:

Before

Before

Well, seeing as my studio space is the smallest out of the three of us, I better try to make this a quick tour! My husband and I moved into our house in August, and when we decided on this place, my original plan was to commandeer some space in one of the two bedrooms. Unfortunately, once we actually got into the house and starting bringing in our furniture, I quickly realized that my plan just would not work.

At all.

After

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So, instead I took over this space! The “before” picture is actually from the real estate listing. It was just an awkwardly wide hallway before, but with a nice bit light coming in from the front window.

 

2015-01-07 12.35.26Now the space has become my little studio, complete with two sewing areas, a cutting table, and a bookcase for storage. My main sewing area is just a desk that I have had for ages. It has gone through many decorative iterations (don’t look at the back… I went through a decoupage phase at one point) but now it holds my mom’s MegaQuilter that she’s letting me borrow. I added the cute blue knobs last year, and I love my little sewing chair. It adds a fun pop of color to the space.

 

2015-01-07 12.35.13My second sewing area is a little less functional, but I only use it occasionally when I need to do something other than a straight stitch. My little BabyLock is over there, on top of my prized Singer sewing machine. I picked that treasure up at an antiques barn, and I swear they had no idea what they were doing, because I got it for $35. My husband loves telling people that story, but maybe I will save that for another time. A few weeks ago I decorated the corner with these pretty decals to add some fun to the white walls.

2015-01-16 16.18.23And of course I had to put up my little drawing that reads “Home is where the Art is”.

Tucked into the corner is my basket of yarn. That where I store anything that isn’t a current project.

2015-01-07 12.36.22The last area holds my cutting table. This was a huge surprise for me- I went to work one day, and while I was gone, my parents and the hubby went out and bought this at Ikea, and set it up for me! I love it- way better than the hijacked dresser I was using before.

2015-01-16 16.17.51They also picked up this handy storage rack while they were at Ikea, along with the spotlights that I have placed near my cutting table and sewing machine for extra light. The drawers of the table are huge, which is great for storing all of my rulers, threads, and leftover fabrics. I am still trying to come up with a good system for my scraps, but right now I have been cutting most of them up into 2.5” squares. Anything that is a decent size I try to keep, but all of the little scraps get put into my squares collection.

So there you have it- my area!

Isn’t her space cute? Small but very functional!

Next up is…

Elizabeth:

My studio is in the basement of our house- the unfinished section! However, while one of my wishes for the space would definitely be drywall (and a little better lighting!), I was very lucky that the former owner was also a crafter and she left me her big cutting table, a wall pegboard and other groovy stuff! So that really helped!

IMG_0039I have some open shelving along one side of the room with plastic bins to hold all my “stash”- well most of it! It is primarily sorted by color, but then there is the holiday, reproduction and polka dot bin!

IMG_0040I hung a shower pocket organizer on the back of the door leading into my space that holds all my smaller notions like needles, rotary blades, marking pens, zippers…  and yes Kate,  I have zippers!…etc.

IMG_0038On another wall is my white cubbies. These hold all of my small UFO projects, each in a small ziplock bag. with all the ingredients to finish, the pattern, fabric, backing and binding choices.

 

IMG_0042I have a great big table in the center where I cut, my sewing table is next to it as well as another table so they form one big area. Another holds pattern stuff- paper, baggies and envelopes- everything I need to put on my “shipping department” hat and send out our patterns to everyone!

Elizabeth has made a plain basement into a great space. And now for mine!

Kate:

DSCN2697I have shown some photos of my space before, but here is the view from the front door. Jim and I live in a condo, not huge but not tiny either. Kind of like the three bears, it is just right!

We love the view off the back oStudio3f our main space- we can just see the mountains in the distance and see the sunsets from here.

 

 

The railing along the hallway, and my space, often has quilts draped all over it! It is a great place to hang quilt tops that are waiting to be quilted, quilts that are done that need to be photographed or sent somewhere or sometimes, there is even fabric that I have ironed and is waiting to be used. I must admit, sometimes the whole thing is covered!

Studio5My space is a loft type area, so it is missing a wall and a door. But that makes this small space feel much bigger than it is! And yes, I admit to cleaning it up, mostly to show you but also because I like it better clean! I work much better in a clean, organized studio. Otherwise, I just get distracted.

 

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My sewing table is an old countertop from our home in CT with bookcase legs from Ikea. I use the bookcases to store things I don’t need too often. Paperwork, a bin with all the magazines we have had projects in, my drawing supplies…

 

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This is my cutting table. I bought it years ago at Ikea and I love it. It is technically a kitchen island and with all it’s shelves and drawers, a great spot for baskets with fabrics and projects, my extra mats, rulers and such. Above it is my design wall- small but functional.

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One one side of the cutting table, I attached those stick on hangers to hang some of my rulers and I attached more on the side of the dresser that holds more “stuff”.

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DSCN2679My rotary cutters and scissors hang from a pegboard on the other side of the cutting table.

 

Studio2I have a small desk tucked against a very skinny wall next to the closet.

Well, when we moved in it was really just a nook, but we decided it would be more functional as a closet.

 

 

DSCN2675So we hung some shelving and now it holds my fabric stash- sorted mostly by color, some more UFO projects, my hand dyed fabric that I dyed with a friend  and some of my office supplies. My desk does not have drawers so I use the shelves.

 

DSCN2676I have some space still underneath the shelves. I haven’t decided if I am going to add more shelves or get a small dresser or … all to be decided. One day. The sliding curtain doors are wonderful- they don’t take up space and I can close off the clutter if it gets crazy back there!

I also have stuff stored about the house. I have a bookcase in my husband’s “office” that has my books and magazines. I have paper, baggies and other pattern printing supplies in the office closet as well as leftover batting. I have quilts piled on the bed in the spare bedroom downstairs. Sometimes I have so much stuff in my area, I escape to work on the dining room table with my laptop!

DSCN2669I have to say, my biggest challenges are what to do with my scraps from each project and project paperwork. I do have my scrap bins, but not everything makes it into the bins. I just pulled this pile out from my big scrap bin; it was so full it just about toppled over!

OK- you have seen just about it all!

So any helpful suggestions for me with my scraps? Some does make it into my bins for different size strips but the rest??? Maybe a Shop my Stash sale???

THE GIVEAWAY!!!!

And of course, we have great giveaway for you. So here it is: leave a comment on this post and you are entered. That’s it. Just a comment.

We would love for you to sign up for our newsletter and get our free pattern; we would love for you to like our Facebook page and visit with us on Pinterest; but to be entered, all you have to do is leave a comment.

Oh- what are we giving away? Some wonderful bundles of fabric from P&B Textiles! Thank you P&B!! And some wonderful patterns from us! Woo Hoo! There will be three winners… 3 studios=3 winners!

DSCN2680UntitledOne lucky quilter will win: Two FQ stacks of fabric from P&B Textiles- a stack of Color Weave and a stack of Fantasy Garden AND a pattern from us called Urban Twist!

 

 

 

 

DSCN2690UntitledOne lucky quilter will win: A huge FQ stack of Luxury Essentials and a pattern from us called Brick and Mortar.

 

 

 

 

 

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Untitled 2One lucky quilter will win: A FQ stack of Suede Medley and a pattern from us called Whirlybird!

Wow!

 

 

Thanks for making it all the way to the end of this post! The drawing will close on Friday January 23rd at 9pm MT.

Shipping is to US and Canada addresses only -sorry!

Good luck!

happy quilting,

Kate, Elizabeth and Alyssa!

 

 

 

Studio Spotlight Day 6

Studio Spotlight ButtonWhat a great week of studios! And we have one more this week- Bunnie Cleland of Artistically Engineered Designs. 

Have fun!

happy quilting,

Kate

p.s. Monday is our day on the blog hop- so be sure to come back then! We have pics of all three studios and great prizes!!

10933845_834311289948734_5459871367033701218_np.p.s. Craftsy is having a Flash Sale- New Year, New You! Up to 50% off all classes included 35+ new ones!

 

Click here to save big -this weekend only.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5 of the Studio Spotlight Blog Tour

Studio Spotlight ButtonSo, do you have a favorite workspace or have you gotten any new ideas for your sewing space yet? I think it is fun to see where other people sew and create. We are all so different!

Today our blogger is Kari Schell of On Point Quilter. Let’s pop over there and see what she is up to!

happy quilting,

Kate

Studio Spotlight- Day 4

Studio Spotlight ButtonUp today on the blog hop is Susan of Swirly Girls. Susan is a lot of fun so I know her post will be more of the same! So pop on over to her blog and check out her studio!

 
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In the meantime, what I have been doing? Well, trying to clean up my “studio” so I can take some pictures and, sewing of course!

Here is the pile of lovely fabrics from Riley Blake that I am currently playing with. Yum!

 

 

DSC08394Did I mention I have a helper in my studio? Lily likes to “help” me. She rests her head on the computer which aids in typing (NOT!). And she often snuggles on the quits to help me sew on the binding. She also has a keen eye and will arrange the blocks in a quilt!

 

Well, back to work for me- I have to get the studio clean for my day on the hop!

And don’t forget to hop over to Susan’s blog and see what she is up to! I am sure it will be fun.

happy quilting,

Kate

Day 3 of the Studio Spotlight Blog Hop

Studio Spotlight ButtonSo this is fun, right? I like seeing where others sew, quilt and spend their “business” time. Today on the tour are Nancy and Lauren  of KenzieMac & Co.

 

I know you are going to love this! Check it out here.

Happy quilting!

Kate