One of the best things I ever did to boost my quilting/sewing productivity was to create a permanent station in my sewing room for cutting fabrics. I realize that space is often at a premium in our homes, but if there is any way you can carve out a little room to dedicate to your projects, it is well worth it – even if it’s just a nook in your living area or bedroom. If you have young kids, it’s nice to have a spot where you can shut the door – especially since some quilting tools can be dangerous – but if nothing else, try to find a place where you can set things up and leave them until you can come back. Needless to say that the 15-20 minutes you spend pulling out and putting away are valuable minutes, and you can save even more time if you’re not having to go to another room with a table to cut your fabrics!
So, today I’m going to show you how I’ve organized my cutting station. It may not work for you, and there are some things I’d like to tweak, but for the most part it makes me happy.Read More