Thursday, January 1, 2009

WHIRL INTO WINTER Bloggers GIVEAWAY !




Winter is surely here, and so is this fun giveaway ! Click on the SNOWFLAKE icon to visit more blogs participating in the Whirl into Winter Quilt Blog Giveaway .




If you would like to enter to have a chance to win this Gooseberry Patch Every Day Calendar, and the LAST quilty item that I made in 2008, please leave a comment, and your name, and for fun, and to help me do some planning. . . please let me know . . . " If you were going to design yourself a new sewing room or quilting studio, what is the one thing that it would have to have ? " Hopefully you noticed that the Snowman in the Woods table runner is really a too-fer. . . . one side has cute snowmen and all their woodland friends, and on the otherside has quilted snowflakes ! I know you have seen the snowflakes before in an earlier post. . but these snowmen wanted me to quilt them here too ! and YES it is ANOTHER Easy Striped Table Runner ! ( Who has time to piece ? ) If you do not have a blog, please leave me an email address too, in case you are the winner . Don't forget, you can click on the picture to see a close up ( just to be sure if you want to enter or not ! )




Good Luck, and I look forward to your suggestions !
a n d HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 !




177 comments:

crazyquiltlady said...

My perfect sewing room would include one wall of shelving floor to ceiling -told hold my stash and always have it visable - so I would always know what I have - no more searching thru tubs of fabric---

Anya said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I would definitely have to have good lighting.

exotic1 said...

I just love Snowmen~! This is wonderful. I am in fact building a craft room hopefully by then end of this 2009 summer. A must have is a wall table on one wall of the room. I want the table to run from one corner to the other along one wall of the room.Can you imagine a 16ft long table to work on!?! I also want a 4'x16'Peg Board above the 16ft table. Since I have a carpenter for my sole mate I can customize it the way I want which is so great. I told him I want a second wall with nothing but shelves from floor to ceiling. A third wall will be designated as my tech wall with my PC,Scanner,Printer and such so the room will actually double as my computer room as well. The fourth wall I want a drop down wall ironing board and wall hangers for holding fabric and ribbons in bulk rolls. All the time I am explaining to him what I want him to build I'm thinking he is going to say "Are you crazy" but instead he says oh that's easy no problem! So I can't wait until construction starts in June. Since he loves quilts I promised him the first 3 I make after the room is built. One for each of his favorite resting places. Not a bad deal for a dream crafting room lol Thanks for Sharing and Happy New Year~!

Fiesta said...

you have to have a bay window or french doors that lead to an outside balcony so you can enjoy the love God have created for us to see!

CJ said...

I would have LOTS of storage and plenty of wonderful LIGHT!

tich said...

Happy New Year from Orkney in Scotland! Love the table runner, and the quilting is great!
My husband has just converted a byre into a craft studio for me. I have found the folowing points really good in my room.
-Walk in cupboard with loads of storage and shelves.
-Large table - one side sewing machine, other side embellisher.
-Loads of plugs for electric equipment.
-Shelving for books.
-My husband put floor kitchen units most of the way round, so that I can store my material, fleeces for spinning, paper for cardmaking, and all associated equipment. The worktops are great for cutting, laying out etc.
-Sink.
-Most important equipment - kettle and mugs to make a cup of tea.
Hope this helps.
tich marjorymail-private@yahoo.co.uk

Susan said...

My new and improved sewing room would have to have more storage space!

Beth said...

wow, that is so cute! If I won, I would have to pass it along to my quilty aunt who introduced me to gooseberry patch. If I could have a craft room, the most important thing would be lots of space, and lots of natural light. I dont even have a craft room, so I hust use my dining room table, which mean I have to pick up my projects before every meal and put everything away, kinda a pain!

Sara said...

My quilting room would have to have a stereo so I could listen to music as it inspires me. Also, wouldn't hurt to have a small frige for cold drinks - and a way to make warm drinks in the winter...

Happy New Year!!!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

I love the snowflakes!

As someone who uses a dining room now, a dedicated sewing space is a dream. I'd like it large and full of light. Shelves with glass doors and some that were not glass. A large cutting table the perfect height for me. I large comfy chair by the window for knitting. A couple of dog beds! Wood floors, a design wall.....gosh I want a LoT!

Sue said...

What wonderful gifts!

I have a pretty special sewing area already. Key to me is good lighting and being able to easily set up cutting, pressing and sewing areas for when I'm needing to be really efficient.

lisbethw said...

nearly same name....
have a happy new sew year!

Barb said...

I love table runners.

I have seen alot of wonderful studios...infact today I am getting a room for my sewing...yepeee. Now it won't be all over the house but no studio. I guess I would say a really nice cutting table with shelves under it for material and sewing equipment.

Have a wonderful New Year!!

Karen said...

If I were going to design a new sewing room (oh wait--I don't even have an old one) but anyway, I would want to knock out a wall and add LARGE windows for great lighting. Love your table runner. By the way--I collect snowmen.

Karen in IN
hillk0306@yahoo.com
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com

Check out my blog--I am also participating.

Kim said...

Very nice prizes. My sewing room would have shelves, as well as a flannel wall, and lots of room to sew.

Marit said...

My sewingroom should have lots of shelves for storing.
Your give away prizes are very nice!
Happy new year from Marit in Norway

R.H. said...

Happy New Year. I think the one thing that my sewing studio would need in it is lots of light, I'm getting older and the eyes don't work so well. Of course I'd need more FABRIC!
Rae Ann

Walker Lady said...

I am actually just finishing my new studio, but if I had to do it over, I would add more storage space!
Sherri
http://walkerlady.com/

PunkiePie said...

Wonderful giveaway!

For my pretend sewing studio... would LOVE to have a HUGE area to sew... my area is just too small.

1. Good lighting
2. STORAGE for all my projects and fabric
3. Nice big tables to pin my quilts on

Jen :)

dolls123 said...

A huge work table

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Leona said...

Love the prizes. My ideal sewing room would have huge windows and a big raised cutting table.
Happy New Year.
a.noel140@gmail.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

A cutting table waist high.

Great giveaway! Mine starts on Friday so please stop by.

I hope that the new year holds many wonderful possibilities for you.

Terri S said...

My current sewing room is tiny and doubles as a guest room, so if I were to ever have a new one, I'd want more storage and a larger room to accommodate an ironing board and cutting table.

simple country living! said...

Aloha & Happy New Year!
I would DEFINITELY want to have one whole wall's length of a 3-4 foot wide table for my sewing/quilting, etc that could be folded up & locked into the wall, freeing up that space for other needs! Well, at least that's what I'm dreaming!

Needled Mom said...

What gorgeous quilting on the two-fer!

I think that the most important thing for a sewing room would be good lighting and a design wall.

Renee G said...

If I was designing a sewing room I would have better lighting and more space.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Debi said...

The most important thing is the lighting, natural and of course night time.

Tudy said...

I would need a large table to lay things out on and lots of storage. I probably will never get it because I live in a mobile home that does not have a lot of room. Tudy

tcook43@gmail.com

Sue Cahill said...

If I could design my dream room it would have to windows, lots of windows, I love working with natural light and an inspiring view. I can see Canada across the Niagara River from my little converted bedroom sewing room now.

Great giveaway.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

debbie said...

My sewing room would have to have big windows! :o)

Amy said...

I have to agree with several others and say the one thing I would definitely need is LOTS and LOTS of storage space for all my delicious fabric!!! :) ~@my

Amy said...

I would have lots of storage space for all that delicious fabric!

elaine said...

Of course I want to enter- I love the table runner! For a sewing room for sure you need a large table and a wall fold out ironing board would be handy.

Elaine R
emrosser@shaw.ca

Barb said...

If I could design one thing into a studio it would be SPACE...why do I not have enough space where I sew ;>) ?? Please enter my name into your drawing!

Tina said...

My dream sewing room.. large room with a large window overlooking the Smoky Mountains.

Pinky said...

The runner is very cute! Shelving with doors would be at the top of my list for a new sewing room. Thanks for entering my name in your giveaway. Karleen rtnkt@charter.net

Lovie Ball said...

Dream studio, must have a design wall large enough to layout a queen size top, or even one entire wall so you could layout more than one quilt at a time. I pin a flannel back tablecloth to the curtains - does not work real well.

And don't forget a small table to leave treats for the quilt elves who come to quilt all your tops and do the binding while you sleep. If they ever show up, please send them my way.

bluebird-lyn said...

Love to be in the draw for your giveaway.What I would love most is a cutting table and more space with a picture window.(Fat chance LOL) Regards Lyn

BrineS said...

My perfect sewing room would include lots of storage for organizing my fabric...and a huge table!

Happy New Year from Australia!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com
comfortjoydesigns{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Brooke said...

My dream sewing studio would have tons of storage (perfect shelving for fabric)! Bay window with a window seat!
I love your little goodies....I collect snowmen too and I love how you placed them in the snow for the picture! How cute

Thank you so very much for the great chance!

Brooke
heartnmaui AT gmail DOT com

lili11 said...

lots of shelves and very good lighting - laili11harun@yahoo.com . Hope I'll win.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

My perfect sewing room would have to have, a HUGE table for cutting fabric. That's something I lack now. I hope to win!!

Carrie P. said...

Cute tablerunner. My sewing room will have a table that my machine will sit down in. Hopefully my husband will build me one this year. I have given him pictures. Happy New Year.

Nici said...

Happy New Year!!

My craft room would have lots of storage and a big table or hardwood floors to be able to layout quilts to baste.
nici826 at yahoo dot com

Andria said...

Love the runner! So cute. My sewing room would have to have lots of storage and lots of windows! Thanks!

Stacie said...

Lots of storage!! Shelves and storage containers for sure.

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Cris A said...

I would love a complete wall of drawers!!!

Grateful Gramma said...

It would have a lot of space for storage and a lot of space to spread out and work.

annmarie said...

Wow - what a nice giveaway. Thanks for participating & Happy New Year. If I had a new quilting room, it would have to have a window looking out into the yard so I could see the birds, trees, clouds, etc!!!(tegens@charter.net)

Pat said...

My biggest problem, also, seems to be storage. I'd love a super sized walk-in closet with floor to ceiling shelves on which I could store my supplies and stash. Of course, it goes without saying that there must be a good ironing station and cutting station as well as room for my sewing machine. AND...if there was a nice, well-lit corner (with a VIEW, maybe??) in which to sit and hand-sew, that would be heaven!!! Not too much to ask, is it? LOL HOpe you went to my blog and found my Jan. 1 post and entered my giveaway, too.

Baba said...

I get the chance to make my sewing room perfect this year with the Stone House project. I hope it includes a ScrapBox for storage and a fold out ironing board.
djsloan1953@yahoo.com

Terry said...

My perfect sewing room would have a huge table to work on and a flannel design wall too. I can dream! :0) Thank you!

Dawn said...

Hi Beth! Love the snowflake quilting! First off, before I can tell you what I would want in a quilting studio - is i would LOVE a studio itself! I guess if I had to pick one thing I think a big wall with shelves for books and fabric.

Shelley said...

My sewing studio would be much more spacious; I really need to have room for overnight guests; a futon would work or a day bed? I would have better storage solutions for the closet also. A way to pull things out without disorganizing the entire thing..know what I mean? LOL. Thanks for participating.

Dionne said...

My perfect sewing room would have to be big enough for my kids to have a corner. I want to be able to sew with my family in the room. The room I have now is way off in a corner of the house and I feel so cut off from everyone. I want a room that my family mostly thinks of as a 'game/play/family' room, with a large corner for our crazy quilting mom! Of course I don't have a long-arm to fit in!
What a great giveaway, I hope I win!
Cheers,
Dionne

Linda said...

If I could design a new sewing/quilting space, it definitely would have to have tons of storage in the form of cabinets, shelves and drawers. It would also have to have lots of good lighting. Thank you for entering me in your giveaway. lraetaylor@gmail.com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

A whole wall of shelfs!!

andsewon said...

Perfect sewing room would have a large wall cabinet with an old vintage window as a door to store all my thread in!!! Love snowfolks an that runner is awesome!!!
Happy New Year!
Lola

Guilitta said...

First I wish you a happy new year and please give my name to the give away box.

When I would have a sewing room I would design much spaces to put fabric away.

Greeting Guilitta from Germany

Quilt Hollow said...

I've already got the perfect quilt studio with the lighting, storage closet etc.....can I just request the a cook, maid service, taxi service and all those other things that take my day away from the studio? LOL

tisme said...

I would love to win your table runner, it is so cool!
I would want a Janome 6600, and lots and lots of light!!
Tisgingy@msn.com

Jeanne said...

Lots of storage and excellent lighting would be my top requirements for a sewing room. Happy New Year.

Paula said...

I would HAVE to have lots and lots of shelves for books and fabric! I love your table runner. Very cute. Sure hope I win!! Thanks.

Janice said...

The number one priority for me would be MORE space. My sewing room is like trying to get 10 gallons into a 5 gallon pale. I NEED more room. Tons of cupboards would be nice too!!

mamabug said...

I need alot more storage than I have currently!!! One bedroom closet just doesn't cut it :) Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

Linda T said...

I would love to hav ein my sewing studio a new sewing machine. Nothing super fancy, but something to replace my 20+ year old machine!

Count me in your giveaway!

Beth M said...

What a pretty table runner!
My new studio would have to have a lot of stuff but a big design wall, Janome 6600(been wanting one of these for a long time!) and good lighting.

b.mastin@verizon.net

Lisa said...

I would have to have a lot of selves for all of my fabric and other things, and a lot of light.

kathi said...

The cutting table would need to be my height instead of the traditional height.

Thanks for taking part in the giveaway. Happy New Year!

kathi

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh wow, now I've seen that snowman fabric, but would have never thought of doing that with it! So gorgeous! :)

The one thing I'd have to have in my sewing studio would be a nice island with lots of space around it, and storage under it. It would have to be almost like a kitchen island, so that I don't have to bend to far over it to cut fabric lay projects out. :)

moreofhim said...

I love your give-away. The table runner is just gorgeous! My "must-have" is an area for cutting fabric - ready to go and available to cut anytime. It makes things so much easier!

Thanks for entering me in your give-away! Julie

Cindy said...

I would want a built in cabinet with glass doors to store my fabric stash in neat little piles.

Very nice prize! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your draw.

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

cdziuba said...

The room would have to have a nice view, so I could rest my eyes every now and then. I would love to win this lovely prize. cdziuba@aol.com

Holly said...

Hi, I'm Holly! My dream sewing room would include a seamstress because I don't sew! Ha! But you see, THAT'S why I appreciate you Ladies who do!

Thanks for the cute give away!

~ Hearts ~

Joy said...

I would would love to be planning a new sewing room, the one I have is quite small... Not complaining though ;o). I think I'd definitely make room for a coffee machine in my next one LOL.
Please enter me in your draw, your tablerunner is so cute!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lisa Knight said...

Besides the new Janome 11000, I'd have to have lots of dedicated storage and of course a huge design wall oh and a dress form!

lisa dot knight @ hotmail dot com

Julie in the Barn said...

I have a pretty good sewing room now but it's a bit snug. I have no guest room so what I need is a magical disappearing bed for overnight guests, a cleaning fairy that visits during the night and straightens up the mess I make during the day, and a new sewing machine to take some of the burden off my faithful old Bernie. Oh, and shelves full of new gorgeous fabrics instead of the old outdated stuff I have there now!

I admire you and all your work for QOV. Kuddos to you! And congrats on having your son home safe & sound.

Julie in the Barn said...

My sewing room is pretty nice but a bit snug and I don't have a guest bedroom. So I could use a magical disappearing bed in there. A cleaning fairy that visits each night to tidy up my mess would be a nice addition. A fabulous new sewing machine to take some of the burden off my faithful old Bernie would be high on my list. An iron that works perfect all the time instead of the piece of junk that I have at the moment. Oh, and shelves full of gorgeous new fabrics instead of the old, outdated stuff I have there now. Yep, then my room would be perfect.

Kuddos to you, Beth, for all the work you do for QOV. And congratulations for having your son home safe and sound. What a great Christmas present!

Kari said...

Happy New Year !!!! I love your table runner!!!!

I would need a wall to stick fabric to and make designs. Also, lots of storage for lots of stash.

Karimo1@yahoo.com

Momma said...

An absolute must-have would be a magnet strip to hold scissors! I am constantly misplacing my scissors. If I had a magnet strip at eye level, I'd know that they were some place safe and easily accessible.

Happy New Year!

Jenna Z said...

Oh my gosh, that table runner is awesome! I HAVE to have shelving for my fabric that allows me to be able to see it everyday. Not only do I love seeing my stash, if I can't see it I forget what I have and tend to leave out fabrics that would be perfect simply because I forget what I have. I have a cabinet with a glass front where mine is sorted by type and color but I could use a LOT more space because I can't see it all, some of it is still hidden away in the closet!

Kim D. said...

Please enter me into your drawing. I love the snowman table runner and the quilting of the snowflakes is adorable. I collect snowmen so this would be perfect. I have a nice sewing space, although it's small I'm thankful to have it. My all time favorite sewing space would be large enough to lay quilts on the floor with hard wood and room for a long arm. Also a nice picture window with a view.

Codi said...

i would love to win this! my email is codiandtim@gmail.com and my blog is deathbydenim.blogspot.com
My sewing room would have to have a very large cutting/planning table, and tons of beautiful storage

valerie2350 said...

lots of storage space :)

Jeri said...

Hi Beth - great giveaway items! I actually own a perfect studio already - the best thing is lots of lighting!

simplestitches said...

Hi Beth, Happy New Year.
My perfect sewing room would have to have room for a huge table for designing, cutting and generally just spreading the fabrics around.
cheers Julz

Jackie said...

Happy New Year! My room would have to have a lot of lighting, some soft, inspirational music...and a sign on the door that reads "Do Not Disturb...Crafting."

Q said...

My dream sewing room would have lots of natural light, storage for everything, and a comfy chair so my family could come in and visit for awhile.

qpu82@yahoo.com

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

My perfect quilting room would have lots of cabinets to hold all my favorite fabric stashes! Oh the picture this thought conjures up for me. Pure bliss! LOL

Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway. I LOVE Gooseberry Patch and your runner is darling!

Wishing you joy in the coming year,
Lea

Agneta quilts said...

A B I G G E R space, my current sewing room is filled close to blow up! =O)

agnetaquiltar@gmail.com

Caron said...

My perfect sewing room would need to have a big cutting table, lots of cupboard/shelf space, and a huge flat screen T.V. so that I can see and hear what is going on in the world while I design and stitch.

Happy New Year!
caronmosey at gmail dot com

laurie in maine said...

First off, my perfect sewing room would NOT share laundry duty space! Remembering to do a load of laundry so I can stop stepping over it is a pain!

A quilting friend has the perfect - PERFECT! - quilting "room". Her entire cathedral windowed top floor of their giant log cabin is her studio. I want her to adopt me :)

Do I win a quilting studio now?
lol Happy New Year!!!

Karen said...

My dream quilting room would have lots of storage space and a very, very large cutting/work table.

Oh, such wonderful giveaway gifts.

Happy New Year!

Fulvia said...

Windows and a view! Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway.

doni said...

If I could design a studio I would have a sewing table that could be small for piecing but expandable for machine quilting.

Warm winter wishes!

doni @ Oregon coast

shauna said...

My perfect sewing room would have a cutting table at the perfect height for me. Also, it would have LOTS of storage. Happy New Year!
shaunsnews@hotmail.com

sewing_passion said...

My sewing room would need to have a large south facing window to let in lots of natural light.

sewing_passion(at)live(dot)com

~Bren~ said...

Ooooh, my dream...to design my own sewing studio. The one thing it would HAVE to have is a waist high counter type cutting area. The pain in my back when I cut a quilt is awful!!!!

Ethel said...

Iwould love a center islane ig enouth to hold a queen size quilt for pinning/basting. I'm too old andstiff to be crawling on the floor and pushing 8" tables togeher at church is nice, but kills my back.
I love the snowflake quilting on the runner,

SunThyme said...

It would absolutely have a new computer with a HUGE flat screen monitor mounted on the wall for designing quilts and a large, high center island for cutting fabric. Thanks for offering a beautiful item!

Helena said...

My first wish for a quilting studio is a real big table....that´s what I´m missing today.

cedar chest quilts said...

A large cutting table--just the right height with drawers underneath for all my rulers, rotary cutters and special cutting gadgets. Beautiful table runner please enter me to win. Angie

Brenda said...

My perfect sewing room would have plenty of storage and great lighting. Anything else would be a plus.

Melinda said...

I would make sure I had a large enough design wall to put up any quilt I was working on.

Thankful~Threads said...

Happy New Year, Beth! I think a flannel wall or part wall would definitely be the ticket. Thank you for your participation in the giveaway. Kathy -- brown.k@centurytel.net

Mattie said...

My dream sewing room would have a very large island for cutting as well as sandwiching.I always do my sandwiching on the floor and it really isn't the most ergonomic way to quilt. Please enter my name and thank you for the great giveaway. Dusty911@telus.net

Thankful~Threads said...

Happy New Year, Beth! I think a flannel wall, 30 inch high counters, and lots of bright full-spectrum lighting are necessities. Thank you for the great giveaway! Kathy -- brown.k@centurytel.net

ytsmom said...

I love the table runner. I have some Halloween fabric that I think would look really cute.
rodo@frontiernet.net

Briarose said...

Good lighting is number one on my list..it's also the last thing that needs to be done in my sewing room....Claire

Sandi said...

I got a new sewing room when we moved two years ago. I wanted my computer in my sewing room (it wasn't before we moved), plus a comfy chair, my sewing machine and great shelving! I love my room and my grandson thinks it's "cozy". :-) Lovely tablerunner, nice quilting!!!

5acre Designs said...

If I could choose one thing that I believe is important in a quilt studio, it would be an inset quilt table where my machine top is even with the table top. Secondly would be a Big Board for my ironing board. Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!

SandyQuilts said...

Windows, lots of windows for natural light. That's one thing my studio is lacking. thanks for a great giveaway.

Lisa said...

Storage like one wall nothing but shelves

SRK Quilts said...

Cute quilty ...If I were to redesign and this may be the year I get that done.hehehehe, I'd put in recessed lighting and better directional light.

peggy said...

OMG, what a cute prize....Please enter me into your giveaway.
If I were to design my own new sewing room, I would definitely make sure I had a few tables so I could set up multiple machines at the same time.
Peggy in NJ
paront1222@comcast.net

Kim said...

Oh, yes, please, enter me in the drawing! My absolute "must have" for a quilting space is a design wall. I'm sure I couldn't do without it!

Carol E. said...

It must have a LARGE design wall that has enough room where you can step back at quite a distance and get a faraway look at your design.
Carol E.
http://giraffedreams.blogspot.com

miniaturequilter said...

Please enter me into your drawing too! My must have is good lighting! But I'd love a design wall.

Mistea said...

The thing that I cannot live without in my sewing space is excellent natural light and a good light source for when I am on a roll and just can't stop. thanks for the giveaway may it go to a good home! Tracey

jenny said...

wow i just realy love gooseberry stuff some of the best stuff i seen thats well got that old time feel to it any how please enter me in to this thanks i also got you on my feed list

Lin said...

Hi Beth

I would have to have a comfy chair with a space for photos of my family and friends surronding me. Cheers Lin

lmm_mull@hotmail.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

windows...storage bins that were clear that fit into a closeable closet and a pullout or down work table like the old murphy beds Happy New Year! mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom

Judy said...

I love the snowman!! I always seem to run out of table top space. I'd like plenty of space for cutting and laying out. Thanks
judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

inge said...

Light is the most important thing!

RiverofOdd said...

I would love a cork table for easy pinning. What cute snowflakes!

T said...

Easy for me to come up with something - I would love to have electrical outlets at desk height - makes me crazy to be rolling my chair and my table over cords!!

Tracy in SW WA
FiberBabble

DJ and Melissa Sorensen said...

I have to have better storage for my addiction to fabrics!!
spcsorensen2@msn.com
Melissa

Anonymous said...

What a cute runner! Love your quilting, too! I think a BIG flannel wall for "auditioning" blocks, etc would be VERY useful!

eem2848 at sbcglobal dot net

Loralynn said...

My sewing room would have to include a HUGE sewing/cutting desk! I never seem to have enough room!

Trina C said...

Love that table runner.

Oh, I would have to have one of those wonderful sewing tables with lots of storage and also lots of good lighting.
Thanks.
Trina at kmc5291947@yahoo.com

Trina C said...

Love that snowman runner. My sewing room would have to have one of those wonderful sewing tables with lots of storage space. Good lighting would be another must!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Love the quilting on your snowman runner,

I have a sewing room that I love but my dream would be a large table for laying projects out on and pinning them for quilting, marked with a one inch grid. And a larger design wall.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Super good lighting! That's what my dream sewing room would have...and a really large work surface...oh and lots of shelves and storage...and an ironing board...and wheels on my sewing chair...Oh My...the list could go on and on!

Darling snowman runner!

MGM

Sara McManigle said...

Hey, Beth! Thanks for the link. I hope this post goes thru this third time...I signed up so hoping it works.

Quilting studio...ummm, other than elves as free labor??? How bout a design area for posting sketches or swatches?

Nice blog! :)Sara

MOLLY said...

My quilt studio would have to have a window. Love looking outside while quilting. INSPIRATION lurks out there.

Sequana said...

The one thing my space would have is light, light and more light....can't ever have too much of that.

Happy 2009!

Sequana said...

One more try: what my creative space would have is light, light and more light...can't ever have too much of that.

Happy 2009!

Willow Lake Stitches said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh how wonderful to have found such a great blog site. What I would like in a dream quilting studio is Brad Pasley in just jeans (hopefuly he can sew)

Anonymous said...

First of all, you will need twice as much room as you think you will need. You will need shelves to the ceiling, lots of lights and the best windows you can afford to keep out the ND wind and cold! Plenty of see thru containers and units to put them in.
Flooring would be great if it had floor heat and laminate flooring to sweep and you will have the warmest little toes!
AND last but not least, have a friend help you organize it all when you are ready to move in!

lindanuts said...

A huge pegboard for mounting tools and small items in containers.
Love that runner...
http://parkersparadise.blogspot.com
lindanuts@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I would have a room large enough to put my handiquilter up and still have room to sew. Nice Prizes.

Kim said...

Sorry I posted twice i was checking to see if I posted when i clicked on the link of my name it gave a different blog so I posted. Please disregard my last post. You have a nice blog.

Candace said...

My new studio will have a center island to cut and plan and lots of drawers underneath! Thanks for a great giveaway, Beth!
Cheers

Liz said...

I would like a 6'x6' table. When I get done with a quilt top and I need to add borders, I just sigh over the thought of having to kneel on the floor or pin it in pieces on my cutting table. I would love a big huge room with a big table in the center! Thanks for asking. ;o)

Corinna said...

Wow I love the look of that table runner!
If I were to design a new sewing room I'd need a nice long table for cutting, a good sized closet for fabric storage, a design wall, a peg board for ruler storage, a tv, and the sewing machine table dad made me. :o)

Corinna said...

Hmmm I'm trying this again because the first time I got an error message. Sorry if it shows twice!
If I was designing a quilting room I'd need a nice long table for cutting, the sewing machine table dad made me, a tv, a design wall and a pegboard for ruler storage. :o)

Karen said...

Hi! and Happy New Year! What a cute giveaway! The first thing in a new quilting room for me would be an ironing space (the right height for me) close to the sewing machine, and hopefully with storage underneath it. I am always fighting the ironing board, or the small one on my cutting table.

GunnyMom said...

a custom fit work/cutting table, seeing as i am only five feet tall and shrinking, this is a MUST for me. P.S. I have some of the same fabric and the snowmen told me they wanted to be a handbag and some dishtowels. ya know i probaly have enough to make coaster or napkins if I won the table runner. hint hint
thanks, gunnymom86@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

Very cute runner! My perfect sewing room would have lots and lots of easily accessible cabinets/closets for fabric! Oh and a design wall! :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

Michelle said...

This might be a double post...sorry! My ideal sewing room would have lots and lots of cabinets/closets for fabric!

Thanks for a fun giveaway!

maggie said...

If I had a new quilting room I'd want lots of storage, really good lighting and lots of windows to let the sunshine in. Sorry that's more than one, isn't it.
I love your giveaway goodies so please throw my name in the hat. Thanks

Sue D said...

I would definitely want plenty of storage, a big work surface and good lighting.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Crochet-n-Quilt said...

A quilting room would have a nice big window, hopefully with a wonderful, inspiring view!

quiltmom said...

Hi Beth,
If I were designing a sewing space from scratch- there would be a few things I would want- good lighting, a fair amount of storage that could be closed so that the fabric would not get light damage, a table that was the right height for sewing, a moveable chair and a place for a design wall.
Your table runner is lovely and perhaps I will be your lucky winner- if not someone else will be fortunate to receive it as a prize.
Happy New Year to you and yours,
Regards,
Anna

Mackenzie said...

Well, I'm working on my sewing room right now, and I would have to say that it's either the true "basics" of good lighting, heat and a/c- or -conveniently (not huge) sized storage for fabrics!
~Mackenzie H
quiverfullmama@gmail.com
www.tillystea.blogspot.com

Julia said...

Mine would have to have a beautiful view.

Love your table runner - please count me in.

Thank you.

Regards Julia :0)

Theresa N. said...

Shelves,shelves and more shelves. STORAGE! :)
Theresa N
weceno(At)yahoo(dot)com

^..^ Corgidogmama ^..^ said...

A view, and shelves!
Count me in on your giveaway.
Thanks.

Dee said...

Must have, shelves, cupboard - and my cabinet that is 5' with an adjustable height. Thank you for the opportunity. Dee - jessibir@hickorytech.net

Kay said...

Hi- Thanks for the chance to win! I would LOVE to have more table space to lay out my projects! Hugs Kay M. petking@vcn.com

Angela said...

I need a design wall. Thanks for sharing. I am hostessing also.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Oh, the table runner is lovely! I would love to win it or the calendar! ;-) Thanks for offering those great items!!!

I think the most important thing for a sewing room ist light! So a huge window would be great.

Greetings from Germany.
Dagmar

Diane said...

Hi! Ahh, A real sewing room, shelves for fabric,
a design wall, a proper height cutting table, a
window and while we're dreaming how about a new sewing machine. Maybe one day.
DianeH
laura84watt@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi, don't know if I'm eligible to enter because I live in the UK but here goes anyway. If I had a sewing room I would love a huge cutting table and lots of shelves along one wall. The table runner is gorgeous and I love your blog. Thanks, Kate.
my email is: stap52@yahoo.co.uk

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

It would have plenty of shelving to hold all my fabric!

Rebecca C
mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

Ginny said...

I would have to have an entire wall of shelving. I love that built in shelving or something that looks like it at least!

Anonymous said...

Hi Beth!

Once in a while I run into some elderly (but very young at heart) ladies who are part of our local thimble club. I always enjoy listening to all of them chatting and laughing. Very friendly, happy, and content. I hope I can be like that if, God willing, I get to be their age!

So, my ideal sewing room would come filled with sweet mentor-like ladies ready to chat; from whom I could soak up lots of wisdom, and maybe even a few sewing/quilting/crafting tips!
Love, Cindy

Dawn said...

Ohh, the perfect sewing room would have lots of fabrics!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Beth, thank you for coming by and entering my giveaway, it's so nice to find new blogs and your quilting is gorgeous.
I have my sewing room and antiques for storage all around the room. Now I just need it larger. You can never have enough space...
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Diana D said...

If I were to design my own sewing room it would have to have wonderful lighting, many shelves for fabric and a special table for cutting out patterns. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

dianad8008 AT gmail DOT com

Deb said...

I see several commenters said LIGHT! I think that, too, is a must for me. It brightens things up and puts me in a good mood for working!

szkornelia said...

This is a very nice giveaway. I would like to join too. Thanks.

Alisa said...

Lots of shelves, a beautiful wood floor and a pretty green paint on the walls. Thanks for the give-away.

Jo Anne said...

My studio would have to have good quilting furniture, especially a cabinet where my sewing machine sewing surface would be flush with the tabletop. Big windows for good natural light.

Anonymous said...

one thing! impossible, must have good lighting, lots of storage, very large sewing table, cutting table at the perfect height, my quilting racks, and of course a great sewing mahine!!!!
warmheartthunder@yahoo.com

Cathy ~o said...

Hi,
I am going to be redoing mine soon and what I am going to include is 1 wall of shelves to hold all fabric! Tired of digging through bins, I would also like a big board instead of my dinky ironing board, and a corner designated for my painting supplies and easel :-) Hmmm, and some cubbies for yarn...
Cathy