Saturday, October 17, 2020

Thread Shed.....Wild and Wooly

 There's a lot going on in the 

Thread Shed

I have a lot of irons in the fire
and so glad I have this little building
to hold all of my stitching enthusiasm !

On the left side of the room is where
the Sweet Sixteen Long Arm is located:

Last week I decided to 
organize my long arm rulers...

This stand alone shelf is perfect for the job:

I can sort the rulers by how I use them
in the three shelf units...

The rulers stack nicely in each bin...

The top shelf holds the long, straight rulers and arcs that I use most often...

The second shelf holds my shape rulers...
circles, triangles, hexagons, etc.
I also keep my True Grips in here.

The third shelf holds large circles and curves.

This sits right next to my Sweet Sixteen and everything is easy for me to reach.

Straight ahead is my big work table.
Right now a new horse panel quilt 
is taking up space:

This is a quilt panel of a mare and her foal:

I added the narrow gold border
and the pieced brown border to the panel...

I started the machine quilting:

So far I have stitched out the 
floral wreaths
in all sizes.

I stitch the largest motifs first
then work my way down to the smallest last...

I am having a great deal of FUN with this one !

Hoping to have this completed as a holiday gift.

My Big Board is covered with
some of my stencils:

I plan to use some of these on the horse quilt...

I use Pounce to mark the quilt with the stencils.
It works great and irons right off when done.

Over in the back of the room is my Bernina:

This is my Face Mask work table...

When I have a few minutes here and there,
I sit down and make a mask or two.

Yes, there is a lot going on in this room:

Things are Wild and Wooly in here !

When I leave, no need to put anything away...

I just shut the door and walk away.

When I return, my projects are waiting for me.

The Cowboy built this for me in 2000.

I have been happily playing in here for 20 years !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. Awesome. Having a dedicated space makes all the difference. And it is such a comfort to just enter your own space.

    1. Hi Robin, That is so true! It is a comfort and makes me happy just walking through the door.

      Many thanks for your comments,

  2. I always enjoy seeing your Thread Shed. Just curious, what is the container you use for your rulers?

    1. The containers are made from enamelware. It is a free standing shelf. Each container is a bit bigger than the one above it. I found it at an antique store.


  3. LuAnn, Such a great area! Thanks for the tour.

  4. Such a bright and cheerful sewing room. I absolutely love it. Can you share what the dimensions are for your room? We are looking to move, but even my DH is looking at spare room size and often saying that it in't big enough for a sewing room for me.

    1. The Thread shed is 16 x 20 feet. The Cowboy and I both agree he should have double decked it and made it 2 stories so I could have a storage room upstairs and a work room down stairs. I filled up the room in about a year after I moved into it. I guess the bigger the space, the more we fill it up!


  5. Hey LuAnn. How do you keep the pounced chaslk on your quilt as long as you need it? My hopping foot "bounces" it right off! Thanks!


    1. There are two kinds of pounce. The kind you just rub off and the kind you iron off. I use the iron off pounce. It stays on fairly well through the quilting process. There is usually a bit leftover after stitching that I need to run over with the iron to remove it.

  6. Thanks for sharing. You have a lot going on. I know how valuable that thread shed is to you. Probably every quilter would like to have one.

    1. For the first 13 years that I sewed, I had no designated space.....for awhile I sewed in a walk in closet. The Thread Shed is a real treat. Every now and then I clean it all up and start fresh. Many thanks for your comments.

      My Best to You,

  7. Love your Thread Shed!! It's cool to see how you do your quilting...quite different from the way I approach quilting on my longarm on a frame. What you are doing for the quilting on your horses is amazing! I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

  8. Thanks so much for your always kind comments. We are all so fortunate to have quilting in our lives, no matter where or how big our sewing room is.