Monday, September 26, 2011

Sewing Room Explosion

The other day on Facebook I mentioned it looked like a bomb had gone off in my sewing room.  

Well......I think there's been more than one!

When I'm on a cutting frenzy with my GO cutter, that's exactly what happens, and I ignore the messes while working until the job is done.   Have you ever watched the famous Eleanor Burns and her demos or attended one of her Quilt In a Day Classes?   She's hilarious and doesn't pay any attention to the messes, and actually just throws the scraps on the floor and over her shoulder.   I actually do clean it up in between explosions, but there were several bombs in a row.  That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.   ('s the only excuse that I have.)

Thought I'd give ya'll a partial visual tour of what I'm talking about.  Now you didn't think I'd show the whole sewing room, did you?  No Way!

I use the pages from the many throw-away catalogs I get in the mail to cover my fabrics on the die before rolling through the GO cutter.  It works well, and I end up with perfect quilt squares for my Etsy Shop.

Trash can area.

And with all that cutting, here's my scrap basket that's overflowing; selveges, edges, trimmings, slivers,  etc.  Looks like it's time to make a couple more kitty pillows again and use the scraps for the stuffing.   You can wash & dry them, but last time the pillows got yucky, I just threw them away.

This is just one end of my cutting table with the useable leftovers I need to cut into 2" and 2 1/2" squares.  Ok...I know what you're thinking.  What do the zippers have to do with cutting squares?  I've also been making more zipper bags and just shoved the bin of zippers to the side of the table while I used the GO cutter.

Well......there you have it.  That's what I did over the weekend.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Atom bomb hit my sewing room.

    DebiDesigns at Etsy

  2. A bomb hit my desk too ... think it happens to all of us despite our best efforts!

  3. That is what my kitchen and dinning room looked like about a week ago (post on Stash Manicure tomorrow) but it feels oooohhh so nice to cut up those scraps.

  4. using the GO! on a marathon cutting spree does make a HUGE mess, I agree with that one.

  5. I was just thinking about chopping all of my scraps into 2 and 3 inch squares...ugh, the task is sorta overwhelming! good luck!!