How to Organize Your Sewing Space

| Quilty | Episode 246

Mary and her younger sister, Rebecca, provide tips for working around your sewing space or studio while keeping safety in mind. Tips include having a pin cushion, keep your cutting mat clear, and store quilt blocks in an easy to find place. If you are interested in more fantastic quilting tips and ideas pick up Quilty the magazine, visit or watch Quilty Season 1 on DVD!

Hint: click on the photos to view Quilty season 1 on DVD and Mary Fons’ Color Theory Class available online or on DVD!    



  1. Enjoyed humorous few mins. of what not to do in your sewing area and then the contrast with excellent, practical ideas on how to achieve an organized sewing work surface. Thank you. Question what is the younger sisters’ name? I missed it.

    Linda, 2 years ago Reply

  2. I LOVE the quilt hanging behind you two groovy gals in this episode.
    Would you tell me what the pattern is & where I can find it?

    Sue Laufer, 2 years ago Reply

  3. Hey Mary and Rebecca,
    Really enjoyed your episode on sewing room tidiness, cuz mine usually looks a lot like the “don’t” version. Two things in this segment I’m going to incorporate TODAY are a large bag close by for scraps and GENIUS (singsongy voice) is the small bag taped to the table for snippets, I do that in the kitchen when prepping, why did I never think to do it in the sewing room.
    And one more thing, I just purchased my first copy, your second issue of “quilty” SUBSCRIBING! It’s a great mag. And someday, maybe I’ll actually run into you at quiltology as I have promised myself a pilgrimage one day (I live just over the line in WI) Keep doing it like your doing it! Love your attitude

    Bethany Wise, 2 years ago Reply

  4. You guys are such a hoot! What a great episode – thanks!

    Mari-Ann, 1 year ago Reply

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