Where I Sew – Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side

on Jul 30, 2014 in Where I Sew | 80 comments

Amy Ellis is an author, fabric and quilt designer, quilter, blogger, wife and mom to four. Her books include Modern Basics, Modern Basics II, and Modern Neutrals, and has contributed to a number of other books. She lives with her family in a small town in the Utah mountains, where the hot summers and cold winters are a great excuse to stay inside and sew! Amy writes a regular column in Quilty magazine about quilting on your home sewing machine, and posts regularly on her Blog, Amy’s Creative Side.

Amy’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

    80 Comments

  1. Really enjoy seeing real quilting/ sewing studios that aren’t totally clean organized and do not look like an interior decorator created it. You can tell she actually does create in her studio…

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    Tammy L

    July 30, 2014

  2. Yay at last a messy space! Well done Amy for showing us like it is for many of us most of the time!

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    mary

    July 30, 2014

  3. I agree! It is refreshing to see a studio that looks more like mine — “active.” I can see a lot goes on in that room!

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    Accacia

    July 30, 2014

  4. Thank you for sharing your space. I love that it is lived in. I am a take space where I can get it kinda girl.

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    Becky J

    July 30, 2014

  5. Thanks for sharing! It sure makes me feel better about my creative mess 🙂

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    Heidi

    July 30, 2014

  6. Boy howdy, looks like home only better! Thanks for sharing!

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    sue

    July 30, 2014

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your space, I also like to stack my fabric in precarious mountains!!!

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    Elizabeth

    July 30, 2014

  8. Whew, I’m glad I’m not the only one who has an erupting fabric volcano in her sewing room!!!

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    Audrey

    July 30, 2014

  9. I love a studio that looks like lots is getting done.

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    Sandy K

    July 30, 2014

  10. I share the lovely lived in look. Thanks for sharing.

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    Vicki H

    July 30, 2014

  11. Thanks for sharing your space– finally one I can relate to, not just dream about!

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    Sarah J.

    July 30, 2014

  12. I love how this space has the lived in look! Thank you for being real. It’s awesome!

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    Cherie

    July 30, 2014

  13. Love your space Amy! So real! Thanks for sharing with us all (and making me feel better about my organized chaos LOL).

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    Mary

    July 30, 2014

  14. I can tell you love to quilt. Thanks for sharing your space with us.

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    Lindsey F

    July 30, 2014

  15. That’s what I like to see – a well-used sewing room! Looks like mine – small and cramped but it works! Thanks for sharingl

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    ROBIN SHEPARD

    July 30, 2014

  16. In the nicest way possible – I like that your sewing room is not perfectly neat & tidy; it makes me feel like I am not the only one with a tight and messy work area.

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    Jess

    July 30, 2014

  17. Thanks for sharing your sewing space – I love you designs!

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    Lee

    July 30, 2014

  18. A real sewing space! As much as I love a clean, organized space, this is what mine looks like at the moment! Amy is so talented!

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    Bethany

    July 30, 2014

  19. Looks a lot like mine – except for the quilting frame:) Love the falling over piles of fabric, I have those, too!!

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    Pamela

    July 30, 2014

  20. Looks like a fun place to be creative in. 🙂

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    Sarah

    July 30, 2014

  21. I would love to read and learn from your articles about quilting on your home sewing machine. I am afraid to try.

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    Kathy Davis

    July 30, 2014

  22. I love seeing rooms with creative “messes”. I’ve seen so many beautiful sewing rooms pics that are completely organized and tidy that I began to fear I was the only one who didn’t keep everything completely in its place when I’m in the midst of a project.

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    Sharon

    July 30, 2014

  23. I love the realistic studio. It is nice to see an organized studio, but we all know it is rarely like that for long.

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    Allison C

    July 30, 2014

  24. Beautiful! It looks just like my sewing space. Thanks!

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    Delaine

    July 30, 2014

  25. I’m thinking I would feel right at home in your sewing space!

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    jm

    July 30, 2014

  26. Now this one looks more like my sewing room! I was starting to wonder if I was the only one with a messy sewing room!

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    Deb H.

    July 30, 2014

  27. Wow – this looks like a WIP is underway, much how my room usually looks.

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    Julie

    July 30, 2014

  28. How fun to see your REAL working/sewing space!!! Is very much like mine… & I would definitely feel at home there too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    Lori Morton

    July 30, 2014

  29. Love the real look of your sewing space. My bookshelf looks similar 🙂

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    Melanie C

    July 30, 2014

  30. I would love to have my own space where I can leave things out and just sit and sew whenever I want to without having to pick everything up all the time. My space is the kitchen table. Thank you for sharing!

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    Angelia L.

    July 30, 2014

  31. This is my fav studio so far because it looks like she actually uses it!!! I think most of us can relate to this craft room! I love it!!!

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    donna

    July 30, 2014

  32. Thank you for sharing your space with us. Love the longarm!

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    Gina

    July 31, 2014

  33. You are one busy, crafty lady! Love a messy sewing room, keeps it real! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Christina R.

    July 31, 2014

  34. Love to see someone show their sewing room in a working state.

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    Cindy Means

    July 31, 2014

  35. Lovin your space. It looks real and not fakey clean for a picture. Mine is probably more “creatively arranged” (ok, I didn’t want to use the word messy) than yours but you still have more sewing space than me, unless I cleaned up that is. Let’s call our sewing spaces, “creatively clean”. kthurn@bektel.com

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    Karen Thurn

    July 31, 2014

  36. How refreshing to see a messy space on here, that looks like mine! 😉

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    Margo

    July 31, 2014

  37. Now Amy’s looks like a real sewing room would look when it is being worked in! Thanks for the unedited version Amy!

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    Amorette Drexler

    July 31, 2014

  38. I love seeing that people can make a longarm work in a room that isn’t super spacious! Maybe that means I have an excuse to work towards having one!

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    Ali M

    July 31, 2014

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