What I Listen To In My Sewing Room

Today’s prompt–what do I listen to when I’m in my sewing room making quilts.

I don’t listen to anything while I’m in deep design mode and working on paper or with EQ8.  I need my whole brain when I’m playing with color and line and trying to generate the start of a design.  In fact, I notice that I don’t listen to much when I’m designing on the wall with fabric.

Then, when my design is pretty clear, then I dive into an audiobook or a podcast.


Audiobooks (Mysteries Mainly!)

I listen to audiobooks and because I read so many every month, I use my FREE local library services. Hoopla is one of the services available in North America. I won’t bother listing authors or books because this would be way too long a post.  But these platforms cater to every type of book genre.

HOOPLA DIGITAL IS MY MAIN SOURCE FOR FREE AUDIOBOOKS.  The interface works pretty well and is reliable.

Other Audiobook platforms are:

  • Libby App–another fee library based app
  • Chirp— Sign up for Chirp and get an email with very inexpensive audioboooks.  The deals can be as low as 99 cents but most are about $2.99 or so.
  • Libro.fm  Sometimes I need to buy an audiobook as soon as it is released but I also want to support independent bookstores.  That’s when I go to Libro.fm and buy it through a local independent bookstore in my area.  I’d rather do this than give yet another dollar to Amazon! It is a monthly subscription service but you can pause it or renew anytime.


My other major resource are the podcasts.  I’ve blogged about this and I’ve updated my list of favorites.  Go HERE! 

Happy Listening and Quilting,


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