I've wanted to show pictures of my studio as a Friday Finish ever since I moved my space upstairs, but before I could take decent pictures, it would either get messy again or I would rearrange it. I'm constantly repositioning my sewing table, ironing board and cutting table. I think I finally have it where I like and now our house is on the market ;-) My studio is as picked up as it's ever going to be, so let's take a look:
Right outside my room is an alcove with a desk, shelves, bulletin board and an extra design wall. This is where I sit when participating in online guild meetings which happen about once a month. There's also room for a laptop, printer and quilting books.
Usually the latest quilt project(s) is on this design wall as it is easier to stand in front to rearrange blocks and then step back to get a better look. The design wall has been taken down temporarily so as not to overwhelm prospective buyers....ha!
When you walk in my studio, my sewing machine in on the left as well as another design wall and a bookcase.
There are also some lovely handmade gifts from friends all around my sewing space! More gifts have been added since this picture was taken....I'm still going through my mail and unpacking from retreat.
On the right when you walk in is my fabric stash, directly in front is my ironing surface and then around the corner is a small closet. I love looking across my machine and seeing the lovely fabric eye candy and more handmade quilty goodness from friends.
Most of my fabric is folded around comic book boards and "filed" on the shelves by color. Additionally, I have shelves dedicated to precuts, novelty and favorite fabric lines.
My pegboard above my ironing surface is a favorite feature of my studio. There's a container to hold my Flatter spray, various size baskets for notions and patterns, a magnetic board, and pegs for rotary cutters, scissors, rulers and small artwork.
Under the ironing surface is more storage. I also have a foldout cutting table that I rarely use. Now that my fabric is on mini bolts, I find I can cut yardage on a smaller cutting mat right on my ironing board.
Several aqua Ikea rolling carts hold WIPs...the idea being each bin holds a different project. If that were the case, I would need twice as many carts!
|to-dos and inspiration board|
|the left side of the room|
|my Juki, Janome, and Featherweight|
|the right side of the room|
|closeup of shelves|
|small area for displaying notions|
|one of several turquoise rolling carts|
|beautiful minis gifted to me (other than the far left)|
Above and below are updated pictures of my mini quilts after rearranging to accommodate my sister's latest gift!
|wall hanging made by Michelle - pattern from book Paper Pieced Modern|
Now that summer is almost over and school is about to start, I am spending more time in my sewing space, and I love that! The hard part is keeping my area clean while creating....I'm a messy quilter!
|currently on my design wall - two different MCM Bee quilts in progress|