Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Finish: Studio Redo

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:

planning area
to-dos and inspiration board
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.

Design wall
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!

the left side of the room
When you walk in my studio, my sewing machine in on the left as well as another design wall and a bookcase.
my Juki, Janome, and Featherweight
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.

the right side of the room
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.

closeup of shelves
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.

small area for displaying notions
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.

one of several turquoise rolling carts
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!

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
I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.  I like seeing where others create so I hope you don't mind me sharing my little creative area.  Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Your Studio is Beautiful!!!, it look like a wonderful place to work and be creative, enjoy it !!!! :)

  2. Looks like a great place to work!

  3. Do you have a pattern for that mini "Peace Sign" quilt? I love it, would purchase the pattern!

  4. Your studio is beautiful! I love all the desktop space and shelves you have, especially full of all that lovely fabric. Fun to see your creative space!

  5. Your studio looks very cool! It makes me want to go home and reorganise mine. I really like the display of fabric. And Michelle's quilt is just beautiful.

  6. What a cool space to work! Love the blue/aqua walls and all the minis proudly displayed! Enjoy!

  7. Thanks for the tour! I love getting a peek into other quilter's work areas.

  8. great stuff on the design wall and lovely studio. I'm making a flying geese out of solids too. too bad you have to move....

  9. Just waaaay too neat! I hope your next quilt studio is all you want.

  10. Just waaaay too neat! I hope your next quilt studio is all you want.

  11. Great space, all the colors are wonderful, who wouldn't want to hang out there all day long! Where are you going now, it seems like you just moved into that house! Good luck with the sale, there's nothing worse than having a house on the market, always on the ready for the next showing. I can remember not cooking fish or broccoli because I didn't want the house to smell funky!! LOL

  12. I love your space and as you can see I am catching up on the reading here. I think I need a pegboard for my new space, I might even have a place to put one.

  13. Now that yours is so organized, do you think you could come over and tackle mine??

  14. You are so well organized! I love your Aqua walls and all your places and spaces for things. Where are you moving to?

  15. I love seeing where other quilters work. I'm also glad to know I'm not the only one that takes awhile to get my bee quilts together. Hope you will have a great new studio whenever you move.