First is my sewing table. Roger built the table for me many years ago and it has been a wonderful quilting studio. He set my sewing machine into the table which gives me a flat working space. Spaces in the table allow me to put drawers and baskets for storing supplies. The other side of the table gives me even more room for storage. The table is on wheels so it can be moved if needed. On the end you can see is my cutting area. I can use this side to cut or the end of the table. The table is 4 feet x 6 1/2 feet.
I have a wonderful view while sewing out of my window.
Moving around the room from my table is another storage area. This shelf hold some frequently used books and idea notebooks. My idea notebooks I've had and used for years to store ideas from anywhere I may have found them to use in quilts. Also holds the glass hurricane with all of my antique wooden spools of thread. My measuring tape hangs over the front edge. This is the spot that I always put my tape so I know where it is. The Hershey glass jar holds my pre-wound bobbins. On the floor to the left is my sewing basket, cookie sheets for sorting pieces of quilts as I cut and the plastic containers hold pieces of projects and the front one is old lots of binding.
Next is my design wall.
The design wall is made out of the foam insulation boards they put on the outside of your house. I bought two with the aluminum covering. Roger cut one board down to 4 foot x 8 foot and hinged it together with the second board. This gave me a 6 foot x 8 foot design board. I covered it with flannel......and we hung it on the wall. Great to see your design from across the room.
Below is the view from half way across the studio. The door here is the main door into the studio.
Moving past the design wall I have some sitting venues so we can do hand piecing, read magazines etc. We also set up tables in front of the couch to piece when we have bee here.
I also love the 3M Command hanging hooks. You can put things anywhere you want them and not damage your walls. I put scissors and a fabric basket beside the cutting station to help.
One of my favorite things we did in the studio is the quilt hanging system. As you can see in the pictures I have quilts hanging everywhere. Roger put this system of clothes pins spaced 4 inches apart around the entire perimeter of the studio......yes I LOVE IT! I can hand any size quilt up now.
Next is the longarm area. It sits in the same spot that it did in the old part of the studio. I was just able to move it out further from the wall. That is mom's easy street quilt in the longarm now.
Next is my pressing table. Roger made me this table many years ago and I have always loved it. 3 foot x 4 foot. We purchased the bin drawer sets at Lowe's and Roger bound them together and attached the top. Now I have fat quarters in drawers and packages with my UFO's in them. Plenty of room for pressing.
Now we get to the fabric storage shelves. Love the fabric arranged by color.
My memo board is next which is behind my sewing table. You can see I am able to hang things above the board with the clothes pin hangers and pin things to the board.
I hope that I have not bored you to death with the picture laden tour. My hope was to give you ideas that I have used and hopefully will help you in your studio. I love learning new ideas from other quilters. We all inspire each other and that is why quilting is so special!