Topic: In the studio
As quilting has taken over more and more of my time it has also taken up more and more of my studio space. It also started spreading to other parts of the house so I was doing cutting in the studio, pressing at the ironing board in the family room, piecing at a desk in the studio, sandwiching the quilt on a bed in a guest room, and quilting on the dining room table with all the leaves in it. Now that's just silly!
So we decided to cut back to having only one guest bedroom and use the other as a new quilt studio. We got rid of the bedroom set and I moved into the room with the sewing cabinet, ironing board, and fabric stash. I purchased four bookcases, a sheet of plywood (cut to 4 x 7 feet) and a piece of flannel-backed tablecloth plastic. From this I built a large table that is of a height for cutting fabric, sandwiching quilts and also quilting where the whole quilt has a place to rest without dragging.
Here's a view as you come in the door:
At the far side you can see the desk where the sewing machine sits most of the time and where I will do piecing. If you turn to the left wall there is a desk (which will eventually go elsewhere) with a bulletin board (that will stay) and the ironing board for pressing fabric.
From the pressing area, looking to the right you see the corner of the sewing table and you can see the open area in the table that allows for sitting here for sewing - just move the sewing machine over. Over on the far right you see the closet which has nothing quilt related at all. I bought a tension rod and some fabric to make curtains for this opening. The window will also get a matching valance.
The bookcases supporting the table will be used for my few quilting books as well as supplies. There is an open bay area for stacking bins with my fabric stash. I also installed a floor lamp for better lighting on the table.
Here's a view of the first quilt being finished off in the new quilt studio. Notice that I also installed a holder for my rulers under the window.
Now when the topic tag says 'in the studio' I might have to be more specific!