Studio Tour

Welcome to my "Happy Place"!  

My design wall is 6 foot square and made of acoustic ceiling tiles and covered with a flannel sheet trimmed to size and tucked behind the tiles.

My sewing table - 7 feet wide - was custom made by my husband using two standard cabinets and a custom counter top.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

He built the box to allow the machine to sit flush with the top and "modified" the portable table that came with the machine.

My thread/bobbin rack - relatively small in comparison with others that I have seen, but sufficient for me.

And a few shelves to display a few of my favorite antique and special items, such as the sewing basket that belonged to my paternal grand-mother, the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks mug that my "Pieces of my Heart" block appeared in, an assortment of pin cushions, antique buttons and portable speakers so that I can listen to podcasts or pandora music as I sew.

A west facing window so that I can keep track of weather and it offers a great view to Dave's shop in the back yard.

My cutting table (5 foot by 3 foot) with a ruler rack that keeps all of my rulers at my finger tips. More shelves to display and hold some special items (another sewing basket- this one from my maternal grand-mother and more buttons and vintage spools). I have a stereo/cd player - it is a rare occasion that I am in my sewing room without music playing!                                                                                                                        The wall-hanging is the first quilt I made that I entered into a challenge.  You will notice a storage bin under the cutting table... You can never have too much storage, right?

My storage closet... It really needs to be re-organized (some kids games still live there) but for the most part the nearly 3 feet deep space is sufficient in holding all of my batting, some unfinished projects hang and more storage bins for fabric that I have "inherited" from others.