Tour the New Quilting Studio

It’s been a flurry of activity over the past several weeks. We’ve been prepping the old house to get it ready for sale (it got listed yesterday – hurray!) and so now I took the time today to finish unpacking my studio. It’s not completely done but at least it is finally usable. Attached to this room is a master bathroom that I’m using for storage. I haven’t finished organizing that yet so it’s not pictured here.

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

Katie's Quilting Corner - Sewing Studio

I decided to try and simplify how much stuff I have in one room with me and keep anything I don’t use very often in the closet. I want to try and keep it as uncluttered as possible (easier said than done when you get into a creative hurricane). We will see how efficient the setup is! I’m hoping it doesn’t take me long to get used to it. I think it will be fun. I get to work on an Etsy order tonight and also try to list some destash items. Hoping to podcast later this week once I locate my microphone (it’s still hiding somewhere).

Comments

  1. Looks great! I can’t wait to see the creativity that comes out of your new space!

  2. Looks great! Beautiful Corgis, too. It cracks me up whenever I hear them barking on your podcast, especially if/when mine start barking back.

  3. I adore your new wood floors, Katie! I know you’ll enjoy your new space, and I’m so thrilled for you!

  4. Love what you have to hold your spools of thread (both of them). Did you make them or purchase them?

    • My sewing thread is on a spool holder I found at an Estate sale for $1. They had two of them so I bought both. One I use for scissors and stuff and the other has my regular sewing thread. My embroidery thread is on a pegboard I purchased and painted myself. I know thread is supposed to be stored away out of light and dust but I don’t have cabinets for it yet so until then it’ll be on display!

  5. Did you know there is a crazy old man hiding behind your peg board?!
    I love being nosey and taking a look at other people’s sewing rooms so thanks for the tour.

  6. Sharon Hughson says:

    I love the phrase Creative Hurricane.

  7. Oh Katie, you are living my dream. Positively beautiful room. Enjoy.

  8. I can see Miss Bernie is a happy camper in your new room! It looks really nice, Katie! What kind of threads are those for the embroidery? Hope your old house sells fast and you’ll have that burden off your shoulders!

    • I’ve got like three different brands of thread up there but mostly what I buy now is Floriani and Sigma Embroidery Thread. I’m hoping the house sells fast too! Open house yesterday was slow. The Realtor said she was going to send the listing to investors and other people this week. It takes a few weeks to really get a lot of people through the house looking at it. The good news is since we aren’t living there we can get more foot traffic through it.

  9. Your sewing room is a great size and the setup looks wonderful. What kind/brand is the blue chair at your sewing machine? Am looking for a more ergonomic chair. Thanks

    • That’s the Heavenly Sewing Chair and I really, really love it. It supports my back even when I’m leaning slightly forward while piecing or quilting, the base is large enough for my butt and it’s designed specifically for sewing. It was a bit of an investment (I chose it as a birthday gift last year) but after dealing with cheap office chairs for so long I figured this would be better for my back and legs.

      I also loved that the quilt shop I had it delivered to put it together for me so I picked up a fully assembled chair. A little thing but it was a big deal to me.

  10. This is a great space, well-organized and visually pleasing. Good luck in all you do in this room!

  11. Good going! I am doing the same thing. I got a new book shelf from elsewhere in the house and sure did need it for fabric storage! I also reorganized my scrap buckets. I’ll have a post about it next week, but it sure is nice to go in there the next day and enjoy the newness and organization!

  12. Can’t wait to see your progress and hear from you again. Have missed you.

  13. Do you have a tutorial, measurements, or a zoomed in photo of your custom tool holder attached to your CR2?
    Very clever!

  14. Love all the pics and how neat and tidy everything is! Hope you will podcast even if you don’t find the microphone. I couldn’t tell the difference last time with whatever mic you were using.

  15. I love the space. We are at war at my house, but I win. Sunday the upstairs bedroom becomes my sewing room – I’m currently using a saw table that bows in the middle and sitting on a stool. I’ve declared sewing war on the man of the house! At some point, he will admit I was “sew” right about getting the room :) I love how you have a dedicated space for each thing you need to do. I am sooo envious, but not far behind you! It looks great!