Saturday, January 21, 2017

A studio tour on an ordinary work day

We are in the rhythm of completing projects for customers, and really not keeping the place tidy...but that's when quilters should show you their studios! On an ordinary day...when things aren't put up and perfect. The quilts we are working on are beautiful, but they do come and go. The studio is the heart of our enterprise, and is always here for us. So let's take a look!

Here is my stash! I love this wall of the studio. I get a feeling of calm just looking at it.
Must be love...

My sewing area is not very tidy right now.
Poor old Pfaff foot pedal died this week and I have one on order. Miss Bernina is up and working,
so I never have a lapse in sewing ability.
Behind them is my less-than-half-yard storage unit from Ikea. The top is cluttered with ironing supplies, the music machine, rulers, design stuff (pencils and markers) as well as Mr Frog and a basket of sewing machine parts and small rulers. My ironing surface and design wall are at the left side of the photo. The folding ironing surface is for pressing while piecing. It is really handy for paper piecing.

These bins from Ikea are bursting with various widths of fabric strips.
Each is labeled by size. Handy for string quilts, trip quilts, log cabin quilts, or just scrappy rail fence quilts.

This is in the bathroom!
I store my trunk show quilts and utility quilts here.I fold them right side out to make it easier to find the one I'm looking for easily. We also store the vacuum cleaner, molly's bath supplies (the deep sink is in here) and some cleaning stuff.

Thread!! We have a lot of thread! The shelves roll out so we can see every wonderful cone. Packaged batting is also stored here, as well as in a cabinet in the garage next door. The bobbin winder and my longarm rulers are on top of the short shelves. Out of the picture, on the right, is a dorm frige and microwave. We could live in here, if we wanted to! Ha!

Paper pantographs. Sorted by theme.
Oh yes, Go Packers!!

Molly's domain. My books are here, as well as Molly's bed (she prefers the chair, of course),
My hand sewing supplies are on the table. The clock announces the hours with a different bird call every time. Mr Wazoo's longarm supplies are in the rolling cart.
He had this patriotic quilt in progress in the morning when we started working.

pretty quilt for a teenage grandson.

All finished by noon!

Panto: Star Spangled Banner

I am still working on this appliqued custom quilt, and will be for at least another day.

Mr W'a second quilt of the day will be there today for him to finish. You can see it was dark outside, so we quit for the day, and enjoyed a quiet evening of Midsommer Murders on the TV, and hand sewing the sleeve onto my show quilt.
The only thing I forgot to take a snap of was the cutting table. Ooh la end is a foot deep in scraps waiting to be cut into strips, or to be re-stored in their proper place, and the other end is always kept clear for cutting, trimming quilts, and previewing and writing up customer quilts.
I also have a desk in the studio with the laptop and writing supplies. Bo-ring!!!
Let's just go back to the studio and have more quilting fun! 

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