In the category of better-late-than-never 🤣, I realized that I never did complete this trilogy of posts!
So, after rearranging the pieces, sizing down my long-arm table and building the game-changing rolling pressing station 💜, I was still left with a less-than-optimal sewing machine table:
Do you have a challenging space? Sloping ceiling or oddly-shaped side of your studio? If so, you can try to improvise with a number of pieces: small sewing table, folding table on the side, etc. But as you can see, any quilt would drop off of the back of this table quite easily. I also had a lot of supplies stored here but not in the most efficient manner.
How to absolutely maximize the useable space and create a large surface for bigger quilts? First, clear the space completely:
In the case of my studio, the answer was to have a custom-built laminated wood table for the space. Very large top…cut-out for my Bernina…with a raised edge to catch errant spools…and 5 metal legs. After many (many) careful measurements, the big day arrived…
I had to take a photo of my machine luxuriating in solitary splendor 😉 before adding lamps on either side and my array of Bernina accessories to the right of my machine. Note that every inch of usable space is now available :).
I hope that these 3 posts have inspired you to make the most of your studio space!