Day 2: Sewing Space 🪡

Welcome to Day 2 of Cheryl’s blog challenge! Today the theme is one of my favorites – our studios 💜. Mine is located in the loft of our house – an incredibly cozy but slightly challenging footprint! Above you see the room as you enter…to your left, my rustic cutting table (created by a very gifted wood artist) sits, complete with dog bed tucked in underneath for my German Shepherd Kane 🐾. That rainbow of fabrics you see tucked into little berry containers are my favorite Lava Solids from Anthology Fabrics – I adore them!

Turning to your right, you will see the built-in bookshelves…which are almost 😆 large enough to hold my stash. The mostly-solids are organized in rainbow order of course, with hand-dyeds and other special fabrics in their assigned places. See my Uppercase magazine and book collection? Love ❤️!

To the right of the bookcase is an interior window which I call my inspiration corner ✨…as you can tell, these photos were taken in October 😉.

Sitting in the middle of the room, on wheels, is my rolling pressing station – my husband is a genius at designing these things! What an improvement from a rickety ironing board – this holds (some of) my quilting book collections and tons of small art supplies in small drawers. See those 2 rolls tucked in between the first and second plastic drawer sets? Rolls of my beloved Mistyfuse, the best ever fusible – more on that later this month!

Turning right, you’ll see the alcove holding my enormous sewing table (see ‘brilliant husband’ above ;))…a perfect way to make use of every inch of this oddly-shaped space. A 🌈 of Aurifil 50wt spools just fits on the molding above…and the desk has plenty of room for my Bernina 570QE and serger, printer and my new favorite toy, my Cricut Maker. A very large surface means a very large amount of storage space beneath – more rolling plastic drawers accommodate an embarrassing amount of thread ☺️ and bins hold batting.

Turning right one last time, you’ll face my HandiQuilter Avante, table sized down to 6’ because 99% of my work is art quilts and I don’t need it to be any larger. More storage beneath!

Thanks for stopping in! Of course, it always looks this neat 😆…but it is my favorite place in the world 💜 😊. See you tomorrow for Day 3!

Published by neonkittyquilts

Laurie is a fiber artist who combines her passion for animals and quilting by producing pet portraits though a technique she calls "Pet-lique." A frequent teacher at IQF's Open Studios and The City Quilter in NYC, she has been published in Quilting Arts magazine and The Canadian Quilter. Her art quilts have been juried into special exhibits in Houston and the National Juried Show of the CQA. She sits on the board of the Quilt Alliance and is an enthusiastic member of SAQA. Laurie lives in NYC and Connecticut with her husband, their two angelic German Shepherds and three mischievous felines.

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