|Sewing table with Juki serger and computer.|
|Storage of quilts and Accuquilt Studio in far corner.|
|Storage below the worktable--notions and small items.|
|Work table: huge 6 feet wide by 9 feet long made from three small tables.|
|The mess! It's supposed to be storage of everything not fabric.|
|An old trunk that my dad gave me. I use it to store completed Etsy items.|
|Cone thread storage on wall.|
|Innova long arm, with peg board storage behind.|
Istarted out rather small--a closet at the end of the hallway right in the middle of the boys' rooms. A nice desktop provided space for my machines, and shelves above provided space for storage. As the boys grew up and left home, I took over their bedrooms. Eventually, I'd taken over half of the house. At the time, the plant where my husband worked was shutting down to move south. A garment factory that made clothing for children, much of the extra fabrics and thread were put up for sale to employees at very reduced prices.
|Fabric storage. Anyone feel the need to come organize?|
Richard bought both fabric and thread for me, and I stored it in bedroom closets and in boxes under beds. Not long after the plant closed, my mother-in-law decided that since she didn't sew anymore, she would clean out her stash of fabrics. She had also worked at the plant and had bought up quite a bit of fabric and thread. Every spare room was filled to capacity and the closets were straining to hold in the boxes and piles.
|Close-up of worktable. This is the large area meant to hold quilts in progress. |
Some of the NICU gowns that I've been working on are in the photo.
Richard laughed that he would get pushed out of the house if something didn't give. So, he gave. He, with help from our grown boys and his brother, closed in the carport at the back of the house. A double carport can make a sizable studio. Richard added windows as I requested and built in shelves and worktables. There was lots of room, space to spare, in fact. But I needed and desperately wanted a long arm. So that was our next step. It single-handedly filled in every inch of space that was open. Now we're talking about adding on!
|Small jars of vintage lace and buttons from my mom.|