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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The new set up.......

This is the before photo.  This drafting table sits under wonderful lighting but it is too tall for short me to use for my die cutting machine.




Now I have a standard height 96" table in that spot with my Accuquilt Studio die cutter on it.  My basement isn't fancy, just concrete walls and floor with odd carpeting pieces and foam puzzle piece flooring in other areas.  It is a terrific studio with 3 cutting tables, 8 design walls and enough tables and cabinets for 6-8 people with sewing machines. 

I have a shorter table under the 96" table.  I have two steel trays for my Studio cutter so I store the extra one on the lower table.


This is where the 96" table used to be, totally unusable between two tables running in the other direction and two sewing tables.




Now the 5' table that the cutter used to be on and the drafting table are in the spot where the 96" table used to be.  The 5' table becomes an extension for one of the sewing tables and also a storage spot for my water bottle and spritz bottle for my iron. 
Now I can get busy and cut these stacks of fabric into 2.5" squares.   

First though my two friends are coming over today to sew and have fun.

19 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Sometimes just moving what you have into a better space makes a whole lot of better working area. Glad you got help. Chris

Ellen Thompson said...

Wow! What an efficient layout.

Debbie said...

Such great space and arrangement to work in. Now we see how you get so much done!

Sharon W. said...

Forget about "bury my heart at wounded knee".............when I die, "bury my heart in Wanda's wonderful basement."

Linda Swanekamp said...

I have the same drawing board! When the long arm came in, it had to get folded and put up in the garage rafters. Isn't it amazing how space reorganization is transforming? I crave that ironing board in the photo. I have 3- 6' plastic tables that fold half way. I use all three when I am cutting batting, and I put 2 of them down at times so I can move downstairs.

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

Hope you 3 have fun today!!! I like rearranging... it makes a space feel fresh and ready for a mess!!!

Hedy Hahn said...

You had some good ideas for your space. Now time to have fun!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures. Your organized sewing space is always an inspiration to me.

patty a. said...

Making your space work better for you - that's a good thing! A woman can never have too many tables!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Looks really good -- glad you have friends coming over to "break in" the new arrangement!

Lisa C said...

What a wonderful set up! Enjoy today!

Judy H said...

Love the setup. I am having to mentally plan where I can sew in our new temporary home while our old house is being rebuilt. And I am loving those stacks of fabric. So jealous!

Needled Mom said...

It looks very practical for creativity. Have fun today.

JJM said...

Love what Sharon W said in her comment today. (*._.*) I agree with her and to see it in person is even more special !

I am glad you shared your photos of your working areas with all, now they know how 'the expert' designs such fabulous pieces.

JJM

SueR said...

Any place big enough to accommodate 6-8 quilters with machines is definitely a terrific studio. Must be a huge space because I can't see the longarm. Fabulous!

HollyM said...

What a great set up. Its wonderful to. Have room for sewing friends. I could accommodate 1 or 2 in rather cramped quarters. I do like having the compan y sometimes. I bribed a friend with lunch tomorrow to come and do a bit of cutting for me.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

I always love seeing your quilt rooms Wanda! You have the best of both worlds with one in the basement and one upstairs!

Vicki W said...

In my mind your studio is absolutely perfect!

Paige said...

Enjoyed the tour! Nice setup!