Hanging wall hangings in my new studio

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I have been having fun putting up wall hanging in my new studio. Months ago my brother brought me some panels that are used in as dividers in offices. They have metal on the back, foam and then fabric and I thought they would make a great design wall.

Some of you have been emailing me about them so here is some information about them. They are really wonderful as I can hanging my work on the walls and easily change them out at any time.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
Unfortunately the fabric isn’t like flannel and the only way you can keep things on the wall is to use pins. We decided to used them to cover the walls of my new quilt studio so I could have wall hangings on the walls. We could only hang one high because of the dropped ceiling and heat vents. Builder Bob measured everything carefully.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
He had to drill through the fabric and metal so he could attach grommets and screws to hang them as they are heavy. He would make a great quilter….he cut a little X in the fabric before drilling so the fabric wouldn’t fray and catch on the drill bit.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
We could only get 4 panels on this wall. I don’t know if I will have room for anymore…..my room is filling up fast!!
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
This is why I wanted white walls in my quilt studio. I will be able to change wall hangings anytime I want to add lots of color to my room. I even printed out the free motion design for Leah Day’s new Machine Quilting Block Party – this is to remind me that I want to get working on this!Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
Remember the unpainted spot on the wall? With help my huge cupboard came downstairs. The plan is to never…ever…move it again. Builder Bob built this for me almost 8 years ago. It is 8 foot wide.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
The top section was heavy!! My brother and Bob were aching after getting this set up.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
I had fun starting to fill it up. Top shelves are almost all batiks. Lots of Island Batik fabrics there! As I have batik scraps I cut them into 1 1/2″, 2″ and 2 1/2″ squares and put them in the shoe boxes on the left side. They are getting full. Time for a scrappy batik quilt! The bottom section holds quilt magazine and my older fabrics and stuff.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
The doors are back on the bottom and I am continuing to fill up the top shelves.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
I also have a peg board up on the dead space behind the door coming into my studio. It is a perfect place to hang rulers and templates. I also put some of my patterns up there. My dad thought it looked like a store wall, LOL.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
For the last two days I worked on a quilt instead of continuing to organize my new studio. I just finished a quilt that I can’t show you. It will be going to Spring Market and is made with Island Batik fabrics. I am still trying to figure out how I want my sewing machine setup but I have to say that I really liked having a big table to the left and of course behind my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine. I do all my piecing and free motion quilting on it.

I have been using a stool like this for about 3 years and love it! You can buy one for about $20 at a auto store. It is really for guys working on cars but I like the way it rotates and moves. I don’t care about a back on my chair as I seem to be up and down quite a bit and a regular chair was always in the way. I need to add more foam to it and recover it…..that is on the list.
Hanging wall hangings in my new studio
I am having so much fun playing working in my new room!It takes no time at all to remove several of them when I want to hang a large quilt and take pictures.

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  1. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow says:

    it's been fun watching this room come together

  2. Hi Connie! Your new sewing studio looks a.m.a.z.i.n.g! I'm so happy for you to have all that space and everything neatly in order. That huge board on the wall for the quilts is fantastic! x Teje

  3. The whole room is fabulous Connie! Your wall hangings are the icing on the cake!

  4. Ada Kopitopoulou says:

    What a great studio! Love your Singer. Design walls are so practical and they look nice in a room.

  5. Createology says:

    Your new studio is really looking fabulous. The panels are perfect for displaying your beautiful quilts. Pegboard for your rulers and such is really smart. True Creative Bliss Dear…

  6. I love the way your new sewing room is coming together! And your hubby is doing an awesome job! It's great that he is so talented working with the remodeling!

    Soon you'll be sewing away down there!

  7. Oh what fun to fill up that cabinet! The wall with the wall hangings turned out really nice. I am so happy for you. 🙂

  8. You are one lucky lady to have such a beautiful room all to yourself!!

  9. Chopin - A Passionate Quilter says:

    It is so nice to have a "builder" for a husband. I also have one and yours has done a beautiful job in making you a wonderful quilting studio!

  10. You and Builder Bob have done a wonderful job on your studio. I am more than a little green.

    Do you do most of your work on your vintage machine. I just purchaced a 1947 Singer it is a 15-90?. Looks a lot like yours. I really like the large bobbin. The bobbin winder is better than the ones on my modern machines.

  11. Yes, I can see why you've had so much fun working! Excellent space you've created!

  12. It's a dream room! Love your panels too….you could always pin a layer of flannel or batting over a section hold those blocks currently being made.
    applause to Builder Bob and help for making it happen!

  13. Mary Ellen says:

    Hi Connie your room is finally comming togather .It has been fun reading and watching it all.So happy for you that you can now sit and look around .I can almost see the smile on your face. Congrats to the hard workers who help make it Happen.

  14. Your studio is just looking wonderful. So interesting to see those wall coverings. I agree with your dad that the rulers and patterns does looks a bit like a store display. But so well organized! Wow!

  15. Everything is looking fabulous!

  16. Carole @ From My Carolina Home says:

    That room just gets more fabulous each time you post!

  17. Happy Cottage Quilter says:

    Very clever and creative idea.

  18. OMG CONNIE! I don't know what I'm more jealous of right now. The gorgeous room with all that space (even though I know you'll fill it soon hehe) or that fact you have such beautiful organization. PLEASE tell me you have tons more fabrics hiding out somewhere that are a huge mess like mine. LOL

    Seriously, it looks great. So glad they got that cabinet down there. I wonder why they didn't go rent an appliance dolly or something to save their backs a little. That wall board that was put up looks great. I never thought of using those panels before. That SWAP Shop we buy stuff from once in awhile just had a group of those office divider panels for sale not that long ago. And stuff there is so cheap but sadly, I never thought of using those. I had told Curt we should get them and we'll divide up the living room with them. LOL Yes, I was kidding.

    SO? When should I expect you here to help me organize my mess now that you're done? ha

  19. What a fantastic way to use those dividers, it sure is a great way to display your wonderful quilts, enjoy your beautiful new studio.

  20. I love your new studio. You deserve it! What are you making your old studio into?

  21. Everything looks just wonderful – great wall covering for displaying. I love the chair and now have to look for one of these – I pop up and down a lot too, so this would be a better chair for me.

  22. Jane Holbrook says:

    Your ideas and organization are inspiring. You caught my eye because I am in process of finishing my sewing loft. I like reading your ideas, and seeing your quilt works. Thanks.

  23. JanineMarie says:

    Your studio looks like such an inviting place to work. You will never want to leave! What a neat way to display your wonderful quilts!

  24. Kaelyn Angelfoot says:

    Wow, that is a fabulous room and I love the interchangeable wall hanging set up. It's like an Inspiration board.

  25. Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter says:

    Thanks for the update on your studio redo…keep posting, please! This post is full of so many clever ideas. Tell me, where did you purchase those panels you hung?

  26. Vicki in MN says:

    Fantastic post of your new wall! I am so glad you posted about the stool as I saw it yesterday and wondered about it. So I assume it raises and lowers? At is't highest will you measure from the floor to the top of the cushion please. I am not as happy with my chair as I'd like.

  27. Very neat. I like your little cupboard nook. The cupboard fits like it was made with that space in mind! Looks like a fun place to work.

  28. QuiltShopGal says:

    I absolutely love your sewing "studio". Your design/display wall looks fantastic and that 8' cabinet is to die for. Builder Bob and your brother have been so good to you. Please give them a big hug for me…..and let them know they can come to help make such a sewing studio for me anytime in Sunny So. Cal. LOL!


  29. Your room is gorgeous! Glad you are getting to use it and setting it up. I do agree with your dad about the store wall LOL. Enjoy!

  30. What a great idea! If I had a beautiful room like yours…I would get some panels! What a great set up and all your quilts look beautiful!

  31. Your room looks fabulous! I am so happy for you! Thanks for the tip about the stool, I definitely need one of these. I had no idea it could be had so inexpensively! I love those wall panels. I am going to keep my eye out for a couple of those as well.

  32. your room is just great! love the eye candy- fabrics and quilts! I want to come sew there!

  33. Awesome quilt studio, love the wall with all your great work on display!