Want to take a peek at my quilt rooms in our new house? I have two rooms upstairs that I am using.
It has been a bit since I showed any photos of the house. There is still a lot to be finished but right now Builder Bob is working on the garage so he can get it changed into his new man cave. New wiring and a furnace will give him a cozy room as long as he gets it done before cold weather..
My upstairs quilt rooms
Okay, first you have to walk up these very, very steep stairs. These are really killing my knees anymore!
There is a bathroom up here and then two bedrooms which I have turned into the areas I use for quilting and computer work.
I don’t like a sewing machine up against a wall if I can help it. When I want to free-motion quilt, I will place another table behind my sewing machine to support the quilt.
I am still using my old 15-91 Singer sewing machine for all of my quilting.
I have two bookcases that hold all of my AccuQuilt dies and some miscellaneous things. I setup a folding table at a standing height and put one of my cutting mats on it. I also have my wool ironing mat that is so great to use.
I was able to order two new Alex drawer units and placed one on either side of my old Singer sewing machine. They came last week and I couldn’t wait to get them set up. Builder Bob put the bases together and took them upstairs for me. Then I put the drawers together upstairs as the drawer units would have been too heavy to haul up the stairs.
I am out of wall space so I have my piece of insulation just propped up against my quilts. It works, for now, I am thinking about covering with cotton batting so I can have something like my old sliding design wall. I sure miss it….and my quilt studio.
You can see my other Alex drawer that is wider and has wheels. I really love using these drawers! We had the movers haul this up those steep steps.
The other room is where I have all of my batik fabrics, my computers and office stuff. I seem to be spending a lot of time in this room lately. The huge television is the one we used to have in our living room but it is too big for us to use here. I can always watch Netflix while I’m up here working!
I have all of my IKEA Algot storage drawers in here. Most of the drawers have my batik fabrics in them. I have had these for about three years and just love them.
Behind my desk is more fabric storage. I also have an old bathroom vanity with a top on it that I use to hold my AccuQuilt dies or the Studio cutter. AccuQuilt has a sale of these right now.
I hope you have liked seeing my new quilting space. I think I feel like I’m getting settled in and guess what! I finally found my favorite rotary cutter! Now that made me happy!
There is a fairly large bathroom which is jam-packed with a dresser and tons of things that I just don’t know where to put right now. I’m not going to show you any more of this room. Instead, I’ll show you this silly photo I took of myself in the mirror. I have my Scrappy Butterfly quilt hanging on the wall to brighten up the room. This continues to be one of my most popular tutorials so be sure and check it out.
I took a quick photo of Mr. Mickey, he goes to the groomer on Monday and I think I am going to ask her to shave his face. The poor guy is always getting icky stuff in the corners of his eyes and then it mats his hair. No photo of Sadie as she is out in the garage/man cave with Builder Bob.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my temporary quilt rooms. Now that I have both rooms “pretty well” organized, I plan on working on my new quilt pattern tomorrow.