My 15-91 Singer sewing machine is back in it’s spot. When I first brought it back in I put it up against the window and then realized…again…that I can’t sew up against a wall….even a window. So I turned it and put the portable table up as I am doing a lot of free-motion quilting.
I wasn’t planning on putting the white bookcase back in but for now it holds all my books, magazines, patterns, fat quarters and projects for now.
This may be a temporary arrangement as this is the wall I want to put my quilt frame on. Phase 3….Builder Bob wants to make a table that folds up on the wall and then I can take it down to put the tracks on the table for quilting. I don’t have a longarm………..just a regular sewing machine and a frame.
It is hard to believe how much space I gained by removing the closet! I also have a higher space above the cabinets. On the top left is finished quilts, then pillows and on the right are quilts ready to be quilted.
I also now have a permanent design wall! It isn’t big but I’ll take it! I covered 1 inch styrofoam with cotton batting.
Pull out drawers hold my batting and muslin small pieces and scraps. It makes it handy when I want to piece some batting together for a small project.
Some people commented on the view of the river in my temporary quilt space, I can still see the river and with indirect lighting I don’t have to worry about fabric fading as much.
We still have more to do – painting the ceiling, adding another light, baseboard on the cabinets and removing the carpet but I love it!
Of course a lot of the stuff from the closet is in the basement and needs to be sorted. I have a storage room that holds my boxes of scraps and…..lots of other things!
Don’t forget to see what everyone else has on their design wall at Patchwork Times!