Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
This is where the fun begins! http://myquiltplace.com/photo/albums/renovating-the-sewing-room choose slide show option
With the heavy work done, the walls and space usage were next , and honestly , took the most thought. l waited 2 weeks before doing ANYTHING to the walls ( such precious space), and moved things around in drawers/cupboards to find what works for me:
a 42 X 36" mini design wall ( felt/batting over plywood) hung just above Janome within sit-down reach. Now intricate block construction is more visual.
thread cones that used to be on pegs along top of wall are now coralled in a shelf unit l made from an old drawer & 1 x4 boards cut to size
a white board hangs behind the Bailey. l use it to plan out/practice my fmq stitch paths as well as planning cutting/fabric use , as it's not far from cutting table ( ok, l spent money on this one , went over budget, $ 50.)
In the small overhead cupboard are my spare iron, basting sprays, starch ( all on a lazy susan l got for $1. at charrity store.) There's room for more things there...
Above the cutting /pressing table is the large pegboard holding rulers, thread brush, clipboards ( instructions) etc. The hooks l got meant for hanging garden tools on pegboard have small plastic snapbands holding them in place...no more loose hooks!
The 3 drawers in the cutting table hold measuring tapes, rotary cutters, scissors, pens/markers tools( staple remover for upholstery, side cutters, multi screw driver etc.
I may have to "tweek" the sewing space as I try new types of projects out...I may get a cutting tool, for instance, but I'm really happy with the results. And, except for the white board and design wall, I managed it on my $400. budget:)