I am pretty excited to finally get my studio organized.
I went from this...
I have all my yard+ cottons on the upper shelf and anything under a yard, folded like a fat quarter on the lower shelf.
All of my future projects are up here in ziplock bags.
All the backings are sorted. Three stacks of flannels on the left and 3+ stacks of cottons on the right.
I didn't want to ever unfold and refold another backing just to find out it was not big enough for a quilt top so I measured and labeled all of them.
I found an odd assortment of orphan blocks, they are tucked in the yellow box.
It is almost full of orphan blocks.
Flannels and homespun in a separate area.
I already had these 3 boxes of jeans precut into usable fabric from pants. The tub under the shelf is full of denim too. Guess I better get a denim quilt on the planning board!
My scrap drawers under my quilting table went from this...
plus a drawer for kids prints...
These are all under my quilting table so I can easily pull out a drawer to sort and match with the fabrics on the shelves right behind me.
We made this ironing table for storage. Here, I have:
a drawer for mixed homespuns...
a drawer for mixed flannel scraps....
storage for all my minky scraps....yes I do make minky scrap quilts.
My cutting table is my old kitchen bar from 1978. I have cut fabric on this 39 years (back when my sewing machine was put on my kitchen table.) In 2006, we redid our old kitchen and re-purposed this gem in my studio. It is 70 inches long and 32 inches wide. I painted it and took out 3 useless shelves and installed 11 easily removable drawers.
We added a 72 inch tape measure to the front edge and it makes measuring yardage a snap.
I usually have at least 2 quilts I am working on, so the larger drawers are handy for keeping a project all together.
The great thing about all these drawers is that I can take them out and move them to the ironing board, the sewing table or where ever I need them.
Now that I am organized, it will be super easy to keep it this way, I am very excited and what a great way to spend a few rainy days.