My sewing room is about 14 x 17. This view is looking into the room from the door. This room was originally designed to be the den of the house.
Starting the tour moving around the room from the right of the door. Just behind the door I hung these magazine racks to make good use of the empty space. That's Victorine in the photo - she's "My Twin" dressform. No, I didn't make that jacket, I simply prefer to keep her dressed!
Just to the left of Victorine are lots of shelves. On the free-standing bookshelves are the file boxes where I store magazine clippings.
My husband and I built this pressing surface from 5 cabinet kits from Target. The wole thing is on wheels so that it can be moved around. I store stabilizers/interfacings in one cabinet, paints/brushes/stamps/inks in one, beads in one, ironing snd sewing supplies in one and patterns in one.
This corner is primarily the quilting corner. The shelves to the immediate left of the window hold WIPs, around the corner to the left are mroe quilting supplies: top shelf are my Great Grandmother's UFOs, next shelf are boxes of various sizes of squares, strips and scrap boxes and the bottom shelf primarily has specialty threads. The metal filing cabinet holds fat quarters and the oak cabinet has ribbons, trims, Angelina, and drafting tools. In the far corner is a big basket that holds all of my bits of batting and quilted leftovers. About once every 6 months I empty this bin to make pet beds for a local rescue operation. On top of the cabintes and the green baskets on the floor are WIPs that really are "in process"
The view behind the pressing station. I have 2 sewing areas. One, with the serger and Pfaff 7550 is used for garment sewing and other nn-quilting sewing. The Juki TL-98E is used rimarily for qult piecing. Notice on the floor that the foot pedals are on raised platforms. DH made these and they help so that I can raise the seat high enough to sit properly at the machine.
The great view from one of my windows!
Inside the big fabric cabinets. On the left are primarily garment fabrics and on the right are quilting fabrics.
Looking from the sewing area I have two huge cabinets (bolted to the wall) for more fabric storage.
Looking from the sewing area back toward the door (left), this is my design wall. The filing cabinet was made for storing checks so the drawers are shallow. This cabinet is full of buttons! With the cutting table stowed away, I have enough floor space to block a quilt.
The same view as #10 but with the cutting table open. Lots of walking around space!
In one section of the basement I have devised this very rudimentary photo studio. I have white and black backdrops and use daylight bulbs in the floor lamps - 2 on each side. I always use a tripod here when photographig quilts. It's simply made with 2 conduit poles and some hooks screwed into the ceiling studs. Very simple to build.
Willie lives in another section of the basement. Willie is the name of my APQS Millennium. he's named after my Grandfather. It's not a pretty location but it's very functional. I had extra lighting installed and separate wiring for the lights and machine. They work off of the light switch so that I know if the lights are off, Willie is off. The carpet is leftovers from my sewing room with rubber floor pads under the carpet. It's "professionally" installed with Duck tape! See the black arrow? That points to the spot where I killed a snake a few months after Willie came home (August 2005)
To the right as you enter the space, is this leftover shelving that we removed from the living room. I love looking at all of that thread together! Next to the shelving are more magazine racks for my longarm booklets.
Moving around the room to the left I store roll batting on poles mounted in Christmas tree stands. I wrap them in old sheets to keep dust out.
To the left of the batting I have this set-up in front of the machine. Everything I need when working from the front is there in easy access. There an old cabinet there that I covered in a button mosaic a few years ago. I store my ruler templates in the 3-drawer white unit.
To the back of the machine we have a lovely stud wall! It is an unfinished basement afterall. I have my commercial air cleaner, more batting, the Quilt EZ unit and TV on the shelves. The laundry basket stores more batting and quilted bits for future pet beds.