The Free Motion Quilting Project: Clean Studio!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Clean Studio!

Today's been a big cleaning, reorganizing, regrouping day in the studio. Whenever I feel bad and my house or office is a mess, it just makes everything worse.

Cleaning always makes me feel better, even though I rarely ever bother with it. I thought I'd share some pictures with you because I'm just so darn proud of my new organization racks.

free motion quilting | Leah DayHere's where I'm keeping all of the new stencils and gloves. Stencils are kind of hard to organize, unless you want to have a separate drawer for every set.

I decided to hang them on these hook racks and so far it's working great!

Here's the closet where I keep all of the items from our Quilt Shop:

free motion quilting | Leah DayI've long since taken the doors down, but today I moved the table up and bought the drawer to hold mailers and shipping stuff.

This is going to be my new cutting table because I'm going to start selling some fabric by the yard! YAY!

Really I don't want to go too crazy with fabric, so I'm starting small with just some specialty stuff like the french fuse interfacing required for the No Sewing Until You Quilt It! method of applique, silk organza for my Reverse Shadow Trapunto technique, and white and black Kona cotton.

Eventually I'll move all this stuff downstairs to Josh's bigger office, but for now it's still fitting, more or less, in my little office.

And here's my desk set up in the corner with my drafting light box behind it.

free motion quilting | Leah DayThis is really nice because I no longer have any excuse not to design! All I have to do is turn around in my chair and turn on the lightbox.

Of course, my desk is still completely covered with stuff. What can I say! I'm the kid that never learned how to put her toys away.

Today I'm still working hard on the site and adding all the new stencils to the store. It's a little slow going, but I hope to have it all uploaded tomorrow.

Working on this has really helped turn my mood around because I've been waiting on these stencils since October and seeing them come online is really exciting!

The DVD fiasco is still going on, but I'm feeling better about it. You guys have been so supportive and understanding through this, it's really, really helped a lot.

I'm off to get more stencils online! Hopefully I'll be able to get back to My Cup Runneth Over tonight and have a new update on that tomorrow.

Let's go Quilt!

Leah Day


  1. I need to do this too. I've been spending so my time in PSE that I am ready to get back to quilting.

  2. crikey - that's tidy! Wish my room looked like that!!!

    I thought that you might like to know that I have given you a sunshine award for your fab blog.

    Read about it here...


  3. We will always support our friends - and so supporting you, is not something we wouldln't do!! You have done a fabulous job of making that space work!! Looks fantastic!! And your work area - the desk - it looks like you are in the middle of something, so no harm there!! Love the fact that when insperation stricks, you can flip around and make it real!!

  4. Sounds like you're feeling a little better. That's wonderful. Your set-up looks great!

    -debby, chester ny


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