I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Our was rather busy moving into our new store! In fact I had not quilted for a month, until this past Friday! On Friday and Saturday I found a few hours to try out my new space! Today’s tip is more of a tour of my new Longarm Studio, with a few organizational ideas. If you follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram you will have seen some of this, but not all…..
Gotta say, I spent a lot of time organizing my new space, thinking things through, trying to organize stuff in an efficient manner, cause time is money!
We added a computer to my current machine and added a new APQS Milli! Dylan from Sparrow Studioz did a wonderful job of moving my old machine and setting up my new one…Thanks Dylan and Sparrow Studioz!
Let me show you around…
Meet Sabrina, my assistant! She is going to help me keep the computerized machine running, as well as a few duties in the store.
This is my new shelf, designed to fit all my stuff and built by my husband. Now my books have a place I can easily find them, rather than in a box under my machine! It also has spots for my new ruler towers!
I still have my IKEA cart, and keep my most used rulers on it.
We had a lot of Slot wall in our old stores, and we’re not using as much in the new store, so I asked for some for my room! I was use to a table behind my machine , but did not have room in the new space for a table. I think the slot wall is going to be even better than a table. My table was always a disaster, I think the slot wall will keep things organize as well as handy. I plan to hang the things I am using on a current quilt here, as well as some things I use every day…
There is also slot wall behind the computerized machine as well as on the short wall at the end of the computerized machine!
And I have room for a filling cabinate! And we had one we were not using in the store office! And it was just the right size to store my plexiglass on top of, handy but out of the way…
I have a little binding machine, so I put binding on all my handouts from classes I have taken. Then I put each one in a hanging file in my filling cabinet! They were not all here when I took is picture, I have taken a lot of classes….
Other drawers have inspiration clippings from magazines, customer contracts, magazines, etc….
I have a large closet in the back of my studio. We put shelves and clothing rods up in there. One rod for finished quilts and two for incoming quilts. Incoming quilts will be separated into custom on one rod and all-over’s on the other. Notice the hangers are the open ended pant hangers. I have been using these for 6 years and love them…so easy to get the quilts on and off them….
I had just enough time on my machine Friday and Saturday to tell that it is all going to work fabulously!!!!!! Everything in it’s own place and all within easy reach. Taking time to find things adds to the quilting time, and time is money….