Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Studio Tour

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I have taken you all on a tour of my studio. It has gone major transitions since I opened my online shop. I had to add tons of shelving to hold all that gorgeous fabric.

So come on along and take a peek...


This is what you see when you enter the doorway. Straight ahead is my sewing machine station and to the left of it is my AccuQuilt Studio Cutter. Stephanie... do you see the quilt you made for me? It makes me smile every day!

Directly to your right is shelving that houses some batiks. Directly to the left there are batiks lined up on the floor. (Hmmm... do I need more shelves??)


Here is a better photo of the batiks.


Step into the room a bit and turn to the left and you see my long arm. My favorite wall is just behind the long arm, it holds all the Kona Cotton Solids and my thread used on all customer quilts. I like to call it the Great Wall of Color.


Step in just a little further and turn and look on the other side of my long arm and you will see the wall of Kaffe Fassett, 1930s, batiks, and clearance. By far, this wall has mostly Kaffe Fassett Fabrics.


What is that you say, you can't quite see the wall? Here is a better peek.


A better look at all those glorious threads.




This is the where all the work gets done. Answering e-mails, printing orders, and cutting all the orders. The nerve center of my business.

The only thing that I can't show you is my design wall. Something is on it which you will find out about soon, I promise.

I love my space and spend quite a good portion of my day there. The commute is short and the day is always wonderful. I love my job!

My husband heard this quote from someone and I so believe it fits me...

"If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life!"

Enough said!

Hope you enjoyed the tour!


Until Next Time...

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48 comments:

Betweens said...

Jackie I think you are living every quilters dream! Love your studio it is just perfectly organized and I love how it is arranged just like a library of fabric...pull out what you need to make those stunning quilts and then quilt it on that gorgeous machine with a view to boot!! thanks for sharing your quilters sanctuary

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing, love it

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

You may be missing a piece of green.....It's me! I'm green with envy at your to-lay-down-and-die-for-studio.....

Terri Stegmiller said...

Holy catnip!!! How can you work surrounded by all that? I'd just want to stare at it all, all day long.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Wow Jackie, this is a dream-studio! How much inspiration to be surrounded by all those wonderful fabrics and threads. Absolutely gorgeous!

Andi said...

Just quietly drooling on the keyboard!

Barb said...

I guess I am not the only one slobbering all over themselves at this moment.....just awesome.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Gorgeous. I love that your fabric bolts have the end pointing out. Very cool.

pcflamingo said...

So beautiful and so organized! Love the way the bolts are on end to save space.

Anita said...

WOW! I love the rainbow of threads on the wall...and look how nicely you've organized everything. What a beautiful space!

badlandsquilts said...

Heaven on earth...thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

Oh my gosh Jackie, I want to come and play at your house!!! I could not walk out of that room without being inspired! Rainbows of colour everywhere. Gorgeous. xo

Exuberant Color said...

Thanks for the tour. Now I can imagine you walking to the different areas to pull the fabrics for my orders. It really makes a lot of sense having the ends of the bolts exposed for an online business.

upstateLisa said...

Oh I love it!!! I especially love the drawers under your cutting table!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jackie -- it's awesome! What a lucky girl you are -- Living the Life!!!

Ryan said...

Thanks for that wonderful tour Jackie! Your studio is gorgeous.

The little quilt you quilted for P2 arrived in the mail yesterday. Thanks for doing a wonderful job.

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

The "Great Wall of Color"...love it! And jealous of all the shelves. Looks like a wonderful studio!

WoolenSails said...

You really made good use of your space, mine is cluttered and could use it better if I rethink it. Love the cutting table with the drawers, that is something I would rather get. I am using a large dining table and it takes up too much space and too low. Did you get that piece locally?

Debbie

Nedra said...

Things have changed since you last showed us your studio. Having such beautiful fabrics around makes for an even happier space.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow!! Thanks for the tour. Very inspiring to see how you've created a dream come true.

krisgray said...

What an inspirational space! What kind of thread is that on the wall?

Editfolt said...

I really liked showing me shop. I wrote you an e-mail, but received no reply!

Poppyprint said...

Most colourful workspace ever! I love how you've got your bolts on end - what a great idea so you can read the specs easily! Fabulous set up Jackie!

PamKittyMorning said...

No wonder so much gets done, there's no chair at that nerve center! Love the space and the color. Can't wait for the reveal.

jednoiglec said...

What a paradise! I wish I could have such for my own:)

Lisa said...

Oh, goodness. So organized! I am in love with the Great Wall of Color.

Jean said...

Wow, what an awesome studio you designed. I really LOVE your great wall of color!

The thread geek in me just hearts that big time!

Susan said...

How nice to see your studio....It's amazing!
BTW I like your husband's quote!

fiberchick said...

Am drooling uncontrollably...

diana said...

1. I looooove it
2. I'm so envy
3. Can I please come live with you? :D I can eat, sleep, live in 'the' room :)))

Donna~~ said...

What a great place to work--hard to have a down day with all that gorgeous color for a pick me up!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a fabulous space. Again, so sorry I missed you. I leave for 2 weeks every year. Dangit and it was while you were here!

pasqueflower said...

I am SO-oooo-oooo jealous! Lovely, colorful space. I love your use of rainbow-color order!

doris batting said...

can I come and live there Jackie? I don't take up much space....just put out a bowl of water on the floor and I'll be fine

Vicki Ibison said...

What an absolutely beautiful place to spend your days! I'm so jealous! Love the way you have your fabrics arranged. Just too cool for words!
See ya next week!
Vicki Ibison

Victoria said...

A quilt studio utopia! The long arm, the fabrics, the threads... oh my! And that wood floor is gorgeous! You must feel bliss each day... how wonderful!!

Nancy said...

Oh...To have a wall of KONA!! My dream...

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Thanks for a tour of your studio! It always amazes me the amount of things you accomplish. Do you ever sleep? I love how you store the fabric you sell...so organized and kept away from a lot of light, etc. Brilliant!

kclily said...

You are so organized and it is beautiful. WOW!! It looks like a great place to work.

Karen said...

Loved the tour. Lucky you to spend all day amidst all that inspiration!!

XUE said...

Just admiring & admiring speechlessly at the wonderful collection! Wow!

Renee said...

Absolutely love it Jackie!!! Can't wait to get home and show my husband :-).... Oh and where did you get that cutting station? Is it on wheels or stationary? I need to replace mine.

amy smart said...

What a GREAT space!! I would love to hang out in such a lovely place. And that 'great wall of color' is to DIE FOR. YUM!

Barb said...

wow - beautiful! and so well lit and organized - what a pleasure it must be

Frog Quilter said...

Wowser. Great eye candy. Can I come shop at your house... ;-)

Janet said...

What a great tour, I could move right in.

Christine said...

Love your studio. Can see why you enjoy spending time there.

Jan said...

I love your cutting table and storage underneath. If the table custom made? If not, could you point me to the right manufacturer? thx

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