Starting the New Year in My New Studio

When I last posted about my quilt studio in November, the floor had been installed. Since that time, I made a mad dash to move in enough stuff before my annual Fabric is Better Than Food quilter’s brunch so my quilting friends could see my studio as I had imagined it.

Ikea has been my new best friend. After the floor was installed,  I purchased shelves for my fabric and for my extensive quilt book collection from Ikea. Once the shelves were in, I began to gradually move it. I took time sorting my fabric and painstakingly  organized it by color. (I had no idea how much fabric I had hidden away in bags).  It took me two days to organize my books because they were scattered all over the house, and I kept stopping to  read them. Now everything is organized so that I can see everything at a glance. I love it!

When my quilting friends showed up for brunch, unbeknownst to me, they had organized a quilt studio shower! They each brought a gift for my new studio. I had not had so much fun since my baby shower, and that was 20 years ago.

The gifts created new opportunities to get organized. I hung inspirational sayings on the walls, added to my thread collection, put tools on a peg board, and organized fat quarters in beautiful baskets.  It has truly been a labor of love to make sure each gift has a special place in my studio.

So, I have  moved in, but I am still organizing. I have left my scraps for last. Look forward to my future posts about organizing my mountain of scraps. I have been reading lots of books, but I would love to know your best organizing tips.


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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2 Responses to Starting the New Year in My New Studio

  1. artis1Lenora says:

    Beautiful! I love the color !!


  2. Veronica Avery says:

    Congrats! I love it! Your new space is gorgeous! When I grow up I wanna be a “Big Girl with My Own Studio” just like you. LOL 😀


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