Can you spot the parrot on the loose?
I've gotten so many nice comments about my overhauled spare bedroom sewing space (aka The Clubhouse) that I thought ya'll might like to see it set up for some serious (if still completely amateur) free motion quilting.
Taadaa! Since the sewing cabinet and the drawers are on wheels, I just pull them out into the middle of the room, and slide the Ikea Galant table behind it for some extra quilt-supporting real estate. Here's what it looks like with a quilt on it.
I really like this set up for quilting and for attaching binding. Both are times when I really don't want a bunch of floppy quilt weight putting unnecessary strain on the needle or making it harder for me to move the quilt where I want it to go.
I'm also in super love with my 11.5"x17" Queen Size Supreme Slider which I picked up from my friend Cristy Fincher's shop, Purple Daisies. Between the Supreme Slider and two Quilt Halos, I felt like I was having a much easier time FMQing than I really should have had, given my limited experience ;-)
Cristy's offering 20% off through March 24th in honor of National Quilting day. You don't even need a coupon code, so go ahead and get a Supreme Slider, stock up on a couple of Quilt Halos, some rubber thimbles, glue tips, and hand appliqué needles while you're at it.
What a neat idea! It's so lovely how that space works for you so effectively now. I need to get up pictures of my new Ikea table. You inspired me to make my room work for me better. :)ReplyDelete
I bought the quilt halos from the very sweet Christy at QuiltCon and they are awesome! Totally helping me power through a huge quilt I'm working on.ReplyDelete
Totally jealous of your setup!ReplyDelete
Supreme Sliders are a MUST HAVE for FMQ. I'll have to look into the Quilt Halos...not familiar with them. Your Clubhouse is fabulous - such a happy place!ReplyDelete
I just got a Queen Supreme Slider from Cristy at QuiltCon and am looking forward to trying it out! Now I just need an awesome Clubhouse like yours instead of a small corner of the living room!ReplyDelete