Someday I will turn C’s bedroom in to a real studio. In the meantime, I borrow her room when she’s out of the country. Consequently, I need versatile sewing equipment. Versatile as it needs to be removed, and versatile for sewing versus quilting.
This is my working set up. The tables behind the sewing machine hold the quilt when I am free motion quilting so the weight is off of the portion being quilted. I have three Elfa tables on wheels so I can change the arrangement to suit the project. When C. is returning, my sewing disappears into closets. Until now, C. had no idea of the degree of my takeover. Here is a partial breakdown, so you can get the idea. The sewing machine drops down and the wheeled cabinet folds up into itself. The two tables have draws for storage and they easily wheel into closets. The third, higher, wheeled Elfa table, holds my laptop as it is sometimes, if rarely, attached to my embroidery module. And then there’s my fabric storage-plastic men’s shoe boxes, generally, easily hidden away with the foldable shelves. So there it is, my ‘studio’.