Here is a view looking into the main area of where I create and sew. There are 2 machines available and in the closet I have my drawing table set up and I use it as a design desk.
Here are some answers to the questions:
A. What do you use the space for?
I usually piece on the Featherweight, I do mending and quilting on the Viking. In the closet I store my books and use the desk area for planning, reading, stamping greeting cards, and creating Artist Trading Cards.
B. What is your favorite thing about the space?
My favorite thing about the space is that I can have a friend come over to work on a sewing project. I am happy that I have 2 dedicated sewing tables that are so portable.
C. What are struggles that you face in this space?
Of course I would like more room. The corner where I stash stuff under the cutting table is a horrid mess and I'd like to organize it to tame the wildness. Also, my husband has a shelf of car magazines that I'd like to politely move elsewhere, but I'm not sure how to tell him this fact. I would like to replace it with a country style kitchen hutch some day.
D. When do you use the space?
I use this space in the evenings and on weekends when I want to make progress on my quilting projects. We also have our computer and scanner in this room along one wall, so my husband and I both are in here for surfing on the internet and doing e-mails. During the summer, I am in here more often and that is when I dream about how it could be better looking and more functional.
E. What is an organizational trick you have to share?
I was given a portable file in a quilting class and since then I have been putting anything such as directions sheets and patterns in that file. The next step should be to file them by type. In my closet I did put all of my quilt books above the desk on some very sturdy closet shelves. That has worked out very well. After having seen some other sewer's studio space in blogs, I'd like to try skirting some of my white banquet tables and maybe not have so much stuff sitting on my cutting table.