Ann’s Quilt Studio Remodel – Part 4

Just a quick blog update on my quilt studio remodel. I meant to post this during January since it was National Organization Month… but I wasn’t, well, organized yet. 

Here is photo of my cutting table area. I wanted to find a way to use the cute signs with quilt-related sayings I have accumulated, and hang some things on my walls for easy access. I came up with the idea of adding cup hooks to the bottom of the signs! My rotary cutters are now very handy hanging on one of the signs. DH painted my ruler racks black to go with my color scheme.

The area over the ironing board now has another sign holding my shears, pinking shears, and paper scissors. I had a thread rack someone gave away for free; it looks great painted black and holding my assortment of threads for piecing and matching bobbins. The Hexagon Clock and hand-pieced hexagon wall hanging (yesterday’s blog posting) add color and flair. The box on the table holds bobbins and feet for my sewing machine.

There was also a peg board with a frame around it floating around the office recently. Alisha posted a picture of it last January, as a way to organize sewing supplies, but no longer wanted it. Judy tried it in the sewing room in her new home, then Deb tried it in hers, but it didn’t work for either of them. I took it home, painted it (okay, DH did it), painted some wooden letters and a crown, and added some bling. Now it holds some sewing and machine quilting supplies. My children rolled their eyes, but I figure one is never too old for some whimsy!

P.S. It is getting harder to find old-fashioned peg board hooks, etc. If starting from scratch, I would get one of the newer slotted boards.

I still have another sign to hang that says “Sew Blessed” but I have to figure out what to hang on it. Anyone have any ideas?

I hope to blog about the completion of my quilt studio soon, but there is still quite a bit to do. I am truly almost done…honestly.



  1. becky moyer - February 7, 2014

    I love it all. that was a fantastic idea to put the little hooks under your signs. I am totall going to steal that! I mean, be inspired by it! 🙂

  2. Jenni - February 8, 2014

    Ann, your space is really coming together! And everything is so organized and has it’s own place! Awesome!

  3. Alisha - February 8, 2014

    Ann, I am so glad to see that old frame put to good use! I love all of the work you’ve put in. Great post!

  4. jenna - February 10, 2014

    Looks great Ann!

  5. Molly - February 12, 2014

    It looks fabulous, Ann. I’m inspired to work on my space.