In the last two weeks I have spent 4 days at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival and 4 days at the Wish Upon a Quilt retreat in Old Salem. Plus there was a quick trip to Charlotte for an APQS Road Show. Sorry I missed the last two Sundays but I wanted to get a post in today even if it is a little late.
I would love to have everyone believe that my studio always looks like the ones in magazines. HA! This is a working studio, surfaces are used as stacking spaces, batting is everywhere. There is currently a roll of batting leaning against my french doors. I can only see a fraction of the mat on my cutting table and there is thread on every surface on. Cones waiting to be put away, stings everywhere. Yesterday I decided that the closet in my studio needed to be organized. I could open and close the door. Ok, I might have had to move stuff to actually close the door and the floor may have been stacked 3 feet deep, but it was hidden from my view. Last night I cleared out the floor of the closet. I threw a lot away, made piles to take to guild to donate to the charity drives and put everything I am keeping away.
I can now walk right up to my customer quilts. When I first started longarming I just grabbed some plastic hangers out of a closet and started using them to hang quilts on. Want to see what a queen sized quilt can do a heavy duty plastic hanger?
I use work order sleeves from Uline. The grommet fits right over the hanger and I can put a full sized piece of paper in it. I also put the binding in it so that everything stays with the quilt. I love this system. I have been using it for my customer quilts for years and I am working on getting all my quilts organized the same way.
Just look how nice it looks when with all the quilts huge.