Create a sewing surface with an ordinary desk. Cut a hole in the desk to lower the sewing machine into the top. Add a plastic template to create a flat sewing surface. Create a pressing surface with a section of board covered with batting and muslin; place wire baskets underneath to store fabric. ...

How to set up a quilting space


Create a sewing surface with an ordinary desk. Cut a hole in the desk to lower the sewing machine into the top. Add a plastic template to create a flat sewing surface. Create a pressing surface with a section of board covered with batting and muslin; place wire baskets underneath to store fabric.


Create a cutting surface with a basic table and raise it to an appropriate height with paint cans.


Use peg-board for hanging quilt tools.


Create a design board by covering a piece of pegboard or wood with plastic foam or insulation. Or cover the board with flannel, batting or any stickable surface and staple in place.


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Use baskets, trunks, boxes and drawers for storing quilting supplies.


Slipcover an office chair for a favorite quilting seat.


Transform a 6-foot dresser into a sewing structure by placing both a cutting surface and a pressing mat on the dresser top. Store fabric and materials in the drawers, and store the cutting mat and pressing board under the dresser when not in use.


Make a mock closet from two tall bookshelves framed out with bi-fold doors on either side. Use a drop-down table for a sewing surface. The shelves can hold fabric, books, a sewing machine and supplies.


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Make a tote bag large enough to hold a personal-size pressing surface, a cutting surface and quilting notions. Use a small trunk to hold quilting tools, fabric and an iron.


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