Sarah Vedeler Designs Studio, part 3

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I'm all moved into my studio now and everything is looking pretty good!

Sarah Vedeler Designs Studio

This is what you see when you come in through the front door. This area will eventually be my classroom, with Heather Feather taking pride of place on the wall, along with the Silk Hearts Quilt.

Sarah Vedeler Designs Studio

My nearly 800 square feet of studio space did not have any storage space when I moved in so I had to build some! These are BESTA cabinets from IKEA. I like them because they are 15 3/4" deep, compared with the BILLY cabinets that I have in the "office" space to store my CDs which are only 11" deep. And they are very configurable, with all sorts of options for height, shelf spacing and doors. There are also options to put drawer units in.

Sarah Vedeler Designs Studio

I decided to put some sheer curtains up at the windows at the front of the studio. They allow the light to come in, while giving me a little privacy and softness to contrast with the stained concrete floors.

Sarah Vedeler Designs Studio

This is my primary work space. 830 #2 is set up in the corner all ready for embroidery. There's an IKEA VARDE free standing kitchen unit on each side, with a cutting mat on each one and lots of storage space underneath. Then there is my ironing table which is a VIKA table top from IKEA with adjustable height legs, covered with an ironing pad. I stashed my extendable cutting table on wheels underneath the ironing table to keep it out of the way when I'm not using it - but it's really easy to pull out if I do need that extra surface. 830 #1 is set up for sewing in my Horn cabinet. This started out so that my back was to the door, but after jumping out of my skin one too many times when the mail man came in, I decided to turn it around so that I can see what is happening at least out of the corner of my eye when I'm "in the zone" and sewing.

Sarah Vedeler Designs Studio

Here it is from a different angle. This shot shows the beautiful light that comes in through the south facing windows at the back of the studio.

Sarah Vedeler Designs Studio - Innova Long Arm Machine

Here is the Innova Long Arm Machine. It's not nearly as intimidating now that it is in a bigger space! Since the floors throughout the studio are stained concrete - which looks very nice but is very hard to stand on for any length of time - I decided to put my booth floor tiles under the machine to give my feet and legs some relief while I'm quilting. The girls decided that underneath the long arm machine is a great space for them to create their "hideout". It's especially good when I have a quilt on the frame as then they can be more or less hidden from view!

That's all for now. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by to say hello!

Happy quilting!

Sarah Vedeler Designs

Category: Miscellaneous


  • Posted by Patty Young on September 5th, 2012 at 10:47 a.m. reply
    Looks great...lucky you, 2 830s!
  • Posted by Kate on September 5th, 2012 at 12:59 p.m. reply
    Sarah, Your studio looks great! Enjoy!
  • Posted by nancy day on September 5th, 2012 at 7:58 p.m. reply
    thank you so much for sharing this. you do such beautiful work.....
  • Posted by Ella on September 6th, 2012 at 9:12 a.m. reply
    Look fantastic. Congratulations.
  • Posted by jo lauros on September 10th, 2012 at 5:01 p.m. reply
    new studio looks fab !! hope it helps you get lots work done
  • Posted by Michelle on September 10th, 2012 at 9:07 p.m. reply
    Looks like a great work space! all set for some new designs ! GoodLuck !
  • Posted by Sew Sleepless/Lori College on September 11th, 2012 at 5:32 a.m. reply
    Is it okay to say I have "space-envy"? All your hard work has resulted in a wonderful space that's bound to help your creativity travel to the highest heights! Enjoy!
  • Posted by julstitch on September 16th, 2012 at 7:38 a.m. reply
    Please tell me you plan to put film on the windows to filter the sun's rays that will fade your beautiful quilts. I love the Besta cabinets!
  • Posted by Betty Jo on September 23rd, 2012 at 8:31 a.m. reply
    Wow! What a wonderful studio. I'd like to come play there with you. LOL
  • Posted by Regina on September 25th, 2012 at 2:08 p.m. reply
    j'ai adoré votre exposition sur SainteMarie aux Mines félicitations dommage que nous n'ayons pas peu dialoguer ensemble .......... votre travail est une merveille !!!!!!!
  • Posted by Joanne on October 5th, 2012 at 10:52 p.m. reply
    Love your studio. Lots of light, space and a great work area.