I have a great quilt studio with natural light and plenty of storage, but of course there’s always room for improvement! For starters, I was given a robot vacuum cleaner for Christmas!
It runs on Friday mornings while I quilt, and I’ve pretty well learned what I need to block off or get out of the way so that it runs without glitches. It’s great to have “somebody else” cleaning the floor while I sew 🙂
A while back, I got tired of having my main rulers “lost” on the cutting table all the time. You probably know what I mean–always under the fabric, looking for the big one but find the little one, etc. I didn’t want one of those ruler racks taking up space on my table, so I finally settled on attaching hooks to the sides of the table.
The hooks have worked out well! For some reason, the manufacturer (these are Command hooks) thinks the hooks need to flip up and down, so they have tape over the part that would flip. However, they seem to stick to the table just fine, and now I always know where to find my rulers!
My final “upgrade” is a new rotary cutter. I’ve been looking at the Martelli Ergo cutter for some time, wondering if it really is easier on the hands and wrists. Finally, one of my friends bought one and confirmed that it really does make cutting easier. She is left-handed, so was especially glad that it comes in a design specifically for lefties.
I bought one of my own, and II agree that this is much easier to use than any of my standard rotary cutters. It makes for less strain on (aging???) joints and better control while cutting. I can recommend this cutter without reservation.
What’s new in your studio?