Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My Studio

Welcome, I thought I would give you a tour of my  "Happy Place"' my studio.  I have an APQS  Millennium that sits on a 14' frame.  When she first arrived we had to get creative when finding her a place and space that was functional.  In the absence of the ultimate room, my husband created a place in our basement for Maxine and me to spend time and energy.  Hint: When purchasing a longarm machine advance planning about the space needed would be helpful. 
Frame Room

Pantograph Storage
The frames on the back wall is where I store my pantographs.  My husband made these with  peg boards, which I painted,  and then framed them with molding to give them stability.  I laced elastic through the holes to hold the pantographs in place.  I love it!  No more scavenger hunts.

Thread Storage

Office Area 

Thanks for stopping by Maxine and Me Quilting Studio.


Thread Storage takes place in this old 40's Hooser Cabinet.  I love being able to use this piece form the past. I use old milk glass for tools, pins, and markers. I like having these things surround me when I am working.  It makes me smile.

Milk Glass
My office space is in a connecting room. I have an HP TouchSmart Computer that I use to create quilting design ideas. The touch screen allows me to download a picture from my camera or phone and draw directly on the screen to audition different ideas. Ironing board, book shelves, treadmill, television and FABRIC also fill this space.   


  1. I LOVE your panto storage. I have struggled with different systems but this one looks perfect. I just might have to try it!

  2. Thanks Patti, I was so happy with the end result. It has made searching for pantographs soooo much easier and efficient.

  3. I just stumbled across your blog. Your panto storage is great! I need to get Mo over here to make me one. ;)