Thursday, February 13, 2014


My New Koala Sewing Table
Sewing Table..Love The Electric Lift For My Janome
Sewing Table Closed & Latest Quilt On Futon 
Wall Bed and Storage 
Studio Closet 
View Through Studio Windows
For Christmas my sweet husband (the absolute best anywhere around…sorry ladies but he's been a keeper since we met 40+ years ago!!!) said he wanted to buy me the Koala sewing table I'd been drooling over ever since I saw it on Jenny Doan videos from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. (or perhaps he just wanted me to stop drooling…not a pretty sight LOL!!!)  So we took a very long drive to the closest showroom back in early December to see them in person and placed an order.  I love that they are made here in the USA and knew it could take from 6 to 8 weeks before it was finished and delivered. I was so excited when we finally got the call to set up a delivery date and time and it arrived here last Wednesday afternoon!!! Since we ordered the shelves for the sides I had to install them…not difficult except I had to sit on the floor to do that ...I have travertine tiles in my studio…not the most comfortable thing to sit on especially since I'm no Spring chicken anymore ;)  Here are a few pics of my new sewing table and studio. I chose the TreasureChest Plus IV model because I wanted a countertop height table (so I could also cut my fabric on it without getting a back ache from bending over a low table) and now realize that my chair is too low for it even at the chair's highest position. What to do? We had a memory foam cushion with the ugliest gray pleather cover. I decided to make it a new cover with some left over pieces of red and cream ticking fabric (I recovered my ironing board the night before the new table arrived..didn't want a dirty well used cover with my new table, now did I?)  It added just the right amount of height so now I was good to go. Had to try out the new table, so I made a lap quilt for my dear daughter from a kit I purchased some time ago (it made cutting, sewing and quilting so much easier…love it!)…there's a sneak peek of it on the futon just waiting for me to hand sew the binding to the back.  Along one wall is a wall bed with matching bookcases on either side. When the bed is in the upright, closed position you can lower the attached desk on the front for more workspace. The white cubes are from my years of paper crafting…it's where I now store my fabric in those colorful plastic containers (got most of them from Costco), quilting magazines, books, Sizzix dies, Accuquilt dies, etc.  I like to keep things organized so you may be able to see the labels I put on the containers (love my Brother P-touch…another Costco purchase) so I can find what I need without needing a bloodhound to help ;)  A small peek into my closet and you will see yet another reason I need to label (yes, I have lots of crafty goodness from years and years of creating..some things are older than my grown children and are still being used (the crafty stuff, not my children.. he he!!)  The last pic shows the beautiful view I have from my studio. I hope you enjoyed the visit and will be back for more peeks as I add some decorative touches to the room.


  1. gorgeous room, terry! love the wall bed! you have so much storage! the koala furniture is the cadillac of sewing centers. it should last a lifetime:) smart to order the counter height--your back thanks you:) i'm so glad your showing us a bit of your beautiful home! happy vday!

  2. Congrats on your new table and what a beautiful quilt studio!! That wall bed is so neat, I haven't seen one before!

  3. I just got my Koala Treasure Chest IV today...I am AMAZED at how sturdy it is! It looks a LOT bigger in the home than in the store! I also love the height as I am 62 and don't like bending mush either. I think I even have the same color..Canadian Maple! I am going to LOVE using this cabinet!


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