I have decided to learn and become a longarm quilter alongside my usual designing and piecing. I absolutely adore the quilting process and cannot wait to develop my skills and become amazing at what I do so that I can share my process with you. :-) I have purchased a longarm machine and it will be delivered within the next week or two! Wahooo!!!
Names of my home business have been haunting me - I really cannot figure it out - if you have suggestions...let me know. I want something a bit urban/hip/modern yet don't want to detract from the traditionalists either - I hope to learn lots from them!
My business will be a developmental one - and I want to share my process with you. Hope that's okay!
For now, I need to say thank you to my husband, who willingly gave up his future man cave and giant screen projection tv to house our new big ass long arm machine.
Here are some before pics of my future longarm studio/business space:
The longarm machine is going to fit in this space. We've sold the couches and the tv we are storing for someone for now. See that big projector screen at the top? yep. my husband rocks.
We will most likely be painting this area white to brighten it up and get some better lighting. It is a basement and a little dark.
On the other side of the space is my sewing area which is as is. I didn't clean or decorate for you. Sorry.
My sewing area which will also change around.
Our basement is a walk-UP basement so this is the hallway to the outside.
There's Trent getting ready to assemble some storage cabinets for me. In that space I plan to have storage and a bigass cutting table in the middle. where the treadmill is, I'm not sure what will be there.
I also need to put a design wall somewhere. I finally get a real design wall!
Whoops - gotta go, need to make sure Trent doesn't assemble these upside down! LOL
Stay tuned for my series of setting up my longarm quilting business. I plan to post photos and videos of setup of studio, arrival of my bigass machine - assembly process by ME! and everything thereafter. The joys and the pains and everything inbetween.
If you have questions or there is something you are interested in reading about during this process, please let me know. I'll also continue with my regular quilt posts as well.....that won't change.