New Beauties on Display at Quilted Joy!

Irish Chain and Dresden Plate quilts by Liz Kodner, on display at Quilted Joy Studios May 2016

We’re starting a new tradition here at Quilted Joy. Every month or two we’ll be changing out the quilts hanging in the studio to display work by some of our local quilters. Our first featured quilter is our very own Liz Kodner! Liz is one of our longarm teachers , but before getting her own […]

MAKE: Design Wall for Quilt Studio

Quilted Joy Tutorial: How to Make a Design Wall

I made a design wall using Birdie Bird batting. Have you encountered this new product yet? Do you have a design wall? It is so incredibly helpful to have a place to pop blocks onto as you are working. You can audition colors, designs and layouts so easily! I made my design wall and you […]

My refurbished cutting table

Take a look at my newly rebuilt cutting table! I know it is silly to be this excited but I am in love! This table had moved a couple of times and the last time it was moved, I somehow put it back together 3″ taller than it started! Plus, it was rickety. My mom […]

Ribbon Curtains and Custom Applique quilt In Progress

I needed some type of curtain for the tiny windows that are in my new basement studio. I wish I had massive windows in there but I’m grateful for the small bit of sunlight they let in. I decided I needed to display all of the ribbons our family has won for quilting and tried […]

Design wall going up in the new studio

I am in the process of completing the layout/design of my new home studio. We moved in August but I didn’t move the sewing room until late September. One of the things I desperately needed in my new studio was a design wall. With a design wall you can place blocks up on the wall […]

Thread Addict On Display

Hello. My name is Angela and I am a thread addict.Every color, every kind, every size (well, mostly cones). I adore thread. Opening a box of new thread is like peering into a candy shop.And now (insert drum roll here) I have a beautiful condo for my little thread friends! For the last few years […]

Make: Big Ironing Board Station with Storage

DIY Ironing Table by

This post is one in a series showing some of the easy handmade sewing furniture in my new studio. I love this ironing station. It is big and wide and allows me to iron yardage without the weird triangle that is the normal shape of most ironing boards. The top of this table is a […]

Make: Sewing Machine Table

DIY Sewing Machine Table by

This post is one of a series showing some of the handmade sewing furniture in my quilting studio. This table used to be an old kitchen table that had wobbly metal legs. New wooden posts were added for legs. A hole was cut to match the dimensions of a plexiglass cabinet insert that I bought […]

Make: Cutting Table Made Out of 2x4s

Organize sewing room

I am in the process of setting up my new studio at our new home and I had to break down my cutting table. I thought you might like to see some photos of it as it was simply made from 2x4s and an old ping pong tabletop. There is storage space under the top […]