Thursday, December 29, 2011

Some assembly required

Thursday, December 29, 2011
The new Koala Sewing Cabinets that I ordered arrived yesterday.  They came almost 100% build but had some assembly required for the adjustable and optional shelves.  My sister-in-law Karin was hanging out in the studio when I was attaching the shelves and snapped this photo of me.  {My right arm is stretched under the shelf screwing it in place!}


This part was a bit easier to attach...

Here they are!  We each have a Quilt Pro Plus with the optional outback leaf.  In this photo one leaf is up with shelves and the other is down behind the unit.

My machine up & in action.  The custom insert hasn't arrived yet so my machine feels like it is just floating there!

Mom's machine safely stored in her cabinet.


So far I'm happy as can be & so is my mom.  The quality of the cabinets is top notch.  I stole a bit of time away to sew today and loved every minute of it!



© Blog post written by Julie Herman
© Photos by Karin Herman & Julie Herman
 For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

33 comments:

Suvi said...

wow, your sewing cabinets are awesome!

Josie McRazie said...

first pic looks like some kind of crazy yoga pose! LOL Those are some beautiful tables! I'm sure you will get a lot of great use out of them!!!

Sally said...

Oh I love it. I think I need to save for this...

Teresa in Music City said...

Congratulations on your new cabinets!!! They are absolutely beautiful!

Quiet Quilter said...

Such beautiful tables! And the view out the windows isn't bad either!

Lori said...

Don't you love your machine!? I have a sapphire too and wouldn't trade her for anything. Your cabinets look amazing, congrats!

tpott said...

They're beautiful, use them in good health. Your studio is so large, I'm envious. Also what a fantastic view WOW! Finally, your unpacked. I bet it feels great to see all your stuff again? ;->

Cindy said...

What a beautiful place to work.

angela said...

Wow! Love those cabinets and tons of space to cut. Then that amazing view - so lucky!

mascanlon said...

Oh how you'll love sewing on a flat surface! And I love the optional back leaf on mine, although the only time it's down is when the whole cabinet gets folded shut and becomes a temporary headboard for a blowup bed. How lovely the studio has come together!

Needled Mom said...

Those look beautiful!

Debbie said...

Very very cool!!!!

Thread OvMetal said...

I love my Koala cabinet!

Very nice!

kelly said...

so jealous! p.s. we have the same machine! mine's name is birgit.

Kathryn said...

I have a Koala sewing station and also a cutting table. It's wonderful to have surfaces at the right height rather than using the dining room table. Enjoy! Kathie L in Allentown

Queenie Believe said...

Looks great! Enjoy.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

~Laurie~ said...

So happy you are settling in :) I bet you didn't know how talented you are as a carpenter as well ;) I hope 2012 is a healthier year for your family and that it brings the joy that you bring to all of us! Happy New Year Julie!

Lady Gem said...

Looks great and I know what ya mean by your machine seeming to float. I am still waiting for my insert as the original one sent did not fit. You will love your new sewing area. I love mine :-)

Kim said...

SERIOUS sewing cabinet ENVY!!!!!!!!! Looks AWESOME!!!!

@pril said...

That first picture of you on the floor is a total classic! Made me smile. I am totally diggin' your sewing cabinets. Where did you buy them from?

@pril
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Joelle said...

Jealous.

Tellico said...

Your studio is beautiful, so full of natural light. I am afraid I would spend as much time gazing out the window as I would sewing.

Helen L said...

Congrats on the new Koala's!! And YOU ARE SO CUTE in those assembling photos :-) Hope you enjoy them for many a year!!

Denise :) said...

LOL -- it looks almost as fun to build as it is to use!! I so wish I had the space for something like this -- ENJOY! :)

Amy said...

Congrats on your new cabinet. It looks like a good quality cabinet.

Gina C. said...

The cabinets look very stylish.

Brooke said...

I absolutely love seeing pictures of peoples' sewing spaces. Your new cabinets are awesome. I set up a new sewing space after Christmas last year and it has been SO FUN to have a work area that I adore. It really inspires creativity!

Congrats on your new set up! Looks great!!!

Lisa said...

Loving your new cabinets, totally want one of those :)

Carola said...

HERMOSO CUARTO DE COSTURA!!
FELICIDADES DESDE CHILE.
CAROLINA.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

What a nice view out your windows! I wish I had your cabinet set up- how nice. Happy New Year.

Teresa said...

Sew j e a l o u s !

Dresden Quilter said...

I am so happy you finally got your sewing cabinet. Looks like full steam ahead!

Regina said...

I must say I never had 1 second of "buyer's remorse" about buying Koala cabinets. Hope you love yours as much as I love those I bought 11 years ago!