Three questions that you need to answer to set up a small, organized quilt room.
1. How much time do I make to Quilt?
When I was working full time, I was not able to make a lot of time for quilting. Usually only having time during the weekends, so setting up a special room was not on my priority list. my dining room table was adequate at that time. Being retired, and able to spend more time quilting, I realized that setting up my machine and the cutting surface, then putting everything away, got to be a chore. So if you are now getting into the art of quilting and plan on spending more of your time with the processes, think about setting up a special place just for you.
2. What furniture items do you need for your quilting space?
You will want a table/ desk to set up your sewing machine, permanently. You can make use of a collapsible table/desk to cut out quilting pieces on. Use a bookcase or cabinet to store all your fabric and tools. Of course a good chair is really necessary.
3. What kind of minimum space will I need?
A small spare bedroom, office or den is all the space needed. If you think about how your kitchen is laid out, the triangle between the sink, stove and fridge, it will assist you in thinking about how to organize your quilting room. Making use of a closet helps in keeping floor space open.
So as you can see, setting up your small, organized quilt room is not a huge undertaking and will definitely enhance your quilting experience. If you have the opportunity and space to set up a larger quilt room, keep the triangle in mind to organize your quilting space.