I’ve been on a mission lately to “right size” my sewing studio and the mother lode of stuff in said studio (as well as several surrounding closets!).
I still a work in progress, but at least all of the known excess fabric is out of the house and I can begin the process of consolidating fabrics according to precuts (charms and strips), kits, backings, minky and general fabric sorted by color/novelty/dogs.
What does come into the studio must either be for a paid customer project or add value in at least one of the following areas:
1) Will it make my process easier?
2) Will it make the process less painful?
3) Is it something that I just absolutely love?
When my 3160QDC spent almost 4 weeks in the repair shop, I borrowed a “school” machine to help with production work. WRONG! I wound up buying a JW8100 from Wal-Mart to help get me through the production crunch. Well…I was so impressed with this little machine that I still have it and it is now my travel/teach class machine. I have a nice machine to take with me, but can leave my more expensive machines in the studio.