Once everything was in the room, I moved the pieces around several times in search of the perfect working arrangement and decided on this configuration. It could still change, once I get going. I am only using one extension cord and one power strip, which I think is a minor miracle.
The big white table is where I layout all the fused fabrics, and then I can see what I need. I'll be bringing that very big, very full Rubbermaid bin of fuses fabrics up tomorrow. On my worktable I have a big Teflon sheet and my small cutting mat. The table itself is padding for pressing. My iron will plug into the socket on my right and the tall shelves of fabric behind me are merely decorative (ha!) or unfused at the moment. My design wall is adjacent, where I might pin up a work in progress, but more likely is where I would photograph a finished work. I have two chairs on wheels and in the adjacent room I have my comfy chair and ottoman, and the tv. My stereo gets good reception in the loft and I listen to radio when I work, rather than watch tv.
I was happy to see my sewing table just fit nicely in the nook between the upright beam and the railing. I only need to sew when the quilt top is finally fused and then I can move that table away from the railing and more into the room. Everything is scootable with either wheels or furniture moving discs.
I have bed risers under the legs of the white table, and have adjusted the height of my worktable to just a scooch higher to condense the space. Not visible is the convenient bathroom and the stairway, and the door to the loft bedroom. We moved the bed that was in this space into that bedroom, taking away the previous bed. It was all musical furniture today.
My only real need is better lighting which is to come when the remodeling begins. I may make the electrician do that first. I must get rid of the floor lamps and hope the new ceiling fixtures will flood the place with light.
There is more to come upstairs for the painting studio but it will all go in the adjacent bedroom. All my paint, big canvases, and the easels will fit in there. And good lighting will be installed too. There is a indoor balcony off that room, that can store stuff, and we have an attic closet that I will use to store my yarn overflow. When the remodeling is done, this entire loftspace will be my art rooms. Pretty neat!
PS: Attention Ann from MD and Maggie from AZ, you can still get on the Make Me a Quilt List, if you send me your email address. Otherwise I can't find you!