Eleanor Burns’ Koala Studio Makeover – Part 1


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Here's a "before" shot of my messy sewing room at Quit In a Day... It's time for a makeover!

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar Cathy
    Feb 14, 2011 @ 16:26:10

    Love all the space the cabinets have. My problem are the small rooms in the house that was built in 1843. Really small rooms w/ large windows to the floor. Would love to remodel the house so I could set-up a nicer sewing area. And yes my rooms, all 3, have clutter just like what you had started with. Thanks for the show for Koala Cabinets. Cathy

  2. avatar Lynn Hendrex
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 12:40:38

    Love your studio makeover. What gal wouldn’t love to have a set up like that. Wow. Would love to have a “studio” sewing/quilting/craft room, dedicated only to me. ……..but Ms. Burns, I didn’t see any fabric scraps on the floor. lol Love the way you throw the scraps on the floor on your show. Love it!!

  3. avatar Linda Kluna
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:17:38

    My dream room someday when all 4 girls are gone hahaha. I did order the quiltmate and storage center. I was wondering where you got the racks you put your quilts on?

  4. avatar McKenzie
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 15:36:23

    Hi Linda,
    The racks are typically available for purchase at your local quilt show. We know that Eleanor’s sons made the racks and the design wall in her studio. If you notice- the racks were there before the transformation. They have provided instructions for the design wall here: http://www.mykoalastudio.com/2011/06/how-to-make-a-design-wall-like-eleanors/. We will keep an eye out for instructions to make those racks. Thanks for watching!

  5. avatar Tracey Lannigan
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 11:53:17

    I love your boards that you have all you rulers and squares on. How were they made?


  6. avatar Melinda
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 20:54:23

    I recently visited Patrick Lose’s Studio in Phoenix Arizona while he was taping his TV show Quilting Celebrations. What a dream studio- Koala Studios, Baby Lock Sewing Machines embroidery machines, longarm quilters and color everywhere. There was even a kitchen and a private office. If you ever want to see Koala’s furniture in an amazing setting, visit Patrick Lose in Arizona! The show is great but the place is so much more amazing in person.

  7. avatar Starlet
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 15:49:58

    I can only Dream.

  8. avatar Janet
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 09:53:10

    So glad to see that you also sew in a small, basement (?) room like me. I assume you have a closet for the fabric/batting stash? The yellow color on the walls and the track lighting are wonderful. Definately something I can do. I particularly like the height and foot-rest idea. Thank you for sharing a beautiful sewing room!

  9. avatar Clara Sims
    Nov 09, 2013 @ 02:47:31

    I like everything about Eleanor Burns. I watched her on TV throw little pieces of material over her shoulder.

  10. avatar Deena
    Nov 26, 2013 @ 12:50:02

    I love Eleanor’s wall display/ storage hooks above the pressing station in picture #8. Does anyone know where I can get those hooks?

  11. avatar Cathy Bryant
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 11:11:29

    What is the height of the ironing station? I am 5’9″ and need it to be high.

  12. avatar Dolly Amparo Angel
    Feb 22, 2014 @ 13:53:07

    cuanto me encantaria tener un mueble de maquina koala con la silla incluida. Pero vivi en Colombia, también me gustan los demás productos que la señora Eleanor Bums vende y muestra en los videos, como las raglas ranuradas y las telas quisiera saber si estos últimos por ser pequeños si me los pueden enviar a

    A y si no por favor decirrme cuanto costaria el envio a miami florida de el mueble koala y la silla que esta en el estudio de la señora Eleanor muchas grasias por el interes que me presten

  13. avatar Charlene LaPointe
    Mar 11, 2014 @ 21:50:37

    Beautiful studio! I would love to see what is kept in the drawers, and how they are organized. Mine are always messy.

  14. avatar Martha Hood
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 08:55:10

    Now the first slide looks like my space- but what the rest looks like- love to have that space savers to contain everything, and know where everything is located- thanks again for this chance

  15. avatar Dell hinshaw
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 12:32:09

    Wow……what else is there to say……

  16. avatar Michelle
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 05:13:47

    I am so jealous, beautiful. …. What a difference an organized room makes. It’s on my list. You spend more time sewing and less time searching. Love it.

  17. avatar Pat
    Apr 29, 2014 @ 13:03:37

    All I can say is WOW!!! Just to have the space for cutting out quilts & sewing in 1 room would be a dream come true!

  18. avatar debbie welch
    Jan 15, 2016 @ 15:55:32

    I would like to know where I can purchase the slat walls?