Nancy Zieman’s Koala Studio

Nancy Zieman
Nancy Zieman—author, pattern designer, business woman, home economist, and national sewing authority—has been the host of the popular public television program, Sewing With Nancy®, since 1982. Nancy is also the founder of Nancy’s Notions®, and the president of Nancy Zieman Productions. A dedicated art quilter, Nancy’s favorite creative outlet is landscape quilting.

Nancy chose Koala Studios for her TV set and her home. View the videos and slide show below to take a tour of her home sewing room, guided by Nancy herself.

Nancy’s Video Series


Learn more about the Koala models Nancy chose for her home sewing studio.

119 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. avatar Johnnie Moon
    Sep 21, 2010 @ 21:04:18

    i would like to have sewing studio , too bad… i love to sewing everyting,that’s why my sewing room was clutter, lots… Now i am going to clean them up to pack something and it need to clear up.. Smile… I still watching on tv from nancy’s show every sat morning cuz it has cc on it.. I am deaf woman and could read it, i understand what did she say,no plm..

  2. avatar Virginia F
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 06:09:33

    I am a sewingholic and would be absolutely thrilled to be the lucky recipient of the sewing studio. My husband is on a disability payment so our money is very tight. Every morning, I go to the Koala sewing cabinet section and daydream about having a roomful of those beautiful cabinets. Meanwhile, I sew and quilt as much as time and a bad back (surgery to fuse lower back 2-1/2 years ago) will allow. Maybe some day I’ll win a lottery and then I’ll by one of everything. LOL

  3. avatar CathyB
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 19:28:47

    I would love to be the winner.
    I am a sewaholic. I am planning to retire next year and plan to sew all of the project that I have not had time to sew, since work gets in the way. Oh, such is life. Yes, to win this would be a dream come true as one of the magazine on my sewing tabe is a Koala catalog.

  4. avatar Mary Schinnerer
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 08:20:55

    Gosh, wouldn’t this be just fabulous!?

  5. avatar Billie
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 11:36:43

    I believe a sewing studio is every sewing persons dream. I am no exception. I have been sewing on card tables, kitchen tables, desks, packing boxes and the floor ever since I started sewing over 40 years ago. Every time we moved I would take my machine with me in the car so I could start on the curtains for the new place before our household goods would arrive, hince the sewing on the boxes and the floor. What’s not to love about having a studio?

  6. avatar Anne
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 14:53:41

    This would be a dream come true!

  7. avatar Barbara
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 21:11:05

    The furniture is lovely and would be such a welcome change from my hodge-pode collection!! I struggle with the best way to arrange my sewing room. It is a large area, but long and I just can’t seem to get it right!! I love to look at the Koala rooms….and dream!!!

  8. avatar Nita
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 08:45:54

    It is a lovely dream to own a sewing room like this, this is the second time I entered, (last year) I didn’t win it then. We all have our crosses to bear with sickness, finance, economy, children, but, we have to kept looking forward to each day. I do that with my sewing, it with prayer helps me make it another day.. What a blessing..

  9. avatar Liddie
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 11:14:10

    I’ve never won a contest but this is the one I hope to win the most! Koala cabinets are gorgeous! Thanks for this opportunity.

  10. avatar Kate
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 13:47:02

    Of course, like everyone else, I would love to win, but am not very hopeful. However, that will not stop me from sewing. For me sewing was a complete mature adult experience. My mother and aunt sewed very well, but were short on patience. As a child, I would sit down at the sewing machine to learn and if something went wrong, they would say, “Get up and let me do that.” and I would and not return. It was very a frustrating time in my life.
    When I was 45 years old, I received a substantial bonus at work. I could decide to buy clothes, which I needed, or pay bills. My husband suggested I take some time to think, then, buy something fun for my self. I decided to have my fun and wear it too. I bought a simple zigzag sewing machine and a serger. I had a rule; if I sewed it, I had to wear it. I was out buying fabric like a fool, and as women will do in the fabric store, I got to talking to someone about sewing. She told me of a wonderful sewing studio located about 5 miles from my home. There I met two of the most patient, inspirational and talented women I have ever seen. It was a Bernina sewing studio, Barbara carried some dress making fabric, and mostly she offered excellent classes on sewing. Later I was invited by one of the instructors to attend a class at Houston Community College on Tailoring, the making of a man’s suit. The class was full to professionals, but they all shared their tricks and talent with me. I felt so privileged. I have never looked back and have been sewing every since, thanks to all those wonderful people.
    Sharing your talent is the most wonderful thing one person can do for another person.

  11. avatar DeLinda
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 02:44:53

    Only A dream come true. I have been sewing from my kitchen table and an 18in x 45in vanity dresser for thirty five years, so I don’t even know where I would put a sewing cabinet.

  12. avatar Nanette Essel
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 14:40:47

    What a absolutely delightful studio Nancy has. Her Koala Sewing Studio furniture is functional and beautiful at the same time…what an inspiration to wake up to every day!

    Thank you Koala Studio for giving me something to dream about–maybe my dream will come true.

  13. avatar Jean C Blaisdell
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 18:30:40

    I don’t usually reach out to do contest, only because I am never lucky enough to win..I love to sew and embroidery. After my mom past away 3 years I decided to do a quilting /embroidering her favorite flowers and made my first in her honor..the space that I have is small and I try to do what I can..but to be able to take a quilt top and laid it out really flat on a Koala Sewing Studio Furniture would be a dream come ture..I seem to be hooked on incorpating both quilting and embroidery I have since made 5 quilts two which were or are Christmas gift to the kids..
    I love the looks of the Koala furniture and how they are built..I have seen them in the shops and could only hope or wish ..for something so beautiful in my sewing room
    Thanks Nancy for the video..
    Maybe one day my next life I will own one..

  14. avatar cindy
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 08:56:11

    I would LOVE to win this. I have SO MUCH STUFF in my sewing room, and am in the process of moving upstairs from my current downstairs room (it will be roomier). I need to organize! Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. avatar Gina
    Oct 09, 2010 @ 12:02:45

    I have been sewing since I was four years old. My Grandmother was a “professional” seamstress who had eleven children. She took in sewing jobs to supplement my grandfathers railroad salary. She made men’s suits, wedding dresses, slipcovers, and everything else but bras! She started me out by sewing straight lines on lined notebook paper and she was so excited that I was interested in her craft! It seems like the love of sewing skips a generation in my family. My Mom HATED to sew, as does my daughter, my four year old niece, however, is working on her first quilt, (Hannah Montana, of course!). This studio would be a dream come true to own. I only wish I could show this to my Grandma….

  16. avatar Marie
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 15:10:35

    I have been sewing since the 7/8th grade. We my parents ask me what i wanted Santa to bring me for Christmas I said a sewing machine. I woke up Christmas morning and there it was a Brother Sewing machine in a cabinet. Here it is 2010 and I still have that machine and it still works. I only had to replace the foot pedal once. This machine is real metal. Now i have 1 serger 16 years old (simplity), 1 sewing machine about 20 years old (singer), 1 sewing/embroidery 1 1/2 years old (singer), and 1 six needle 1 year old (brother). my sewing room is 10 x 24 above the garage. I would love to have the proper furniture for this room. I am always coming up with ideas and things to sew/make. I pray that I can win. I love your sewing room Nancy.

  17. avatar jen
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:26:39

    Does the sewing cabinet come with a new room to put it in too? Ahhhh…now there is a dream. Good luck everyone!

  18. avatar susan landau
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:51:54

    yes..everyone want to win it..I would love to win it will be a dream come true.

  19. avatar Rita Wooten
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 17:52:01

    I am soooo lucky! I have a sewing room of a nice size. However, I have so much stuff that I
    sew in the dining room. My room is full and not organized.
    An interesting thing is that my daughter has the some situation at her house.
    We both could benefit from being organized and having storage.
    We just keep sewing and collecting anything sewable.

  20. avatar Carol Wilson
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 15:26:33

    I have admired my friend’s sewing room for years. The room looks very much like yours. I have moved too often and too far to have aquired a permenant place and space for sewing. I have the room, now I just have to invest in sewing room funiture and storage. One with everything in it’s place and a place for everything. Wining would just make it happen a bit sooner. At the moment everything is in storage boxes at the foot of my bed except for the sewing machine and the soon to be mine Serger. My husband would say use it or loose it, so my machines are well loved. Thank you for making this opportunity available.

  21. avatar Thora Casey
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 22:41:25

    After 39 years of marriage, raising two children and being self employed, my husband and I are now retired and I finally have a sewing room to call my own. It is a converted bedroon, small but adequte. I would love to have a cutting table and sewing table all in one, and the Koala tables seem to ft that bill. Lovely to dream about!!!

  22. avatar Ruth McGlew
    Oct 18, 2010 @ 11:05:28

    Good luck Ladies. Like everyone else, I too REALLY hope to win but am also very unlucky in contests. However, I have a great family, great job, and my health — as well as my parents’ (who are in their 80’s) health so I hope whoever does win loves the space. After 22 years, my husband has finally agreed to remodel our front porch and give me a sewing room !!!! but this cabinet would be a great addition to the room.

  23. avatar Marsha B
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 16:24:42

    What a wonderful contest, it would be so great to win. I am looking to buy a new sewing maching and this would be such a nice addition. I am sewing on a machine that is 41 years old, how nice it would be to have a real sewing room!

  24. avatar bamby66
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 13:53:11

    as dori un kimono de karate

  25. avatar debbi H
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:49:03

    Good Luck to everyone who enters. It would be so nice to have a sewing table.

  26. avatar Adrianne Fox
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:50:10

    I have always dreamed of having a piece of Koala furniture – I would never be so lucky but maybe – someday – hummm. I can always dream.

  27. avatar Kathi
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 14:00:40

    To fill my sewing room with quality sewing furniture like Koala would be awesome!

  28. avatar Rosaline Krahn
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 14:17:08

    I belong to Wood Bee Quilters of Woodhaven Estates. Our group does a lot of sewing for charity. We have donated approx 30 full quilts to a shelter for girls (Hansen House), to worthy Veterans, 2 female .
    Also we make quilts to be raffled off to support activities for our seniors.

    I could use organizing and since I am in Fl on a tempory basis, on leaving all the furniture would be donated to the guild to use in the club house or as they see fit. One of our members has a long arm in her Florida room on which she does the quilting for some of our projects and could use some furniture too.

  29. avatar Maxine Kesey
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 15:45:29

    That beautiful set of cabinets sure beat the heck out of the kitchen table. What a great gift it would be for anyone, I’d love to be that anyone.

  30. avatar Donna
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 16:22:21

    I’d sew more if I could get more organized and this furniture would sure make that happen. I have my machine on an old computer desk, my cutting table is my dining room table, My stash of fabric is spread out in 2 rooms! It’s a mish mash!

  31. avatar Susanne Deg
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 17:03:15

    As a Canadian snowbird, I spend more time moving back and forth between two countries, attempting to get organized than I do in a sewing room!…My grandmother lovingly taught me to sew when I was 6 years old – on her Singer treadle machine – off in one crowded little corner of the dining room. I have since graduated to the new machines for sewing, quilting, embroidery and serging, but would absolutely be blown away if I actually had a Koala Studio in which to sew and get organized. Just imagine the wonderful projects I could get completed with being able to actually find my fabrics and notions, to have a surface to work on, and a proper place for my machines! My children and grandchildren would be delighted to receive a finished project instead of me transporting all my PHD’s with me! In summary, I would be thrilled to pieces to be the winner/owner of any of this fabulous Koala Studio collection.

  32. avatar Joan
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 18:05:21

    I am like the rest who say “I would be thrilled to have the Koala furniture”. I am not only a sewaholic but, also a fabricaholic, and threadaholic. I am in dire need of the places to put these things and still be able to find them and use them. If I don’t win, I will continue to be a quilter and love the ability to do this….Even if it is out of the rubbermaid storage boxes stacked high and a card table.

  33. avatar Sandra Campbell
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 18:40:23

    Hello- I have been a seamstress for everyone I know for almost 40yrs and a quilter for 10yrs. I crave to sew and do almost everyday. My goal in life is to teach young people to sew and show them what all is available to them today.It is not what it was when I started sewing. My niece is 9yrs old and taken a great interest in quilting and sewing. I’ve told her that if she sees it in the store…we can make it! And, with each thing she makes, I bet her (a dime) that one of her friends will ask her…..”Where did you get that at, can I get one?” And, I am always right! But, I am a damp, stinky, poorly lit basement that is a embarrassment. If only I had good light and a more organized place to create I would hold classes for this generation to sew! It is my mission.I would love to win but, I am sure there is alot worse off than me and I feel better just telling someone that I care about the future sewers and am trying to give them inspiration to sew.

  34. avatar Pat Zeising
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 18:56:35

    I would love to get a new studio. My Koala sewing table does not have a beveled edge. My table is about 5 years old. This is a great addition. Since I make quilts and have a problem with drag on the material when sewing a Queen or King quilt it would be great to get a new table. They are very expensive but worth it. The construction is wonderful.

  35. avatar Patricia
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 19:11:36

    Sewing is my therapy! I was forced into a medical retirement and thought my life was over. I had always sewn clothing for my family, draperies, etc. Quilts were added when I retired. I now sew every day and spend many nights finishing a project. I share my products with my family, friends and favorite charities. Many teens have spent afternoons with me learning to sew a purse, prom dress, quilt or jacket. Being unable to garden because of my health, my husband had a room added to our home with ceiling to floor windows on two sides. I love sewing surrounded by nature. I currently use a folding table and have fabrics and notions stored throughout the house because of a lack of storage. A Koala studio would be a dream-come-true! What a beautiful addition it would make to any home!

  36. avatar Diane
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 19:25:15

    Oh, wouldn’t it be wonderful to have this? It would look so good in my sewing room!

  37. avatar Laura
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 19:53:08

    I would love to have a new sewing room.

  38. avatar Wanda
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 20:21:10

    Having a sewing room would help me alot , making quilts is hard without the right stuff to cut on or for my sewing machine to sit

  39. avatar JanL
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 20:51:06

    To have such a nice studio is only a sweet dream…. I love to dream….:-)
    Here’s to hoping for a real dream studio. Pick-ME Please!!!
    Happy Sewing Everyone!!!

  40. avatar Bess
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 21:21:42

    In approximately 4 years I will be retiring from high school teaching with 30 years of service. My house is a 1950’s era home lacking large closets and storage areas. I currently have my sewing materials, sewing machines, etc. stored in plastic and cardboard boxes throughout the house and basement. The difficulty in trying to start or complete a sewing project is compounded with my sewing supplies scattered throughout the home and being the owner of a little Yorkshire Terrier named KD. KD is a curious little dog that likes to explore whatever is left out in the open.

    With a well-designed KOALA Studio located behind a closed door in my spare bedroom, I would be able to better organize my sewing materials and keep KD out of harms way.

    After viewing Nancy’s KOALA Studio video, I realized that with the right type of KOALA sewing and storage cabinets, I could once again return to my sewing endeavors that had been placed on hold.

  41. avatar Lynda Lou
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 22:16:36

    I have always wanted to have a designer sewing room that I could call my own.

  42. avatar EILEEN A SCHMIT
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 22:49:43

    You have such a beautiful sewing room, I wish that I could have one half as nice. My chances are slim but I can dream can’t I? Eileen

  43. avatar Ronda
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 22:51:51

    I would love to be the winner of this new sewing furniture. I have a dream of having my own craft room one day, and the furnishings would be a special addition to this project.

  44. avatar Pamela Barr
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 23:14:14

    I’ve been sewing since I was 7 yrs old & got by first machine when I was 10. I always had to use desks as my sewing tables with misc. chests & nightstands to work on & for storage. Many years ago I started a line of custom theme quilts but had to stop for a few years due to circumstances. Now I’m ready to start new lines & designs & create an online business, but I’m still using makeshift desks with no place to put things & be organized. In my 60’s, a home based business is best for me but I really need to update. These beautiful Koala furnishings would be a dream come true & more.

  45. avatar Barbara Kolos
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 00:32:11

    This summer I ripped the old carpet out of my sewing room. I then replaced it with laminate flooring after I had painted it from ceiling to walls. Now if I could furnish it with Koala furniture it would be a real sewing room. Oh yes I installed a large florescent light fixture to see better too. Good luck to all

  46. avatar Glenda
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 03:28:10

    I currently I use the kitchen table to sew. I have a temporary cutting table in my front room, and my fabrics and notions are upstairs in a spare bedroom. My mother sewed and I thought if I learned to sew I’d never get another store bought piece of clothing. My sewing interest is Quilting. I love designing and creating something that can be passed down through family and friends. I enjoy seeing the look of surprise and happiness each quilt brings to a loved one. I am in the process of trying to find sewing machines and trying to design a work space that my mother and I can enjoy together. My quilting buddies and I would like to donate qulits and other handmade items to shelters and hospitals. We’d like to teach our grandchildren the gift of giving to others by taking blankets to childrens hospitals and giving to children less fortunate than themselves. Quilting has given me a joy in life that fulfills my heart and soul. Winning a dream sewing room would be the ultimate gift to share with my mother, family,friends and community. I know our chances of winning are slim, but everyone should have a dream in life, and to be able to share something so wonderful is a dream within itself.

  47. avatar Lynnell Rowe
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 06:57:05

    I sew on an antique library table and it’s falling apart!

  48. avatar Shirley
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 07:18:55

    Don’t think I’ll ever see a room like that in my future but it is awesome.

  49. avatar Joan
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 07:47:45

    For years I have been dreaming of a Koala sewing room and knowing that I couldn’t afford one I did a make do. Using a 4×6 table I put it on extensions, covered it with an old mattress pad and put it in fronmt of windows and that is my cutting table and I bought a sheet of plywood and had it cut at the store and then fitted it to an old ironing board so I had a wide ironing surface to press my fabrics. By the way I am a fabricaholic. I have enjoyed your programs in the past but don’t seem to get it anymore.

  50. avatar Linda Spisak
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 07:51:39

    If I won the Koala Studio I would open a sewing studio for all to share so you could drop by with project items, and leave later with a good start or finished project. I cherish my many times quilting friends would come over and spend the day sewing. The Koala cabinets and cutting table are a perfect way to share sewing, smiles and lots of laughter. I have learned so much from other quilters when we go on quilters retreat. It would be a great way to make new friends.

  51. avatar Kim
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 08:09:54

    What a fantastic sweepstakes to win! I have always thought Koala furniture was so beautiful. It would really help me to keep a bit more organized. If I were to win it would probably take me awhile to get back to my crafts because I’d be sitting and admiring my beautiful room. lol

  52. avatar Lois
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 10:33:46

    What an awesome prize that would be! I have just started quilting and realize the setup of your sewing area is very important!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome prize!!!

  53. avatar Patti
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:49:00

    Ooh! I would just love Koala furniture! I have lusted over it since I started quilting! It would help me in completing my UFOs.

  54. avatar Sandra
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:58:12

    Winning a Koala sewing studio would be a dream come true! I have sewed for approximately 50 years, but have never had one room set up and dedicated to sewing. I love the creative aspect of sewing and, as a young mother, appreciated the cost saving aspect, as I sewed most of my childrens’ clothing. Over the years I have sewed everything from baby gifts to wedding veils and curtains. I recently retired and would like to make a quilt for each of my grandchildren as a keepsake. I currently use a cardboard cutting board on the bed in one of my bedrooms and then sew in another bedroom. I would love to have everything in one room.

  55. avatar Barb Hofer
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 18:29:08

    What a great prize. I very seldon win anything, but sure wouldn’t mind winning this. I do lots of quilting for fun, giving lots of it to charities and family and friends, and also sew quilts for others. I also sewed most of my own and my children’s clothes when they were young. I have eyed Koalo cabinets for years, but knew it really wasn’t in the budget. How exciting it would be to win.

  56. avatar Virginia
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 21:19:55

    Terms and conditions are not available for my review

  57. avatar Peggy
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 08:15:49

    Terms and conditions site not available.

  58. avatar Nancy Parker
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 12:40:56

    I make many quilts, small and large. I’ve never really had a good place to sew, consequently I have taken over our dining room with all of my fabrics, machines, etc. which I move out and put away when having family gatherings, i.e. Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. My dream has always been to have my own sewing room furnished with Koala sewing furniture. What a prize!!! I think if I won my husband would actually build on a room for my sewing room.

  59. avatar Chris
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 10:19:44

    OH MY GOSH, this is such amazing furniture for a sewing center. I have been in many Quilt Shops & they also have Koala furniture & it is the best out there. Right now I have my things in our basement on banquet tables. If I were to win this it would be a dream come true. I teach my grandsons to quilt so now they would have room to do it on.

  60. avatar Jill Barker
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 13:14:04

    Koala furniture is beautifull! What a fun time it would be to design and decorate a sewing/quilting room around it. What a dreamy blessing it will be for the lucky winner. I hope it’s me!

  61. avatar Jan Bear
    Oct 30, 2010 @ 16:02:53

    The terms and conditions are available. Just click on the “terms and conditions” statement. (anything underlined means to “click” and it will take you to that specific item.)

  62. avatar Tina
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 12:50:26

    Koala furniture is truely a wonderful product. I have been looking for the “perfect solution” to my sewing room for years. Everything I look at is just not right. My room is total choas. I truely believe that being unorganized limits my creativeness. I hope to add a Koala product to room soon. With another baby on the way, funds are limited. I have been an advid quilter for years, and turning my room into “My Studio” would be dream come true.

  63. avatar Rose Parr
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 13:57:09

    This would be a wonderful thing to win. I have always dreamed of having a room set up properly for my sewing, quilting and embroidery. Wow! Your furniture would sure do the trick.

  64. avatar Jean
    Oct 31, 2010 @ 21:49:22

    What a fabulous idea for a giveaway. Thank You Koala and Nancy for the opportunity to enter this contest. As a senior citizen, widow, crafter & quilter it would fit my requirements to a “T”.

  65. avatar Coralee
    Nov 02, 2010 @ 18:30:01

    What a wonderful opportunity, I am new at quilting and embroidery. It looks like it has a place for everything. Just think, so pretty you never have to pull the door shut when company comes. I know every crafter, sewing person knows what I am talking about. 🙂

  66. avatar Lyn Klehm
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 14:12:57

    My husband has been out of work for a year and I would love to have a sewing studio to start my own buisness

  67. avatar JULIE
    Nov 03, 2010 @ 16:42:30

    I am a long time sewer/quilter but have limited room to do so. I think a sweing studio from Koala would help me organize my area(small) to be more productive. My fingers are crossed that I might get my wish. Which is to have a great place to do my sewing.

  68. avatar Janet Fox
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 21:24:52

    Having never won anything in my life, I can’t imagine how grateful I would feel. The 1 year anniversary of my husbands death is November 28 and I haven’t been able to get back to quilting yet. Our 1st grandbaby was born June 8 and I am trying my best to get motivated to make his quilt. Having a comfortable, designated place to sew would surely help. Whoever does win will definately have a wonderous Christmas. Your company should be commended for making somebody’s dream come true.

  69. avatar L.Sue Hoerauf
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 19:03:41

    What a win that is for any seamstress. Not to wish anyone ill, but I am selfish enough to sure hope it comes my way. Yummm.

  70. avatar Leah Sides
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 13:54:19

    WOW…what an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL setup!!! This will be an OUTSTANDING Christmas gift for some lucky winner!!! Being a teacher and wife to one of Texas’ VERY VERY FEW fulltime farmers…we’ll never be able to afford anything this wonderful…but a girl can dream can’t she??? *HUGE SMILE* My husband is a 5th generation peanut/cotton farmer here in our little town, on the farm which has been in his family for over 100 years!!! What an AMAZING addition this Koala Studio would be to our little farm house!!! Ohhhhhhhhhh what an honor it would be…I have one room that’s designated for my “Sewing Room”…but currently use the L that shoots off of my desk for a sewing table…it’s a little tight…but you use what you’ve got!!!

    Nov 14, 2010 @ 14:17:49

    I have always admired Koala furniture. Very well made and so beautiful!!! The comfort and ease of working in an enviroment that is so stylish and functional would add to my creative flow.

  72. avatar Virginia F
    Nov 14, 2010 @ 22:55:07

    Kaola Furniture … what a dream come true this would be. The furniture is so beautiful. I would love so much to have a fantastic set-up like this. Perhaps, I’ll either get lucky or win a lottery so that I can purchase some of this furniture.

    I am a long time sewer and quilter but have never seen anything quite so beautiful in my life as the Kaola studios and cabinets.

  73. avatar Nancy T
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 19:59:27

    I am still trying to believe that I am the winner of Nancy’s Studio Style Swepstakes. It is just so unbelievable. I am so excited to get my new sewing studio set up. I am planning to get the Quilt ProPlus I think. I like to quilt. Thank you Nancy for this sweepstakes. I can’t wait to get my new Koala.

  74. avatar Shirley Norrito
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 16:00:52

    Dear Nancy,

    Do you think in the future you will have another sweeepsteak to kola cabinets? I’m mother who is losing everythong do foreclosure my only income is my sewing to help our family with bills. My husband is delivery flowers right now. I could use any blessing right now.

    Thank you Shirley Please email if you think you are going to have a sweepsteak contest

  75. avatar Koala Marketing
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 13:45:28

    @Shirley: We will be announcing a new sweepstakes soon – if you’re not on our email list, be sure to use the “Join Our Mailing List” link at the top of the page so you don’t miss out!

  76. avatar Sandi Cunningham
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 13:07:12

    Congratulations to you winners. I am not jealous, but I am in awe of the product. I hope you make LOTS of beauteous things!

  77. avatar Suzanne Moskal
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 21:27:19

    Just Imagine. A company that considers the end user and provides a beautiful piece of furniture that uses aspects of design and wood to provide us quilters with the most beautiful and functional quilt station. I can dream…and pray. lolol

  78. avatar Merna
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 11:00:33

    Furniture is fantastic. I am currently redoing my sewing room and already have one Koala cabnet but really need another for my second machine. I just know that these cabnets are awesome. They really make it easier to have an organize work area.

  79. avatar Iwantakoalastudio
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 17:14:11

    I would be fell so blessed to have a Koala Studio of my own. They are so wonderful,every thing I would ever wish for.I have been trying to enter the contest,just cannot find a “code”!!!!!

  80. avatar Koala Marketing
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 08:25:08

    When you find the Koala Quest Icon, click it to go to a hidden video page. The code phrase is displayed at the end of the video. For an example and more information, see the Koala Quest FAQ page at

  81. avatar Judy Davis
    May 03, 2011 @ 12:20:56

    Love that furniture! Just beautiful! Would love to win a Koala sewing room for my new home.

  82. avatar Barbara O'Neill
    May 04, 2011 @ 08:01:25

    We’re building a new home and planning on having a sewing room, I’m wondering what type of flooring you have in your studio.

  83. avatar Nancy Zieman
    May 04, 2011 @ 09:17:13

    I have Berber carpeting in my sewing studio. If I could do it all over again, I’d choose hardwood or a faux hardwood floor. Nancy

  84. avatar Judy Hoffman
    May 12, 2011 @ 15:33:02

    I really enjoyed seeing the different setups that Koala furniture has for sewers. It is set up to have everything handy and not take up a lot of space. I have been sewing since I was 8 and now in my 60’s. I have never had a “special area” for sewing. I always set up in the kitchen and had to put everything away when I needed the space for “kitchen stuff”. Wastes a lot of time and energy. It would be heaven for me to have a special area all set up just to sew. I could leave everything out so I could sew whenever I had a few minutes. Very efficient and beautiful furniture for the sewer in all of us. Just love it!

  85. avatar Barbara
    May 15, 2011 @ 08:59:43

    Definitely a Dream studio.

  86. avatar Larayne Atkisson
    May 26, 2011 @ 19:48:05

    What A Studio !! What A Dream !!

  87. avatar Nancie Cooney
    May 27, 2011 @ 08:43:57

    Enter the Koala contest . I have tried several times but the website doenot let me enter.
    Thank you.

  88. avatar Sheila
    May 30, 2011 @ 11:13:25

    Can’t find the icon.

  89. avatar Koala Marketing
    May 31, 2011 @ 10:51:05

    @Sheila: You’ll find the icon within the Koala section of Once you click the icon, you’ll go to a hidden page with the video and entry form. Good luck!

  90. avatar Candy
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 07:27:33

    I just moved my things into a new room at home that I have waited 5 years to get the clutter out. Now, I can’t believe how much I have. The room is now too small. What a treat to win! I would have a beautiful room and it would once again feel big. I need help in getting a more organized space!

  91. avatar Joyce
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 08:40:29

    Over the years I’ve had my sewing machine in whatever part of the house seemed to fit the project. My Mother, Daughters and I have spent many years making quilts and clothing for family, friends and various organizations. Now that I’m retired and have more time to spend on my sewing projects, I’m looking forward to getting organized in a way that I can see what I’ve got to work with at a glance, and still have work space free. I have some ideas but it would be such a thrill to work with professionals to come up with a design that would be not only functional but beautiful as well.

  92. avatar Janice Huffer
    Mar 13, 2012 @ 21:15:28

    My question is, will the Evolutions extra row of Thread be able to remain attached to the serger on this lift or does it have to be removed should you decide to put the machine away (which I probably would not). It is an 8 thread serger and some of the basic threadings have the cones sitting up in the far back position….just wondering.

  93. avatar natalie wade
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 09:42:14

    Although I’m fairly new to the quilting world, I am beyond hooked to it now. I’ve just finished my sixth quilt, and I’m ready to tackle the job of making a memory quilt from my mothers clothing. She would be so proud of me for learning this craft, and I would feel this beautful furniture would have to be in memory of my mom.

  94. avatar Karen Yehle
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 18:34:24

    This truly would be a dream come true. It is few and far between when I am able to add to my sewing supplies let alone have a dream sewing room. I have the room, just need to acquire the decor to allow me to utilize my sewing room at its greatest potential.

  95. avatar ruthann carr
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 22:19:24

    you room is so beautiful i could only dream, but it dont look wheelchair compatable. wish i had the room and ability to stand and use it thanks for sharing.

  96. avatar Dixie
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 17:28:23

    I have a very large room for my sewing but it all has a mishmash of furniture to help me keep things stored and nowhere near enough room for everything. I did inherit a Koala cabinet from my mother who sewed for sixty some years and it is wonderful but doesn’t fit my new machine. I do love the Koala line but am unable to afford more pieces at this time. It is wonderful furniture and a whole room full of it would be a dream come true.

  97. avatar Darlene Azzinaro
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:03:21

    this koala furiture is looks so nice it woulf pull my room together thanks for giving us a chance to win. darlene Azzinaro

  98. avatar Doreen
    May 24, 2012 @ 14:47:19

    Canadians cannot enter the contest??

  99. avatar selihcIII
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 17:11:30

    I Am Hopeful For The Win. This woud Indeed be A Dream Come True.GLTA

  100. avatar Becky Jenkins
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 20:33:09

    Nancy Zieman’s Koala Studio is a dream. To have an organized sewing studio with machines to use for stitching, serging, and pressing would be the ultimate in luxury.

  101. avatar Dolly Amparo
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 19:12:36

    Me encantaría tener un koala estudio siria la mujer mas feliz del mundo que belleza que creación
    me fascinan espero algún día no muy lejano poder conseguir uno aunque sea por despacito


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  103. avatar Darla Rumelhart
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 00:10:57

    I Love my sewing studio /room but really need help to finish making it efficient and well organized. I started and had to have knee surgery and now I’m at a stalemate. Need a side shelf or a way to fit craft supplies under the cutting table. I have a plan in my head but can’t seem to finish. So it’s a UFSSIP.. Unfinished sewing studio in progress.
    Sincerely Darla Rumelhart

  104. avatar Theresa Lyon
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 04:41:07

    Like most of us, I rarely win, but this win would be a dream come true. My studio (called THE ROOM) is a large partially finished basement room that I’ve worked on for several years. I’ve hand painted quilts on the walls, hung hooks & rope from the ceiling (since the walls are cement) to hang my design wall, bulletin boards, wish list & peg boards. My next project will be to paint the floor with stencils of my 17 grandchildren’s & 14 great grandchildren’s names. I have 2 six foot folding tables that I sew & cut on. To add tried & true REAL furniture would be all I could hope for to complete my creative space.

  105. avatar Peggy Underhill
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 09:34:49

    I love beautifully made furniture and Koala would certainly add a classic touch to my sewing room. What a prize.

  106. avatar Marnie
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 09:43:16

    I just finished transferring all my fabric and quilting supplies to my extra bedroom, took out the closet to open it up and need more finishing touches. Wouldn’t the Koala furniture be an added plus!?

  107. avatar carol
    Feb 28, 2014 @ 19:59:16

    Beautiful line of quality furniture that would be the ultimate enhancement to a sewing studio.

  108. avatar Evelyn Yearty
    Mar 10, 2014 @ 21:16:58

    Wonderful furniture! It would make a great sewing and quilting room.

  109. avatar aimanbutt
    Mar 10, 2014 @ 22:14:33

    I like ur ptchwork and u r a nice lady

  110. avatar Deborah Turkleson
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 07:11:17

    We just made an offer on a new home with a huge room that will be my first sewing “studio!” No more cutting on the dining room table! A door I can close to hide my clutter! I have a 10 year-old Koala Outback sewing cabinet and craft table. They are nice, but I would love the new beveled edges and an automatic lift. I am working on my wish list!

  111. avatar Kris
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 06:02:39

    I could really use a Koala furniture area for sewing.

  112. avatar Dorothy
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 09:02:08

    My corner of the family room has been adequate for the piecing I do. Then I had to take a Beyond Meandering Quilting Class! Now there are more possibilities, and of course more area to expand to! A studio layout would help make this awakened quilter stretch her comfort zone.

  113. avatar Jeri Matthews
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 07:38:56

    What a beautiful way to get organized…………..

  114. avatar Jan Hamrick
    Jun 24, 2014 @ 19:22:13

    I would love to win a Koala furniture & the rest of the prizes, for it would be a dream come true & an answer to prayers. My sewing table is about ready to collapse & fall apart. I died 8 years ago & went to Heaven & was told to go back that it was not my time to come, so now I make quilts & for cancer patients, Men & Women of Valor, Women & Children in Crisis, as well as Birthright. So to be able to win, would make my quilting for causes a lot simpler. Thanks for the opportunity for the chance to win.

  115. avatar Jackie
    Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:42:00

    Oh that my sewing space was so organized. DREAM BIG.

  116. avatar Sadie Dalgard
    May 07, 2015 @ 07:37:43

    I have an extra bedroom that serves as my craft studio. I have a large table to sew on and a lot of plastic drawers and tubs for storage. More organization would be great!

  117. avatar Dr Michael J Elinski
    May 28, 2018 @ 03:49:45

    I am interested in a Koala studio built with one or two separate pieces of furniture. My goal is to have either pneumatic or electric lifts to raise and stow my sewing machine and serger.
    Could you please send me you latest catalog with th options available to me?
    Ideally, I’d lie to take advantage of the height of my ceiling, and incorporate an Amoire piece of furniture into the sewing and storage studio. The additional piece would have Castro’s with drop leaves to maximize surface work space.
    Thank you,
    Michael J Elinski MD
    — Psychiatrist, Quilter, Gardener —