Koala Makes it Easy for Storage Dreams to Come True


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Sometimes dreams do come true. For Washington resident, Genelle T., it was as easy as seeing something she wanted and filling out a form. After doing just that while shopping for sewing supplies at Quality Sewing and Vacuum, her name was picked as the winner of the 2013 I’m Dreaming of a Koala Studio holiday sweepstakes. 

Genelle has been sewing for many years, and has known about Koala Studios sewing furniture for some time now. “I always liked Koala, so when I went to the store and they had an entry box, I thought I’d try,” she said. It was as simple as that. She was surprised to win the grand prize, the Koala Storage Tower.

Genelle is excited about the extra storage, though she said there’s still one aspect that takes up too much space. “I have too many used machines. My husband said I can’t get anymore,” she said laughing. Though her machines are all used, they still come to good use; each serves a different purpose. She has an embroidery machine, a cover stitch-only machine, a serger, and a longarm machine.

Before she owned a variety of machines, Genelle learned to sew by sewing garments. She sewed a skirt in high school and later continued to make clothes for her mother-in-law. “She just wanted something comfortable to wear and couldn’t find it in the store,” she said. Additionally, Genelle sewed for herself after achieving a significant amount of weight loss. “Nothing fit anymore, and clothes that did fit needed to be hemmed.” Today, she still repairs garments but prefers embroidery and quilting.

Thanks again to everyone who entered the sweepstakes, and a special congratulations to Genelle!

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Koala Studios: Thank you for entering

Thank you to everyone who entered the “I’m Dreaming of a Koala Christmas” sweepstakes. While the entry period has ended, we are currently collecting your entries from our retailers. After we receive all of the entries, one lucky winner will be drawn at random and contacted the week of January 13th.

Feel free to leave any questions in the comments below!

I’m Dreaming of a Koala Christmas


Koala Holiday Sweeps

We’ve officially kicked off our Holiday sweepstakes, and we are so excited about it! If you’ve had a Koala Studios cabinet on your wish list, then you won’t want to miss the opportunity to win a Koala Storage Tower.

Ready for your chance to win? Click here to learn how to enter and to get started!


October Koala Events

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The month of October will be busy with events, and we hope to see you at one (or more!) of these great shows:

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo



Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

October 3-5

Fredericksburg, VA

Retailer: All Brands Service Center

Click here for event information.








Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival

October 10-12

Pomona, CA

Retailer: Moore’s Mission Viejo

Click here for event information.









Nancy Zieman Love of Sewing Retreat

October 10-12

Frederick, MD

Retailer: Ellicott City Sew & Vac

Click here for event information.






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Pacific International Quilt Festival

October 17-20

Santa Clara, CA

Retailer: Eddie’s Quilting Bee

Click here for event information.



International Quilt Market*

October 26-28

Houston, TX

Click here for event information.

*Trade show only. Not open to the general public.






International Quilt Festival

October 31-November 3

Houston, TX

Click here for event information.






National Floor Model Sale 2013

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Now through September 30, save up to 30 % off MSRP on select Koala floor models. This is a once-a-year opportunity to take advantage of the lowest prices on Koala Studios. This amazing sales event takes place in-store only at participating retailers. Quantities are limited, so don’t wait!

Click here to find your local Koala Studios retailer.

American Patchwork & Quilting

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When American Pathwork & Quilting wanted to update their Craft Studio, they turned to Koala Studios to get the job done. Their new studio features the TreasureChest Plus IV, the CraftPro Plus IV, the Creative Gallery Wall System, and SewComfort Chairs.


Click here to take a virtual tour of their new and improved Craft Studio!

Welcome Jenny from MSQC


Please help us give a warm welcome to Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Co. as our newest sew-lebrity! Jenny is a YouTube sensation with her easy-to-follow quilting tutorials, and now her sewing space is completely outfitted with Koala Studios furniture.


Learn more about Jenny and take a virtual tour of her sewing studio here.

Picture This… Voting

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VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who participated in our “Picture This…” contest!


Over 200 room plans were submitted as part of our “Picture This…” contest, and now the fun part begins! To determine the winner of the Small StorageCenter, you get to vote for your favorite room plan. That’s right, we’re putting it in your hands!

Here’s how it works:

  • You can vote for one room plan per day until May 31st.
  • Whichever room plan has the most votes on May 31st wins the grand prize!
  • Head over to our Facebook page to vote for your favorite room plan.
  • Don’t have a Facebook page? That’s ok, we’ve got you covered! You can vote here.

Don’t forget! You can still enter to win a Madeira Thread Treasure Chest. All you have to do is register an account with our online room planner, and you are automatically entered to win!


Picture This… Giveaway

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Design your picture perfect sewing room for a chance to win in the Koala Studios Picture This… Giveaway!


There is 1 way to win:

1. Register an account with our online room planner from now until May 31 for a chance to win a Madeira Thread Chest.

2. Design and submit your dream room plan for a chance to win a Koala Studios Small StorageCenter. Room plans must be submitted by April 30. Submitted room plans will be displayed on the Koala Studios Facebook page for visitors to vote on their favorite room plan. The room plan with the most votes wins the Small StorageCenter!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Vote for your favorite room plan here.

Learn more about about the Picture This…Giveaway here!

Check out James’ Koala Studio!

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James M. from Chatsworth, CA recently uploaded his Koala Studio to our Share Your Studio Gallery, and we were so impressed that we wanted to feature it on our blog! James was able to fit three Koala cabinets into a small 11’x10′ space, which allowed for big style and even more functionality.

No matter the size of your space, there is a Koala cabinet that’s a perfect fit. It’s easy to plan out your room with our online room planner where you can easily create a floor plan that has the same dimensions and features of the space in your home.

James M.

We recreated James’ studio with our room planner to show you how easy it is to plan out your sewing studio, even if it’s a small space. Have a similar sized studio as James does? Click here to rearrange and customize his plan to fit your space’s needs


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