I really love the idea of having all the machines out and ready to use. I'd need a wheely trolley for essentials, like scissors and rulers, needles and pens. And all my cotton spools within easy reach.
An easy way to keep track of student info. Just tape index cards to a file folder - boys on one side, girls on the other. You can easily flip through and write anecdotal notes. It is a great reference for report cards and parent meetings.