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Hints for the sewing room

A place to share your tips and tricks on anything related to sewing, organizational tips for the sewing space. Shortcuts for sewing, piecing or quilting. 

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Setting Up a Work Space

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Feb 15. 9 Replies

If you have a dedicated work space, how do you have it set up? Here's what my friend Joanie did with hers:…Continue

Tags: design, workspace, studio, quilting

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Comment by Sherri Eley on Thursday

Putting the binding on my latest project,  which is the roadblock that I used to delay tearing down my sewing room for a remodel.  Put a call into the cabinet maker today, to see about getting drawers made for the base cabinets my spouse put in and never finished many years ago.  Then the real job,  which I don't look forward to at all.  Painting the room... Book cases and all.  Just not looking forward to that much work,  but am looking forward to a more organized sewing room.  I think as I begin to remove "stuff" from that room I will find that I don't need at least half of it that is stored in there....

Comment by Vicki Fox on June 9, 2014 at 11:47am

I have a lamp similar to Sherri's, but mine clamps onto the table. It is a hand me down from my parents and like most of those, it does not work great in that the clamp leaves something to be desired, lol. It recently fell over & a part fell behind the table. Every time I am in the sewing room I forget to move everything out from under the table to look for the lost piece. I have an Ott Light floor lamp in the living room. I should just carry it upstairs.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on June 7, 2014 at 5:20pm

Ellen, I know what you mean.  I love the different angles you can position those lamps but they do get very warm!

Comment by Ellen Pearce on June 7, 2014 at 2:47pm

Just started using a titanium coated needle from Superior.  It sews beautifully.  I see that Connecting Threads has them on sale this month.

Comment by Ellen Pearce on June 7, 2014 at 2:45pm

Right now I'm able to place my lamp like this on top of a short bookcase so the light covers the table.  Works well in the summer.  I have a problem with these lights overheating me!  It's fun to know others dream of these perfect sewing rooms yet we create our quilts wherever we can.  

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on June 7, 2014 at 2:27pm
Thanks ladies for your suggestions..I bought one like Sherri's picture..and it sure gives off lots of light...I too have a bridge 3way lamp next to my table, but I can really pin point the light with this new addition, as it sits on my table, next to my machine..
Comment by Ellen Pearce on June 7, 2014 at 10:36am

I like the Ott lights with the natural lighting.  They make all kinds-floor and table.  I have both.  I tend to sewing during the day so I also have some natural light.  I still haven't gotten a good system for cutting.  In warmer weather I cut at the table in my sunroom.  In cold weather I go back to my dining room table where I have cut fabric for 40 years.  I like a lot of room to move around.  

Comment by Irene Gallway on June 7, 2014 at 9:13am

You can see both of my lights in the picture of my sewing room on my page. I use the pole lamp at my cutting table as well. 

Comment by Irene Gallway on June 7, 2014 at 9:09am

The Alaskan sewing cruise sounds so nice.  Would love to be on that cruise with you all.  As for the light, I have one similar  to the one Sherri posted.  I also have a Husqvarna/Viking machine with a light above the needle and one above the machine bed.  But I still have a pole lamp with three bulbs that I can move around to have more light directly on my machine. 

Comment by Sheila Craft on June 7, 2014 at 6:53am

Y'all enjoy your cruises! Me? I'm staying on land, Thank You Very Much! I can swim and do enjoy a nice river cruise but, no ocean cruises for me.


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