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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 Sheila Craft 10 hours ago

Yea, I know, Kathy! Can't claim it was mine (LOL!) but, after the nurse said that, I just sort of went...DUH!

Comment by Kathy Steele 14 hours ago

Sheila, what a great idea.   

Comment by Sheila Craft 14 hours ago

I usually donate my books to the local library to use or resell. Magazines, not so much. Because of the plethora of advertising in them, I rarely even buy them. Speaking of taking them to the nursing home, Sherri, I found out when my dad was in one that they truly appreciate getting things like greeting cards that their residents can use to send out. I make a point of buying some extra greeting cards each year just for that purpose. Especially if you buy from kids for their school, etc. you get those boxes of assorted ones. Who uses all of those? I sure don't.

Comment by Sherri Eley 17 hours ago

WE have a huge used book sale here every fall put on by the American University Women.  I usually wait until mid summer to cull books and magazines from my shelves.  But the magazine shelves seem to keep growing and I just can't bear to part with them.  I should spend time going through them and tearing out projects I MIGHT. do someday.  Because there are always projects in them that you know you will never tackle.. Either the style is wrong, or the technique is one you don't enjoy doing.  I sometimes pass them on to a friend.  I should take them with me when I visit mom at the nursing home and inconspicuously leave them on the tables in the lounge.  at least I would have something to look at when I visit, besides  "O".  That magazine reminds me of the Martha Stewart publication,  It is 96% advertising, with very few articles that interest me.  

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on Thursday
Terrific Vicki!!
Comment by Vicki Fox on Thursday

Kathy, I have a stack to take to the library :) The ones that went to the recycling bin are ones I had cut stuff out of to keep. i didn't realize Goodwill would take magazines. I have a box of books in the car to drop off today, as well as 2 boxes of fabrics & supplies.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm on April 16, 2014 at 7:24am
Vicki, take those old magazines to Good Will..or your local library!!..the library loves that stuff to resale!!
Comment by Vicki Fox on April 16, 2014 at 6:29am

Two stacks of old quilting & Sew News magazines in the recycling bin this morning! I hope to have the room finished tonight!!

Comment by Ellen Pearce on April 15, 2014 at 1:03pm

I love scissors.  My son brought me at one of those warehouse stores that have memberships a pack of 3 titanium ones for general cutting.  I was very excited.  He knows how I am about papers scissors and my sewing scissors.  

Comment by Vicki Fox on April 15, 2014 at 8:34am

I got a lot of my mom's crafting supplies when she passed away a few years ago. Last night in a little fabric basket of hers I found...2 small pair of paper scissors, 3 pair of embroidery scissors (each with a different color handles & each with a different type point), 2 seam gauges, several ink pens, and a ziplock bag of colored ink pens! I also found six large rolls of elastic that someone had given me...3 white & 3 black. My daughter says, see if so & so wants them, she is a packrat and then they are her problem, not ours, lol. I am delivering all six rolls to the woman this evening after work! 

 

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