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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 Oct 6. 12 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 Vicki Fox on December 9, 2014 at 11:34am

Looks great Sheila!

Comment by Sheila Craft on November 29, 2014 at 7:47am

Here's my new thread storage area. A shopping we will go...

Working on a new cutting table with storage on the cheap, cheap. Should be done by next weekend... Stay tuned...News at...

Comment by Sherri Eley on September 20, 2014 at 10:52am

 I use the big storage cubes in the rolling bookcase for scraps,  one holds my yarn,  and also some UFO. Since I  did the re do on my room.  I purchased  cardboard inserts, I think they are sold for comic book collectors to wrap fabric pieces 1 yd or smaller.  I purchased those on Amazon,  a pack of 100 boards for a small amount.  Can't remember what,  but they keep the fabric uniform sizes which store well on the small shelves in my book cases.  

Comment by Ellen Pearce on September 20, 2014 at 10:47am

I looked in the IKEA catalog but it is easier to imagine repurposing when you see something in person.  The nearest IKEA is near Philly.  Too far for me.  I love to find new ways of using something.  I was looking at the children's play table this morning and wondering what I could do with it.

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on September 20, 2014 at 6:47am

Thanks Sherri. I am more interested in ideas for fabric storage.  Any favorites there?

Comment by Sherri Eley on September 20, 2014 at 5:51am

OK Third time is a charm,  keep typing responses and somehow lose them before i hit 'add comment'  .  I am an IKEA junkie and it would be hard for me to suggest a piece that you should purchase on your first visit to the store.  I am still kicking my self for not purchasing a computer work station that I saw several years ago,  and then on succeeding visits I couldn't find it .  My sewing space is a re-purposed home office that is furnished with mostly IKEA office furniture,  Right now my favorite piece is the rolling bookcase, you can see if you scroll down.  I am going to make a premanent ironing surface out of plywood covered with batting eventually.  For now I am using a small portable ironing board on top.  Offers great storage in the large cubes that fit into the openings designed to hold them.  I heard that IKEA is now offering specific items for sewing spaces.  But there are so many items that would work I would not limit myself to just those pieces.  Good luck,  IKEA is my favorite store.  My spouse hates it when we drive by on the highway as he is not shopper.  

Comment by Sheila Craft on September 10, 2014 at 8:45am
Wish I could help you, Cat Lady! I have never been to an Ikea but, it's on my list of things to do.
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on September 10, 2014 at 7:37am

The new IKEA store opens in the KC area today.  For those of you who have IKEA furniture, etc. in your sewing area usage, what pieces would you recommend I look at for purchase when I get a chance?

Comment by Sheila Craft on July 29, 2014 at 9:18am

Good idea. My ironing board has survived for 42 years but, it's gotten awfully wobbly of late. I need to come up with something that will allow me to press quilt tops without falling off of the ironing board. I hate when that happens!

Comment by Ellen Pearce on July 29, 2014 at 9:10am

Nice design.  I like the idea of castors.


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