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This is the place where you show off your space, whether it be a whole studio, diningroom table or a closet!!

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Here are a few snaps of my sewing space ~ just as it is most of the time!! Barb D. in Maine

Discussion Forum

Scrap Storage - what do YOU use?

Started by Ruth/IL. Last reply by Debbie Leier Jan 6, 2012. 18 Replies

Ideas for our new sewing area

Started by Janet. Last reply by Dottie Kuhlmann May 11, 2010. 8 Replies

What I have and love

Started by vicki l childs Jul 3, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Carla on April 23, 2009 at 12:48pm
I was wondering if anyone is having problems with seeing distorted photos?
Comment by Carla on April 23, 2009 at 12:46pm

I use a spare bedroom as a sewing room. I use the closet to store all the fabric and notions. The only downfall right now I have with the room is I have to put pick up my ironing mat and put it on top of my cutting mat to iron. I had to laugh cause I was trying to get most of the room in one shot and didn't realize until after I took the picture that my dog Max had jumped up on the bed. It was time for his morning walk, so I guess he was trying to get my attention. He is so smart, it scares me sometimes.
Comment by Patricia, VA on April 23, 2009 at 12:43pm

Comment by Eunice McGouran on April 23, 2009 at 10:52am
I like to working with few stations in my room. I like the idea of an iland which would includes my 2 sewing centers as well as my tracing and cutting area. The only station that is seperate is my ironing desk.
My ironing desks works well for me because I am sorter so its the perfect hight as well I find it much more sturdier when I want to apply more pressure on the iron. And of course I have my quite are by the window where I sit and do my reading....it's heaven.
Comment by Eunice McGouran on April 23, 2009 at 10:29am
I may be getting ahead of myself as I am moving to a new home is Durham region next week and it has a very, very large bedroom that I have already claimed as the new "Quilters Den". Right now my quilting room is very tiny but I was acutally able to be very creative with it and make the most of the space I have. Wow, my amagination is running wild at this point for the new room I will diffinately post my new pictures as soon as I am able to get eveything put in order.
Comment by ranchmom/OR on April 23, 2009 at 9:10am
I love the pictures of everyones room I will post pictures as soon as I get some( clean the place up) I joined the Karen's UFO group and started cleaning my room, so I could take inventory of my UFO's Boy what a mess I have now, but thought while I had it torn up I might as well paint it I may get it done yet maybe I will even start to paint tomorrow.
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on April 23, 2009 at 6:59am
Debbie, I have folded my fabric like that for quite awhile now. I also fold it in a fashion so that as I unroll it, the folded edge will be toward me, and I am all prepared to unfold and cut desired strips.
Comment by Debbie Snyder/WA on April 23, 2009 at 6:52am
Love love love the photos. What would we do without our helpers (pets)?
I thought I would share something that I was taught this past summer about folding fabric. For 1/2 yard cuts or larger. Take an 8-1/2" ruler and wrap the fabric around it to resemble the look of fabric on the bolt. Then slide the ruler out and fold in half across the short width. This is the perfect size to fit on most shelves. I get two rows on each shelf and room leftover for a row of fat quarters. I fold my fat quarters the same way but use a 4" ruler instead. It makes finding your fabric easier and so much easier to get to the fabric in the middle or bottom. I sure hope this made sinse. I will try to get some photos in the next month. Right now I;ve lost my camera. It;s probably burried in my room.
Comment by Cindy on April 23, 2009 at 1:14am
Hi Nana, Thanks for the invite! As soon as I get some pictures taken I will add them. This is a great site. I love seeing everyone's special places.
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on April 22, 2009 at 9:23pm
Hope it's OK if I join. I have some pictures of my sewing room on my site. But I have since reorganized it. When my daughter visits I will have her take pictures and post them.
I have to admit that I am very fortunate because when we had our house built last year I was given the chance to design my sewing room. It isn't fancy compared to some of the ones I have seen in magazines but it is quite large 17' X 17' and has 2 3'X5' windows in it. I also had 3 rows of lights put in because as I get older the eyes don't see quite as good as they used to. For hand sewing I bought a lovely soft yellow leather couch to sit on. It also is great to sleep on when we have a house full of guests. They think they are putting me out. I am in my glory!!!
To store my fabric and kits we went to Totem and bought 21 pieces of a variety of cupboards that all fit together. In the ones meant for shoes I have my fat quarters stored. That way I can easily get what I want without going through bins.[which is what I did for years]
I have our old entertainment center that holds my books and magazines and I have a TV with satellite coverage sitting on the top.
I ordered a custom sewing table that is perfect for my machine and cutting. It is the one seen in most magazines. I also ordered the chair to go with it. I know I am very lucky to have been able to do this and I certainly thank my husband. But he benefits from it also as my sewing now stays in one room instead of being all over the house or on the dining room table!Plus no one sits or steps on wayward needles!
Also when I am done I can just leave and close the door instead of having to put things away and then take precious quilting time to set it all up again.
I have the pleasure of quilting with my furry friend most times. He loves to lay right on whatever I am quilting. He also loves to grab at the needle on the machine as it goes up and down. What is it about pets and quilts?
Thanks for starting this new group. I look forward to getting many new and helpful ideas. It's always nice to see where other people are creative!

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