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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    DJ that is HILARIOUS!!!!!! But hey dh got working on the trim!!! wow I am also amazed that there are men out there that don't like duct tape.. I thought ALL men loved that stuff!
    Have you seen the prom dresses made from duct tape?

    Here are just a few.....

    http://www.ductbills.com/?p=6
    http://grafixnews.net/node?page=4
    http://couponmeister.com/blog/DuctTapeProm.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    DJ that is HILARIOUS!!!!!! But hey dh got working on the trim!!! wow I am also amazed that there are men out there that don't like duct tape.. I thought ALL men loved that stuff!
    Have you seen the prom dresses made from duct tape?

    Here are just a few.....

    http://www.ductbills.com/?p=6
    http://grafixnews.net/node?page=4
    http://couponmeister.com/blog/DuctTapeProm.jpg
    oooh that is just hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!
    hmmmmmmmmmmmm I wonder... what about a quilt made out of duct tape????

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    How about a lilttle place you can reach while seated at your machine to put a pad and an iron so you don't have to get up to press seams? I know Joanne's has one that is about a foot long that's a cutting board on one side for trimming and a heatproof pad on the other side for pressing. You'd still want to set up your ironing board, of course, but this would allow you to press as you go at least some of the time.

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    Thank you all for your wonderful ideas and input (I thought the purple on the screen door was great, but the duct tape over the window - priceless!) I plan on making an ironing surface - I have the Teflon fabric and the Insul-Brite and will probably use the roll-a-way top for pressing and cutting when I'm piecing and it can double as support when I'm quilting. DH and I talked about it tonight, and he gently reminded me that a quilting frame is also on his to-do list - but I figure he's a busy guy, I'd better hedge my bets!

    He just walked by, read this over my shoulder and said "Tell them my quilting is eating into my woodworking time!" I think I'll just leave that one alone :roll:

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    Roben you are so lucky to get a custom made sewing table...i have a husband who is a carpenter but i went out and bought a horn sewing cabinet as i needed one before i got too old to sew..hehehe. I love my horn sewing cabinet because i can fold it away but must admit i dont often do that but i like the fact that i can lock it up so noone can take my scissors and things so when i am sewing i know i will be able to find everything. The cabinet is a great height for sewing at but is no good for standing and cutting at as it is too low as i have a bad back. Great idea about the light box. The only thing i wish my cabinet had and that is space on the right hand side as when you are sewing your quilt takes up most of the space on the left and all the pins and scissors and rulers are all under there somewhere! Show us pictures when yours is finished..

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    Oh how fun. A new area to organize and create from. Since it will be so large, can I assume you won't be moving it around much? It reminds me of our old cutting tables at work. Trouble was it left alot of "dead" space underneath. I like to have everything within reach, no matter how impossible that sounds.

    So, if your needs dictate, how about some sort of shelving underneath to hold your books, magazines, patterns, misc. papers, fabric storage, which could be hidden behind cabinet doors that run the length of table, however deep you make them, and however you might position them on the other side. Or maybe on one end put drawers to hold scissors, pins, rotary cutters, blades, just any notions that you have.

    I bought this really neat pattern to make a thread holder from fabric to hang on the wall. At one point I was using the June Taylor wood spool racks, but they took up too much table space. I have a plastic fold out carrier I got from JoAnn's that works nicely but I loved the idea of displaying it in a wall hanger as I have the wall space to utilize.

    In any case, keep us all posted on the progress and design!

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    The supports of the table are still a topic of....discussion :D I would very much like wrought iron decorative legs and roll-a-way units that will tuck underneath when not in use. I cannot imagine having too many drawers or shelves! DH is thinking that the supports should all be drawer and shelf type units, permanently attached. I just wouldn't want to be the one to have to move it that way. At least the iron legs could be removed for moving purposes (not to mention that they would look great with the overall antique theme.)

    See why we're still designing? LOL I keep going out to the garage and looking at that top, so lonely and just begging to be useful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ready2quilt
    I bought this really neat pattern to make a thread holder from fabric to hang on the wall. At one point I was using the June Taylor wood spool racks, but they took up too much table space. I have a plastic fold out carrier I got from JoAnn's that works nicely but I loved the idea of displaying it in a wall hanger as I have the wall space to utilize.
    I would love to see that pattern if it's possible, and find out where I could get one! I'm having a hard time imagining it. I have one of the small June Taylor racks on my wall and I need a lot more space than that for all my thread. It's virtually everywhere in my sewing room. And I have more coming :oops: LOL Could I pretty please see what this fabric holder looks like if possible? Thanks!

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