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Thread: Some helpful things I have in my sewing room

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    Just thought I'd like to share some of the little ideas and things I have in my sewing room that make it easier for me when I am sewing or that make me happy to be in my sewing room.
    Earlier I posted the neat ruler holder I made today for the side of my sewing desk. That got me thinking to share some of my other ideas.
    My pincushion is large and needles tend to get lost in it, so I use a little strawberry for them. So it won't get lost, I dropped it over the thread wire on my homemade cone thread holder. I also slipped the ribbon on my stork scissors over the wire as I kept misplacing them or dropping them to the floor. Those are my thread snipping scissors. I also attached a round magnet to hold the working end of a broken seam ripper. This I use when I have just a short area to take out. Due to it's small size, I was always losing it. Now it's always there on the magnet.
    I have a small rolling cart of drawers that my portable ironing board fits on top of. When I'm sewing I roll it beside me so I can press seams, etc. When I don't need it, I can roll it away for easy access to my scrap boxes and other storage drawers.
    One of the best tips, I don't have a pic of, but it's just half of a wooden clip clothespin. It works great as a mini iron. Use the rounded inside of the clip end as the pressing foot. Rub over the seam you want to press and it will lay flat. I use this a lot when I am piecing and not wanting to deal with the iron. It really works!

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    dollar store caddy with scizzors, cutter, pen and pencil and markers, small rulers
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    ruler attached to front of desk for quick dimension checks
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    thrift store shower caddy, bent the top to hang over the drawer pull, this is where I put my scraps when cutting and sewing; the pink container is for the very small scraps. I just pull it out and drop them into whichever holder applies
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    when it's full, go to the scrap bins and sort and file
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    color sorted scraps are in the shoe boxes
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    ready to press when I want to
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    out of the way when I don't
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    Great tips, because I love to be organized, so I can find what I need, when I need it. Thanks for sharing

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    great ideas, everything looks so neat. I especially like the thrift store caddy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice set up.

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    These are some things that make me happy in my room.

    orphan blocks on the walls
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    things on the top of my bookshelf
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    my mini-gallery
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    My old singer had a ruler that ran the length of the machine. Why O why did they stop making machines with this on it!! I use my kitchen table and can not tape a ruler to it. When I get a desk for it, I will definitly be copying your idea.

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    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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    Loved the scrap holder...what a great ideal, thanks for sharing

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    Great ideas! Something I saw in someone else's sewing room was, well remember the old round pipe stands that had the canister of tobacco in the center...I saw a gal that used one of these for her scissors it was awesome, so if I ever see one, Im snagging it for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    Great tips, because I love to be organized, so I can find what I need, when I need it. Thanks for sharing
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    Me too, but when everything IS organized, can't find a blasted thing except for whatever I was hunting for last time. If it was small, it's usually under the book case where that darn cat batted it.

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