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Thread: My New Sewing Setup

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    My New Sewing Setup

    Last year I moved my sewing studio from and upstairs spare bedroom to our dining room downstairs. In our family we have a rule: If it doesn't get used in a one year period, it's tossed out. In that case, it was our dining room. We stopped using the dining room when we bought a kitchen table, so I made other use of the room: You Asked For Pictures So Here's My New Sewing Room!

    That was my setup for so long. Then, DH was told that the store he manages was set for a remodel. He was told that the old counters had to be broken down and destroyed, but the contractor told him that he could save them. So, I ended up with a new stand that was designed to hold a display of laptops (so it was all set up for cords to run from layer to layer) and also a taller table that they used for their coffee maker and accessories. The tall table measures 30" x 36" and that is the exact measurement of my cutting mat! How perfect is that?? Before I had my serger on a table behind me and my machine on a plastic folding table from Wal-Mart. Now, they're both on the computer stand which is very stead. There's space behind and to the side of my machine so I can have room for sewing larger quilt tops.

    The first photo is my new cutting table.
    The second photo is my new sewing table.
    The third and fourth photo is my new cutting table with the mat on it. It's being clamped as we're waiting for the cement to dry that's holding the mat in place.
    The fifth photo is the island table that is my two daughters' sewing space, and it also holds some rulers next to my new cutting table.
    The sixth photo is my new sewing table, all setup.
    The seventh photo is the top of my sewing stand, filled with totes full of fabric, lol.
    The eighth photo is the bottom of my sewing stand, where baskets hold WIP's and another tote...oh my!
    The ninth photo is my design wall and another table, great for wrapping gifts.
    The tenth photo is another tall, cutting table and shorter ironing mat, just to the right of my sewing station, so it's right at hand as I'm sewing.
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    More Pics Of The New Sewing Setup

    The first (or eleventh) photo is where my embroidery machine is, but also all of my rulers/templates, right behind
    the cutting mat.
    The second (or twelfth) photo is my scrapbooking table.
    The third (or thirteenth) photo is another of my design wall, with knitting accessories and yarn below.
    The fourth (or fourteenth) photo is a neat idea for me. I ordered this cookbook holder a while ago and the first one they sent me was cracked. I called and they sent me another one and told me to keep this one. So, I took the cracked one and put it in my sewing room, to hold open books/magazines so I can keep referring to it as I cut fabric for projects. It's on the table right behind my cutting table so I can keep referring to the pattern as I cut.

    My sewing room is also where my two daughters sew, where I scrapbook and also where crafting projects take place and where we also keep our gift wrapping stuff, so it's definitely a full room, but a great room full of memories that have been made and are still being made. Thanks for looking!
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    You could also use the cookbook holder as a light table if you placed a light under it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz View Post
    You could also use the cookbook holder as a light table if you placed a light under it.
    OHH! What a great idea!! I never thought of that!! I still don't have one of those, yet. Thanks for the idea!
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    Wow, nice space and those display cabinets are perfect for organizing. Looks great. Enjoy.

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    You must be tickled pink!! And I'll bet you can lay your hands on something you need in a matter of seconds.

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    Great sewing room. Plenty of room and no excuse not to make lots of quilts.

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    ~~~HAPPY DANCE~~~ for you!!!! How cool is that? Isn't it great that when you least expect it.....BAMMM, you get a FABULOUS surprise...free sewing room furniture.
    Happiness is a form of travel...not a destination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzuslivz View Post
    You could also use the cookbook holder as a light table if you placed a light under it.
    That's exactly what I was going to suggest!! Can you tell us where you ordered this cookbook stand from????

    Never mind. . . I did a google search and it was the 2nd picture that popped up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    That's exactly what I was going to suggest!! Can you tell us where you ordered this cookbook stand from????

    Never mind. . . I did a google search and it was the 2nd picture that popped up!
    I'm glad you found it on google because I can't remember where I ordered it from. I ordered it about 7 years ago and that cracked one has been in my coat closet for most of that time. It wasn't until I was cutting one day and the magazine kept closing that I had the inspiration to use my cookbook holder. Then it occurred to me to use the cracked one, instead of the one I have on my counter for cookbooks. I also have a cast iron one, but that's more of a decor item for my kitchen.
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