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Thread: My room is a blank slate....need your ideas!!

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    Wow -- so many great ideas!!! I definitely want new to rip up the old carpet and put down laminate to match the rest of the house. We got out tax refund back today so we may be going to Lumber Liquidators this weekend to find some flooring bargains. Yippee!!!!!!!

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    put peg board behind the door from floor to ceiling I put rullers and stencils on it. great uses of space. DH put small blocks of wood behind the peg board to keep it away from wall so the hooks will go in. shelves down from the ceiling makes good places for collections and things don't use very often.

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    I am putting this out there for your information.

    Note: http://www.speedpress.com/products/2/1

    For your cutting table you can purchase a Rhino Self Healing cutting mat with grid sheets included
    and also along with various other sizes from 4' x 2' to 4' x 16' or 5' x 8' to 5' x12' or 6' x 12'

    This is from a sign outlet, and we used to purchase all our mylar cutting mats for the draftsmen of our
    engineering department, and they will also provide for your home sewing/quilting purposes.
    Quilting People are the Best, Have a great sewing day!
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    Definitely gotta have a peg board for everything! Mine I painted quilt blocks on for added color. Here is the link to my room with a pic of the painted pegboard. My Playground
    I like it near by so I can reach it easy to get what I need and then put it right back when I'm done. Helps the cleanup.

    I too have rearranged my room as I cut a hole in the big brown desk to have my machine level with the desktop. SOOO much better. I also now have the cutting area to my left, the machine in the center and my ironing station to my right so it makes it easy to swivel back and forth to each work station. OH YES! You gotta have a swivel chair!!!

    Have fun is the main thing! I did my room All by myself including the flooring!
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    At one time I was in a 11' square and my DH converted the closet to store my fabric. He put shelves on one side and left the hanging bar on the other so I could hang tops waiting to be quilted. It was real nice. This pic was taken as was getting it organized.Name:  Halloween 08 013.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by d.rickman View Post
    I am putting this out there for your information.

    Note: http://www.speedpress.com/products/2/1

    For your cutting table you can purchase a Rhino Self Healing cutting mat with grid sheets included
    and also along with various other sizes from 4' x 2' to 4' x 16' or 5' x 8' to 5' x12' or 6' x 12'

    This is from a sign outlet, and we used to purchase all our mylar cutting mats for the draftsmen of our
    engineering department, and they will also provide for your home sewing/quilting purposes.
    Great information Donna Jean...thank-you for sharing-that is definitely going to the save folder for future reference.
    dee fox
    cedar city ut and i am a fabricaholic & i have a few other addictions-scrap booking is right up there w/ fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjhaess View Post
    Great ideas....My space will soon be underconstruction....My room is going to be 20 x 30....I really need it....My office is so crowded that I can barely sit down...Makes sewin a challange...
    Can I be totally jealous here??? I am going from a 13x15 sewing room to a 10x12 room that I have to share with 2 twin beds and everything needs to be able to be put away when company comes. ACK!! I will be trying to figure that all out in April or May.. Next week everything will be moved to a storage unit.

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    I love the self-healing cutting mat with grids. The table I have that needs a new top is 3'x 8' so I can have it custom cut to fit. We may have to put a thin piece of luan or something on the table first to level out the divets and edges but a cutting mat that covers the whole table will be less expensive than buying 2 or 3 different large mats that could move and slip around. Pegboard behind the door is also a great use of space. I'm thinking of having a shelf put over the double window and to each side of the wall. That way I can display the Featherweights and also have rods that can hang quilts on each side of the window. Lots of fantastic ideas! Keep 'em coming. Having the carpets cleaned on Monday so if they look decent I might keep them. Still debating that one.

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    As for that 8 foot table, I would go buy a couple of new wood doors to attach to the top with L brackets. That gives you a nice smooth surface for working from and you could paint the table. I also made a pegboard turntable out of one 4x8 sheet of white pegboard. Had the guys at the lumber place slice it in 3 vertical pieces which I lashed together at the corners to make a triangle shaped tower. Then I made a small triangle of wood with casters to mount it to. Works great, only takes up 1foot of floor space and gives tons of storage. I would also install SMOOTH floor. I like the carpet because my feet stay warm, but I hate it for trying to keep clean and pins! If I could I would rip all of my carpet out and put some type of vinyl in. Then a throw rug or two if need be...

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    sewingroom

    If I had it to do all over again, I would put kitchen drawer cabinets along one wall, the wide ones that have the smaller drawer on top, for my threads, tools, etc. Bigger drawers for fabric.
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch124 View Post
    Help me create my new sewing room!!! My daughter and her two girls after seven years are finally moving to their own place and I will have two bedrooms and a bathroom back. Yippee!!!

    One of the bedrooms is going to become my sewing room. It's 11x11 and basically a blank slate. I need some advice about your sewing rooms and what you have found to be the MOST valuable thing that you use to get and keep organized.

    I have two 'lunch' tables I can use...one is 6' long and the other is massive...gotta be at least 8' feet...and pretty rough looking so not sure I want to use it. Also have a white cabinet that I found at Target. Nothing special. Also have a couple of plastic cabinets. I have 5 FW's, 4 black ones that are for my grandchildren. My white FW is used for piecing. A 1971 Kenmore 158, a Singer 301A, and a Singer 401A in a cabinet, but I'm trying to sell this one. Also a treadle cabinet, but no machine in it at the moment. This one will probably go in the foyer. Other than that I have nothing! Even planning to put down new flooring if the carpet doesn't clean up nicely.

    Help...I need your input!! What set up has worked out best for you?

    Thanks much, - Julie

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