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Thread: Necessity Drives a lot of Changes

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    Necessity Drives a lot of Changes

    A couple of weeks ago My neighbour saved my bacon with a missing screw driver needed to get into my machine to clean out the lint from the feed dogs. Since then, the Janome has been sulking and it's hit or miss whether the feet dogs will respond. My next plan is the can of compressed air.
    But I do have another machine, a Juki that FM beautifully. So 2 machines? One dedicated to sewing and satin stitching (Janome) and one for the free motion work (Juki)?
    SPACE. I have none left. One last idea was to increase the size of my sewing table, slightly and place a machine at either end. I had been using my son's IKEA school desk we bought in the 90's but its dimensions were only 55" x 24". That's a little tight for two machines. A quick trip to the nearest thrift store and I found a maple IKEA 55"x 32" That 8 inches made a big difference and now both machines are out and set up. It now remains to be seen whether this is a good thing or whether it will drive me batty.
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    I didn't think about sewing machines at either end...duh..thank you for the idea. I'm moving in the next 5 months so will have a different sewing room...and I'm looking for ideas. Thank you.

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    I have two machines set up all the time. I keep light thread in one and dark thread in the other. It makes it easy to do a quick mend without threading up a machine. Nice set-up and I think you will love it!

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    Great solution! If only I had the room. And speaking of room - I'm now off to clean it!

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    I think you've come up with a great solution. And should you need more space for a given project, you could move one machine aside and have all that table space to work on.

    I was just about to ask you about the walls as they look pretty, kind of like a marbled fabric... Then I realized that it might be insulation with plastic tacked over? If it is - well, lol, I still like how it looks!

    Do hope you are able to get that Janome to behave all of the time instead of only when it's feeling cooperative. Darned sulky machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    I think you've come up with a great solution. And should you need more space for a given project, you could move one machine aside and have all that table space to work on.

    I was just about to ask you about the walls as they look pretty, kind of like a marbled fabric... Then I realized that it might be insulation with plastic tacked over? If it is - well, lol, I still like how it looks!

    Do hope you are able to get that Janome to behave all of the time instead of only when it's feeling cooperative. Darned sulky machines!
    Yeah Its still the insulation. I've done half the basement in drywall, But I can't wrestle a sheet on my own. I want to finish it this summer as the drywall is sitting in the garage, But I A) need someone to help me in TIMELY manner ie when I want and not when they want and B) I'll have to move stuff to get at the walls again. Sigh! Maybe this summer.
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    I looked at your picture and freaked out, thinking there was a giant BUG in the middle of your table! Until I realized it was just a binder clip. LOL... I am a constant source of entertainment for my own self.

    P.S. Your idea is genius! Love the machines at each end of the table.

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    If I lived closer I would come and help. However I am wondering what I see in the mirror??
    Do you also wind your own yarn?? I feel like a slacker.

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    [QUOTE=DonnaC;6612156]I looked at your picture and freaked out, thinking there was a giant BUG in the middle of your table!
    If I found a bug that large in my basement I don't think I could go down there again!! Ever!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by neece View Post
    If I lived closer I would come and help. However I am wondering what I see in the mirror??
    Do you also wind your own yarn?? I feel like a slacker.
    Well yes. A few years ago my husband found free on Kijijii, a 60 inch LeClarc loom. I weave, sometimes. Not my favourite pastime. Too hard on my shoulders. As if I don't have enough to do??
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