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Thread: New Sewing Space, TINY! - Need Suggestions Please

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    My first thought to what I know I'd do is take the office room as my sewing room and put the office in the long narrow space. Good luck!
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    One space saver I have in my sewing room is a small 2 drawer filing cabinet that fits neatly under the open top of my sewing cabinet. I used to store books in it but now have too many so i use it now to store cone thread in the top and embroidery and quilting thread in the bottom drawer. The drawers are large enough for a double layer using the old green file boxes stacked. Works out really well.

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    One suggestion....store books, mags, and any 3 ring binders of quilting stuff DOWNSTAIRS in a bookcase. Use the space up stairs for sewing equip. Have seen some drawers that have "sliders" that sit on top of drawers. Twice the storage in one area. If I did this I'd have to downsize my tools. How many scissors do I need? Are three/four rotary cutters the same size really neccessary? Use up all the wall space and make sure you have some quilty pretties up there too. Use the alaskan quilters method of storing fab. Wrap around 6" ruler. Do you really need to wrap around those boards?

    Like everyone else..can't wait to see the pics!
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    Will you post a pic so we can see it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    My first thought to what I know I'd do is take the office room as my sewing room and put the office in the long narrow space. Good luck!
    That is exactly what I would do too. I would want to be downstairs with it because I couldn't keep doing the stairs. and if the bathroom is downstairs you wouldn't want to be running up and down all the time either. Great if you are young and have no health issues like bum knees and/or a bad back.

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    Yes, I agree with them Change the rooms around. Get a bigger room for sewing and smaller for office. Let us know what you decide and post pics
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    My husband was out patching skylights for 2 different people this weekend. They are older and need replaced but in the meantime it is patch and pray. Why put a hole in a perfectly good roof? Skylights are nothing but trouble 10 to 15 years ( if that long) down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    My husband was out patching skylights for 2 different people this weekend. They are older and need replaced but in the meantime it is patch and pray. Why put a hole in a perfectly good roof? Skylights are nothing but trouble 10 to 15 years ( if that long) down the road.
    I think this is relative to how they are put in in the first place. My BIL has skylights that have been in place since the 80s with no problems. He checks them every year just like he checks out shingles, chimney ect.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    My sewing room is 10 x 12 so I had to get creative as well (there are pictures of mine on the board somewhere...) but one of the best ideas came from my dad. He built me my sewing tables and on one of them he put in a drop leaf using piano hinge. Its great becasue I colapse it when I don't need it but extend it when I have to FMQ or do cutting or whatever. You can add a cutting mat to it and make it super functional.

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