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Thread: No more sewing room for me,:( , help!!!

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    Senior Member stefanib123's Avatar
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    No more sewing room for me,:( , help!!!

    We sold our big house and moved into a smaller one (paid for, yay!!!!) and I lost my sewing/craft room. I now have to share a small sunroom with hubby's computer stuff and a futon for guests. Right now everything is still packed up from moving in tupperware crates and there's no way I can do that! I'm used to leaving my stuff out and working on it as I get time, you know? Ughh.......why did I do this!!! I miss my room!

    Hubby says he will add on to the room this summer, but until then what do I do?

    I'm a messy quilter,and I hate having to put everything back up every day. Does anyone have any ideas on how to deal with organization in small space/out of crates?? I'm thinking maybe I need a hutch or something?

    At least I'm getting some work done on my entirely by hand quilt that I've been working on for 2 years now!. I keep it in the living room on one of those portable stands and rather than pull everything out, I just stitch on it a while.

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    as far as storage goes, can you use some of the "under the bed" storage containers under the futon? (I don't have a futon, so I don't know the clearance space under one).

    Also think vertical storage. Behind the door shoe organizers work great too for small stuff - notions and/or patterns, etc.

    Some quilters have the sewing desks that fold up into a cabinet. That would give you more storage but you could close it up when done. (and at least in the cabinet not have to keep stuff too picked up).

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    Also - make use of a design wall (flannel backed vinyl table cloth works great, just tape it to the wall or use pushpins) and/or bulletin board to keep some in progress designs visible.

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    Til then, keep your eye on the prize.... "(paid for, yay!!!!)", and when he adds on this summer, you get to design everything from the ground up, incorporating storage, etc, per your own liking. Congratulations!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation View Post
    Til then, keep your eye on the prize.... "(paid for, yay!!!!)", and when he adds on this summer, you get to design everything from the ground up, incorporating storage, etc, per your own liking. Congratulations!!!!
    I agree... I know it's sad loosing your space.... I too am a messy quilter... I HATE putting this up each time.. I love being able to simply close the door... but as kountrykreation stated.... loook at the positive.. u have plenty to do just getting unpacked and setttled in.. summer isn't that far away.... start planning and looking thru design plans .. this is a great opportunity for u.... set ur sewing areas up like U want not according to the room. Think of all the fabric and things u can buy with no house payment!! wooo hoooooo...... congrates on your move.... I bet ur hand quilted piece is lovely....

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    I've already told my DH that i'm not moving to another house unless it has a nice sewing room! I'd sooner do without a kitchen!!! Just kidding- well sorta, most times i would rather be quilting than cooking. I hope you can get a workable solution.
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    I feel your pain, as we basically did the same, about 3 years ago. I started keeping my craft supplies in lots of large Rubbermaid and Sterlite bins, stacked along several walls. Earlier this year, dh finished the inside of a large shed, so I now have a "sewing/craft shack." Invest in plastic bins. Lots and lots of plastic bins. Excellent incentive, to get that extra room done! ;-)

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    Oh Nessie, do I ever feel your pain. I moved back to CA from Mass. last summer and my oldest daughter moved in with us. I have three bedrooms and my son and grandson get those. So my daughter has the entire living room as her bedroom. I live in a townhouse and so the downstairs is an L shape arrangement. My huge sewing table is downstairs and when my daughter moves out that will also be our dining table. Her packing boxes are everywhere stacked high. My couch is buried with boxes on it. I look at it and think about those people who are hoarders. LOL The only space I have is my sewing table and upstairs in my bedroom where my computer is. I am a messy quilter too and so with all the projects I am working on it looks terribly messy. I have no storage as my daughter has boxes in the storage closet too. My garage is full of all her furniture. Sigh, whenever she gets a job and moves out......I will do a happy dance. I love her dearly but I sure do miss my space. You will be happy when your Hubby adds on to your space and you can breathe.
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    Get one of those big storage houses that go in the back yard, insulate it, cover the insulation with paneling or sheet rock, hang an air conditioner in the side and have fund!!!! Probably be lots cheaper than builting on, too.

    Good luck, delma

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    Me I have a gidget table in my bedroom and my walk in closet is full or totes, and artbin boxes with supplies, yes you do have to put supplies away as you use them but its not that hard. The keyy is to have everything really organized so its not a pain to get stuff. However I don't have a ton of fabric only 1 tote full

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