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Old 06-03-2013, 05:57 AM
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I am lucky enough to have 2 small former bedrooms (when the girls were at home) that my DH & I were able to convert into my 2 rooms - 1 for sewing & the other for cutting etc. My favorite thing is the big board that DH made for me. It sits on top of a cabinet that I bought at Canadian Tire with 6 wicker drawers in it for storage. I use that board for almost everything. It is probably the 1 best item that I have & I have many, probably too many & not used nearly enough. If you have the space a big board is a must for quilting, IMHO.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:24 AM
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Thanks, gmacindy! I can do this without waiting for hubby. I made a pressing board to keep downstairs when I have something on the stove. That, a portable sewing machine and cheap iron and I can sew anytime. (the pressing board
is 25" X 20" and made of a scrap piece of wood, batting and fabric with a glue gun)
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:34 AM
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Great additions to your room...
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by KnitnutBZ View Post
If you can get DH to make one it is so worth it. In a catalogue they want well
over $100 for one and a handmade one is only tHe price of a piece of plywood and a little fabric. Love mine.!!!
I paid $65. for mine at our local quilt show. Not sure I would have paid $100. It does look easy enough to make.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:04 AM
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My room is a little smaller than yours but it all works. My ironning board hangs on the closet door because there isn't room for a full size one. If I really need to iron a large amount of fabric then I go to the kitchen where I have a large island and put down lots of towels and it works great. I bought the cubby book cases from Walmarts and stacked them 2 high, a total of 4. Some I put totes in others are open. If I have a project in them then I put a picture of the project on the outside so that I don't forget whats in it. I have a tall bookcase that I had extra shelves made for so that I can stack my fabric without going to high plus it allows me to organize the colors better. I hate fabric in totes; I never realized how much I had until I got it out on the shelves. I still have some to go thru and I do have my fleece in totes under the bed in spare room but I have bought very little fabric since I saw how much I have. Not as much as I see alot of people on here have but it makes me happy. My sewing table has a drop down leaf on the backside and I keep it up for my extra machine and have my emb machine on the other side. I have it kind of centered on one wall but coming out into the middle of the floor so its my central piece. And I also have a cutting table with 2 drop leaves but I only keep one up. Lots of storage under there. Very little space left on the floor so I moved up. I have one wall that all of my hoops hang on and I bought ruler holders from the quilt show so these are out of the way. I mounted the thread spool holders from Joanns on the wall for my regular thread, all of my emb thread is in a storage cart on wheels. The wall behind me is my design wall. I took a piece of wood that they use to end cabinets with, its very thin, covered it with batting and muslin and hung it up. Eventually I need to clean out the closet so that I can use that for storage too but we all learn how to make due and fit what we need into smaller places. I'm thinking later on this yr of converting my big sunroom into my sewing room. Its never used and is lined with windows and I had a fireplace installed for the winter months. I just have to get energy efficient AC units first.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:21 AM
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I need a design wall so bad, at this time I hang a flannel sheet over a cabinet door, sort of works but not wide enough.
the wide ironing board sounds great. we just installed track lighting in our sewing/computer room , this works great, since we don't need all of the lights on all the time we put pull chains on them to turn off the ones we don't need.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:57 AM
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My sewing room is not a lot bigger than yours, but the design wall, the large board, and a cupboard that my DH built for me are true treasures. I really enjoy them
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:09 AM
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I, too, have a very small room and use the large board over the ironing board as my craft table. Love it!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:56 AM
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Do you ladies use the ironing board to cut your strips/ fabric on top of?? Do you put your mat on it? I'm just trying to picture this.... My craft room is my dining room during the week and the craft room on the weekends!
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Originally Posted by SusanSusan33 View Post
Do you ladies use the ironing board to cut your strips/ fabric on top of?? Do you put your mat on it? I'm just trying to picture this.... My craft room is my dining room during the week and the craft room on the weekends!
Yes, I use the ironing board to cut fabric on top of. I actually put one mat on top of another, to sort of give me a firmer base. If I need more room than that, I go to the island in my kitchen, but then I have to "not leave it there." Here in my sewing room, I can leave it out and come back to it later.

In fact, you don't have to try to picture it. I will take a picture. I have been working on a string quilt...my first, and I am starting to think it is more work than I want to do...and I just trimmed one of the sections. You can see my basket of scraps, my two mats...tan one on top of blue...and that is the way it looks.

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