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    It is a lot of work, seems I have become quite a packrat! So far I have been working on the room for 3 days, hope to have it done by the end of the weekend so I can start on another room.
    I started by looking for a ruler that I had misplaced, and still can't locate hmmmmmmm. That told me I needed to clean the room entirely and put things in marked bins so I knew where they were.

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    wow, take some photos for us please

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    did you find things you forgot you had

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    did you find things you forgot you had
    not yet lol, the room looks like a tornado hit right now. I moved out 5 carts that had things that were NOT sewing/quilting related.
    Tonight is moving the books across the room (room is 13x14)
    Then maybe I can put a table up to put a wireless computer in the room so I can do patterns, the board etc.

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    LOL, I couldnt find my scissors....STILL cant find them, and I had to go buy a cheap new pair, that cuts really BAD!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    LOL, I couldnt find my scissors....STILL cant find them, and I had to go buy a cheap new pair, that cuts really BAD!!!!!
    I know that feeling, I have 2 pairs of pinking sheers, only one is where I know where I can find it lol.
    I have yet to venture into the closet in that room - not sure I want to but know I have to.

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    I'm doing almost the same thing right now, only I'm painting first! I haven't seen my sewing machine in three weeks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    wow, take some photos for us please
    yes please, we like to see that we are not the only ones with "messy" sewing rooms. :lol: :roll:

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    I am in the process of setting up my sewing room where my office "used" to be. Got tired of stuff scattered in different rooms, tucked out of sight, which means out of sight, out of mind for me! I really didn't like using a corner of the diningroom, which is small anyway and using the table for sewing on. I started on Tuesday... cleaning, sorting, searching, and I'm really getting "there!" It's coming together. And I didn't have as much stuff as I thought.

    Good luck with your cleaning. You'll love it when you're done.

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    When I finally cleaned up my room, I couldn't find anything!!! Everything was put in new places, but I just couldn't find stuff!!! After a few days, I finally got used to where things were! Did you find that ruler yet??

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    I just cleaned up mine and now I am frozen by the level of organization. I walk in - look around and walk out. Don't wanna mess it up.

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    My sewing room doesn't have a closet. I am thinking that is a very good thing. I would lose all sorts of things.

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    I figured out how to store my batting - space bags! I have a box that I got from a discount store a while back and it is just sitting doing nothing - now one or two bags will hold the non warm n natural type. Back when I bought the bags, I was thinking ok change out summer and winter clothes, so I got 2 boxes of 5 bags each different sizes.
    In the process of moving books, and magazines now. They are residing in totes on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katsewnsew
    When I finally cleaned up my room, I couldn't find anything!!! Everything was put in new places, but I just couldn't find stuff!!! After a few days, I finally got used to where things were! Did you find that ruler yet??
    no still looking for the ruler - it is a small one - a one inch by 6 inch. I had 2 others and knew where they were but this one is hidden pretty well lol. I think it grew feet and walked away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melody
    I am in the process of setting up my sewing room where my office "used" to be. Got tired of stuff scattered in different rooms, tucked out of sight, which means out of sight, out of mind for me! I really didn't like using a corner of the diningroom, which is small anyway and using the table for sewing on. I started on Tuesday... cleaning, sorting, searching, and I'm really getting "there!" It's coming together. And I didn't have as much stuff as I thought.

    Good luck with your cleaning. You'll love it when you're done.
    I know having stuff in several rooms - pain in the rear. I am going to mark things as I go - found my wonderful machine that prints out labels after you turn the one part and squeeze - punches out the letters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    wow, take some photos for us please
    yes please, we like to see that we are not the only ones with "messy" sewing rooms. :lol: :roll:
    It's only messy cause I dumped stuff here there and everywhere to clean lol. I keep it neat when I sew. With the dogs coming in and out, have to. No pins, needles etc on the floor period, my feet might get stuck as I love to walk around barefoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    I figured out how to store my batting - space bags! I have a box that I got from a discount store a while back and it is just sitting doing nothing - now one or two bags will hold the non warm n natural type. Back when I bought the bags, I was thinking ok change out summer and winter clothes, so I got 2 boxes of 5 bags each different sizes.
    In the process of moving books, and magazines now. They are residing in totes on the floor.
    I used spacebags a few years ago to store batting but they didn't seem to hold their vacuum and expanded horribly after a few weeks! I may try some new ones, maybe they are better now. How old are yours?

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    My sewing room is a total mess. Creative clutter is better then idle neatness!

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    Ok excuse my mess as I am cleaning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    Ok excuse my mess as I am cleaning!
    Wow - I can see carpet! I know there's some somewhere in my sewing room but it's over 30 years old so I keep it well covered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janetlmt
    My sewing room is a total mess. Creative clutter is better then idle neatness!
    You are right. It's so true. I've seen a lot of sewing rooms on QB that the owners say are a terrible mess, but the work they put out is amazing. I only hope that I can do as well in my newly organized room as all the others do in theirs... tidy or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltmaniac
    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    I figured out how to store my batting - space bags! I have a box that I got from a discount store a while back and it is just sitting doing nothing - now one or two bags will hold the non warm n natural type. Back when I bought the bags, I was thinking ok change out summer and winter clothes, so I got 2 boxes of 5 bags each different sizes.
    In the process of moving books, and magazines now. They are residing in totes on the floor.
    I used spacebags a few years ago to store batting but they didn't seem to hold their vacuum and expanded horribly after a few weeks! I may try some new ones, maybe they are better now. How old are yours?
    I have some of my batting in space bags. My space bags were at least two yrs. old. and no problems yet! I get out what batting I need, suck out the air and they've stayed flat so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltmaniac
    Quote Originally Posted by DebsShelties
    I figured out how to store my batting - space bags! I have a box that I got from a discount store a while back and it is just sitting doing nothing - now one or two bags will hold the non warm n natural type. Back when I bought the bags, I was thinking ok change out summer and winter clothes, so I got 2 boxes of 5 bags each different sizes.
    In the process of moving books, and magazines now. They are residing in totes on the floor.
    I used spacebags a few years ago to store batting but they didn't seem to hold their vacuum and expanded horribly after a few weeks! I may try some new ones, maybe they are better now. How old are yours?
    I have some of my batting in space bags. My space bags were at least two yrs. old. and no problems yet! I get out what batting I need, suck out the air and they've stayed flat so far.
    I figured it would be a nice way to store them, as well as get rid of the box that the space bags came in - more room elsewhere in my house.
    The books are put away, I have more carpet showing now - been working on it. Done for the night now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pineapple Princess
    ... I haven't seen my sewing machine in three weeks!
    :shock: what??!

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    It's funny. I spent time today just organizing my thread! I picked up spools in three different rooms, then pulled out the thread drawers and put everything in order. I wonder how long that will last....NOT.

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