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Thread: I need some help!!!

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    I would start by decluttering - move out everything you don't really need. Try to get enough shelves to put all the stuff you really need on and then use some of these other Ladies, brillant ideas. Before you know it you will be organized and sewing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivianv
    I am quite new here. Will someone tell me how to view these pictures, please
    Almost all of these are comments only, you see the same thing we all do, a small handful of pics. You are not missing anything and will get used to this site very quickly. Welcome, by the way.

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    Am I the only one with a sewing work station that goes into the room as opposed to being placed up against a wall? My machine and 6-foot cutting/work table are back-to-back, sides to the wall. Pieces being sewing move onto the table and doesn't get scrunched up against a wall. True, my current sewing room is bigger than 9x9, but I once had a smaller room and a smaller work table, so it can work. Just a thought for what works for me. Besides, facing a wall makes me feel claustrophobic! :)

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    You need a tray table & mini iron by your sewing machine so you won't have to get up and down all the time. Someone suggested that idea to me and I love it!

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    I actually enjoy getting up and pressing. This keeps me from sitting for so long. Sitting for too long is not good for the back or hips. I know this from experience.

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    You might want to consider buying some clear stackable bins with pull-out drawers and place them on the floor under your tables. This will allow you to store your fabric, etc. for easy access and open up your work space. I agree with other members that a rolling chair is a must!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope this idea helps!

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    Not sure this will help, but one of my sons had a small tabletop ironing board he was going to throw away and I asked if I could have it. My husband attached to the edge of my sewing area with a hinge and a drop down leg. Now I just pull up and the leg drops down when I need it and folds under when not in use. My iron came from garage sale for $5. It's really old so it's smaller than most of the irons today but works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by betlinsmom
    Guys, what is IKEA furniture and shelving, please? My sewing space is 10'X11' and I am trying to redesign for easier access. Thanks
    Go to http://www.ikea.com to view their products.

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    i got a book about organizing your space...i don't remember the name of it, cause it is out on loan again..

    but what they have you think about is the ergonomics involved and how to be more comfortable.

    they also suggest you use graft paper & make right size pcs for the furniture you will keep...thats what i did & it worked out really well...i have the ironing table set up btwn my dd & my machine, which are back to back, so we can both just spin around & press...

    i loved the graft paper idea, because usually i move things around 1/2 dozen times to get it right.

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    I found I had much the same problem. So when my son's friend was throwing out the student desk I nabbed it. aka
    As well as an old Microwave cabinet. Took the top off cabinet. Presto. Instant Ironing table. To elevate the
    sew and press. Exercise.
    I set up my sewing so that I do many little pieces. Then iron many at one time. However, I will be honest sometimes
    the Exercise is beneficial. Ha ha. It elevates the boredom. Good luck..... Happy Sewing.

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    O sorry that is not very clear.
    I set the desk up for my sewing table. and the Microwave
    cabinet to my right. So when sewing if I need it right away
    it is right at hand. Worked great for the crazy quilt blocks
    I have always wanted to try.

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