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Thread: Setting Up a Quilt/Craft Room

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    I'm in the process of planning out a new quilting/craft/office space in my home and I'm asking for ideas on: organization, storage, sewing/iron/cutting areas, etc... if you have any pictures you could show of your spaces, that would be great, I love ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHSOMND
    I'm in the process of planning out a new quilting/craft/office space in my home and I'm asking for ideas on: organization, storage, sewing/iron/cutting areas, etc... if you have any pictures you could show of your spaces, that would be great, I love ideas!
    I was gifted the "s&!t" room by my boyfriend. He literally kept his junk in here and it was a MESS.

    We went to ikea and got this HUGE shelving/desk combo - I love it. it is such a small room, and the last picture shows the desk in the middle of the room because of leaking celing that is in the process of repair - but because of my huge shelf I can still work!

    When it was back against leaky wall #2
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    I moved my ironing board (and got a new machine) now the machine is up front and the ironing board is in the back. When we put the desk back against the wall I'll need to figure out another plan...
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    my stash in three of the teal bins... (all the teal bins on the left side are filled with fabric)
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    what it looks like now... (well, I organized the stash since this pic, so the shelves aren't so messy...)
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    I'm just being nosy....is the wine for when you have quilter's block? :shock: :-D

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    I'm in the process of folding my fabric on boards and I'm so tired of folding! I have three five shelf bookcases that I hope all the fabric will fit. Fabric storage is my biggest problem. I don't mine downsizing my books and magazines but not my fabric.

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    Go get yourself a copy of the current issue (Spring 2010) of Studios magazine. It's all about storage. Joann's has it, at least they do here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quazyquilter
    I'm just being nosy....is the wine for when you have quilter's block? :shock: :-D
    HAHAHAHA!!! Great Idea! I'm not sure why the wine is in here and not in the kitchen, but I didn't argue.

    I'm enjoying some now (that *was* in the kitchen) as I grade the papers for one of my college classes.

    =)

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    I just couldn't resist...it was right there in plain sight, sure would help with quilter's block, but things might get a little "wonky" :shock:

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    Now I know what's wrong with my sewing room. The wine is downstairs!

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    (she says as she finishes a glass...) "We wive and we wearn"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHSOMND
    I'm in the process of planning out a new quilting/craft/office space in my home and I'm asking for ideas on: organization, storage, sewing/iron/cutting areas, etc... if you have any pictures you could show of your spaces, that would be great, I love ideas!
    Everyone's space is as different as they are. What size your room is, what your budget is, and what you want your end results to be are all huge considerations.

    Lots of board members have posted pics of their rooms and many others have discussed storage and organization.

    Here are a few of the past threads that may help you.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....+quilting+room

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/search.jsp?q=organizing

    There is also a great book out called Creating your Perfect Quilting Space. You may be able to find it in your local library

    http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Your-.../dp/1564775690

    And check out these articles on the internet too

    http://quilting.suite101.com/article...quilting_space

    http://quilting.suite101.com/article...uilting_fabric

    http://quilting.about.com/u/sty/begi...wing-Space.htm

    I hope these help

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    Here is a link to my sewing room.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-34860-1.htm

    My newest addition is my "design wall" I haven't posted a picture of it yet. It's a 4 x 4 piece of Luaun (thin plywood) covered with a thin pad and anti pill fleece. Monday My husband is going to put up a wooden curtain rod in the spare room so I can hang quilts from to photograph.

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    I've always been blessed with a small space. So I've got used to having most things within reach. I find it very convenient to just swivel on my stool to reach almost everything I need.

    This poses a problem when I need to spread things out for visual effects. But there is a spare bedroom just across the hall.

    I also have got used to keeping my stash farther away. It's downstairs now. Actually, it's great to have a walking break; get fabric, get a drink, check dinner, go to the bathroom, feel ready to sew again!

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-7945-1.htm Here's my old thread about the sewing room

    Marcia, what a great list. I bookmarked this topic so I can come back and check out everyone's spaces.


    NHSOMND thanks for asking this question.

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    I live with my daughter and have a small space to sew. I stay in the room that was once her family room . One end is for sleeping(excuse the mess) and the other for quilting. You can see which is most important to me. lol Any way I have changed this room around about 10 times in the last 8 years. I think I finally have it pretty well set up for me. I got rid of a table to make more room. I felt really crowded . I miss the extra table space but don't feel as claustrophobic as I did. I put up the shelves myself. Painted cheap grade boards and the shelves are from cheap broken book cases. All my fabric is in the white baskets by color pretty much. My serger is on an old typing table a neighbor was going to throw away. I bought the drawer units little by little over the years and they hold all the other things besides fabric. Being on a very limited budget I had to make do with a lot of things. But basically what I am saying is the room Has to suit YOU and you may have to live with it and change it around until you get it just right.
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    Wow! I am sure glad that you have your priorities straight! :shock: :-D :lol: That would be me, too!

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    I could move in there tomorrow! I love your space-room. An organized dream to me!!!

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    LOL. oh I forgot to say I have a design wall too. You can just barely see it to the left of the door in the first picture. It covers the window from the kitchen. Its made out of a piece of the foam insulation board covered in white flannel.

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    Thanks everyone for your input, especially Marcia for all the great articles and resources. I have my have my homework cut out for me, but lots of good ideas. I'll keep everyone updated.

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    Hmmm, I think someone likes turtles! LOL. I'm excieted to organize mine. But it is also so scarey!! ;-)

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    I'd love to have a set up like you have , I sew in our bedroom
    and I'm so boxed in , you have so much more room then I have and I love all your storage area as well , very well plained out I'd say.Thanks for sharing your lovely pics. :D

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    I put labels on the bins I can't see through. I'm trying to figure out how I can get a recliner or couch in there so I can take a nap or relax without leaving my space.

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