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Thread: Sewing Rooms - Smart Ideas

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    Senior Member miholmes's Avatar
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    I was kinda looking for a spot on here were we could post our ideas for sewing/quilt room storage / organization / functionality.

    For example - When I purchased a bolt or warm and natural I posted here about ideas for storing it. I got a GREAT tip to buy 2 closet rod hangers and a piece of PVC pipe to put through the bolt.
    It has been WONDERFUL and it was an easy and inexpensive tip.

    While I really admire the people who have a lovely cabinet laden sewing room with storage and art on the walls and everything has it's place....I'm not there yet, and let's face it....we spend a lot of money on our quilting hobby (machines - FABRIC - notions - FABRIC - thread - FABRIC - more FABRIC)

    So I was wondering if people would even use a section like this? If there was interest perhaps we could ask for a section, or just add to this thread. I think we all can profit from finding easily accessible - inexpensive - time saving ideas.

    And why reinvent the wheel when someone else out there may have already found a solution you never considered? :)

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    AWESOME idea!

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    Great Idea, please send a note to Admin for approval so we can have a virtual section

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    This is a great idea. Most of us are struggling to organize our sewing rooms. I just had my closet reconfigured for shelving fabric. I got some of the best ideas on this board.

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    I think you have a wonderful idea, after all, we have so much to learn from each other!

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    I don't have many original ideas, just a copycat. So, I'll be watching, learning from this thread.

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    When I got a small roll of W&N from Joanns I hung it in my sons closet (he just turned 1 on sat). I have one of those closet systems that you can get at home depot or lowes that the shelves are adjustable. well I took the cloths rod ran it threw the tube roll and then with ribbon hung it on one of the shelves. so not only is it hanging but I can roll out as much as I need and not worry about it getting in my way. And I can take it down with ease.

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    I think it a GREAT idea, i am all into organization!

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    I think this would be a wonderful idea!

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    I love your idea! I'm always getting hints for my own room from other quilters comments and pics!

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    This is a great idea!! I too am organizing a sewing room and could use tips!!

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    Great idea. I've gotten my best ideas from online pics and posts on organization and sewing room set-up.
    RST

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    There is a current thread about using plastic food cartons on the board somewhere... it could be added onto this thread being as it's organization suggestions.

    Not sure how to link. sorry.

    Joanne

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    I'd love a section like that.

    Here's something I recently saw in a magazine. Go to a commercial restaurant supply store and buy a bun rack. This is similar to the racks at Ikea where people put their trays when finished eating. Each tray can store a separate project.

    Now, if I only had the $$$ and the space for a bun rack!

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    WOWSERS! Those Admins are super fast!! THANK YOU! Looks like we have our own virtual section! :)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1021

    :)

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    Also requested to get it fixed so everyone can post there. :)

    I didn't realize by making me the manager that other couldn't post freely there. :)

    Sorry for my mistake but I have requested to have it corrected. ;)

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    sounds great to me always up for new ideas

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    Love that idea!

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    Great idea! thanks for posting it!

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    This is a fantastic idea! Organization is very important for us quilters!

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    miholmes I am game. By the way loved what you did with your house.


    My sewing studio is wonderful but it is directly under the rafters so my storage area are little doors that lead to the space hidden under the rafters that are too low to be part of the room. Consequently I have to kind of crawl in there, on hands and knees, and I chronically bonk my head. I hope to post pictures maybe later.

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    great idea. I'm always looking for ways to organize my room.

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    Great idea!

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    i agree every little or big tips will help more room for fabrics and such lol

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    I'm all for it. My quilting/sewing room is way too small for all the fancy cabinetry etc. that some books show. In fact most of the books on setting up a sewing room show wonderful ideas, as long as you've got a large space to utilize those ideas. Just like a lot of us, I need practical ideas for a small room. 8-)

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