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    Quote Originally Posted by puck116
    When my DS graduated from college and moved to NYC, I took over his room for sewing. When he's home for a visit he stays in the den which has a TV and the sewing room does not. Last September my DD moved out and I've slowly been moving things into that room also. I do still have a bed in there for company.
    What did you make your risers out of and where did you get them?

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    Walmart sells the risers. I have a 2 br house and living in FL, we have to have a guest room. So we got rid of the 2 twin beds in there and bought a trundle bed so 2 can sleep. Hubby made me a 2 part collapsible cutting table 24x36, so I can take that down if guests come. Bought a big white entertainment center at the Habitat store and have it filled with fabric, batting and cross stitch stuff. Have my mother's old vanity (looks like a low desk). Put blocks on it to raise it to desk height and use it for sewing machine. Lots of drawers and makes me feel good using something like that. I had a friend over who's just starting out quilting. She stood in the doorway and said "I think this is heaven." I love it in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkbrand
    I use our guest bedroom as my sewing room which does not make for much room.

    How do you have your sewing rooms set up to accomodate the most usage of a small space, send me pictures if you can.

    I am so tempted to take the bed out but have no where to store it, once my daughter graduates college and moves out I can take over her room as the sewing room but that will be 1-2 years.
    get rid of the bed, get an air bed for the occasional company & put them in the living room....

    that way they don't mess up your stuff!!

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    I am lucky to have just moved from a smaller bedroom to a larger bedroom (it used to be my daughter's room). I moved all my Ikea cabinets to the new room, and added some more. Relatively inexpensive way to get storage.

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    Is the table your sewing machine is in from Ikea also? I really like it and it looks like you have lots of room. Thanks, Sarah

    Quote Originally Posted by cscmath
    I am lucky to have just moved from a smaller bedroom to a larger bedroom (it used to be my daughter's room). I moved all my Ikea cabinets to the new room, and added some more. Relatively inexpensive way to get storage.

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    I llove hearing about the rooms. I started out in a small 6x10 room , then when kisd left for good we changed one of the bedrooms into a sewing room. After several years and more machines but DH declared the room was too small, so now we are in the process of adding on to our house so I will have a 30x14 room. It should be done in about 6 weeks. And yes, he is a sweetheart BUT I will mention he is also getting a new shop! Hey, whatever works!

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    Take the bed out! I did. Still not as much room as I would like but a lot better than it was. The only person to miss the bed is the cat!

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    The table is a Koala brand table. Also check out Arrow cabinets.

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    I had a beautiful sewing room in the last house we lived in. We moved in Nov and bought a very old historical house which we are rehabbing. Our living room is filled with drywall, studs, a table saw, and a table full of tools, so we are using a large bedroom as a "tv room" until the living room gets done. Then the "tv room" will become my sewing room. For now, I have my sewing machine set up in a corner with tv trays set up around it to hold projects and fabric and supplies. Everything else is packed away in the basement! Hubby says the living room will be done by the end of April so I hope I get a sewing room soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkbrand
    I use our guest bedroom as my sewing room which does not make for much room.

    How do you have your sewing rooms set up to accomodate the most usage of a small space, send me pictures if you can.

    I am so tempted to take the bed out but have no where to store it, once my daughter graduates college and moves out I can take over her room as the sewing room but that will be 1-2 years.
    Maybe sell the bed and get an air bed. My mom has one in her quilt room and it works great!

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    When our DD left for college her room became my sewing room.... DH left for a week on a fishing trip - I gutted the room, painted and called my DS to come help me install counter tops!

    I started getting an itch to move my sewing room... DH is fine with it. So I am developing a plan on my computer. We will move the sewing room to the a spare room in the basement - move our bedroom to the sewing room - move the guest room to our bedroom and make the guest room into a toy room for our Grandchildren. You problably all think I'm nuts but everything will get a good cleaning and re-organization!

    The whole move starts with new flooring in the sewing room to be... So for now I have been surfing the web looking a great sewing rooms and furniture.

    I'm tired just thinking about it!

    Deb

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    I discussed this with my husband today. He said he would support my idea of turning the spare room into another sewing area for me.

    Now shall I knock out the wall?.......LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Quote Originally Posted by puck116
    When my DS graduated from college and moved to NYC, I took over his room for sewing. When he's home for a visit he stays in the den which has a TV and the sewing room does not. Last September my DD moved out and I've slowly been moving things into that room also. I do still have a bed in there for company.
    What did you make your risers out of and where did you get them?
    You can buy risers at the bed stores or walmart or dept stores especially around sept when college kids are going back to school. Mine were my DS's from college.

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    When you were talking about tables on your other thread, I sent you a pic of my tables that hubby built for me....
    here are a few other pics of the shelving and thread saver he has made also.

    Understand room doesn't look like this too often..cleaned it up for pictures

    I also put a folding door on the closet so as not to use up any room space when door is opened. In closet, I use sweater and shoe hanging shelves for fabric.
    They really hold a lot..and one can purchase drawers for those shelves.

    MaryJane

    floor to ceiling shelves...two walls of them
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    this is for machine when not in use...this shelf is not used too often
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    this is a God-send....holds in excess of 75
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    When you were talking about tables on your other thread, I sent you a pic of my tables that hubby built for me....
    here are a few other pics of the shelving and thread saver he has made also.

    Understand room doesn't look like this too often..cleaned it up for pictures

    I also put a folding door on the closet so as not to use up any room space when door is opened. In closet, I use sweater and shoe hanging shelves for fabric.
    They really hold a lot..and one can purchase drawers for those shelves.

    MaryJane
    I love that thread cabinet.

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    Yes! Great idean for thread cabinet! Never thought of that - thanks for sharing!

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    I bought that same cabinet pattern from Connecting threads. Am hoping my D Stepson will make it for me this summer.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do
    I bought that same cabinet pattern from Connecting threads. Am hoping my D Stepson will make it for me this summer.
    :)
    we didn't have any pattern, just a picture. I didn't know that there was a pattern out there........but I think he did a good job on his own.

    If you see yard sticks, grab them. They are not the easiest thing to find. Most of the places have their names on them as an advertisement......

    (even though you have to buy them)

    if you take notice of mine, you will see that we got them at True Value...so I just added Thread to it and it became
    "TRUE VALUE THREAD"

    WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY....lololol

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    I have my sewing table set up in the corner of my living room.Penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    I love my sewing room. I took it me over 6 years after my daughter left for college to decide it was mine! I guess I finally realized she wasn't going to move back home! (: It would have been a guest room, but having someone stay over is a rarity, so it gets much better use now.

    Pictures of my room are posted here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/athomesewing/
    This is a fantastic setup ... I love it :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by cscmath
    I am lucky to have just moved from a smaller bedroom to a larger bedroom (it used to be my daughter's room). I moved all my Ikea cabinets to the new room, and added some more. Relatively inexpensive way to get storage.

    OMG, it is GORGEOUS, AND....AND a HQ16!!!! :mrgreen:
    That is fabulous, I wish I could even try a longarm!
    Enjoy that wonderful space!

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    Love the thread cabinet. Last weekend I picked up some yardsticks at Home Depot for 61 cents each. They are 1/4 inch thick so are nice and sturdy. I'll have to go get some more.

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    Love all the sewing rooms! Mine look so clutered even when clean. I have wall to wall bookcase, cabinets, and dresser. My problem is I have no height as it is a cape with the slanted walls.
    I have to admit I have two rooms, one upstairs where there pictures were taken, and one downstairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Suzie
    Quote Originally Posted by ctsgjs
    About 5 years ago my husband enclosed our one-car garage. We never parked the car in there anyway because it was always full of junk. Now 1/3 holds a weight machine and a chest freezer, while the other 2/3 is all mine! He custom built floor-to-ceiling cabinets on two sides, so I have lots of storage. Then he built a 6'x7' table with two sewing stations and drawers and cabinets underneath. I have an old wooden worktable that he got from a previous employer and someday I will refinish it for a cutting table. There are two nice windows, plus good lighting and even a ceiling fan. There's also satellite TV & a DVD player. If only the bathroom weren't at the other end of the house, I might never have to come out of there!
    sounds wonderful, do you have pics?
    Not right now. We also did some house leveling & remodeling late last year, and my sewing room was the dump place for lots of junk that had to be moved out of other rooms. I've been sewing in a space about 24" square and really need to get the place cleaned up. When it's all neat I'll take a few pictures and post them here.

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    Mary Jane-
    That was so clever - adding thread to True Value. I missed it the first time, glad you pointed that out!

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