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    I raised my cutting table by purchasing some PVC pipe and cutting it about 8" in length. This raised the table up perfectly and I can cut comfortably standing up. I believe the PVC pipe was the 2-inch size. I learned this trick from all my friends.

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    that is a great idea. Thanks!

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    It turned out great! You have inspired to fix up my sewing "area". I'm working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeneeD
    It turned out great! You have inspired to fix up my sewing "area". I'm working on it.
    It really was a lot of fun. I could hardly sleep at nightthinking about ways to use most of these ideas. My only disappointment is that I really have more space than I have STUFF! :roll: But that just means it's easier to organize and I can shop for more fabric! :thumbup:

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    How is your quilting room coming along now?


    Quote Originally Posted by Melody
    Quote Originally Posted by ReeneeD
    It turned out great! You have inspired to fix up my sewing "area". I'm working on it.
    It really was a lot of fun. I could hardly sleep at nightthinking about ways to use most of these ideas. My only disappointment is that I really have more space than I have STUFF! :roll: But that just means it's easier to organize and I can shop for more fabric! :thumbup:

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    I had forgotten I had started this thread! I notice the beginning date is May 28th. The tornado came through June 5, and I had just finished cleaning the carpet and put everything back in a new arrangement. So by the end of August, I was putting the room back together again! Only now, I have new carpet (mocha colored) and freshly painted walls (same color). So the room looks almost the same as it did right before the tornado. (see pics on previous page)
    It's good to be back in my home again.

    Melody

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    I was noticing also that the post I made on this page was June 5 around 11:00 pm. It was the last thing I did before we ran to the basement when we knew the tornado was coming. The lights went out and we ran!!
    I'm so glad that's over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melody
    I had forgotten I had started this thread! I notice the beginning date is May 28th. The tornado came through June 5, and I had just finished cleaning the carpet and put everything back in a new arrangement. So by the end of August, I was putting the room back together again! Only now, I have new carpet (mocha colored) and freshly painted walls (same color). So the room looks almost the same as it did right before the tornado. (see pics on previous page)
    It's good to be back in my home again.

    Melody
    Wow! thank God you were safe. Glad to hear all is OK now.

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    To make cutting tables higher, you can take empty tomato cans and add sand to it. Then put in empty tuna can to settle the sand. Then you add the legs of your cutting table.

    Paulette from Ottawa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notimetoquilt
    To make cutting tables higher, you can take empty tomato cans and add sand to it. Then put in empty tuna can to settle the sand. Then you add the legs of your cutting table.

    Paulette from Ottawa
    Nice to meet you, Paulette. :-D and thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkcantwell
    I have a room with 2 windows that is 10x12. I have a pine table that I have place perpendicular to the wall and I have 3 machines on it...a serger and embroidery machine on one side and my regular machine on the other side. I have a small cutting mat to the right of my machine for cutting small things. I have shelves from ceiling to floor on one side of the room that is to the left of my sewing machine table, and I have access to all my supplies and fabrics there. In other areas of the room I have my cutting table and ironing surface next to it.
    Drooling ;-)

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    Looks very nice. I really envy that big window.

    Paulette

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    My grandson has moved in with me so I lost my sewing room
    Needed to covert bedroom into both... so decided to
    Call it "my studio" pretend I live in Paris and look out
    my window while I sew ... I bought two tables with leaves from Ikea
    that when not in use r only 8" wide... Bought some shelves
    at Home depot and put them up for myself for stash so I have can see
    fabric at a glance which make my walls very colorful and made a design board out of felt and a curtain rod .... When he moves out later this
    year I am thinking of keeping my "studio" and moving to x-sewing room ...
    into the smaller room ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melody
    Okay, I should have gone ahead and posted pics right at first... but here is my office/homeschool classroom/soon to be sewing room. I didn't tidy it up, so be kind :D

    As you can see I have a lot of light in the evening across the desk that will be my sewing machine desk.
    Looks like a great room already! You have book cases, beautiful desk that could be used for sewing, the smaller one for pressing. A chest of drawers for storage. Wow! I use a see-thru hangind jewelry bag (like a shoe bag but smaller) to keep all my presser feet in and visible plus other small odd and ends for sewing. I use a rack that sits on a desk to stand my 6.5",9.5", and 3- 12.5" square rulers on for easy finding. I hang the long rulers on the wall and have a design wall board on the back of the door. I also have a u-shaped table with my sewing machine in the middle and my cutting board on one side and a pressing pad and iron on the other side. I'm sure as neat as you office looks, you sewing room will shine! Will be waiting for the finished product....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have not read all of these suggestions so sorry if this is a repeat, but my favorite ideas that I used in my sewing room is the picture rail right up by the ceiling so everything is movable, and the pegboard on the chains so I can move it anywhere I want anytime I want.
    What a great idea! My sewing room is the "formal living room" that has never been used as one since we bought this house.
    It has this same molding around the top. I thought perhaps the former owner was attempting a crown molding look although they mounted a couple of inches shy of the ceiling.

    Thanks for opening my eyes to use what I already have!

    Edited to add:
    Note to self - look at posting dates when reading.
    I didn't realize this thread was started so long ago! Regardless it's been great to see what other people have done in their sewing spaces!

    Here's a picture of what I'm talking about.. look the molding at the top of the wall near the ceiling.
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