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    I try to stay neat but then things get crazy and its like the whole room just explodes! I cant find things I know I had! I think i have a gremlin in there somewhere! I have so many projects started but I have made a vow to try and start make more progress but I just dont have enough room
    and Lord know I cant get rid of any of my fabric!!!! That would just be sinful!!! LOL

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    WOW lots of great replies! Some of us are alike and others are different. Maybe that's what makes us all get along well.

    I was able to complete the non-quilting project tonight. Maybe I'll post pictures tomorrow under pictures.

    Thanks for your replies...night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    WOW lots of great replies! Some of us are alike and others are different. Maybe that's what makes us all get along well.

    I was able to complete the non-quilting project tonight. Maybe I'll post pictures tomorrow under pictures.

    Thanks for your replies...night!
    What is the non-quilting project. :)

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    My sewing area is frightful. It is overcrowded and disorganized. I really need a good week of sorting, folding and reorganizing.

    I have totally outgrown my crafting area with far too much stash. I need to start quilting and selling off and donating the quilts and table runners and placemats lol.

    Okay... I have to go and quilt to be able to use it and that doesn't get to happen too often :(

    But yeah, sewing area is less than inviting. It is just overall frightening.

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    You've got to be kidding right??? With me and my DH both sewing in here... It is a mass of confusion. So, I do most of mine in the living room in front of the TV!

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    I have a small space in my living /dinning area. If I let it get to out of control then everybody thinks they can dump stuff on it. (Usually it ends up being all my junk) but I try to keep it picked up since this is where people have to be when they come see us. If I have my project I am working on it is inviting me to come and work.

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    Good morning, I went from a 10x10 craft room to a 22x12. I took out a wall between two bedrooms when the kids moved out....OOOPS guess they aren't coming home again!!!LOL My room is in the process of being reorganized and I am just dying to get busy...WHEW HEW

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    My sewing area is neat and clean....I had to clean it up for my daughter's baby shower...guess what? The back room is now in chaos! LOL Had to put all sewing items in the back room that previously held baby stuff... now I have a baby/storage room.... Can't get rid of it and no time to sew right now... baby due tomorrow. AND, yesterday, I had to go buy some Binky!!! It never gets smaller, only grows and grows and grows. LOL

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    My sewing room is upstairs under the eves with a sky light, so it's rather small. I have no choice to keep the ironing board and some of the cutting surface cleaned while working. Now as for the boxes etc under the table, that's another story. Still trying to figure out how to store it all and remember what I have.......

    oops, forgot to say my room is always inviting but chaos is always peaking out from under the tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    My sewing room says "turn around and leave right now".
    lol...that's what mine says too

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    I want to be on one of those HGTV shows where a designer comes in and fixes rooms that are awful. My sewing room is also a playroom for grandchildren, and has books, toys, and even a huge plastic house in it. I almost have nowhere to work.

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    Mine is closet-size, so not exactly comfortable or inviting at all. I sewed in the lounge (dining room / living room) a few months ago while there was work going on in the house and loved it, but dh hated having my clutter appear in his space so I had to go back.

    I need more surfaces to keep things on, there's only my cutting mat and ironing board since the machine takes up its table, so naturally everything has to move to one surface when I have to use the other. Chaos is the result, and not the organised kind!

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    I love my sewing room.It is filled with alot of my favorite things.It is my private space and I enjoy it so much!!Messy or straightened up...It is mine and I feel blessed to have it.

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    I have been working on my combo office, sewing and spare bedroom, I just had my dh remove the clothes bar from the closet and put in shelves!! what a difference, all the tubs will be hidden in a closet, one shelf will be my idea layout. I wonder what my sister will think when she comes to stay and she will have no place to hang her clothes. I guess I am sticking to the old adage, "never make your guests too comfortable because like fish they stink after 3 days!"

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    OMG...

    the door would have to be quickly closed if anyone ventured upstairs to that area.......

    Please remain downstairs where one can maneuver around !!

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    I am one also who is driven crazy by clutter. I am new to quilting, but since I started, I made a habit to clean and tidy up after every project, it is not hard for me since I only work on one project at a time. I clean and oil my sewing machine, change the needle, organize the scraps from the project and dust and clean.

    It is a bit of work, but I enjoy organizing, and my sewing area (mostly) remains clutter free and inviting.

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    I do my sewing and quilting in my bedroom. My daughter who is kinda like a clean freak hates going into my room. She gets so upset because it is always so cluttered with quilting magazines and material and stuff here and there and everywhere. She keeps telling me that she is going to make me a craft room in the basement (when they finish) the basement that is. Well, I'm 63 years old now and it hasn't happened yet, so until it does ha ha, I will continue to work in my bedroom. I have a little craft table next to my be with my sewing machine on, with my cutters, measuring tapes, pencils etc. I have an ironing board set up for when I have to iron seams or even use it for cutting on. Lately, she's stopped going in my room, which is better for me. I don't have to hear her complain arout how disorganized or cluttered it is. All the other parts of the house is hers, my bedroom is mine. OFF LIMITS!

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    I sew in my bedroom, and it definately screams "clean me" most of the time... Sometimes it takes so long to clean that I'm not inspired to sew after!

    When I do get rid of the clutter and sew, I do have to clean up the project I'm working on, otherwise there would be no space to move, and that would bug me!

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    My sewing room is always neat. Can't stand clutter, I put rulers away after I finish using them. After sewing I put my nips away, my box of pins. As I sew and trim threads they go straight to the trash. After I finish with a project the fabric goes back into the bin or scrap box. I have pictures on the wall and a small quilt hangs on the wall at my sewing machine.
    In homemec we were told 'a place for everthing,
    and everything in its place'. And I have continued this throughout my house, sewing room included. :thumbup:

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    I just renovated my daughters bedroom into my sewing room.(she has been away at school, never to return full time that I can see) You will be able to do that one day. I tidy up before I leave the room. But!!! I do have a closet chelve I put call cut off ends in then take care off them when the start to fall out the door. Can't be to neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    I love my sewing room.It is filled with alot of my favorite things.It is my private space and I enjoy it so much!!Messy or straightened up...It is mine and I feel blessed to have it.
    I must congratulate your attitude. I feel the same way about my sewing room. The room use to be a nursery with built ins. DH put in a computer, desk, then a TV. During the day the only reason to leave this room is to eat! Love it here. It is my space!

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    What sewing area? I steal a corner from the kitchen when I sew. Then it has to be cleaned up before the next meal...
    :-(

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    My sewing room is so inviting , it's on the verge of being 'stalker-ish'... I've had several occaisions where the door shut just as I was trying to leave... so, what else could I do but stay?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    I love my sewing room.It is filled with alot of my favorite things.It is my private space and I enjoy it so much!!Messy or straightened up...It is mine and I feel blessed to have it.
    Ditto:
    The same for mine!! I have it in the basement with a walk out door, but all is welcome to come and go, sometimes it gets messy, sometimes it's not...

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    Not at the moment *pouts* It's a total mess! I haven't wanted to be down there in months.

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