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Thread: Anyone have their sewing table in the middle

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    Anyone have their sewing table in the middle

    Of the room? Do you like it there?
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    Mine is in the middle of the room, against the back of a couch.

    I like it there ... great lighting, I can see the TV, I can look out the window.
    I have sewn facing the wall, and hated it as I felt too closed in.
    In this home, I have the luxury of space and can do this, whereas I know many can not even consider this positioning because of minimal space.

    It works for me, though it would not work for a lot of people.

    You have to do what works for you!
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    i like mine in the middle of the room also ........at work i face the wall and hate it

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    I have a long banquet table along the wall in front of the window and mt sewing table at a right angle to it like an L. Works well for me!

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    My sewing table is in the middle of the room because of wall space...it's filled up with storage. I do have one machine that sits in front of a window looking out to my backyard. With my main sewing table in the middle of the room I am facing the doorway and DH can't sneek up on me and some lighting is from the overhead light. Also when quilting it is easier to add a small table to the back to help support the weight of a quilt.

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    Mine is against the wall and shelves above but I have a large window I can get a lot of light in the afternoon. The window gets a lot of morning sun but the blinds are shut during that time. Therefore it doesn't affect the fabric stash.

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    Mine is in the middle of the room, too... I can swivel and/or roll my chair (hardwood floor) to reach the desk behind me (filled with stuff I use) or the small ironing board (an old tv tray with a June Taylor cutting board/ironing surface on top)...
    I'm facing the tv and the door... lots of natural light but have to partially close the blinds depending on what time of day it is...
    I USED to sew and quilt in the dining room... and that was in the middle of the room too!! ha ha.. (sorry, couldn't resist!)
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    Mine is in the middle, I find working with large pieces or quilting large quilts I can butt the ironing board or fold up table against the sewing table to take the weight of the quilt easier, less pull on the fabric and easier to maneuver.

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    We have a large great room. My machine is behind the couch where I can look over the shoulder of the DH,look out the window,see the TV. My cutting table is at an angle to my right. I like to be in the same room as my spousal unit,so I can supervise him!LOL. The good housekeeping folks would likely not approve.
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    My machine is in the middle of the room. There is a design wall behind me and quilts in progress, a bag I put stuff in to carry to the finished basement where I store my fabric, books and batting.

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    I also have it set up in the middle of the room. With a design board behind me and another table in front of me. With 2 tables side by side it makes a very large work area for cutting, ironing and sewing. I just walk around the area to each station.
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    I like mine in the middle area so I don't feel crammed against a wall and I have more room for my projects to overflow if need be.
    TJ

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    My table is too large to put in center of room, 8 ft. by 4 ft. I have a large sewing room, it sits at one end, but I have my back to the wall and face out into the room, and my design wall is behind me.

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    I sew in the dining room table....

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    I am also in the middle of the room. I like the light from the window behind me and the view of the door and the TV. The only thing I struggle with is the number of electrical cords running under the table to the extension cord to the wall. I just can't seem to find the right place for them so that I am happy. I keep readjusting them.
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    Mine is in front of a lg window overlooking central texas landscape...it's time for fawns to be born,,,and I usually see these beautiful little babies thru my window..can't beat that, at least for me.

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    My main sewing table is at a right angle to the wall under a window. I tried having my back to the wall but it didn't feel right. I have a 7 foot table and two adjustable tables along one wall. The one furthest away from me holds my embroidery machine. I also have a Horn sewing table but I'm going to sell it as it's not necessary. I bought it for my embroidery machine forgetting about the embroidery arm. Still it allowed me to save $300.00 off my Janome table for my 6600. I have cement floors so can scoot all around on my wheeled chairs. I'm just so glad to have my sewing room, my retreat,"My Happy Place".

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    Dining room table for me too! Needless to say we eat in the kitchen.
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    i sew in the dining room table....
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    My sewing table is in the middle of the room. I pull my storage chests (Craftsman tool chest bottoms on wheels) to a convenient location and get ready to play. The design wall is to my right, family room furniture straight ahead, and misc. support table to my right. I need to get up and move around so the Big Board is in the next room, along with a six foot cutting/planning table on bed risers. I am in seventh heaven. Speaking of which, that's where I am headed now. Piecefully yours...K

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    Mine is in the middle. I can't stand having a wall in front of my face!
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    My machine is in the middle of the room and I love it. I hate facing a wall, and wouldn't know what to do without "catch" space at the back of the machine. I enlarged a desk to 4' x 6' and set my machine into one side of it. Working from the other side of the desk is my cutting area with a 36" x 56" cutting mat. This is my zen space.
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    Mine is in the middle of the room also backed up to the couch..have tried to make myself go to a separate room but always end up back here where we have an open kitchen and living room. Only problem...have to think what I'm doing when I get up as I share the area with cat food trays...yesterday backed up and stepped in the cat food dish.. Yuk!! I hate that squishy stuff between your toes...LOL

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    My work station (cutting, stitching, press & trimming) is in the center of the room. I love it there!

    If I am doing paper piecing or straight piecing, this works beautifully for me - no up and or twisting and turning. If I am doing marathon appliqueing, I move my machine to a sit-down area.

    I have the natural light toward my machine, I can see out the windows and I can easily access other work areas around the room.

    And, if you find you don't like it, it's not carved in stone so you can just change it up. Easy peasy.

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    Mine isn't exactly in the middle of the room but I can sit behind it facing out into the room. I have shelves on both sides of my table and I like to be able to see if someone comes in so they don't scare me. LOL

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    I just moved into a new quilting room and got used to having my 2 sewing tables back to back in the middle of the room while I was working on the walls around them. I'm leaving them that way now but they are pushed over so that the table ends butt up to a west window for good light. I like using the 2nd table for overflow when I'm quilting.

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