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Old 01-05-2018, 03:44 PM
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Lol I think my family would have me committed if they could actually see my dining room table
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:20 PM
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I use my sewing room for storage only since I have too much stuff, especially fabric. I am turning the living room into my sewing room for my Tiari II. He wants me to sell the living room sofa and loveseat. The family room is very large since we enclosed one of the garages into it. It took 52 sq. yards of carpet. So I am undecided what to do. I have 2 sewing machines that I use besides the Tiari and the serger. If I am cutting a lot, I use a hard cardtable because I can put that up most anywhere. I have to sew on the kitchen table with my Babylock because it is plastic and jumps around too much. Right now I am doing a queen size that I cut out on Monday and is almost done. All the little sewing items I keep in 2 baskets that I tote around. Lost my pen for labels and my pin pickup wand so I have to close the holes in my one basket. It has chicken wire and is real cute but I love it. I am hoping to find a new home this year sometime so I can spread out. Getting old and I want certain things in my life. Husband only needs his recliner,
books, refrigerator, and powder room. What the heck. I have needs too.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:32 PM
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Years ago I mainly used my dining table to cut on, sandwich and quilt on. Every night I put my stuff back into the small sewing room and into cabinets in there. Now I have a dedicated sewing room with a door that closes..
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:32 PM
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We use the dining room table to eat our meals on, So we have a really nice desk in the living room and the desk in the living room ,now is a sewing table, desk has drawers, haha.
We replaced the big computer and monitor with a laptop, which used to be on the desk . I can watch TV with family while sewing. Cutting is done on planned days when no one is around. I have the small rotating mat to use to cut small pieces and square up. I have a laundry basket to stash that in , put that on desk chair and scoot it up when done.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:14 PM
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Use a rolling suitcase!
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:48 AM
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How about a rolling wire shelving unit? You can put your machine on a tray to keep the feet from going through the wires. Plastic tubs for projects and tools. S hooks to hang rulers and mats off the side. Sew up a slip cover to throw over top and roll it anywhere you have space while the dining room is in use. You can find a pretty sturdy chrome unit with 2 to 5 shelves (how much do you need to hide?!) Roll it right up to your table to unload the machine when you're ready to sew and all your stuff is right there. They go together easily and come apart for storage when its not needed.

Disclaimer!!: I have a dedicated sewing room, so maybe my idea is nuts, but I thought it might work. I do let my occasional guests sleep in the bed that takes up space in my sewing room! I try to think of it as a mannequin for quilts! I use my kitchen island to do my cutting as its easier on my back.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:31 PM
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It depends on whether or not I have and impending emergency to clean up or not. If not, when I finish a project, I put all supplies, thread, fabric scraps, feet, where they go. If we are having overnight guests, then most of the mess goes in my bedroom closet and I deal with it later.
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