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    My more user friendly space

    My sewing room was so non-user friendly that it was uncomfortable doing much work in there. I had a huge cutting table that sat on saw horses and worked really good for cutting but it took up most of the room, so this last weekend my husband bought me a new folding table to put in its place. We re-arranged the room, moved things out and now I have a more friendly work space, including a design wall that has a flannel sheet that I got for a couple bucks at Goodwill. Yea! The closet has a metal kitchen rack ( like the little one in another picture only full size) that has all my other sewing notion storage and other stuff on it.
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    Now I know how to use the quilt stand I saw one at my local thrift store but did not buy it because not sure how to use it. Thanks!

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    Don't you feel great now that you're organized. Can you tell us about the bag hanging on the wall. Looks like it would be great for classes.

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    That's great! It's amazing how just re-organizing, etc., can get you motivated! Now you can start really pumping out those beautiful quilts!

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    You inspire me to get more organized.

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    Great space! Love your bag for you cutting mat in the first pic. Can you tell us the name of the pattern?
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    yes i would like to know more about that bag and love your quilty space...
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    Thanks everyone for your interest in my quilt tote. I wish I could give you a pattern for it, but there really isn't one specific one I can name. I was looking through the web one day for a way to carry my small mat, a small cutting ruler, and other quilting tools and couldn't find one I really liked, so I took the basic shape of a small one I saw and built on it with a few of my own tweeks to get what would work for me. I wish I could share with you but I didn't write anything down. I could take some pictures for you to look at, but I don't know if that will help you any.
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    Nice area to work in.

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    Looks good sometimes rearranging gets you re energized.
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    My first goal for 2012 to reorganize. Can I do it and get it done?
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    Thanks for sharing your pictures. Each post on this topic gives me more ideas - now to try to pull them all together for my space - a goal for 2012 - for sure!!

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    Great work, I realy lke the mat bag, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble View Post
    My first goal for 2012 to reorganize. Can I do it and get it done?
    Believe me if I could do it you will be able to do it, you just have to want to. I just got so tired of fighting that huge table and my husband suggested we see what it would cost to buy a smaller table. His idea, kinda weird for him. They were on sale so we went and looked at them and came home with one. You just may need to set up what you have in a way that works for your sewing style.
    You will feel happy with yourself if you get your sewing room organized and set up for easier access to all the things you need. I was up at 7:30 sewing this morning. I don't mind being in there now.
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    Nice room!!!! Looks good. Like your little scissors holder thingy!

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    Your room looks great!! And I would love to see more pictures of your quilting tote!
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    Very nice room I loved the way you used the quilt stand

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    Great area....you must feel better being all organized! Wish I was!

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    nicely organized!
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    I am working on getting my space more organized and user friendly also. I recently got all my material out of bins where I couldn't see just what I have and put up a small shelving unit in my closet and now I have a better feel for what I've got or what I need to get. I also got a cutting table which helps tremendously. Being able to see what I have has helped me get 5 mug rugs made for Christmas gifts and also I have picked out material to make a tote bag for my sister and found the perfect scraps for an applique Christmas wall hanging pattern that I have. With the holidays upon us now, I will probably only be working on Christmas gifts/decorations but I'm hoping once January arrives I'll have time to make a D9P. I've still got a lot more I can organize but the progress I've made recently has certainly helped inspire me.
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    Amazing what one change (new table) can lead to. Thanks for sharing.
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    Do I see a dog crate in there somewhere?

    Looks great!
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    what a great space. i'm so glad it is more user friendly to you now. I love the colors of the walls.
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    Nice place to sew
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    Never thought about a pegboard, great idea. also love the bag that holds your cutting mat, thats a great idea too. I am now inspired to clean up my sewing area. Thanks for sharing
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