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Thread: My new sewing table and re-arranged sewing room

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    My new sewing table and re-arranged sewing room

    My son and DIL have been staying with us the last couple of weeks since they sold their house in Missouri and can't get into their new one in Rochester, MN until July 1st. My son offered to make me a new sewing table from a new counter top that was given to me. We bought 15" and 18" drawer cabinets that I stained and sealed for the base. We left them at counter height so I could keep all 8 drawers. Counter height was ok with me since I worked on lab benches that height during my career. I ordered a new drafting chair with adjustable height. My sewing machine bed is now even with the counter top which will make quilting easier for me.

    My room is 11.5 x 15ft and my husband built in a day bed which I often sit on to hand sew or dream of new quilts while listening to music or audiobooks. I intend to make a quilt cover and pillow shams for it someday. There are 4 large totes stored underneath it of which only 2 have my fabric stash in.

    My new room arrangement gave me a more wall space to hang my rulers and to increase the size of my design wall by sewing 2 flannel backed table cloths together. I set my ironing board up in front of storage shelves in my room when I need it.
    The closet is a little cleaned out but will eventually get more shelving to get things of the floor of it.
    Love my new organized room and especially my son whom you'll get a glimpse of in one picture.

    I'll post again with the rest of the pictures.
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    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    New sewing table and rearranged sewing room continued

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    Oh, I LOVE your sewing table!!! Been thinking of making something similar, to replace my old Kenmore cabinet.

    . . . and I especially love the "kitty mat!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Oh, I LOVE your sewing table!!! Been thinking of making something similar, to replace my old Kenmore cabinet.

    . . . and I especially love the "kitty mat!"
    HaHa! He has to get in as many pictures as he can!
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    Awww your cat is so cute and your space is very cozy!
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    Great job on the table, has kitty approved it yet?
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    Oh how neat is that? Lots of storage and nice sewing space. Sure wish I had a sewing "room". I have the dining room and always to to clean up and put away if company comes.
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    Using the cabinets as a base is a good idea. You guys did a great job.

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    Awesome sewing table I wish I had one like it.I also like your double wide design wall so neat!!
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    Wow I just love your sewing room and that day bed is so nice to have , your DH did a fine job on it.
    and your Son did a awesome job building you that table.!!! :thumup:
    May you always have Love to Share , Health to Spare, and Friends that Care!

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    Great sewing desk! Great son.

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    Love your choice of colors! My son moved out 2 weeks ago started the re-design and I painted mine a very similar color...I'll post pics when I'm done!

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    Love your sewing table. Your room is nice.

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    All is so great. Your son loves you dearly; well done. However, I would make one drastic change and that is the stool you sit on to sew. Honey that is not good at all. You need something that can support your back as well. Whoops I am not telling you what to do sorry! Its just a heads up.
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    I love the idea of a stool for your sewing area. I may get one now.

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    Looks good and hope you enjoy many hours sewing in it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by darlenedowns View Post
    All is so great. Your son loves you dearly; well done. However, I would make one drastic change and that is the stool you sit on to sew. Honey that is not good at all. You need something that can support your back as well. Whoops I am not telling you what to do sorry! Its just a heads up.
    The stool is just temporary until my new drafting chair arrives and I got a msg that it has shipped. The height is adjustable and it has a comfy looking back. Thanks for your concern Though!
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    ​Very nice spot to sew and it looks like a great place to create in.

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    Love it and your wall colour!!!
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    KathyKat, you've raised my curiosity. On your sewing machine, what is the purpose of the safety pin taped to your machine. I can see it is a "thread guide" but do you only use it with larger spools of thread?

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    great quilting room, good job
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    Lovely new table! You have a nice room, and the lime green walls are great!
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    Absolutely love it!!!

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    Oh Kathleen, that sewing table is gorgeous. I like your green walls too.

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    Great sewing room - thanks for sharing it with us!

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