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Thread: My Sewing Nook

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    My Sewing Nook

    I thought I'd share some pics of my sewing space. It's not huge and it's not fancy, but it works for me. For now anyway. lol My husband told me I couldn't even entertain the idea of taking over the garage or the bedroom.

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    My little space is set up in a built in corner bench in my kitchen area.

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    My machines are my mom's old Singer, and the other day she gave me her old Janome serger. Until I can get something a little more stable, I've got them on tv trays.

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    This little three drawer cart holds my supplies, and I have that sorter holding my scissors, rulers, etc.

    I set up my ironing board when I need it, and when I'm cutting out anything, I use my dining room table, which isn't far away.
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    Nothen like having your own space, love the lace sorter !
    happy quilting !
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    Great space, enjoy!!!

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    A fabulous beginning! You are on your way to taking over a bedroom or the garage! Your husband will figure it out in awhile!

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    Thanks ladies!

    LOL Grandma58 - Since he works in the oilfield and is gone alot, I could have the space taken over before he'd even notice!
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    Great use of the space! It is amazing how us quilters can get such a functional work area, all organized, with a very limited space! I had to reduce mine when we moved, from a large bedroom and wall-to-wall closet, to a small nook with no closet (I have to use my bedroom closet, which thankfully, is a large one) to store all fabrics, and some tall wire shelving and a couple of tressel tables. When my ironing board is up, there is just enough room for me to take one step around! But, I make it work!

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    What a nice space you have made for yourself! I have a few of the plastic drawers and love them.
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    Do you have storage under the bench seats? There is usually a empty area under them.

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    It's a sweet little nook because it's all yours! When looking at your picture an idea came to me. Wouldn't that be a great spot for one of the hospital bedside table to put your machine on? You know the ones that you can raise and lower and that has nice rollers on the feet. I'm thinking I need to be on the lookout for one of those!

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    Nice usage of your space. Small and compact. But, you have it organized nicely. Enjoy your little niche.
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    You have a nice space all for yourself and we all need that. Enjoy it and have lots of fun!

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    Thanks ladies!

    Pat M. - when they built that one, they didn't make it so the seat would raise up.
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    Excellent use of space!

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    I'm like you I don't have much space are room either , but I like you make it work for me, you go girl!!

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    VERY good use of space, I like it!...
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    I envy you to have a place that you can walk away from. Everything is in my living room. :0/
    Sometimes you just have to sit in a chair and jog in order to get anywhere.
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    Thanks ladies!

    Chairjogger - I wouldn't have had space in our last home, it was 850 sq feet for four people, and we'd outgrown it long ago! We moved here in November and at first I couldn't decide what I was going to do with that little nook. Then I started getting interested in the quilting my mom was doing. In that little house, I didn't do any crafts, there just wasn't room.
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    That's nice. Love your new sewing nook.

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    Neat and Nice! Enjoy! I am on an oversized card table in the guest bedroom. Linen closet is fabric and notions. Monday I purchased a pressing board for the end of the table so I don't always have to have the ironing board up. Amazing what we can do in our own little spaces isn't it? :-)

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    Just an idea, but I've been needing a long small table for one of my machines and Walmart has a table with legs that fold up in the furniture section that is 4 ft long and 20 or 24 inches wide that looks very sturdy. It's $24. I'm thinking of buying one if I can't find something cheaper used. You might want to look at it. You could put plastic drawers under it for storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma58 View Post
    A fabulous beginning! You are on your way to taking over a bedroom or the garage! Your husband will figure it out in awhile!
    Love that. lol

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    That's a nice space! You have it well organized. It's better than some of my earlier places I had to use to sew.
    She who dies with the most fabric didn't sew fast enough!

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    Isn't it amazing what we can do when we want to???? Small space or big room, we still produce beautiful things.

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    It's sooo nice when you have a spot to leave your machines set up. Enjoy!

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    Love your nook. You seem to have thought of everything!

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