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Old 09-20-2019, 02:12 AM
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I am also in a small bedroom for my quilting space. Please go to the link to see the table I use that is a great space saver. I added wheels to raise the height and also allow me to move it around the room. The drawers are for storing the quilting supplies.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/norden-...irch-90423887/

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Old 09-20-2019, 03:16 AM
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I am also in a small bedroom for my quilting space. Please go to the link to see the table I use that is a great space saver. I added wheels to raise the height and also allow me to move it around the room. The drawers are for storing the quilting supplies.

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/norden-...irch-90423887/
I love that table, thanks for the link
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:25 AM
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[QUOTE=wesing;8303603]I would definitely recommend ditching the ironing board and making yourself a flat ironing surface. It can be placed on your horizontal space when you need it and slid behind a piece of furniture when you don't. There are tutorials galore on YouTube. I attached a pic of mine. We've been able to carve out a "permanent" space for it so it stays where it is full-time now.

Attachment 617572I did this also until the heat from the iron transferred through and warped my cutting mat. So do be careful. However you can take that same iron board and put it on your table end when needed. A small TV tray covered for an ironing surface works great. I use an old microwave cart on wheels for my pressing mat. It can then roll next to me and make my sewing surface L shaped. Maybe on your wire shelves you can “hook” a display wall to hang. They can be made from the pink insulation sheet covered with flannel. Then it is removable if you need to get something off the shelf and something better to look at than filled shelves. Good luck! Your room will evolve over time.

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Old 09-20-2019, 04:40 AM
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Like many others, i am in a small bedroom too. After my sons left the nest i had the choice of one of their bedrooms for my sewing room - i took the one with 2 windows! 😊 It’s been a work in progress for a while but i think i finally have it the way i want it. Work area with a small table, my main sewing machine and my sitdown longarm are in the center of the room. I have a separate cutting table and an ironing station. My brother gifted me with a beautiful treadle so had to work that in too! My goal was to have a cozy but comfortable space where two people could sew (gotta have room for your quilting buddy!) - but still be able to move around freely without having to squeeze between things. When planning the best layout for me i measured the room within an inch of its life many, many times! Last October i got the sitdown longarm... amazingly it nested perfectly in the center of the room with my main sewing machine and a small work table! It took some talking... but finally convinced my DH that i really, really, really wanted my Happy Place painted Lilac (he is an outdoors kinda guy and freely admits that his favorite “color” is camo)!

Excuse the mess, been working in there! The one good thing about a small space is that you usually need to put one project away before you start another. But at least it’s my room and i can leave things out if i want. Our house has an open floor plan and this room can be readily seen from the main area. But if i have a mess i can just shut the door!
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:47 AM
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Beautiful room!
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:54 AM
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Lucky you! like everything bout it. Happy sewing/quilting.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:27 AM
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You're so fortunate to be planning your room out now. It looks like you'll have many happy hours there.
I agree about the ironing surface. Put the ironing board somewhere else in the house. My surface is 20'' x 45'' but I wish now that it were a bit longer - say 50 or 58 inches.
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:51 PM
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Your sewing room is beautiful! thanks for all the pictures!
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:57 PM
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Also thank you everyone for all the ideas; I have never had any kind of personal space except for sleeping before....it is kind of exciting!

I guess I want to go as minimal as possible until I know for sure what works and what won't work. I don't want to put a lot of $$ into big expensive pieces of furniture that I won't use or won't work for my space. I think that is why I wanted to ask for suggestions first, to listen to people who have been here before.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:33 PM
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If you haven't already, get some graph paper. Measure the size of your space including window, door, and the space the shelves take up. Then figure out the size of your sewing table, etc and how this will fit into the allotted area.

Yes to the over the door clear plastic shoe bag...I just picked one up at W.mart for around $8.

Hanging a design wall (back side of a vinyl tablecloth) over the shelves sounds like a great idea.

Can you attach S hooks to the wire shelves? I was able to do this and then hang wire baskets to the hooks on the exposed end of some shelves in a WIC. You may be able to make fabric baskets instead of buying "new". Maybe some ideas here...you can customize size to your space.

https://www.patchworkposse.com/50-fa...ins-tutorials/

Best of luck as you design this little cozy space.
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