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Thread: New Sewing Room - solutions for a smaller space

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    Wow, I thought I had a small space. Good organization.

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    I believe you could thread a quilt sleeve between the strings and the struts and cover those guitars with a quilt. If you can't take good care of them, maybe they'd get moved to a safer spot. In the meantime, how about behind the door right above the litter pans?

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    We just bought 2 of the 3 x 3 cubby units at Big Lots ($40) tonight to do the same thing with. I have 2 bookcases that will help fill in the space to make the cutting table big enough. Big Lots also has the cloth baskets that go in the cubbies ($4 each) I got six to start with. Can't wait to get mine looking like yours. Great job.

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    Looks great

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    A person can work wonders no matter how big or small a space is. My first "sewing room" was an unfinished bathroom in the basement. It didn't have the 4th wall - but was big enough for a table and machine, peg board with all supplies, and a chest of drawers for fabric. It was really a nice place to sew. Then it got turned into a real bathroom so lost that space!

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    Great looking space. I love your cutting table and I'm so jealous of your hardwood floors! (Mine are carpet.) Have you thought about putting casters on your cutting table? It looks like you've got space so you could move it out occasionally if you ever needed access to all four sides. Mine is a similar set-up with wheels but it doesn't roll well on my carpet.
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    I love hearing about what everyone else has done with their own small spaces!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Your room looks great! Since the guitars must stay, I think I might add a nice shelf for them along the top of the room. The guitars could lay on their sides for display and you could add quilt hanging racks on the shelf bottom or a design wall. Just a suggestion...
    We actually really enjoy the guitars. And Dad accesses them every few days - he plays a lot - so having them displayed in that way wouldn't really work for easy access. It just limits our ability to do anything with the walls, so we have to be creative in other ways.

    Quote Originally Posted by Material Witness View Post
    I believe you could thread a quilt sleeve between the strings and the struts and cover those guitars with a quilt. If you can't take good care of them, maybe they'd get moved to a safer spot. In the meantime, how about behind the door right above the litter pans?
    Hehe, I think Dad would have a heart attack if we used his guitars as hanging racks! He plays all of his babies a lot and takes wonderful care of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scraplady View Post
    Great looking space. I love your cutting table and I'm so jealous of your hardwood floors! (Mine are carpet.) Have you thought about putting casters on your cutting table? It looks like you've got space so you could move it out occasionally if you ever needed access to all four sides. Mine is a similar set-up with wheels but it doesn't roll well on my carpet.
    We had discussed casters on the bottom of the cutting table, but that would have made it too high for me to use comfortably (it's about an inch or two higher than I'd prefer right now, but that makes it perfect for Mom). The floors are a cheap laminate that imitates hardwood very nicely! A necessity with the pets. That room used to have dirty brown shag carpeting. Icky stuff.
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    great space, nice stash

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    Awesome job in organizing!! Whoo hoo!
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    Lovely space. I know you'll both enjoy it!

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    Wonderful room!!!

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    Congratulations ... a really lovely space in which to work!

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    I need an IKEA near me! I have never been to an IKEA store but it looks like I need to go. I have dreams of having my sewing table look like this. I am going to show to to my husband. Thank you for posting. It looks great.

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    Just wonderful feeling to turn a small room to a useful and enjoy it. What a great job!'

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    Love the cutting table made with the book shelves......great idea's.
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    A well done job, looks great, enjoy your time in your new space.
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    Oh, I like it! But how do you raise the table the sewing machine is on when you want to quilt??

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    You have made a great space to work in. Now, please let me come fabric shop in your closet.
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    I would have to take the guitars down and play them once in awhile but that would give me another reason to be there.

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    WOW!! Great space!! Have fun!!

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    great use of a small space,lovely
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    You've made good efficient use of your space - I love it!
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    It is a nice creative space!!
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    Really considering IKEA for my new little sewing room 11'4" X 11'4". So many bookcases to choose from for storage. Do any of you have a favorite?

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    very nice...

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