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Thread: No more sewing room for me,:( , help!!!

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    I know your pain-since my move across country my little bedroom has all my sewing tables-collapsed against the wall- fabrics and tons of misc quilting treasures along with the bed -dresser and a lg TV so in order to be creative its just to much work so all I've done is make curtains (at the dining room table)
    since being here and it was easier to buy the fabric then dig through dozens of totes and being in a rented house I have no options of adding on a room or nice shed. And I decided to make do til I find a place to buy. Althou I hate the thoughts of moving again but I believe with a lot of patience the wait for my own creative corner with a door will be so worth it.And of course I pray to the Quilt Fairy for any assistance she can give

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    If the futon is too low, buy bed risers and then you have under-bed storage--hidden, of course! I could have a 20 x20 room, and it would still look like we'd had an earthquake!

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    How about moving DH's computer stuff to the garage or bedroom & claim the room all to yourself for now. Bet your new room would get done lots faster that way. (A devilish giggle.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    thinking the kitchen might make a good sewing room....keep the fridge.....ditch the stove and put the sewingmachine there......plywood covers for the drainboards with cutting mats on top.....ironing board blocking the door....all that cupboard space when you discard all the dishes and cooking stuff.....take out menus on the fridge door

    fly these ideas across hubbys radar and see how quick that extra room is built !
    I sew in my kitchen. In my living room I have two computer armoirs without the shelves and have storage bins with my fabric separated by color and the small slots hold the other items. I use my built in stove top for my ironing board, unless I have large pieces and then I bring out the ironboard. I use my kitchen table as my cutting board and sewing area as we eat in the living room every day anyway. It is a bit messy but you make do with what you have. When I get company I put everything in the armiores and close the doors and no one sees anything.
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    I think you should just work on your hand quilt and spend some time drawind/designing your new room. That is fun too!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    BTW, if anyone wants to store a bobbin and spool together, there are many, MANY other ways. Years ago, I discovered a certain sized dowel fits perfectly into a wooden "wheel" (from the hobby section of HL or WM). You can cut the dowels to the length you want, long enough to hold both spool and bobbin. The wheel allows it to stand. Easy and cheap, to make.

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    Can you put "risers" under the feet of the futon for more space? Put a door over the arms of the futon for a table??
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    I use the nice Rubbermaid shelves, the nice sturdy ones. I have found that if I use my hutch, I can't find anything, and most of my stuff doesn't fit then. I live in a very tiny one bedroom apartment. I use half of my big bedroom as my sewing area.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    I also have the same problem of just moving and no space yet , just keep doing your hand sewing until you can work out a way to have more room.
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    Can you sew in your bedroom? Put bins under the bed and fabric in the nightstand.The top of the bed is a great place to lay everything out.
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    If you can have any type of table for a work surface, you can store stuff beneath it. I did that for a long time. Dee in CA

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    Because I seemed to have fabric etc in every room I decided to buy a portacabin and move everything to do with crafts out to it. It is great, I can just walk away from whatever I'm sewing and it remains the same until I go back. I have plenty room for machines and cutting table, ironing board and hubby has made me a design board that I have hung on wall. It is terrific no more plundering through bags of fabric to see what I need. All on shelves and tidy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newjeepgreen View Post
    Because I seemed to have fabric etc in every room I decided to buy a portacabin and move everything to do with crafts out to it. It is great, I can just walk away from whatever I'm sewing and it remains the same until I go back. I have plenty room for machines and cutting table, ironing board and hubby has made me a design board that I have hung on wall. It is terrific no more plundering through bags of fabric to see what I need. All on shelves and tidy.
    Wow, that's interesting. Please give us some information about the building. What size is it and how much do they cost?

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    My thought is you might want to check for a used camper. All the comforts of home and plenty of storage. Then when your room is built you could resell it.

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    Now that is a great idea! Or if you do not have one yet you could get a long arm and keep it in the trailer. Hehehehe


    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jan View Post
    My thought is you might want to check for a used camper. All the comforts of home and plenty of storage. Then when your room is built you could resell it.
    Anna Quilts

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    I love it!!!!!
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    Yep, I feel your pain. Downsized from a full basement sewing room to a small bedroom sewing room. My kitchen is bigger than my sewing room and I HATE TO COOK! Vertical is the way to go, of course, closets, under beds, dresser drawers, are good storage areas. But I still have to downsize my stash, no room to move in my new cubicle!
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    I would move everything out of the largest room in the house and set up shop until my studio was done. Of course I live alone and my studio is the largest room in the house.

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    I am with u here, sold our home and miss my sewing room I just had all set up so nice. Will b making one in the cellar here come fall but at least I do have room. U will figure it out and it will work for u until DH gets the add on for u. Enjoy your lap quilting too.
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    I really miss mine, too . . . but the outdoor shed is turning out to be pretty nice. If you have a little yard space, you can make a pretty decent sewing shed, from one; just make sure you insulate it. Dh built a wall in ours, then insulated the front portion. As we finish getting rid of extra "stuff" in the back, we'll insulate and fix up that section, to make a large closet. Just gotta get the kids to take some of these extras (from downsizing)!
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    put a straw cut to length you need over the thread rack spindle. it will hold several bobbins and the spool of thread on it together. I put my bobbin on the bottom, thread spool on top of the bobbins.
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