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Thread: One corner at a time

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    One corner at a time

    My sewing room is also the dining room - well, you have to be VERY WORTHY for me to turn it back into a dining room even though the basics are still there. When my kids come we either go out to eat or squash around the kitchen table which seats 4. Anyway ....

    My husband built me a quilt ladder - http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...y-t195661.html - which I put in the living room where a small book case had been. The items on that bookcase are now sitting in laundry baskets waiting for a place to live in the kids' old bedrooms.

    The bookcase ended up in my sewing/dining room and THIS is how that came out! This cures one corner, but takes care of most of my yardage. The tubs still under the window contain backing - anything over 3 yds. Most of the fabric on the bookcase is 1 yard or a bit more. There are over 100 yards of fabric on this small bookcase. The tubs on the bookcase have fabric which is less than a yard - organized by color as well as I could manage it. The hutch which sets next to this window has bundles and kits - more on it later...

    More corners will be on display as the story continues....
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    WOW - who would have thought that little bookcase would hold so much!!!
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    JanTX, I can definitely sympathize with you, as my sewing room is also the dining room. I am impressed at how organized your bookshelf is and how much it holds. Of course, I do not have nearly that much fabric, but I have 1 corner of my dining room. It has my sewing table, a desk, and another table that I use to cut and press, and then put my Viking on it when quilting. Under my desk is a bunch of storage bins with my fabrics and such. My desk shares my computer, my radio, and my embroidery machine. I think we just need to get rid of the actual dining room furniture (or let me use it for quilting storage lol).
    ​Krysti

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    I have my sewing machine on the dining table - since that's kind of tall I sit on a stool. The china has been moved to the top shelf of the hutch and I have kits and bundles on the bottom shelf. I'd love to sell the china, but ... haven't taken that step yet.

    Thanks for the sympathy!
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    My dining room has also been my hobby room for 10-12 years. Dining room table (huge) shared with DH's leatherwork on occasion. I have gotten most of the fabric moved to my studio, but there's still all sorts of 'stuff' still in there...sewing patterns, lots of miscellaneous items like hot glue sticks, ribbon, you name it...
    Sooner or later it will all get put where it belongs!
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    doing good my friend, keep it up

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    Your organization looks great. I love the window panel...beautiful!!
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    this just reminded me of my mom's home (the home I grew up in). It was an old colonial with a very large formal dining room. I'm thinking now that if I had kept that house after she passed, I could have had a major sewing space.
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    just love to see BEFORE and AFTER pics! They are very motivating to me and you did a great job.
    I love the lace panels too!
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    Looks nice -

    A suggestion: Put a sheet or something over those fabrics so they won't get faded by the light

    It will spoil the nice look - but it will minimize possible damage -

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Looks nice -

    A suggestion: Put a sheet or something over those fabrics so they won't get faded by the light

    It will spoil the nice look - but it will minimize possible damage -
    oh gosh, your so right, bear!
    I was so busy admiring that I forgot ALL my fabrics are covered. Use something pretty.
    It doesn't have to spoil the look...you'll be glad you did
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    Very good job and looks so nice. I just use my dining table and haul stuff back and forth when I have something large to work on.
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    Very nice!
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    very nice indeed. Congratulations,
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    It looks so neat. I need to put my fabric on boards, but I am afraid of fading.

    And alot of times I sit and sew in the dining room, my excuse it helps me multi task more - sew, get supper ready, load the dishwasher, answer the phone, stir the pot, take the cookies out of the oven.

    You have a nice little spot there. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadeee55 View Post
    It looks so neat. I need to put my fabric on boards, but I am afraid of fading.

    And alot of times I sit and sew in the dining room, my excuse it helps me multi task more - sew, get supper ready, load the dishwasher, answer the phone, stir the pot, take the cookies out of the oven.

    You have a nice little spot there. Thanks for sharing
    I need to set the timer when I leave the kitchen/cooking. Time goes by very quickly when I'm sewing - or at the computer!

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    Very nice job it's looking good.
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    You made your space work, that's all that matters, it looks very nice.
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    Nice job on the cleanup! I'm impressed with how well you made the bookcase work. Very nice.

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    Very pretty fabric bookcase.

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    You know how I got my own sewing space? By taking first a corner, then a bedroom, then another. When the last son went off to college, my hubs said (no kidding here), "you're getting a separate sewing room before you move our bed out." As if I tossed the kids out.....I may have encouraged just a teensy bit, but they were hitting 20! You see, keep it up but be careful that you don't appear too pushy.

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    I love what you have done already, I also have the dining room as hobbyroom and more it is even my bedroom now(I sleep in a hospitalbed). I cann't get up the stairs anymore so everyting I do for hobbyand that quit a lot) I do in the dining room, for the moment because we are going to install a stairelevator and then I can go upstairs again, my husband already paint the former room of our son(he lives at his girlfriend know)so in a short time I will finaly have my own hobbyroom and looking forward to it. Later on I will post some pictures when we start to decorate it.
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    100 yards of fabric?? In my wildest dreams I could not imagine that being YOUR stash versus a quilt store. You are a very fortunate lady!!


    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx View Post
    My sewing room is also the dining room - well, you have to be VERY WORTHY for me to turn it back into a dining room even though the basics are still there. When my kids come we either go out to eat or squash around the kitchen table which seats 4. Anyway ....

    My husband built me a quilt ladder - http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...y-t195661.html - which I put in the living room where a small book case had been. The items on that bookcase are now sitting in laundry baskets waiting for a place to live in the kids' old bedrooms.

    The bookcase ended up in my sewing/dining room and THIS is how that came out! This cures one corner, but takes care of most of my yardage. The tubs still under the window contain backing - anything over 3 yds. Most of the fabric on the bookcase is 1 yard or a bit more. There are over 100 yards of fabric on this small bookcase. The tubs on the bookcase have fabric which is less than a yard - organized by color as well as I could manage it. The hutch which sets next to this window has bundles and kits - more on it later...

    More corners will be on display as the story continues....
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    wow..that is a much better use for a book shelf/ book case/ anyways......it looks so nice now.......
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    I also use to sew in my dining room for years and years. LUckily my dh didn't mind that I left the project there until ti was done. Now I have my own studio and I love it. But we quilters will sew anywhere we can!!
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