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    sewing room furniture

    My winter project is going to be getting my sewing room furniture done. I have lots of different types of storage - a mish mash of stuff, and I want to buy a storage cabinet of some kind. I've been googling sewing / craft storage cabinets but am not having much luck looking for something big!!!

    Can anyone recommend a store? Keeping in mind I'm in Canada, so they need to at least ship there!

    Thanks very much!

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    Do you have an Ikea near you? There are some great Ikea hacks for cutting/storage cabinets, but the cost of shipping the parts (most are based of Kallax units) can be prohibitive (unless you're ordering a lot of stuff).

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    I can walk to the Ikea LOL ... I don't want hacks LOL I am trying to find something that is specifically for sewing .. something that someone else has already thought out!!!!

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    oh dear.....I am offering a hack! But it is a brilliant one....at least I think so....I bought a lawyers bookcase...you know...one with the extra deep shelves and glass doors that flip down. I love it and I would think it better serves my use than stuffed with large oversized books.....I take my yardage leave it folded like it comes of the bolt and wrap anything between 1-2 yards around a 24 x 6 inch ruler and then fold it in half, I take anything between 2 and 3-4 yards and wrap it around my 8.5 x 24 inch ruler and fold it in half. Then I stack them on the shelves with the short folds out....I can tell at a glance what is in my stash and the approximate size of it. On the bottom shelve I do have some larger cuts of fabric stacked for backings and two cloth boxes for my wool. The glass doors cover the fabric to keep dust out and I have the bookcases against the south interior wall so the sun never shines on it....yeah....I love this hack....one of the best things I bought. It is sturdy and was half price. The movers had a challenge fiting it through the door of my small bedroom turned sewing room....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    I can walk to the Ikea LOL ... I don't want hacks LOL I am trying to find something that is specifically for sewing .. something that someone else has already thought out!!!!
    Some of those hacks actually are quite well thought out. DH and I made this one for my sewing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkc View Post
    Some of those hacks actually are quite well thought out. DH and I made this one for my sewing room.
    do you have a pic?

    to anyone else ... if you have a pick of a "hack" ... please post! I just don't want to spend days trying to get "something" to work. I would rather pay money for something that I can put together (or give to my dad to put together lol)

    thanks!

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    Hi Marion,

    Do you have container store there? I use the wire basket system for storing threads, notions, charm/fat quarters. I like this system as it is flexible (height, width and baskets) depending on storage needs. Look in the office supply stores for storage solutions. Lateral file cabinets will hold lots of different items.

    Do you have a plan of the space? Is there a closet in your sewing room? Is the storage efficient and organized?

    You can just use bookcases/cabinets as desired. It doesn't have to be a hack from ikea.

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    MarionsQuilts .... Eddycrest might be the type of furniture you are looking for.
    Not exactly in your part of the province, but in Ontario ...
    https://www.eddycrest.ca/
    His furniture is definitely designed for quilters. Lots of possibilities whether you buy one piece, several, or get one now and add more later on.

    His Mom's quilt store ...
    http://www.countrypatchworks.ca


    Just took a look at his site and noticed that Ateliers Quilt & Coton in Gatineau reps for him. I'm sure they must have at least one piece in the shop, so that you can get a sense of the quality.

    Not sure if you have any big quilt shows in your area, but he does take his show on the road quite a bit, all across the country. So that would be another possibility to check things out IRL.

    I bought one of his sewing desks a few years back. Started with the basics and did a few customizations for me.

    If you are interested, email me, and I'll give you some more thoughts, if I were ordering again.
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    I'm looking for something like this:

    https://www.theoriginalscrapbox.com/products/dreambox

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    Ikea has a lot of nice pieces and storage made for a craft room. You should go and look.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewbizgirl
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarionsQuilts View Post
    I'm looking for something like this:

    https://www.theoriginalscrapbox.com/products/dreambox
    Looks interesting! ..... and oh so organized.

    You could always call Eddycrest and ask.
    He does custom work, so there is always a possibility.

    Wonder how deadly the end price would be if you imported it yourself?
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    Have u checked out “theoriginalscrapbox”. They have a to die for hobby box use machine in it store all your notions thread fat qtrs. U name it. I’ve had mine for a few years n just love it. U can look me up on here as I have posted pics of my remodeled garage into sewing studio even tho it is a work in progress & they ow have one called dream box. They r located in Utah n ship all over. Not any more expensive than buying a bunch of cabinets from ikea

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    Did I say I love my ScrapBox. It folds into a 3ft square box that stretch’s to 9 sq ft

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    if you are looking for something like the 'scrapbox", have you thought about hiring a carpenter to make you one? You might have to go to IKEA and buy the different parts and have someone fit all the parts together, such as hinges, wheels etc... it might be worth your time and trouble.

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    I think we'd all take a dream box. My cutting table is an old desk, my ironing station is a baby changing table. The fabric is sorted into color families and in Sterilite tubs. Everything is labeled and all instructions are in notebooks.

    Good luck on that furniture quest. Let us see when you get it done.

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    thanks all! The dream box might be an option - just saw that they have it available in Canada ... the other option is to take the picture to Ikea and take my dad LOL and see if he can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Looks interesting! ..... and oh so organized.

    You could always call Eddycrest and ask.
    He does custom work, so there is always a possibility.

    Wonder how deadly the end price would be if you imported it yourself?
    I'm afraid to ask!

    I don't mind paying a fair bit to have exactly what I want. I'm not married, so have no dependents, and I am still working, so not on a fixed income. I want to to have everything set up so that when I do retire (in about 20 years hahaha) I have everything done, and don't have to worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    MarionsQuilts .... Eddycrest might be the type of furniture you are looking for.
    Not exactly in your part of the province, but in Ontario ...
    https://www.eddycrest.ca/
    His furniture is definitely designed for quilters. Lots of possibilities whether you buy one piece, several, or get one now and add more later on.

    His Mom's quilt store ...
    http://www.countrypatchworks.ca


    Just took a look at his site and noticed that Ateliers Quilt & Coton in Gatineau reps for him. I'm sure they must have at least one piece in the shop, so that you can get a sense of the quality.

    Not sure if you have any big quilt shows in your area, but he does take his show on the road quite a bit, all across the country. So that would be another possibility to check things out IRL.

    I bought one of his sewing desks a few years back. Started with the basics and did a few customizations for me.

    If you are interested, email me, and I'll give you some more thoughts, if I were ordering again.
    I second this - family owned business, quality products and absolutely lovely stuff.....not to mention nice folks running both the furniture and quilt shop too!
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    The Dream Box is a lovely piece of furniture and I love that it all folds away neat and tidy. Knowing me though, it wouldn't get folded up nicely very often! LOL
    A husband is the perfect confidant to tell your secrets to - he can't reveal them to anyone else because he wasn't really listening when you told him!

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    The craft box box looks nice but it is practical for your sewing space? Determine what you will store in the unit and where it will be placed. Will everything fit or do you need a secondary storage area?

    In other words, first plan what you need to store and the required space for the. Then find the furniture unit. How do you like to store threads, rulers, stabilizers, etc?

    Will the "box" meet your storage needs; current and future? Lots of decisions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkc View Post
    Some of those hacks actually are quite well thought out. DH and I made this one for my sewing room.
    I love this!!!

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    I went to the Eddycrest site and his pieces are beautiful. But I have to ask - what is "Crokinole"? Even after I clicked on it, I still couldn't figure out what it was.
    People will see your quilts long after you're gone - NOT your housework!

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    Hubby and I started putting my Kangaroo sewing cabinet together yesterday. I bought it in May 2017 when Arrow was having a sale for cabinets that were missing a Joey to go with it. Got it for $400 with free shipping and put in storage until yesterday (hubby had just had back surgery when I bought). Finally getting it put together, can't wait for it to be finished.

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    I also have a kangaroo sewing cabinet n a larger koala sewing cabinet. The larger one I use as my cutting station with a large Martelli’s cutting mat left set up on it. The smaller I use to sew on. I also have a dingo cabinet n a Joey cabinet. Those two I purchased from a nearby lady for $200. I have the Brother Innovis 3000 that I sew with. My big machine will be set up on the dingo cabinet when I get it moved out into the studio I use large bookcases to hold my stay on magazine boards. Yes I worked n saved my money n got bargains by buying from ladies who were changing the direction of their sewing

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    it's going to take a ton of planning LOL I don't want "low" furniture cabinets. I want a full wall of storage. I don't just have quilting stuff that will go in there either. I do glass etching as well, so will want those supplies in there. I also knit and crochet so want those supplies in there too. I basically want all of my craft supplies in one spot.

    I looked at the Eddiecrest site, and they don't have what I am looking for, which is too bad, because it's somewhat local and would be much cheaper to ship.

    I've printed the layout of the dreambox and am going to visit Ikea (I can walk there) and see if I can find stuff that would work.

    The other thing I have to keep in mind is that the dreambox comes with all the accessories, and if I go the Ikea route, I have to buy all of those accessories because I don't have all those storage bins LOL

    Decisions, planning LOL ... this is why I am starting now ... nothing will happen til January!

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