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Thread: Sewing Studio

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    Sewing Studio

    I have moved into a new working studio upstairs (5 floors) from my older one. I kept the five large cabinets of fabrics in the downstairs studio, a relief to my husband. I left my Accu-Cut GrandMark Die Cutter and supplies downstairs.

    The new studio has a closet that has hidden shelving, holds over ten sewing machines. I use a former dining room table as my cutting table, but it has layers on top of it. I have a very heavy drafting table top on top of the dining room, that enables me to move the surface around as I need without moving the table. On top of that is a large heavy-duty ironing pad as large as the table. On top of that I have two large green cutting mats that I have taped together in order to cover the table. I can fold the mat over or remove it if I want to press a large quilt on the ironing pad. I have a large container of yarn under the table along with other miscellaneous supplies.

    I have the Tin Lizzie 18 sit down machine in the table it came with, a large desk unit with a Baby Lock Espire and a Baby Lock Quest Plus. I have a design wall behind the door. The open closet has several units of Iris Storage Drawers. I took the wheels off the drawers and I use heavy duty Velcro to attach the units on top of each other. I have used this for years without a problem. I label all drawers as to what is in them. I have at least one drawer for each color of thread. I have a lot of drawers for art quilting supplies and equipment. I have a separate Iris Storage Drawer unit under the Tin Lizzie that has fabric scraps separated by color.

    I have a corner set aside for color pencil art, also used in designing quilts.

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    Lynda
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    Tin Lizzie 18 Sit-down model
    Baby Lock machines
    other machines

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    Wow! What a great set up!!!

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    Can I come play ??? Sounds like you have a spot for me
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    You are very lucky to have such a wonderful space to work in. Great job!
    Debra

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    Great room. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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    Wow, that is a great sewing studio!

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    Great room, everything you need to make plenty of quilts.

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    I agree with the wow factor...

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    I love your machine.....
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    Very nice work area and lots of toys.

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    The room looks wonderful! A place you can stay in all day! Really like the sewing chair, it adds personality! Hope you will have time to play now that everything is pretty well done.

    Enjoy,
    Lisa

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    Wow, your green and orange quilt on the wall sure brightens the room up. I like it. Wish I had a room like that, and wish I had a quilting machine like that.

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    Very nice, I need to get in and clean up my sewing room, have fabric every where. One of my machines is in for service, but I still have my Babylock Ellisimo and my BabyLock Decorator's choice.
    I just hate to take my embroidery unit off to use my Ellisimo for general sewing. I normally use my Baby Lock Quest for my general sewing.
    I take my Decorator's to all my classes, great machine.
    Nancy. . . Alameda, Ca.

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    lots of room for creating, lucky you.
    Retired & enjoying life

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    Very nice studio! Enjoy! Luann
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    You have a fantastic studio! Looks huge and tin lizzie looks great!
    Bonnie

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    love your Yellow Submarine!
    Maybe some day it will all be nice and fancy!

    Slowly getting back into the swing of things!

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    I see you also have a superviser/quilt inspector in your sewing space with you.

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    Nice work space. Lots of room.
    I cannot count my day complete 'till needle, thread and fabric meet.

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    VERY NICE!... Wish I had room to store 10 machines, we have them strung all over the house.
    Country 1

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    great play room-and a cute inspector
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    What a great studio! My favorite part is your kitty, though.

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    nice machine and great room. Is your TinLizzie a sit down model? How do you like it?
    A bed without a Quilt is like a Sky without Stars..Sew On!

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    Wonderful space and some great machines. Thank you for sharing.
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