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Thread: The start of my new sewing area...

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    The start of my new sewing area...

    I had hubby put this together for me. Now I don't have to dig out my sewing box when I need stuff. The two on the outside are non-removable (well not easily) and the one is the middle is removable so I can have my pins in an easier container for basting.

    Next step is for DH to build me my cabinet/storage unit. I hope he does it soon, I need to organize my growing stash!

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    A cool idea. Somebody in your house is very creative!
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    Good Idea!!

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    Thanks! I have seen several uses for mason jars so I thought "why not my sewing stuff?" And with a 4 year old and 4 cats, I needed something out of her reach and something that the cats can't knock off the table/shelf.

    The table I am having him build will serve as my cutting area, storage and sewing area. It will have 2 shelves with 3 slots for baskets/tubs. I drew it out for him and he says he can make it; we shall see.
    Sabrina
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    One reminder: your cutting area and your sewing area will usually be different heights depending on your individual size. This helps to prevent back and shoulders from aching as much. Many quilting books will show charts to help you decide which height is best for you. Have Fun and show us pictures as you go!

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    Yeah I have tried to get a good height for the table but since our bonus room has the slanted side walls, it is hard to get too high.
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    I love your ideal and your DH. did a great job making it for you !!
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    That is a great idea.

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    What a neat idea.

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    Phase 2 of my area: Hubby started my table. Slight variation than I had planned but it was free (minus the wood part) It is an old office table top and drawers, he just built it high enough for me to cut easily and I found a tall chair at Target...just have to get it. He still has to finish stablizing it too.

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    GREAT idea! I love it!

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    OOOOHHHH!!! I just saw the photo with your kitty! Sooooo sweet! It's always nice to have furry helpers!

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    Thanks. My furbabies love to help me. I usually have dangerous fabric that must be attacked. lol

    New sewing area!! It is not perfect or the grandest but it works for me and I love it!

    BEFORE:






    AFTER:

    Sabrina
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    A little more added....I used the fancy masking tape to add color to the desk edges. Still have to paint the wood.

    Sabrina
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    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove

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    Excellent idea using the Mason jars!!!

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    Great ideas and love kitty too
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    Just noticed more than one kitty, nice, love animals and my daughter has a white one too, enjoy your new space
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    Nice change to your sewing space! I like the way your rotary mat fits it perfectly.

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    Shar, we actually have 4 cats...lol. Mr. Eko is sleeping in the lid to one of my boxes at the moment, while I am sewing.

    And thanks Christine. It has been a blessing after cutting in the floor for so long. It was the one requirement of the new area.
    Sabrina
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    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HugsLove

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    I see you future four legged quilt inspector likes you table too.
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    Great idea!!
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