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    'what an interesting iron and rest? What is that?
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    If I knew how to post pictures of my sewing rooms I would. They are organized construction zones. As I tell my friends and family, if your coming to see me, come on over. If your coming to see my house, make an appointment. My sewing rooms get messy creating, when I am finished with something I straighten it up but I can't remember the last day I didn't sew for at least 2 hours so there is always "construction" going on in one or both of them. Every once in a while I just say to myself, ok clean it up and then jump back into construction.

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    I love the prominent display of good old Rip.

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    A couple of weeks ago I was missing some fabric, two 6 yard pieces meant as backing for quilts. I'd been at my daughter's house taking care of grandkids for 6 weeks and doing some sewing there also (not much!). Looked there, had my granddaughter look everywhere, and then my daughter. No luck. I had to have one 6 yard piece and I finally found a piece that "would do" and ordered it, but in the meantime I absolutely went through everything. Took out all my fabrics, refolded, and redid my stacks by color. Went though all my drawers and boxes and bins and made everything absolutely neat. Lables now put on every box and bin. Still couldn't find it. So, new material arrived and I got back into quilting. Quilt almost done. But my quilting room? Oh, my! Everything is out, all over the place (only the things I used, not so much fabric). I always work on two or three things at once and then clean up. Mark me down as #5 in this thread of those of us who can't figure out how to post pictures.

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    Love your Bernina. :0) Is that a magnetic pin holder? Never have it around your computerized machine...

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    Nope! Not that brave...lol.
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    thanks for all the pics....now I know I am not alone in my working messes. They are part of our creative side of our brain, so be proud of what comes "out" of these rooms............and btw, if I clean mine up too much, I cannot find anything........so there must be some order in my disorder....for me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie View Post
    I would, but I don't think you would believe it. LOL
    What she said works for me, too!
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    I use the magnetic pin holder around my machine. I just sent an email to Viking to ask about magnets and my SELE (which ones and where they can be placed). I'll let you know. They say the will reply within 72 hours.
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    I asked about the Viking SELE.........so now I know about that specific machine. I think I have always used miagner around my Brother 8500.

    Hello Ms. Driggs,

    Thank you for contacting Husqvarna Viking at SVP Worldwide. You can use
    magnets on this machine, and they can be used anywhere that they will bond
    to the machine. We do not recommend putting the magnet on the screen.

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    This thread has been a lot of fun so far. I have enjoyed the responses and great sewing areas you all have shown.

    A few days ago there was a thread about being organized and how many of the same item you keep on hand for when they disappear. I mentioned how I keep small things orderly and that I don't like to put stuff in drawers. There is one drawer in my area and that is where I found my 24"x 6" ruler after I lost it for about two weeks. That just proves to me that I shoudln't put anything in drawers!
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    Love it!! Looks like mine!! Happy sewing.
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    Everybody's looks better than mine. It looks like a bomb went off in a fabric factory--and lots of dust. I have to clean up a bit when I run out of "elbow room". Might as well just laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieces2 View Post
    Love your Bernina. :0) Is that a magnetic pin holder? Never have it around your computerized machine...
    Thanks for the heads up- it never occurred to me that I should keep the pin holder away from the machine- but you are right! Good thing I posted the pic of my messy room. LOL.

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    Oh, I just love this. I feel so in-tune with everyone. I would have posted my "normal" working area however, I just finished my Christmas quilts and decided to straighten up the area and it is currently pristine (yes, really!!!!). I called the DH down and showed him how perfect I can be with putting everything where it "should be" soooooo, tomorrow I start on the wonderful Ohio Star Pattern and finish up the Quilting Houses quilt that I have been cutting over that past week. Hey, we have to have a little clutter to be creative and those hunts for the tools just add to our creativity.
    Busy in Ohio

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    Thanks to you brave quilters for showing us what a real sewing studio looks like. It all looks like fun to me and you can clean when you can't do anything else.
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    WOW!! I am totally impressed, some of you actually have room to stand up and turn around. How awesome is that?
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    This photo was taken last year, when we were living temporarily in a flat while waiting for our house purchase to go through. As you can see from the photos, the dining table was not really big enough for two machines, my son's laptop, my daughters Christmas crafts, and any other quilting work ...

    This year my daughter and I have our own workroom. IT IS FAB!!! When I get a minute, I will take and post a photo. Having a dedicated space (not a shared, multifunction space) is wonderful.
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    These are photos of my sewing area. I thought I would post one when it was clean and then not so clean. I'm busy making Christmas gifts as many of you are. :-)
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    I love seeing eveyones "AS IS" work spaces. I love it!!
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    I wouldn't dare show are pics online or anywhere else. I've turned into a hoarder and not just for fabric. The fire marshall would call my room a giant fire hazard and make me throw out at least half of what is in there. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieces2 View Post
    Love your Bernina. :0) Is that a magnetic pin holder? Never have it around your computerized machine...
    I've heard never to have magnetic pin holders around computerized sewing machines, but I've had magnetic pin holders (I think mine is called a "Grabbit") for as long as I've had my computerized Pfaff (a Pfaff Creative 1471 for over 25 years) with absolutely no problems. Now, I'm not saying that everyone should do this, but my personal experience with magnetic pin holders has been that they aren't a problem as long as you use some common sense about keeping them a few inches away from the motherboard area of the machine.

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    Oh thank goodness for these pics and comments! I live in a very small house (not a complaint, love my "cottage") so I have 3 seperate "stations" in 3 rooms with fabric hung over dining chairs, thread & fabric shards (sometimes pins) carpeting the hardwood, the guest room bed covered & of course the kitchen sink stacked w/cups & snack plates that I will get "around to" later....I had wondered when I would really learn to do this & get organized and now I see that I am already really doing this! Such encouragement for a newbie....THANKS!

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    I'm not going to bother taking pics and posting, but I have to use the dining room table to sew on. Just imagine the table with all my clutter (along with other household clutter) aloong with the surrounding area cluttered up with various items. Wish I had a room to spread out in, but I know that would get cluttered up, too! Now I have to clean it off to have Christmas dinner, where will I put it all until I can drag it back out??!!

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    OK! You wanted 'messy'......I think I win!!!! I love doing Christmas but why oh why don't I start in August instead of second week of December??????????? Still...I have all next year to 're-organise'!!!!!!Name:  IMG_05301.JPG
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