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Thread: Your Sewing Area - how does it all fit?

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    Good idea tranum - getting up and moving around. I try to move between my ironing board and my sewing area. But, I've started walking daily (except on weekends, I might skip it). I still find myself a little stiff in the neck area. So, I guess I'd better start stretching occasionally (especially turning my head to the left and then to the right). I'm still so enchanted with everyone's pictures of their sewing areas. Gives me inspiration to "keep it tidy" or at least tidy once I'm finished with one project. My second-most used item in my sewing room is the vacuum. I've actually taken it for my own use and only unplug it when it's time for the weekly vacuum of the house. But, everytime I'm done sewing for the day, I turn that puppy on and vacuum up the little strings. Makes me feel like I'm at least keeping something cleaned up! ha!

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    Ha, great habit, Nora. An adult daughter of a friend of mine told about doing her daily yoga in my friend's sewing space when she came to visit. She said that she couldn't believe what her clothes looked like after -full of random strings and bits of fabric. Everyone chuckled and the story was told in a loving, not mean, way.

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    I have my sewing machine on a Walmart craft table. My husband put a piano hinged piece of plexiglass in the back that I used for quilting. Iíve since upgraded to a frame so I donít use it anymore. I cut on a kitchen base cabinet with stone that someone threw out when renovating, as well as a desk with book shelves where I keep my embroidery machine and serger and a file cabinet where I keep (file) my fabrics. I also have two three tier carts one with draws for my layer cakes, charms and jelly rolls and one for my frame accessories. I wish I had more space but it works for me. Like the other ladies said, it has to work for you.

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    Here are a few pictures of my sewing room. Not a large space but enough space for me to piece, quilt and move around in. I tried to upload pictures of my filed fabrics but kept getting an error message. This is what I call both my haven and heaven lol.
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    Love those pictures! Some day, I'll figure out how to post them. I always have my ironing station out and a cutting table .....so I think that's were I'm getting a bit cramped. About the only thing I can do is "expand" into another room or cut down the ironing station (it's 24" X 55") so I can push it into the closet. But, as long as I stay the same size and don't get another piece of furniture.........I'm fine. Just can't have another person sewing in there with me!

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    I love all the sewing rooms posted on this thread! They are absolutely lovely. I look forward to having my own room some day. For now, I have a corner that I carved out of our living room. I don't have a large fabric stash. I haven't been doing this for very long and I don't have the storage space in my home for a large stash anyway. As you can see in the photo, my "design wall" (read: flannel sheet) is folded up on my sewing desk. I bought the desk at a yard sale and my husband was kind enough to butcher it to set my machine in last year. It also has "wings" that fold up on either end. I think the total length of the desk ends up at 90" or so.

    My sewing desk serves as my cutting table for smaller cutting projects. For larger cutting projects, I break out a folding table and a set of bed risers I picked up at the second hand store. Ironing is done on the homemade mat for small projects and the ironing board comes out of the laundry room for more ironing needs. I am actually thinking of making a cover for my folding table to allow me to iron on it. I originally had my desk facing the window but found the sunshine coming in on my work space to be too much at times. This way, I can also glance up at the television if I'm so inclined. I also have a couple sets of plastic drawers for storage under my desk. They hold my odds and ends, scraps and yarn.
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    mrsg730 - I just have to say that the quilt on your long arm right now is stunning!

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    Thank you, it’s a double sliced layer cake for my granddaughter

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