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Thread: Finally; my sewing and craft room

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    You are about to see my new space. If you are claustrophobic, you might feel a little cramped. LOL. You will see how to pack a lot into a not so large space. I don't have my pegboard hung up yet but everything else is as it is going to stay. You will notice on my drawing table my thread and ribbon holders, which will be hung on the pegboard. I have made an ironing surface that can be used on my drawing table when it is adjusted down flat. For larger ironing needs, I use the back room. In the footwell of the desk you will see a large plastic bag. This holds the strips I have cut for my DGS's quilt which I am ready to start piecing now. A few strips are on the sewing desk beside my lovely new sewing machine!!!

    my new baby
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    my work triangle, sewing-painting-writing
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    beading and crafting work area plus writing desk
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    project and other storage in plastic drawers
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    sheet and fleece storage
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    FQ size fabrics storage in CD cabinet
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    more FQ size in another CD cabinet
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    more storage
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    my fabrics with the glass doors up
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    painting and beading supplies
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    my muse
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    I love your desk did you paint it?

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    It looks like you have made really good use of your space. Can't wait to see what you create!

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    Never thought of using a CD cab. good idea!

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    `FQs in a CD holder - you've given me an idea I can use!
    Love the way you've maximized use of your space.

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    What a great space!! And so many different diversions..beading, painting, quilting!! I love it!!

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    Love your sewing/quilting/crafting area! Especially like the fabric storage - is it a display case? You said the glass doors are up and I would love to have something that would keep some of the dust out.

    Congrats on your new baby!

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    Looks nice and tidy! New machine looks nice...what kind is it? Your fabric stash looks like you have plenty!!! I am sure you are going to enjoy your space.

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    I didn't paint the desk. We found it like that at a used furniture store and I fell in love with it.
    Check thrift stores for the CD storage units. I got that great wooden one that spins for only $4.99 and the black plastic one was 99 cents. I already had that little wicker bench and it just happened to fit perfectly on top of it.

    I have never bought a FQ except those in the basket that I got at Tuesday Morning for very low prices. Way less than a dollar each. Because I deconstruct clothing, pillow shams, cases, etc. I just fold fabrics that are FQ size and put them in the CD cabinets.

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    You've done an awesome job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Love your sewing/quilting/crafting area! Especially like the fabric storage - is it a display case? You said the glass doors are up and I would love to have something that would keep some of the dust out.

    Congrats on your new baby!
    My storage cabinets are recycled metal (gov't. issue) attorney's bookshelfs. Each section is a seperate unit, I have 4. Regular Atty. bookshelfs are usually nice wood, but they all have the doors that lift up and slide in at the top. Originally they were gray metal. When I got them they were covered with contact paper in really bad shape. My DH stripped them and painted them pretty for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter
    Looks nice and tidy! New machine looks nice...what kind is it? Your fabric stash looks like you have plenty!!! I am sure you are going to enjoy your space.
    My new machine is a Kenmore which is made my Janome.

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    You'll enjoy it I still have the first janome I bought when they were called New Home. Have bought two more since.

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    I'd like to add that everything was done an a strict budget. All of my plastic storage bins are thrift store or yard sale finds. I have been collecting them all summer. My fabric storage units were also a yard sale find for only ten dollars. My metal sewing desk I got at a church sale for two dollars. I already had the wooden desk, the bookshelves, the desk chair and the dresser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    You'll enjoy it I still have the first janome I bought when they were called New Home. Have bought two more since.
    Oh I already love it so much. I can't decide if I love the needle up/down or the adjustable speed the most. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    You'll enjoy it I still have the first janome I bought when they were called New Home. Have bought two more since.
    Oh I already love it so much. I can't decide if I love the needle up/down or the adjustable speed the most. LOL
    On mine my favorite is the needle threader.

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    Great stash! I especially like the idea of using the CD "cabinets" for FQs!! Don't know why I haven't thought of doing that!! :roll:

    Enjoy your creative space!!! :thumbup:

    BTW: what's that icky white stuff I can see outside through your window!? :lol:

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    I use my entertainment center for my fat quarters. It works great. You've done a really nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    Great stash! I especially like the idea of using the CD "cabinets" for FQs!! Don't know why I haven't thought of doing that!! :roll:

    Enjoy your creative space!!! :thumbup:

    BTW: what's that icky white stuff I can see outside through your window!? :lol:
    You can't possibly be referring to my Winter Wonderland out there can you? LOL I like that white stuff, it makes everything look so pretty. Well, ok, the first 2 or 3 feet of it. After that, it does get to be a bit much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstodo
    On mine my favorite is the needle threader.
    I'm sure it won't be long before that's my favorite too. So far, I can still manage without that.

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    I like the new machine, love the desk painted that way and the handy idea of fat quarters in teh CD cabinet. Great job. Enjoy.

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    wildyard - great space. i can't believe the brown dresser with the small drawers across the top. i just, yesterday, bought one exactly like it at an estate sale. it is currently sitting in my living room waiting for me to reorganize so i can start using it. i figured the small drawers were perfect for tools. i suppose i will find something (maybe fabric? ) to put in the big drawers. :roll: :lol:

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    Oh what a clever way to use cd holder :thumbup: Simply must have one, talk about space saver :D :D

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    Your craft room is so nice and tidy!
    Mine is a disaster - but we do have one thing in common - the rat maze effect. I call my craft cave a rat maze since you have to turn this way or that to get to where you are going lol. I should video tape it and put it up for you guys on You Tube to get the full effect!

    I love the cd tower idea for fat quarters - great minds think alike - I have one too!!

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    Love your room. Looks like everything is so well organized. I like a smaller space, everything is "at hand."

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