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Thread: Getting organized in my sewing room

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    I've spent the last couple of days working on getting organized in my sewing room. I went by the LQS and got a few dozen of their empty cardboard fabric bolts, which they were only too glad to let me have. :) Now I can see all my yardage easily and it's much easier to roll of the bolt and cut. Smaller yardages are in plastic bins, along with jelly rolls and layer cakes.

    Towards the back of the room you can see my sewing machine on the tables in the foreground, and my embroidery machine on the table in against the back wall. It feels good to be organized!

    So, show us pics of your room, too. I always like seeing how others organize their workspace.
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    I love your room

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    I still can't believe you are a new quilter. Are you lying to us? Have you been a closet quilter?

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    Wow! You'll have to build on to the Cave before long. Yes, it feels good when you're organized, but doesn't take long for it to look like mine does now. I sorta know where most fabrics are, but I'd like to have more shelves & bends.

    Hope you'll are having a wonderful time at the Retreat. The eating is always fun, plus quilting, can't beat that Combo.

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    I forgot to post a pic of my other quilt collecting obsession - books and magazines! :D
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    Wow, Eddie! Now, you'll be able to find things much faster! You do realize then, that now you'll have no excuse for goofing off, ie...couln't find the fabric/ pattern.... :lol:

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    Will you come clean my house? :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    I still can't believe you are a new quilter. Are you lying to us? Have you been a closet quilter?
    Hmmm. I'm wondering about that too :!: :lol:

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    Loving it!!! So much space, you have got it together :thumbup:

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    WOW...
    You have a GREAT room.....
    Sew organized.... & .....BIG !!!!!!
    bopeep

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    Quote Originally Posted by redquilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    I still can't believe you are a new quilter. Are you lying to us? Have you been a closet quilter?
    Hmmm. I'm wondering about that too :!: :lol:
    Haha...well, I'm about 9 months "new" now. But I'm kind of obsessive/compulsive about being organized. Clutter just frazzles me. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    I forgot to post a pic of my other quilt collecting obsession - books and magazines! :D
    Eddie, there is a flea market in Springhill, close to Greenbrier, that has a booth of brand spanking new quilt books; actually, all sorts of craft books. I have bought a lot of great quilting books there for 3.95 a piece. Including some I see sitting on your shelf. If you ever come to Faulkner County, I highly recommend you stop in there and see that particular booth. It's not far from the Quilt Store you mentioned in Pickles Gap; which, by the way, was great and she is a sweetie.

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    Wow Eddie, that looks awesome! You've got a lot of room! I'm in the process of re-doing mine. I've got the corragated boards for my fabric, it really helps keep things organized and you can see your fabric at a glance. they're much thinner and smaller than the fabric bolts from the stores. I can even put several fat quarters (same fabric group) on 1 of those boards. I am entertaining the idea of putting a counter top on top of file cabinets for my room....and I see that's what you've done! I know that Lowe's & Home Depot have their clearance area for counter tops that were refused by the customer for whatever reason, so I was going to seek out one of those. How is that working out for you?
    I love your new space....now get quilting!
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    Wow Eddie, you work fast. Your huge room looks great. I really like your wall shelf..keeps everything out of your way but within easy reach. I'm like you and have to have things organized. Now you are set to get creative. Enjoy your new space.

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    Looks great, now go sew and don't forget to post pictures.

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    Wow, that is a lARGE room! Very nice!

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    Looks great Eddie!!! You have a wonderful space to work in!!!

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    Wonderful, wonderful room!! :) :)

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    Love your room. How long did it take to put it
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    Wow Eddie, I love your organization! Wanna come help me do mine?

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    I'm a "messy" so looking at that room strikes me with extreme envy, lol, just joking i don't have a green bone in my body, but i really do look at your space and it gives me inspiration to get my act together and organize my stuff too. I think i will take a pic of my present conditions for a before and after thing.

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    Eddie I can feel your excitement and your rm looks great...now we expect lot of quilty pics.

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    I'm envious of your SPACE, what a great room!

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    I know exactly what you mean--I have too many interuptions with DH and grands!

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    HUMMMMMMM I seem to remember not too long ago someone saying they were going to SHARE a sewing room with their wife and daughter!!!! I wonder who that was?!?!?! Anyone remember? Anyone at all? Great room Eddie

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