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Thread: My new sewing room and pictures of stash

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    We had a water leak in our family room so we had to remodel it. In the process I got a new corner just for my sewing. I'm pretty excited about my new space. The rest of the room has not quite been put back together yet but my area is almost done. Just thought I would share with you. The only thing I don't have is a design wall, I need to somehow figure out how to manage that one

    another of my sewing desk
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    My sewing machine in it's desk
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    My new floor to ceiling cabinets
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    My cutting table. The other side opens up to make it bigger. It is on wheels as well as my sewing desk so I can move it all around
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    My helpers, Denali (black) Anna (big white) Kea (Anna's daughter, smaller)
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    Open Cabinets. It didn't all fit!!!
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    Gayle....I LOVE your cabinets....how useful are they going to be!!!! It looks lovely and bright in this room too, post more pictures as you get set up, including some of the cabinets with the doors open, are these for all your sewing paraphenalia?????? :D


    WOWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!


    OMG - Just viewed your latest pictures.....how envious am I of your stash :D :D :roll: :wink: How long has it taken you to collect all that fabric??

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    Thought I'd share what my girls helped with recently They knocked my iron off my cutting table and broke it!!!

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    my poor iron!!!
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    I am :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: !!!!!! Beautiful cabinets!! Great stash!!

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    More, if you don't mind. The cabinet above the purples is all back size pieces. I fold all my pieces over 2 yards a little different so I know at a glance that I have enough for borders etc. My fat quarters are in the rolling drawers under the cutting table.
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    Yes Izzy, the whole thing is for all my sewing stuff. Unfortunately it didn't all fit. I have about 10 or so large rubbermaid tubs in the garage with all my flanels, christmas, fall, homespun and misc fabrics and UFO's and scraps and stuff. It is a light and bright room. Especially during the day. I need to get some new blinds on the window. We had a couple of halogen lights installed into the ceiling over my sewing machine.

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    So how long have you been stashing......I can only DREAM of EVER having that amount of fabric to play with... :mrgreen: :lol:

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    Um..... you should see my DH's face right now after he read your response. He says "you're not helping" I have been quilting for about 8 years or so, but did some crafting before then. I got the fabric collecting down pretty fast and pretty good. I am fortunate to have lots of places to shop for fabrics close by and have gotten some pretty fantastic buys on my fabrics.

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    Tell DH I could relieve you just a little bit, have you seen those TV makeover programmes where they de-clutter for you...I could offer my services in your very nice sewing room, THEN whats left would all fit into your cabinets - AND save your legs going to the storeroom where your rubbermaid's are :lol:

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    all I can say is OMG how awesome!!! The cabinest ROCK!! and all that fabric!!! How fantastic!! I love your sewing machine cabinet too!! Heck I love the whole room!!! Cool beans!!!

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    I gotta admit, as I scrolled down the first picture, my attention was riveted by the canine in the corner! :oops::mrgreen: So glad you included those beautiful baby's pictures!

    Your new sewing room is FABULOUS! Those cabinets are beautiful closed or OPEN!

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    OMG!! Can I go shopping in your space?
    I think you have a great sewing space there and your helpers are just adorable!!

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    :shock:OMG!! Gayle, your stash is to die for!!! And I just love your trio of helpers. :D

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    I have friends that come over sometimes to find that "perfect" piece that they need in their quilts. I love to share with my friends!!! I have also handed over fabs for friends to make quilts for Home of the Brave. It took two of my friends to help me unpack and put all these in the cabinets. One of them I went shopping with on Labor day and she remembered better than I did what I already had in my stash. :lol:

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    Oh my gosh, so much so neat that is wonderful. I'm at a loss for words

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    Ruth, it won't stay so neat for long!! I try to keep it somewhat neat so I can find things, but these cabinets are new and of course I wanted to start out organized!!

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    ooooooooooooooooh Gale!! Now THAT is a stash to be proud of!! What a beautiful sewing room you have!!! I just love your Cabinet set!! You certainly put them to good use I see!! you can view most of your stash at a great glance!!! I have a sewing cabinet very similar to yours only mine is brown. Unfortunately it has been in a U-Haul storage unit for the last four years.... I am still saving for my house.... hopefully this year or early next I will have a home for my sewing cabinet... You have inspired me on how I want to design my sewing room!!!

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    Wow Gayle that's beautiful! Did you allow yourself any room to grow?

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    Elizabeth, this is in my family room. I share the room with a couple computers, a fire place, treadmill(glorified quilt hanger) a couch and tons of books. Actually, at the moment because we had to remodel, most everything except the computers is still in boxes in the room. I don't have a whole lot of room to grow. I'm not sure where to put a design wall! But I like being where my DH and kids (if they are ever home) are when I am sewing. I do have quite a bit of it in the garage, stuff that I don't have to get to all the time. (the garage is the door you see on the other side of my sewing table) If I can ever get a long arm machine, which I would love to do, it would probably have to go upstairs in one of the bedrooms.

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    Gayle, I love it, so spacious and neat and organized. And all fabrics that don't fit in the cabinets you don't have to keep them in bins you can send them my way and I will put them to use right away. :wink:

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    :mrgreen: I am green with envy.... first thing I said when I saw all your fabirc, was man I could go shopping there!!! :lol:

    It is a great room.... enjoy!!!! I like the idea of being close to family while enjoying your quilting.




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    Oh, my Gosh!!! You are so fortunate! That open cabinet shot is making me drool!! That is my dream! Out of curiosity, how much fabric do you have in each one of those pieces. Are they fat quarters? Looks like much more. Congratulations!! That is really "uptown."

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    I'm jealous. I think I need to go shopping. Nice room.

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    Very impressive! I love to show my DH other's stashes - I have a fraction of what you do and he thinks I have a lot. Thanks for making life easier for me!!!

    Great room! Nice job!!

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