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Thread: My reduced Sewing space

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    Since having to sell my house and move four times in a little over a year, I have had several sewing areas, each time getting smaller and smaller. I am just completing the last move and finally have all my sewing stuff together again, but limited to a corner of my bedroom. My son came home with a cabinet for my fat quarters and now I can finally see some fabrics. My yardage is in a bucket that I need to move things around in order to access. Here is a pic of my stash jumping at you.
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    Well, you know...If there's a will there's a way! So good for you to not allow 4 moves and a small space stop you!! My mother lived in a tiny apartment and she cranked out some amazing crafts!

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    It looks very organized... :thumbup:

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    I like your sewing space, have fun being creative!

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    Its great that you have a place for your FQ's where you can admire your stash at all times.

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    Looks small to you but I think it's bigger than my space. And a little more organized. Whatever it takes to keep on quilting, right?

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    Your area looks very efficient. Hope you are settled and don't have to move anytime soon.
    Kat

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    If it makes you feel any better, my space is way smaller :-)

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    I feel your pain! I had a full finished basement all to my quilty self and we downsized to a small 3 bedroom house. I got everything stuffed in the spare room! Ya gotta do what you gotta do! Now everything is in arm's length! (although I can't find anything either). Good luck with your quilt room, hope you won't have to move again.

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    It sucks losing space. However I am sure you will knock out amazing quilts no matter how small your area is.

    All my quilting stuff is hiding in a closet that is 3'x4' and the space is also shared by my husbands uniforms and our winter coats! I sew at the kitchen table. It can be done just takes a little getting use to.

    Good luck.

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    You amaze me! The 4 moves would have done me in.

    I've had many different sizes of sewing spaces - starting with a whole room down to the dining room table now. I've discovered I'm much more creative in smaller spaces. Wishing you a comfortable adjustment, many hours of happy sewing and lots of creativity!

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    Sometimes we have to make do with a small space. I have
    never had a big one.

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    As asked, here is a pic of the machine' well and acrylic.

    The well was made for another machine and is not deep enough for my Bernina, so I cover the edges of the hole with an acrylic made to fit around my Bernina and then add the honey comb to level the machine. If I use the honey comb alone it floats. If the well was a little deeper the acrylic alone would do, no need for the honey comb. Because of the way Bernina bobbin loads, is not possible to make the home completely covered. A square hole gives me space to change the bobbin by just moving the acrylic cover. Clear as mud?
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    I love what you have done. I think you are amazing. You have made do with what you have, moving 4 times, and adjusting your table to work with your machine. It shows that no matter what the adversity, you WANT to quilt, and it shows! Great job. Go getum girl.

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    Wonderful job. Let me tell you a story, my first queen size bargello was done in a motorhome, what a job with all those small pieces. I did it, so if you love to sew, you can manage the space. Keep up the good work. Barb

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