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Thread: My sewing room

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    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
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    I should note that I started moving things around and it WAS NOT this bad before I started. I stopped in the middle to take the pictures.

    I should add that ALL the bags you see, YES, there is fabric in them. lol

    There have been many that have asked me what my sewing room looks like. So, since I have the tops done to Hugs & Kisses, I needed to straighten out my room so I will have room to move to finish these off.
    Remember, this is a BEFORE picture and yes, it usually does look like this when I am done with a project. lol
    The walls really aren't yellow, they are actually tangerine.....
    The 3 bigs shelves you see between/under the closets are for storing NON quilting stuff. We really don't have alot of storage in this house, so we have to make due every place we can. There is a curtain that goes over those shelves, but a naughty little girl pulled them down while she was being nosey.

    The dresser under the a/c has fabric in all drawers except the top one which holds patterns and the bottom one which holds tableclothes. My blue and yellow stash is also in there.
    The oriental jewelry stand next to the dresser holds, what else? My oriental fabric. In the drawers are my needles, scissors, bobbins and whatever else I decide to put in there. Oh yes...there are some patterns in there also.
    Next to that is my older Kenmore that I use when my Ergo3 decides to not play nice. Right now I use it to wind bobbins because the Ergo says NO, not winding them at the moment...she's tempermental at times. You can see the Ergo on the long table.
    The armoir holds fabric behind the doors, but in the drawers are small pieces of batting. The drawers have been broken in moves, so I don't put anything heavy in there. You can see my dolls from the doll swap at the moment, they are sitting on my Singer Touch N Sew.
    Sorry the one picture is blurry, not sure why. In the corner, the green shelf holds my Christmas fabric. That is sitting on top of my grandmothers Singer that she used in the 20s & 30s to make sails for the fishing boats. No, it's not a treadle. :(
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    I likey!!! It looks "lived in" to straighten mine up I would never find anything in there!!!!!!!

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    LOL
    Believe it or not, I moved the Hugs & Kisses into my bedroom so I don't lose them in the sewing room. Smart, huh?

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    now are you sure you will "find" them? LOL

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    I have a TV in my room too. I was wondering if I was the only one - now I know I'm not. Well done for being brave and showing us the 'before' photos.

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    Well, I've been on this board for 4 mo. now and this is the first sewing room I have seen that looks anything like mine!!! :oops: :oops: :oops:
    OI thought all those others were just pretending to be a quilter!
    In fact I have your sewing room's twin!
    On my list of things to do this week, clean sewing room!
    That is a room of a sewer who gets totally involved in her work. I love it!!

    [img]http://www.33smiley.com/smiley5/everyday/9.gif[/img]

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    Oh Terri... we are twins separated at birth! My sewing room is identical!

    I start to clear it away but the minute I have space to start another project the cleaning stops and off I go!!


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    WOW..........I'm jealous. Would love to have a sewing room. LOL

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    I wish this were a TRUE sewing room. I have things in here that have nothing to do with sewing, such as the desk that my older Kenmore sits on. It's Courtney's but she has moved into a smaller room and there's no room in there for it. For a house that is 2000sq ft, there really isn't much room. It's pretty much 2000 sq ft spread out over 3 levels with very minimal storage. EVERY closet and I do mean EVERY closet in the house...they are all in the bedrooms, are full to the max with boxes/bins. I don't have any pictures on my walls because the walls are cement and with the pain in the butt landlords we have, they would make us pay to fix the holes we would have to drill in order to hang anything.

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    Hang in there Terri, you'll be home soon and you can put as many holes in the walls as you want!!
    I know I do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Hang in there Terri, you'll be home soon and you can put as many holes in the walls as you want!!
    I know I do!
    This is the ONLY place where we have not hung any pictures. Usually my walls are plastered with them. I have alot of Fine Art that is just sitting in the closet collecting dust. I paid a TON of money for them and no one, not even me can see the beauty in them. :(

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    Oh goodness--it makes me want to go in there, roll up my sleeves and make it calm. :D :D

    Oh yes--you'll be in YOUR house soon enough (or maybe not soon enough) and then we'll really see your personality at work. :wink: I can't wait.

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    My room looks similar, but not as cluttered- I would have heart palpitations if this was my room. Sorry- clutter makes me nervous. :)

    I HAD to clean my room- I was walking past the closet and a big tub came flying out at me and hit me on the leg. I was not near the thing- it just slid off the top of them stacked 4 high. So I figured I should straighten them up (did not say clean- just stack them neatly).

    My problem is I get into looking at things and projects come to mind and then.... so much for cleaning.

    When will we see after pics?

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    that looks like my room. I have got to get it cleaned up. I'm thinking I'm missing a box of fabric. It just seems I had more at the old house and now its almost gone? Oh man, Here I go looking to see where it took off to. I thought all my sewing stuff got put in my sewing room... :x

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    Yes, there will be after pictures.
    Probably in a day or 2. Gotta give me time to figure out WHERE I am going to put things.
    I actually thing some of those things on the big shelf are going to go to a new home...Salvation Army!

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    Thanks for sharing! I was thinking your room should have a sign that says "Genius at work." Organized chaos would describe the spare bedroom I sew in.

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    I now get to relish in the moment that my dining room is no longer the most "lived in" room in our land of sewing room postings. I can't wait to see the next set of pix you post - it will be quite the transformation. My only question - how do you iron????? Your board is filled girlfriend!

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    I like your sewing room. I can help you tidy up! Just throw it all in a box and send it my way! :)

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    Oh Terry, you are sew brave!!! And I have a sewing room that is a twin to yours :lol: :lol: I was just thinking that I'm since I finished some blocks yesterday and need to start on the blue/yellow swap blocks, that maybe I should clean up. But then, maybe not! If I do more than dust/vacuum (well kind of sorta), I end up fondling and refolding fabric all day and dreaming up new projects....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Esqmommy
    I now get to relish in the moment that my dining room is no longer the most "lived in" room in our land of sewing room postings. I can't wait to see the next set of pix you post - it will be quite the transformation. My only question - how do you iron????? Your board is filled girlfriend!
    My ironing board is usually cleared off. I needed someplace to put things, so that's where I put the stuff until I could clear it off.
    I'm about 1/2 way done. Tried to go to bed, but laid there thinking of the mess in the room. Straightened out a bit more and am now on my way back up the stairs, but thought I'd check in here first.

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    go get some sleep dearheart. it'll still be there in the morning unless the sewing angels do it for you overnight :wink:

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    Terri, that is actually how my sewing room almost always looks. Plus I have three trash cans in here that are almost always full - *things breed in here I think*. When I posted pictures of my room before, it was because I actually had cleaned and rearranged it. That lasted for maybe a week, now it's back to avalanche zone. As I've said before and will say again, "When I grow up I want to be organized".

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    ROL!!!! Yes, my sewing room gets that way but I have to admit....I LIKE my sewing room neat and everything in its place. WHY??????? I get claustophobic AND with early dementia (at least that's what my DH says I have :? ) I get so frustrated trying to find things!!! BUT even with a neat and orderly sewing room.....I can't find my fabric pencil and my seam ripper!!!!!!!!! I give up -- I'm going to go buy new ones!!!! :mrgreen:

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    thank you for posting those pictures.

    I try to start out neatly - and then when I go looking for something - - -

    I need to make some bare spots again.

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    When I am in the middle of projects I shove the fabric that i just cut off out of my way over onto the other side of my table.When it gets where I have only a 1 foot x1 foot space to work in and I am shoving the scraps and other stuff back every few min. to have room to move I know it is time to find the bottom of my table again!! I do the same on my sewing machine! I pile with the intent of doing something about it later and before I know it I am shoving things back to stem the avalanche. When I get frustrated enough with the situation then I sort it and put it away.
    I start over with a clean table and sewing machine but it doesn't last long!!
    My DH and I are both pilers and I have to take time once in awhile to find the bottom!!

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