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Thread: My Sewing Space - A Crowded Frontier

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    Senior Member Jennalyn's Avatar
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    I live with my parents and brother in a small house. Space is tight! My bedroom is pretty much the only place I can work on projects of any sort. Consequently, I try to maximize space wherever possible and go for space-saving solutions when I can find them.

    Mom and I were both quilting tonight after helping hang quilts for the Annapolis Quilt Show tomorrow. Guess we both felt inspired!

    The first picture shows my primary sewing space and comfy chair, which is also my computer chair. Miss Anise sits so nicely on the small work surface! (You'll notice the bobbin ran out in that picture...) And on the wall behind are my closet and my storage cubes for a variety of objects, fabric included. A full-sized ironing board fits between the storage and my chair quite nicely when I need it.

    Included is a closeup of Miss Anise... because she's just so pretty! Best little piecing machine ever. She saw her fair share of wear and tear before she found her way to me. Lots of character in this girl!

    My Dad gave me his old foldout card table a few weeks ago, for which I am profoundly grateful. It fits perfectly in my room's open floor space for when I need more work surfaces. Strips, strips, and more strips! Also, a dresser, a bed, and drinkables.

    Next is Mom working on her quilt! The bed serves as even more work surface and the portable ironing board can be used as needed in cramped quarters.

    Her finished top! Still needs borders, but this is her first top ever and it's just gorgeous. I love her colors!
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    great job, have fun sewing

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    Lovely colorful quilt

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    Awesome way to use just a small space.....love the quilt, too....

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    Wow, love how you have arranged your room to make more space for quilting. I need to take lessons from you. Your Mom's quilt top is awesome. I wish my Mom would quilt with me.

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    Love it!!! and the quilt too!

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    Very cool! Clever set up. I have that same small iron. Gets nice and hot, very light and manueverable for pressing units and blocks. Love that quilt, great colors.

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    a small space is better than no space,enjoy your featherweight

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    At least you are able to sew. I agree with Wolph33, small space is better than no space.

    Also, your mom is doing an amazing job on her quilt. Please be sure to show it when it is complete.

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    Your quilt top is looking gorgeous! I love all the color.

    Your machine looks happy there on her counter space.

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    Sherryl
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    I just love your space!~ And your darling FW machine. Your Mom's quilt top is gorgeous! She has done a very nice job on it. Thank You for sharing.

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    great use of your space

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    Thanks for sharing. Where there's a will, there's a way!

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    How cozy! Have fun!

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    anise looks right at home. wonderful job you are doing on the quilt

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    Great quilt! Sorry ' bout the cramped spacing

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    I think your doing a real nice job in your space and the way I see it a little space is better then done, your Mom looks to be enjoying herself and she's doing a fine job on her first quilt top.
    I love that Mother and Daughter can share and make sweet memorys together like you both are. :D :thumbup:

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    A place for everything and everything in it's place---wonderful! :thumbup:

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    You're right, your Mom's top is really pretty. She did a great job on her 1st quilt top!

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    Great use of space!! Your mum is doing a fantastic job on her first quilt!! You are obviously a good teacher!! Nice that you quilt together!!

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    Isn't it wonderful to share sewing with your mom. I have girls that will sew with me too :-)

    Enjoy your little space, looks like you have made it up nice.

    Vicky

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    You make do with the space you have. I bet as a quilter you could find a little more space if you found something you just "had" to have!! lol

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    One of my favorite things to do on this board is look at other people's sewing spaces. I love workrooms with imaginative storage and different ways to stock the craft (any art or craft, really) so that the materials and the work itself look inviting.
    You have done this in your little space--making everything look inviting. There was hardly room but I wanted your mom to scootch over so I could sit down and help!
    Nice work area!

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    What a bright happy quilt... :-D

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    What a bright happy quilt... :-D

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