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Thread: sewing room make over!! Before and after photos.

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    My sewing room is small. Mark says he could never work in there, but I assure him it's cozy. :wink: However, it seems I've outgrown it, and I blame the craft sale prep. There's a possibility it has something to do with a love of buying fabrics? Nah. :roll:

    My daughter said to take her bedroom, but she's only 18 and even if she works away from home summers, she'll still be back for long breaks from school. So, after careful planning, I decided the only option was to swap the small bookshelf for two larger ones. It did the trick!! :D I'm so pleased with the results. And the book shelves were under $30 each at Wal-Mart. I bought two for my classroom this summer.

    There's one small window that faces south, but I keep the curtains pulled all the time.

    Here are the before shots... after to follow.

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    After!!!! :D :D :D

    What went on the bookcase are kid fabrics,
    flannel
    cut up flannel blocks
    batiks
    CW fabrics
    large pattern flowers etc that don't fit in a color category
    there's a pile of unfinished Talk-About-Quilts
    a small pile of fabrics I wanted to keep together
    a shelf with notebooks of patterns and sale price tags stuff
    one open shelf with scissors, rulers etc
    bottom has books and magazines
    other bottom has all patterns in a basket, along with Wonder Under, photo sheets, etc.

    I'm sure I'll rearrange as needed, but this works for now!!
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    More....

    We may take the file cabinet out, but it does help to have it there.

    The other picture is a coat tree I use for UFOs. Those are the keepers that won't go to the sale... so they aren't a priority.
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    Wow!!!! What a stach. Love your sewing room.

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    Lovely make over and the daughter's room is intact (for a few more years! :wink: )

    Making use of the vertical space in sewing room is essential! And tall book shelves always are a good idea!

    Nice job!

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    Making use of the vertical space in sewing room is essential!
    I agree! I had used the space for a design wall, but haven't needed one in years.

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    Lokks great Karla, you have it very neat and organized

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    Wow! What a difference that made!!! Your room looks bigger!!!! I have been sitting in my sewing room most of the morning alternating between sewing and just staring around the room, trying to figure out what to do to mine to make more room!!! I might have to get some of those bookcases!!!
    Looks great Karla!

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    Good job! The book cases make all the difference.

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    wow! huge difference! i'm trying to do the same thing with adjustable shelves. need to get serious about it! you have WAAAAYYYYYYY more fabric than i do! i'm jealous! i thought i had a lot!

    i bet that was fun getting in there and folding and organizing! that's my favorite part!

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    Wow, what a difference, Karla. That's some kind of stash you have. I bet you can easily find anything you want. Did you find any surprises while organizing, like fabrics you forgot you had? I know how good it feels to be organized again. Now, on to making more messes :lol:

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    Your sewing room looks great, Karla! You're an inspiration! I really need to tackle mine too! :-)

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    Great makeover. Love the quilt on the back of your chair in the final pix!

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    Wow, and double wow! You have inspired me! suzie in CA

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    Love the quilt on the back of your chair in the final pix!
    Thanks, Julie. I made it for my grandmother. When she died, it came back to me. I keep it close at hand. :wink:

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    Love your sewing room and your stash makes me envious :mrgreen:

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    WOW What a difference. We are going to expect great things.

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    Karla--Wow--what a difference a few shelves made!! Great makeover. Your room is so cozy-and you turn out such beautiful quilts in there!!!

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    Great redo Karla!! I was just looking at my "fabric shop" & thinking there are a few things beginning to collect in there that need to be put away. Now I'm inspired :D
    When is your craft show? Soon, right??

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    Great job!
    Now, come clean my room? PLEASE? I'll let you keep Rosie if you do! ;)

    Wonderful room you have there. Nice and neat now. I spied some awesome fabrics too, not to mention the quilt.

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    Room looks very orderly and handy. Your quilts are pretty and you have tons more stash than I do. I better go shopping.

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    WOW what a difference ! I need to do something with my stash and room. You are my hero. Now I will have to try and do something with all my fabric.
    Sharon

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    Karla, I love your makeover! You must be very pleased. I have a small room too and will probably do something similar. You've given me a great visual on what it could look like finished. (Have to pull carpet out first though and put in wood flooring.) It's wonderful!

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    What a stash..... :shock: I could get lost in it all :P
    It sure looks good kiddo........ :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a trasformation Karla it looks awesome, now you fave to figure out where you put everything :roll: :lol:

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