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    sewing room

    I worked in my sewing room over the weekend cleaning and going through things.
    I wondered if everyone's looks as full as mine. NOPE.
    I checked. I read here she does not like her space.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/mission...e-t239298.html
    I think her space is great.
    I am wondering if they even use the rooms that are all beautiful and decorated.They are so neat and tidy nothing out of place. well I am here to tell you I live all over my sewing room. I do hand work while watching tv in the evening,sitting in my recliner. I have a large oak table as my sewing table. Every wall has either cupboards or shelves for fabric and stuff.
    I used to have 3 rooms in my basement until 2008 when we had a flood in the basement and I washed 52 loads of fabric and lost many things.
    My room is now what used to be the family room.
    One of the things we did this weekend was to hang 2 5ft. sections of old ladder from the ceiling.The baskets are great for keeping projects together. I needed a place to hang little quilts. Why have them if I can't see them? Name:  sewing room 013.JPG
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Size:  187.0 KBThis room makes me happy.Yes it is cluttered, yes it is full but I feel blessed to have this space and all my stuff.
    The fabric will never be neat and tidy because I am always pawing through it. I love looking for just the right piece for a project. It is like shopping in my own house. And of course it never goes back in the same place.
    There are a lot of other things in the room because of my doll clothes and hat making.
    Nothing matches in my room it is a hodge podge of things. Most just stuff I re-purposed to use here. There best part of the room is the 2 new sliding doors on each side of the room. love to watch the birds while I stitch.I am Blessed. judy j

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    What a fabulous snuggy sewing room. Your own space and you will know exactly where to find anything you want. Looks really lived in and well used!

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    You have your own space now. Congrats !!!

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    A wonderful, eclectic comforts and crafts. A room that looks truly loved and lived in!! My stash is almost as big as yours and I hope to use it up before my last breath Your room is your castle!!
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    Your space

    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    A wonderful, eclectic comforts and crafts. A room that looks truly loved and lived in!! My stash is almost as big as yours and I hope to use it up before my last breath Your room is your castle!!
    What a wonderful, cozy place. I love it.
    All my grand-children have paws.

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    I love your room. Love the way you managed to get so much storage and repurpose things for your use in it. I also have a room made of all kinds of repurposed storage. I clean and declutter one area and then it gets messed up before I get all the areas. Something is always a mess when you sew nearly every day, which I do. That is how I relax and distress!!!! A clean and spotless sewing room is an unused one in my books!!!!
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    My kind of space

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    I want!

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    Looks very welcoming to me.

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    I love your room. Looks like a little quilt shop to me!

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    Way too cool for me, now I have to pray to not be jealous...you know we are not to covet our neighbor's stuff!!
    Lord, help me...it is just so nice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judith ann View Post
    One of the things we did this weekend was to hang 2 5ft. sections of old ladder from the ceiling.The baskets are great for keeping projects together. I needed a place to hang little quilts. Why have them if I can't see them?

    This room makes me happy.
    Love what you did with the ladders. Great idea.

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    I am CRAZY about your ladders! That is totally awesome looking!

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    No one said a sewing room has too be neat. Mine is a total mess and I wouldn't have it any other way. I would love to go shopping in your room!!
    Pat in MN

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    I see a whole lot to love about this room! The biggest is that you are happy and blessed to be there. You go girl. Do what makes you happy. Thanks for sharing a peek into your special place.
    My little shinning stars. Brantley, Kaylynn, and Emmalee

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    Different things work for different people. Personally, I loved the room that you linked in your post, but I'd also be really happy to have the room that you do. Others, I know, find having so many things visible distracting. Our younger DD is like that - she has ADHD and OCD, so that much visual stimulation just pushes her right over the edge.

    If it concerns you, one quick way to make things look neater might be to cover the fronts of the shelving where your fabrics are. You'd then have focal points for your great ladders and hanging basket collection, as well as my favorite - the green ironing station! Love that!! It looks like it might have been a desk in a former life?

    Personally, I'm almost green with envy over your space. Like you, I work in the family room. Well, I now say it's my sewing area with a TV and love seat. Problem is, we have a very open floor plan, so when you walk in the door, you are in the kitchen (large, eat-in) with a full view of the room I am in. There is no wall, only a step up to define the space. And although I try to keep it reasonably tidy, my definition of reasonably tidy is not that of other family members who live here. Oh well, until the basement is cleaned of some of said person's things, I don't really have a lot of options.

    I'm going with the a quote from Dr. Seuss: “Those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Seriously, if this is what makes or breaks a friendship/relationship - then that friendship wasn't worth it to me.

    Long story short - it's your space, they are your things and those things are your tools for making wonderful pieces.

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    Looks like a quilters paradise to me!

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    looks like a cozy little room!
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    This is a grest sewing space. Really love the ladders also!

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    Great space. If I ever get mine in order, it would be a miracle

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    I have heard it said that a tidy space means the sewing machine is broken. My room is that full but not that organized. Maybe next year LOL

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    That room looks cozy and organized to your liking. Way to go! Life is too short to live in a magazine type room. IMHO
    "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt

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    It is wonderful to have a space that you love!! I think it makes us better quilter's and I know it makes us happy!!!!
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    Looks very welcoming to me.
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    Be still my beating heart. When can I move in? My fabric is in one room, my machine in another, and the accuquilt and cutting table in still another. ARGH!

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    What a great idea to suspend the ladders from the ceiling to hang things on! I say, whatever makes you happy is what counts, not what others say or think. I have to tell you though, I like your comment about things not going back in the "right " place. My kids have an on-going crusade to keep my quilts/stash organized, but I'd say it is a losing battle. I always know exactly what I am looking for, and when they move things around, I can never find it. But, when they leave it alone, I can find that exact piece of fabric I am looking for. I figure they can organize to their hearts' content when I die, and then other quilters can "shop around"

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