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Thread: Working from a sardine can

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    :D :D :D :D Only have 3 sections and the boards left to quilt. Never mind the messy room as it will be that way until I finish this thing. Thought I'd show you how small my sewing space is. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay
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    quilt looks great.I remember when I only had a tiny corner to sew in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinchick
    :D :D :D :D Only have 3 sections and the boards left to quilt. Never mind the messy room as it will be that way until I finish this thing. Thought I'd show you how small my sewing space is. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay
    Quilt looks great..holy moly your space is smalllllllllllll

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    I have a machine very much like yours (mine is a Brother CS6000i) and there is no way I thought I could do the actual quilting on a large quilt like that, not that I want to, but I guess you've proved me wrong. Where there's a will there's a way!

    Your quilt is lovely! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbinchick
    :D :D :D :D Only have 3 sections and the boards left to quilt. Never mind the messy room as it will be that way until I finish this thing. Thought I'd show you how small my sewing space is. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay
    Sure is not hampering your work. Awesome quilt on that tiny machine. But yes tha tis one small space.

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    Wow, good job working from your "can". I can relate - my husband and I lived in small houses all our married life. Just recently, bought a 2000 sq foot house and we are empty nesters - I don't know what to do with all the room. At least I can have a sewing room to myself.
    I think you are doing a fabulous job and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    Pardon me if I'm being rude, but......MY GOODNESS, you must be a TINY person!!!!! I know I wouldn't fit in there!

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    Gorgeous quilt that you're working on!! Yes, you definitely have a VERY SMALL SPACE to work with! I guess we make it work with what we have.

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    I know how you feel. Every time I need to sew I have to set up everything on my dining room table. At times, when I am in the middle of a project (which is often) we eat in the living room in front of the tv. No complaints from the family, but I hate having to set up all over again. I want my husband to close in the washroom (which is a screened in porch) but need $$$$ to do it. I would be happy if I could do just that. Or buy a bigger house (and I don't think that will happen any time soon.)

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    Fay, you go girl! We don't all have big( or even small) rooms just for sewing. My sewing machine sits in a corner of my very small bedroom, not even space to place an extra table next to it. The only table space is what is part of my machine cabinet, about 24 inches.

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    thanks for sharing and love your quilt

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    you know what? I use to work in a space like that and got a lot done, and now I have an 11 x 13 sewing cave...it's filled to the brim, so I still have a small space to sew in, lol.
    It's called a corner of the living room :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I guess my sew-cave is a huge storage closet :thumbup:
    It doesn't matter how big or small our spaces are, or if they stay tidy or in need of a pick up...as long as we keep creating...that's my humble theory! :thumbup:

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    Well no I'm not a tiny person at all and you are not rude at all either. I can get int there, but I have to step over the cords and such. The small table the quilt is on, that's under the quilt now is the table my serger goes on. The serger is sitting on the floor in the living. I have the cutting table always where it is now, the one with the green cutting mat on and my iron on. On the thing with the fabric strips are on is my embroidry machine and I have another one sitting under the tv stand. Soo I have a total of 5 machines! That little machine is a brother machine and yes you can do a big quilt on it provided you plan it. I had a dilly of a time with the big star in the middle of the quilt, but I got it done. My Singer is the one I usually do my quilting on, but it too has a small throat so it is hard to get a quilt under the presser foot. So when this quilt is done I will move the mall table and the machine back where they belong and then my sewing space will be larger. The only reason why it is like it is now is because I needed my cutting table and serger table to put the bulk of the quilt on while working on it. I still have a little bit of drag to fight and some times have to stand up and get to the back of the machine to readjust the quilt so it won't drag and pull. Worked all day on it yesterday, but tonight we go to bingo so I'll be working most ofd the day today, Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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    5 machines, wow that is awesome. Someday maybe. I am so happy that we got my Janome 7 years ago. I wasn't quilting then but sure appreciate it now. My sewing cave is under my tv on the wall in the living room. There are 6 of us living in our 1800 sq ft home. But I just put my mp3 player in my ear with a downloaded free audio book from the library and sew, sew and sew. The house could fall down around me, let it I am doing what I love. And some days I can't, I have to give in to the laundry and crap all over the kitchen floor, but that is ok. Because I know that "the sewing will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow I will sew. Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, the sewings a day away." Couldn't resist that.LOL

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    Where there is a will there is a way.
    Not everyone works in a NEAT space.
    Sometimes I think every thing that goes into the quilt has to be out in sight until done.

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    Where there is a will there is a way.
    Not everyone works in a NEAT space.
    Sometimes I think every thing that goes into the quilt has to be out in sight until done.

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    Doesn't seem to be bothering you at all! Love your quilt!

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    It's a little space but you are using it to the max. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    Well it is back in order now and no more sardine can to work from. It's still a mall sewing area, but that's fine and I can make other thintgs from it too, but I would have to rearrange it agian for a larger quilt. Going to t try a bargello type of quilt next.

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    I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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    As long as it works, it works

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    Hey, we've all been there, just keep doing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendly Quilter
    I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

    :D :D :D The finished quilt is already posred. I titled it my lone star is completed or some thng like that. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay

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