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    DIY Machine cart

    So many people have discussed organizing their sewing rooms, I thought I would share this pattern. I've used it for things other than my machines, but it rolls under the sewing table nicely and I can change out the machine I want to use, keeping the others out of the way - but close at hand. I also have a couple screws on one end of it so I can use a power strip and take my machines into an area not close to an outlet.
    Happy stitching

    Forgive me for not having the picture of it in this posting. I just couldn't figure out how to get it here. The attachment has full instructions in pdf. format.
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    What a terrific idea. Thank you.

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    Brilliant solution! Thanks for sharing. Will definetly be showing this to hubby.
    Brenda

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    Great idea, with my machines on the cart I could see them and use them more often. Reason I keep my machine in the closet or in their cases is that I don't have enough room to keep them where I can see them. The cart solves that problem and it looks so neat too.

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    thanks for sharing this tutorial
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    Thank you for sharing your instructions. I love it, I have an unusual sewing table and need something I could wheel in and out, so this is perfect.

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    That's a great idea. Enjoy it.

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    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing. It's so hard to get things so they are easier to get at unless you have your own room. Ours is also our computer room which has the big hutch/desk and chair and it's not a huge room. Sue

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    That is a very nice idea.

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    What an amazing idea!

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    Great idea. Thank you for sharing. BarbM32

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    Great idea, thanks for sharing!
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    Thank you for sharing the idea of the rolling cart and directions. Made me think of a sturdy old bookcase I was going to get rid of, now I am thinking maybe cut it in half and add wheels to it. Got my creative juices going. Take care.

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    What an awesome idea. Thanks!

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    That is a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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    OMG....Love it! Thanks so much...and answer to my problem!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebody323 View Post
    So many people have discussed organizing their sewing rooms, I thought I would share this pattern. I've used it for things other than my machines, but it rolls under the sewing table nicely and I can change out the machine I want to use, keeping the others out of the way - but close at hand. I also have a couple screws on one end of it so I can use a power strip and take my machines into an area not close to an outlet.
    Happy stitching

    Forgive me for not having the picture of it in this posting. I just couldn't figure out how to get it here. The attachment has full instructions in pdf. format.
    Very cool. Every thing fits so nice. Thank you for posting the instructions.

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    Nan helped me figure out how to put the picture in the actual message. You go girl!
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    Sally Dolin
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    This is a great projected for storage and I can even make it ,thanks a million!

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    Thanks for sharing! Now I need a gorgeous hunk to build me one!
    SewMomma66 - Janome 7700 named Lucy, Pfaff Creative Vision 5.5 named Ethyl, Babylock serger named Fred, and Janome 9500 named Ricky.

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    This cart is excellent for that purpose. I could use one of those. Only thing is: Where would I park it?? It reminds me of the cart the school librarian would roll into our classroom. She often brought certain collections of books on a particular subject or she brought encyclopedias (that dates me. It was before computers.) for us to use.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    Great idea - thanks for sharing!
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    Parking suggestions

    Gail here are a couple of parking ideas. Forgive how messy my sewing room is. This has been a crazy summer.
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Size:  344.1 KBIn the first picture that is my messing sewing table and the cart is on the right. In order to roll under it, I remove the thread from the pin and set it down then push the pin in. I didn't realize that you are seeing the underside of my favorite magnifying glass for detailed work on black especially. The blue rolling tote is from ikea and holds scrap fabric to be cut. The black thing in rear is paper shredder for documents not to be filed in the file cabinets supporting left end of table top.Basket on top of table at right holds all sorts of odds and ends. Loose bobbins/6"ruller/olfa cutters when not in use. Keeps the tiny stuff from being knocked off, burried in piles. I'm good at piles.
    Second picture is under my longarm thread. The white basket hanging from the pegboard holds prewound bobbins and plastic bags that cover the thread cones when not in use. Cats love to unwind thread and I lost a cat to a piece of thread she swallowed. $500+ surgery and she still died. Broke my heart. If you have a collection of regular thread spools, you can just attach a clear piece of vinyl on the top of the peg board and use clamps at the sides near the bottom to keep off dust and keep the kitties out.
    Sally Dolin
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    Very nice cart. Thanks!

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    It's 5:40 am and I'm up and so excited. I have been looking for a solution to my tiny kitchen and it's missing storage for ages. It hit me and I had to get up. I'm going to make some more of these only using wider shelving and make them shorter end to end. Then I'm going to run counter top from the end of my cupboards to the corner of the kitchen a span of about 6 feet and place these under it so I have roll out storage for large bowls, mixer, blender, wok, toaster oven, all those biggies that are currently living in the cabinet in the living room. Then I can house the blankets and pillows housed in the mule chest in the bedroom in that cabinet and I'll have some drawer space back for myself. It seems like a win, win. Yeah - solved my own problem. Maybe I will even use the last one closest to the back door for those things like a basket of gloves, scarves, another basket for grill supplies, extra boots on the bottom, recycleable bags for shopping. I'm on a roll this morning.
    Sally Dolin
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