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Date: 3/1/12 12:22 PM

Blame (or thank) this thread on CynSew. She posted a link to her video on ripping out serger seams. Turns out she has more videos including this one:
Sewing Feet Great Tip!!

I asked Chris, Pickup Some Creativity if I could share her blog with all of you, February 2011 Sewing 101 with Karen, organizing your sewing area Are you excited for a new Sewing 101 post? I know I am! Welcome February's guest, Karen!
Lucky for us, she agreed. The fist page you come to is packed with sewing room organization ideas. And it's only a teaser for all the great information she has on her site. Thanks, Chris.

I went to The Container Store last week vowing, 'No more plastic.' You could guess, that didn't last. They had a mountain of plastic sweater bins deeply discounted in the back corner of the store. They had no lids. No matter, they were 1/4 the cost of the open bins I was trying to decide on for my shelves.

Yes, I bought the bargain containers and used the savings to splurge on these:
Bisley Cabinet Drawer Inserts
At long last, I'm satisfied with a solution for sorting and storing machine accessories.

Thought I would be sorting all of my needles in the drawer inserts too, then I saw the idea for using a simple cd wallet.

Looking forward to seeing your great ideas or hearing about anything that you have seen or found to help with the Stuff.

future search term: sewingspaceorganizationthread

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Date: 3/1/12 12:45 PM

great post. thanks for sharing! lowering the ironing board will be such a time saver. talk about a DUH moment!

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Date: 3/1/12 1:53 PM

Thanks for sharing! She has some great ideas!

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Date: 3/1/12 2:10 PM

Karen's sewing room is gorgeous, and Tool Time Tuesday is on my list to stop by frequently. She has a way of looking at things I never give a 2nd thought to using, and comes up with a way to make some things I normally toss in the trash look good.

Another sewing room organization site I like is the Domestic Diva -
http://thedomesticdiva.wordpress.com/2007/06/30/the-sewing-room-organization-challenge-begins-now/

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Date: 3/1/12 2:21 PM

The golf ball "things" to keep the thread/bobbin together is also a great idea.

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Date: 3/1/12 2:24 PM

Great ideas! Thank you for sharing!!

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Date: 3/1/12 3:12 PM

If you set up an ironing board next to your sewing machine, be sure you have a large enough breaker so that your SM will still operate correctly (computerized machines). I recently read a post -- can't remember where, PR maybe -- where the SM was not working properly and it was traced back to the iron (larger wattage model).

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Date: 3/1/12 5:57 PM

What a great idea for post! I so need more organization skills in the sewing area. That pillbox idea is great for bobbins! My girls will snatch one up in a hurry & roll it all over the place! Silly kitties...; ) ....... I use snapware container's for buttons... each level has it's own color, whites, darks, multi color buttons.

Now what is everyone doing to organize patterns? I have magazine bins now labeled... household, men's , women's, gifts. But somehow they look a bit messy to me.

This is a great idea..........Thank you a7yrstitch....

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Date: 3/1/12 7:43 PM

Here is the blog... Sew Many Ways where some of the ideas come from.

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Date: 3/2/12 4:35 PM

Oh no, found another site. I was checking on the great, Bias Basics, on this site and had to look at the pictures here:

sewing.org, My Craft and Sewing Room

Be sure to scroll down a little to be able to scroll through all of the pictures.
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Did anyone happen to see Auntie Ame's note that she uses vinyl tiles from the home improvement store for mini tile bolts?

I suppose there would be a way to figure out which ones would be safe for long term fabric storage. Looks like a great idea.



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