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Date: 3/28/13 3:36 PM

I am seriously confused. I have my own sewing room, 4 machines (overlocker, sewing machine, embroidery, and coverstitch) so 2 L shape tables to accommodate these.
I also have a mammoth Horn cutting table, which I'd like to be able to keep at least one side out at all times, as we have a high pile carpet, so moving those heavy tables on it is a workout!
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I also have my ironing board as well as a steam generating iron.

Does anyone know of any websites that will help design your room? Or even someone on here who is clever and wants to rearrange via computer for me LOL.

Currently I have 3 corners to the room (door is in 4th). The L shape tables create a U sort of shape in 2 corners, with a slight gap in the middle where my ironing board is. Then in the 3rd corner is my cutting table half out. I'm just not happy with it.


The black tables are where my machines are. the red is the ironing board.
The blue is the cutting table, and the solid yellow is the linen cupboard that juts into that room from the hallway
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Date: 3/28/13 4:11 PM

What about your room isn't working for you? Designing a sewing room is rather personal as to how you work etc.

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Date: 3/28/13 4:25 PM

everything really. I'm just not happy with it. the location of the ironing board especially. it juts out into the middle of the room and im forever kicking the bloody thing lol

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Date: 3/28/13 4:38 PM

I can relate to your dilemma as I just had to rearrange mine. One thing you might want to consider is getting/making an ironing pad to put on your cutting table. When you weren't using it you could just slide it beside or get one that will flip to a cutting board. This would help you to eliminate the ironing board in the middle of the room.
Also, wondering if you could butt the L's together on the short side making a "U" shape. Possibly turning them up against the wall on the right. Would there be room to run the cutting table down the side. I like to be able to move from machine to machine without getting out of my chair.
Having said all that, it looks fairly functional to me. Except for the ironing board of course.

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Date: 3/28/13 5:20 PM

Where are your outlets? How big is the room and the furniture? I have some ideas, but they depend on the above questions.

Can you put the L shaped tables back to back so they form a T, short ends on the same wall they meet now, and slide them over to the left side of the room? Will the cutting table fit next to the T, with the ironing board along the linen cupboard? Just throwing ideas at ya.
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Date: 3/28/13 7:06 PM

Are all you machines on at the same time? I don't like to have my expensive Diamond plugged into the same circuit as the iron, which draws a lot of electricity, even with a good surge protector. Therefore, I keep my ironing board in the bathroom next to my computer room (where my cutting board is located -- I am taking over the house ). It is a little inconvenient when I have to press a seam, but it does get me out of the chair and walking a few steps each time. Do you have space in a spare room or something where you could do that and take down the ironing board when you are not using it?

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Date: 3/28/13 7:18 PM

I would move the ironing board and push the tables together and use a rolling chair between my machines. I would probably have a wall unit ironing board and a flat board for my table. I use my flat one on my table more than my ironing board. I also try to keep my iron unplugged when using my Vikings. However I am always changing my room to a new setup.

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Date: 3/28/13 7:34 PM

The overlocker and sewing machine are on one table so I can switch between those quickly.
The embroidery machine and coverstitch are on the right hand table, so it's pretty rare I use those, maybe once a month for the coverstitch, more often obviously for the embroidery machine. How I've shown it there is quite seriously about the limit of the space, there's not much space anywhere else. I like the idea of taking the ironing board out and using the cutting table to press on. Need a bigger sewing room ;)
The idea of the tables back to back is actually quite good too.

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Date: 3/28/13 8:15 PM

I have a couple of suggestions.

Push the tables together and rotate so that the open towards the left where the L table is now. Move the ironing board to that wall. Cutting table stays where it is.

If there's not enough space between the tables and cutting table switch the ironing board and cutting table.

Even without dimensions I would kill for the space you have. I'm currently in a 8x9 room with 4 machines (yes 4) AND a washer/ dryer! I have to "spill" into the kitchen w/the cutting table and ironing board when I sew but it works for me!

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Date: 3/28/13 8:32 PM

That's not a bad idea either.. I will get the hubby to have a play I think, He's going to kill me for it LOL

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