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Date: 12/7/12 7:34 PM



I told DH that all I wanted for Christmas this year were some shelves for my sewing room. I had posted pictures of my room on page 18 in Photos of Your Sewing Space. The pile aka The Wall of Shame had grown a little and was getting in the way of efficiency.

So when we needed to sell some snow tires for a car we no longer own, a carpenter friend expressed interest. DH came up with the idea to barter the tires for some selves. They will not be fancy but finally I can reorganize my space to make it work better for me. I will have to post more pics when all is done. This morning I spent about 2 hours moving out so the wall is free for the new installation. I originally thought I would get Ikea Expedit shelves which I still love but the impractical need to build them in such a tight space made them a poor option. Even building them and moving the Expedit could not work for too many tedious reasons.

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Date: 12/7/12 7:44 PM

So glad you are getting shelves. I think having the right amount of shelving can save ones sanity and be such a blessing. It means you are in control, at least that is how I feel. Be happy you are not married to a builder, or you would have limited shelving as I do--like the cobblers kids going barefoot.

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Date: 12/7/12 8:29 PM

Hoowah! You're on your way to a better sewing room yet!

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Date: 12/7/12 9:21 PM

I have been sorting fabric and finding some pieces I have seen in years, lol. Its really quite the stash... I found a kit for a project from Connecting threads that I think I'll sell because the project doesn't appeal to me anymore but I am sure that someone will think it's cute. I also found a quilt I had done years ago and forgotten, just the top... need to quilt it though. I am thinking just an overall stipple and call it good.

I am also motivated to reorganize in anticipation of a new sewing machine in the spring. I know that I will feel really empowered to get a lot done then so I will make the room ready for that time. The only project I have going is a Christmas Tree skirt so that will have to wait for next week when I can move back in.

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Date: 12/9/12 6:49 AM

Felix Navidad!
When we built the house we live in now, the sewing room was the last to be completed.
Within a year I had the room of my dreams.
The best thing that I included were two nine foot hig by four feet wide and 18"deep cupboards. Even with low- e windows, the Baja sun can destroy fabric. From time to time I have to clear them out and organize, like after the mini wardrobe contest. But having fabric, batting, interfacing, and other tools behind closed doors keeps the clutter-or appears to-down.
Congratulations on the new addition to your sewing space. Send pictures.

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Date: 12/9/12 8:25 AM

Congratulations!!!!!! What a nice Christmas present along with being organized for your new sewing machine coming soon. It will feel so comfortable in your newly redone studio room . Can't wait until we see your finished wall!!!

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Date: 12/9/12 9:02 AM

I do really have a lot of fabric. I think I need it. (Ha, ha!) Nowadays I have to order my fabric and notions by internet, and then you are never sure if the colour or the material is quite what you expected. Even black is different from other black.... I sometimes scatter my fabric around and see the most unexpected beautiful combinations. So stash is to dream with, not to complain of or to be ashamed of.Now that you are bound to have your shelves: I bought at Ikea those big plastic translucent boxes , that you can easily make piles of. That is in my views an exellent solution.

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Date: 12/9/12 10:15 AM

I would love to see pics of your sewing room Baja Susana!

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Date: 12/9/12 10:29 AM

Great barter! I look forward to pictures

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Date: 12/9/12 7:38 PM

I store most of my fabric in a chest of drawers to protect from sun and dust. I have it sorted by color but I also had a tote bag with more fabric that I had not organized yet. For the shelves I will get some type of box or basket to make small items less cluttered. I subscribe to a few quilting magazines and will get some sleeves for those too but from here forward I plan to cannibalize the older magazines and remove the patterns that interest me and keep them in file folders in a file cabinet, kept in the study adjacent to my sewing room. New issues I'll be only keeping for a year and either sell them or tear out the patterns, which ever is best. If I find I am accumulating too many then I may need to unsubscribe. Does anyone have another suggestion for magazines?

As I write this post our carpenter friend called and is coming tomorrow. We discussed shelf types and originally I asked for the white melamine shelves but the length we need is not sided with melamine on all sides. We talked about options which he suggested using furniture grade plywood and either painting it or use a simple urethane. The plywood would be stronger than the melamine shelves so I am all for stronger. The painting part means a little more prep time and finishing but as long as it looks good then I'll be happy.

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