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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 20:08 #53656

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bar7700 wrote:
I clean off my cutting table at the end of the sewing day.
My favorite iron cleaning product is, Iron Off.


I wish I were as disciplined! Treat yourself to a new rotary blade!


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 19:55 #53655

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I clean off my cutting table at the end of the sewing day.
My favorite iron cleaning product is, Iron Off.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 17:59 #53648

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Cheryl - the cabinet is 48" wide X 20" deep and 6' tall. It is called a wardrobe cabinet and came with a rod for hanging. I won't use the rod, so will get a couple more shelves to put in instead. The cost was $108 plus tax, which I don't think is bad at all. By the way, it weighs 195 lbs. DH just about has it put together, but right now is frantically searching for his Phillips screwdriver, which he had but now can't find. Imagine that.

Margo - I remember your folding method. Most of the fabric I washed was fat quarters. I don't have a lot of yardage and what I have is stored in plastic bins under my bed right now. Haven't decided yet exactly what I'm gong to put in it. Probably bins of scrap fabric, rulers, UFO's, patterns, WIP's, and charity items in progress.

Karen (sugarmuffin) - I just noticed today that the daffodils and narcissus are starting to come up. Won't be long until they bloom.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 17:41 #53647

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gran5 wrote:
I'm already working on it Margo. I bought a nice storage cabinet at Home Depot yesterday. I've been washing new fabric that's been laying around for a while (some a year). I thought DH was going to put the cabinet together today, but that didn't happen - gotta light a fire under him tomorrow. Still have a good way to to, but I'm on a roll. I have a huge stack of quilt magazines to go through and then give away. Going to start working on them a few at a time.

Mary, if you haven't tried it yet, you might want to try my folding methods to stack your fabrics in that new cabinet. Just figure the most efficient width for your stacks and use a rotary ruler (if you have one the right width) or just cut a piece of stiff cardboard to fold your fabrics around.

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Show us some pictures when you get some stacked in the cabinets! I'll bet it's going to be beautiful to look at!


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 17:24 #53646

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]gran5 wrote:
I'm already working on it Margo. I bought a nice storage cabinet at Home Depot yesterday. I've been washing new fabric that's been laying around for a while (some a year). I thought DH was going to put the cabinet together today, but that didn't happen - gotta light a fire under him tomorrow. Still have a good way to to, but I'm on a roll. I have a huge stack of quilt magazines to go through and then give away. Going to start working on them a few at a time.
What cabinet did you get? I looked Home Depot and Lowes. I'm thinking of the one at Lowes that is tall and 42" wide. It has shelves and will fit my ironing board. Just the thought of spending $$ after Christmas.....
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 17:14 #53645

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Well, I have terrible lighting in half of my room and bought a new fixture with three spotlights . I ended up rearranging the whole room because I eventually want to put in new cabinets and didn't want to move the fixture when that happened. So in a way I have started to clean my ironing and cutting areas. Hope to get that done by Friday and meet the challenge.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 16:06 #53639

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If we get the bad weather they are calling for I might be able to play with you. But, I am not cleaning up until I get my Jan. BOMs done. Yes, I have two going. I heat up my iron and run it over a used fabric softener sheet. Gets it nice and clean.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 14:44 #53635

I am sure going to try to do this! Have been trying to work on leaning/organizing my office space, but have hit a bit of a log jam because of all my volunteer jobs, and - being a prefectionist/procrastinator by nature. So changing it up and attacking the semi-disaster that has become my workroom would be a good idea. Were you reading my mind Margo??? :-D
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 14:33 #53632

I am totally organizing my whole room because I am moving back upstairs. I was in our unfinished basement but with the winter here in full force I decided it was not going to work. Too cold! Little electric space heater was not doing the job. I had moved down during the summer. Love being able to make a mess and leave not worrying that anyone would see it. Oh well, in the room upstairs I will be warmer and I will just close the door if I have company. In the meantime it will get all organized once I get everything back up. So I have to get busy to beat Margo's deadline!
Hey gran5, I wish I lived in Vicksburg, I would take your old mags. :D With all this cold I am missing the warmth of Mississippi right now. My home state. What am I doing up here in this deep-freeze anyway? :roll:
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 11:35 #53620

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Looks great, Dorothy! I'm thinking now that I really want a new cover on my ironing surface instead of washing what I have. I've gotten some stains on it that will not come out, and this looks so fresh and inviting. I'll bet it makes you want to start working on something!


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 10:47 #53615

I don't know about inspiring others but this is how it looks now, new ironing board cover over my project draws made by MDH. And my cutting out table cleared of clutter. Dorothy UK
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 10:16 #53612

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dorfymid wrote:
Thank you Margo that was just the push in the rear I needed, both areas are done, I am well pleased :lol: Dorothy Suffolk UK

Can you post a picture? An inspiration to the rest of us??? :D


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 09:31 #53611

Thank you Margo that was just the push in the rear I needed, both areas are done, I am well pleased :lol: Dorothy Suffolk UK
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space 17 Jan 2011 06:14 #53594

Margo...I love you dearly...how about coming down to FL and helping me. Um...I can't promise sun...cause its raining today and maybe tomorrow too, but it won't SNOW. :) I've been under the weather for a few weeks and everything is piled so high. I need the FLY lady or a gently push in the rear. :lol: :wink: Sandi in not so sunny FL
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