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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 06 Feb 2011 13:26 #56856

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How 'bout we try takling all the stuff on the floor in front of the table we need to clean under? :-)
I laughed at that. It took me back to retail owner days. I had an older clerk who had quite a few years of retail experience so I assigned her a section of shelfs to set up and sign for a sales flyer. When she was done I checked it out and was flabbergasted. From thence something I often thought of was: the shelves are empty but the floor is full. She had made a nice display right in front of almost empty shelves. The qualification she didn't have was "common sense."

As far as your challenge goes, I'm out. My table has shelves underneath with labelled bins and people have accused me of being too organized. This is my cutting/ironing table.

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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 06 Feb 2011 08:43 #56836

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Thanks Rosemary! Good tips!

Check this out for more folding tips: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/563306368ujRyrP


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 06 Feb 2011 08:24 #56834

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DirtyAnnie wrote:
Well, I am behind on all 4 challenges. I did clean my iron and I am almost done making a new ironing board cover. What do you recommend for the padding. There was just 1/8' foam on it. I cleaned the basement except for my quilting supply area. I call it that because I do most of my work upstairs and keep my supplies downstairs as it is unfinished space. but I am trying to consider how I would like to use it once it is finished. Accessibility and organized is how I want it. I do know I want my fabric out of tubs and in cupboards. I am really tired of digging through tubs to find a possibility. I have a labeler but no cupboards or drawers yet to label. One day in the future . . .
Diane/Wyoming


Empty your tubs out, find a piece of cardboard that is slightly smaller than the 'small wall' of your tub (I presume they are rectangular), then prop your tub up, so that it's base is about 45 degrees. Next fold your fabric around the card so they are all the same size as the end wall and stack them in the tub so that you can see the end of each piece of fabric when you look at the top of the tub. That way you can see the entire colour contents in one go and they are relatively easy to extract.

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I've tried having the tub vertical on it's end but found that the fabric had a tendancy to try to slid out (this is my lining fabric box); but having it at the angle is much easier.

Rosemary

PS you also need to ensure that the box is mostly full or they start sliding down and trying to get untidy - at which point it must be time to buy more farbric :lol:


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 06 Feb 2011 06:41 #56825

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Okay, this one won't be so bad. Most of whats under my table is batting in big blue bins, and UFOS in tidy cardboard boxes. It's just a few little things that I have stacked on and around them. Cant really do much for the bins, that's the only place for them until I get floor to ceiling cabinets.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 05 Feb 2011 22:16 #56807

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:lol: :lol: :lol: GOTCHA! :lol:


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 05 Feb 2011 20:32 #56804

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Oh bother!!! I was about to sort out the two shelves, as instructed by Margo in challenge 3. I had it all planned: Shove overflow from shelves under table, take pictures, and give myself a pat on the back for having got away with it. But what do I do now???.......... First thing: Off to bed and no alarm set for tomorrow. Maybe I can dream of a solution that'll let me do 3 and 4 in less than an hour.....
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 05 Feb 2011 19:06 #56796

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WhooHoo for snow days that leave us with electricity!
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 05 Feb 2011 19:02 #56794

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Well, looks like in my case it will be my main work table that currently has several bags of stuff hiding under.....we are expecting another big snow storm here in Nova Scotia (25 cm of snow) so tomorrow i'll be up in studio all day long and geting those batik half square triangles going.....
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 05 Feb 2011 11:28 #56736

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DirtyAnnie wrote:
Well, I am behind on all 4 challenges. I did clean my iron and I am almost done making a new ironing board cover. What do you recommend for the padding. There was just 1/8' foam on it. I cleaned the basement except for my quilting supply area. I call it that because I do most of my work upstairs and keep my supplies downstairs as it is unfinished space. but I am trying to consider how I would like to use it once it is finished. Accessibility and organized is how I want it. I do know I want my fabric out of tubs and in cupboards. I am really tired of digging through tubs to find a possibility. I have a labeler but no cupboards or drawers yet to label. One day in the future . . .
Diane/Wyoming

There is a company in Roswell Georgia that sells equipment for dry cleaners and I really like their ironing board pad. The one I use is called a BLOCKING BOARD PAD and is described as "A no frills blocking board pad that retains heat but not moisture. The 100% nylon needle-punched synthetic monofiliment flannel is made especially for laundry and dry cleaning establishments." "30 ounce per square yard configuration forms a dense 3/8" thick, cushion under the pad."

I got the 30" x 48" size and cut a piece of plywood that size then covered the pad with muslin and a top layer of heavy cotton duck (canvas) fabric that I occasionally un-staple and wash.
I got mine about 10 years ago and think it cost about $22 at that time.

They don't have a web site but the company name is Golden Hands Industries and the phone number is (770) 998-1323.
You will often see their booth at larger quilt shows around the country.

no affiliation, yada yada...but I really do like this product.


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 05 Feb 2011 11:23 #56734

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I used the stuff made for making potholders. It is very thin and has insulation in it so the wood (I used) underneath does not burn. I originally cover that with that silver ironing board cover and don't like it, the fabric slides on it and it gets too hot. I am going to recover mine with a heavy canvas.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 05 Feb 2011 10:06 #56731

Well, I am behind on all 4 challenges. I did clean my iron and I am almost done making a new ironing board cover. What do you recommend for the padding. There was just 1/8' foam on it. I cleaned the basement except for my quilting supply area. I call it that because I do most of my work upstairs and keep my supplies downstairs as it is unfinished space. but I am trying to consider how I would like to use it once it is finished. Accessibility and organized is how I want it. I do know I want my fabric out of tubs and in cupboards. I am really tired of digging through tubs to find a possibility. I have a labeler but no cupboards or drawers yet to label. One day in the future . . .
Diane/Wyoming
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 04 Feb 2011 18:14 #56685

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I moved everything in my studio and clean under it (dog hair!--how can they lose so much and not be bald?) Then I moved things on my peg board so I could reach it easier with the furniture moved and now I am not sure I like it the way it is. So, I will live with it over the weekend and if I am still unhappy, I will change it all back.
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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 04 Feb 2011 17:51 #56680

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Those multicolored horses will bog you down every time....is it time for a bit of humor?


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Re: A challenge for your sewing space (4) 04 Feb 2011 15:40 #56661

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Yeah....but mine are described as DO-ABLE challenges! You're dealing with a horse of a different color all together!

Wishing you well.....


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