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Today I’m sharing some of my recent sewing room improvements. For the longest time I’ve wanted a sewing table that would allow my sewing machine to be flush w/the table top . Anything to help make FMQ a little easier. I found a pic on Instagram, gave it to a friend along w/measurements I felt would work for me and he came up w/a building plan.
Well…I was off on my measurements and the 1st draft of the table came up a little short…literally! Believe it or not, I didn’t take into consideration that the machine would sit below the top of the table and I could barely fit my legs under it…which was no good considering I’m a big fan of the knee lift.
But have no fear, it was a quick fix w/a set of risers. They raised the table 1.25″ which was all it needed.
After sewing on it for awhile I decided that I really needed something up front to rest my hands on. Modifications were definitely in order.
And a few months later, modifications were made. I did not add longer legs though, I’m still just using the risers.
I used my old sewing table as a return which works perfectly for quilting.
It’s also where I store Oh Susana (my serger), Penelope (my backup and sometimes traveler), and my thread case. I just realized if I turn it around, to where it faces out, I can have a guest sewer in my sewing room!
I got rid of the bookshelves in the closet and installed shelves for book and fabric storage.
I’ve heard I should protect my fabric stash from dust and sunlight, so I also put up curtains. One of these days I’d like to make cute patchwork curtains.
I raised my cutting table w/some high risers I found at Walmart. Now it’s the perfect height. I’ve got some other storage going on under my cutting table too.
My design wall is a piece of fleece tacked up on the wall. It’s been black since I started quilting 4 years ago, but I wanted the room to be brighter so I traded the black for a pretty mint green.
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A Thread for Life
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