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lollief Posted: Sat, Dec 15 2012 8:27 AM

All I have for sewing area is a  48" x 24" desk and my sewing machine must share the space with my laptop and a lamp. I placed a large sheet of freezer paper under my sewing machine, and now can "slide" my machine back and forth easily on the desk top. Also, I can write notes all over the freezer paper; tension notes, last time I changed the needle, Internet Sites, notes to self, ideas that come to mind while sewing, etc. Hope you try this! Lolliesjollies

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Ginny replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 8:34 AM

Wow, Lollief, you have made the best of 2 worlds with your solutions.   Makes me almost wish I could do the same.     Ginny

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 8:40 AM

Oh, Lollief, I feel for you!   That's a pretty clever idea, though, making the best of a tough situation.  Welcome to QCA!  I hope you'll come chat with us frequently.  We'd love to know where you're from and what type of quilting you like to do.


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gini replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 11:23 AM

hi lollie, welcome to the group

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Nana replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 11:42 AM

Welcome Lollie.  Great tip.

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Sukochi replied on Sat, Dec 15 2012 2:23 PM

Nice to have you with us, Lollie. And thanks for the great tip!!. I will go get into my freezer paper right now. Some of my best thoughts come when I am sewing.  Of course, then there is the problem. I can't keep up with my pins, scissors, etc. How will I ever keep up with a writing pen?

Sukochi

 

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Hi lollief, it is nice to meet you. What a great idea and a great solution to your space problem. Quilters are so creative in many ways, not just quilting.

Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love

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Joyce replied on Sat, Jan 5 2013 2:09 PM

Hi lollie, Thanks for the hint.  I also have a small space I have a table squeezed in a multi purpose room.  It serves as a spare bedroom when I have company, a storage room, I call it the room of doom.  My husband put up shelves on one wall and then cubby type shelves for my material on another wall then my table & machine is on the opposite side of the room.  I also have a cutting table which I let the leafs down unless I'm actually working there.  That table also doubles as a place for suitcases when my family is here.  I like the freezer paper ideal.  Thanks.

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Ramona replied on Sun, Jan 6 2013 10:29 AM

lollie,

Welcome to the site and thank you for this tip.

 

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Welcome!  Great tip. 

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