Monday, June 9, 2014

My Updated Craft Room



I have been trying out a new floor plan in my craft room, and I am loving it! 

Last November (when I started blogging) my craft room looked like this:


My cutting table was near the closets and the sewing cabinet was near the window.  It worked very well for me.  But when I bought my Baby Lock Tiara, I had to put the sewing cabinet in front of my design wall with the Tiara in front of the window. 


Having my Tiara was well worth the change, but I missed the easier access to my design wall.  I had to move my sewing cabinet (thank goodness for wheels) in order to use the design wall. 

So after lots of measuring and thinking, my sweet husband helped me rearrange the furniture.  I am sure he thought I was crazy, but he humored me.  Now I have my sewing cabinet in front of the window again. 


It is so nice having it close to, but not blocking, my design wall.  The white table you see in the picture above is my cutting table.  The two sides can fold down and it can be rolled out of the way for even easier access to the design wall.  So nice. 


This is what it looks like with the cutting table set up.  I love having access to three sides of the table. 



I wondered if it would feel tight while I was sewing, but I have lots of space. 


And now my Tiara is near the closest.  I like having it even with the edge of my corner Ikea table.  It used to stick out before. 


Updated September 12, 2014:  Here is what the Tiara looks like when I am quilting a big quilt.  I still have plenty of room to set up support tables.  :)


My ironing board still moves around wherever it is convenient for me.  I like having it next to a table to set the iron down on. 


The only thing I am still getting used to is walking in next to the table. 


However, I can make my table like an island simply by putting one side down.  That helps with the tunnel feeling. 


I think these changes are here to stay, but it is nice to know I can always change it back later. 

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with Let's Bee Social and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop (buttons on sidebar).

21 comments:

  1. I like how you rearranged to be closer to the design wall. It is also really nice you can but down one side of the table to open the space up a bit more, too.

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  2. Love your new room layout!!! So jealous of your design wall! I don't have a free wall for one, so I'm trying to figure out a portable solution. Enjoy your "new" space :-)

    Jess
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  3. Lookin' mighty neat and clean, now go get a project out and mess it up so I won't feel so bad, LOL!

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  4. This looks great Jasmine! It is nice to be able to change things up after a time in search of the "perfect layout" for your space. Enjoy!

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  5. Looks awesome! Sewing rooms are happy places to me and yours looks very happy. I love seeing other rooms and getting organization ideas. Thanks for posting.

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  6. that looks great and roomy. Is that your closet with out any doors in there as well? That looked like a great storage system with having to slide the doors back and forth. Next year I will be redoing my room. Can't wait!

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  7. Looks great! I am so happy that soon I will be able to have a design wall that I can fully access as well.

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  8. Thanks for the tour. You've done a lot with the space. I love the shelving unit in the closet. It's such a bright, comfortable looking room, I can see why you get so much done.

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  9. Nice. I'm glad you found a layout you like. It almost looks like you can sew and then stick your block to the design wall without even getting up! (I'm feeling lazy today. :) )

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  10. Wow am I'm impressed. Will it stay that neat? And the pink and black quilt is REALLY NICE. On of my favorite color combos

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  11. That seems like a very smart layout. I also have a table "peninsula" as I walk in the door of my sewing room. It just seems like a practical idea. I like that yours has wings that fold out of the way. Have fun with your new machine!

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  12. Great room, Jasmine - just as well your husband is a sweetie if you might change again one day soon! Hoping for a design wall in the new house ... have to wait and see :)

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  13. This layout does look like it is going to work sew much better. Nice to be able to access that design wall while your working. Thanks for the peek into your world!

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  14. Lovely space. Currently I have my sewing machine on my cutting table, which is not so good for cutting but it is great for quilting :)

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  15. I love your blog! I just found you through crazy mom quilts. The quilting room is fantastic. And thanks so much for sharing a method of making twister quilts that doesn't require the special ruler. I like your method a lot. Your cutting table looks really nice. Would you mind sharing what it is and where you got it? Thanks!

    -Bobbi
    amid.this.moment@gmail.com

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  16. It's nice when it all corrdinates huh!! I love the drawers, height and flexiblity of your cutting table. Thanks for sharing it again with me!

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  17. Your room looks great... and so NEAT!! You surely are one of the most organized quilters I have seen! Very bright and pretty!

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  18. Looks great! I love how much space you have to support large pieces as you're quilting them. Also, I'm glad you found a way to make the design wall you use so much a priority space. Well done. www.quiltartbymegan.com

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  19. Hi Jasmine! Your sewing room looks beautiful and practical! I'm sure you enjoy to work there! x Teje

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  20. Jasmine this room looks great! Are you like me? I have to clean up after every major project or I go a little crazy with the clutter. It's not very efficient but it seems to work for me. You've done a great job fitting so many items, including the quilting machine, in this room! Impressed!

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  21. I like this layout even better Jasmine! Beautiful quilts too!

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