I NEED YOUR HAND TO HELP ME MOVE FURNITURE
Contest Ends January 5, 2008
Redesign My Sewing Space and Office Space
First Prize -- $20 Gift Certificate for The Quilt Bug
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OTHER PRIZES -- Batik Fat Quarters from Teresa's collection for "Good Suggestions"
Teresa is a quilter and she travels to Bali and buys Batiks right from the small manufacturers
Jean DeSavage is the winner of the contest
Jean is an art quilter in Michigan. Her blog is: Jean's Artful Spirit
And, thanks to everyone who sent in designs and many, many good suggestions. I am ready to start moving real furniture after we put in a new flooring and paint the triangle room.
Three plan entries came in
Plus, many quilters sent in pages of suggestions for organizing. Thank you all.
Print out these pages or download them. You can use printed copies and cut out paper furniture, arrange it and paste or tape it in place on the plan drawing. Or if you download the pages you can crop out the furniture and equipment and paste them "electronically" into the plan with a graphics program. When you finish your design, send it to me by e-mail, scan a paper copy and send your scan, or take a photo and send your picture attached to an e-mail. email@example.com
You must find places for ALL the pieces (or tell me where they are to be stored) in your final design.
You can suggest new purchases such as cabinets and shelves and cupboards needed to organize all this stuff. Home Depot, Lowes, or Ikea would be good affordable sources. My budget can handle reasonable suggestions and I will be pleased if you can specify dimensions.
We just bought a SHED so you can move some things out there. Click on the word to see the shed.
The decision of the Judge (and the household treasurer) will be final. Anyone can play!
The pieces of the puzzle start here:
*We can toss out the ugly hope chest and the ugly dresser, but storage is needed for the contents of both.
- New Janome Jem Platinum -- The sweet little machine that started this project
- 301 in cabinet (my main machine)
- Sewing bench with supplies inside
- Ironing board and iron
- White fabric storage cabinet -- completely stuffed with fabric
- Roll around cart 1
- Roll around cart 2
- Fold-out three tier cabinet (thread, blades, etc.)
- Floor to ceiling wall unit with shelves and low cabinet (this can be moved)
- Large drop leaf table top
- Large drop leaf table with one leaf out
- Large drop leaf table with both leaves out
- White Featherweight in case
- Three black Featherweights in cases
- Two mocha Singer 301s
- Mocha Singer 301 in case
- Black Singer 301 longbed
- Singer 24 chain stitch machine in case
- Singer 101 in cabinet - open. Closed cabinet
- Small cutting mat (18" x 12")
- Large cutting mat (35" x 24")
- White roll-around drop leaf (35" height from floor)
- White roll-around one leaf up
- White roll-around both leaves up
- Singer card table with cutout for shortbed 301
- Green rolling chair
- Teak desk with leaf up
- Teak desk with leaf down
- Computer and monitor
- Epson printer for pattern printing
- HP printer-scanner for invoices and orders
- Old drop leaf table with leaf up for packing (leaf down for walking by)
- Black rolling chair
- File cabinet (2 drawers)
- Pattern inventory boxes (stacked)
- Cover paper for patterns
- Plastic bags for individual patterns
- Carton of paper for pattern pages
- Bright yellow envelopes for shipping
- Old UGLY *cedar-lined hope chest containing beaded dress, vintage clothes, etc.
- Old UGLY *dresser containing batting, Mother's sewing supplies
- Old photos
Rollaway bed Getting rid of this through FreeCycle
- Huge pile of fabric with no place to go
- Small 10" table saw in box (can go in outdoor storage shed)
Use all three empty (white floor) rooms on the plan drawing below.
The areas shaded blue on the plan are NOT open for change. The aqua squares are skylights.
The drawing below shows the way stuff is "arranged" now. It is awakward and does not work very well, plus I have more fabric and no place to put it.
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Created: 12/12/2007 Updated: 1/8/2008