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by asterixsew Moderator ( edited 11 Dec 2016 ) 11 Dec 2016

Well after moving in to our new home in July last year we have just moved my Brother PR machine in to its new home. It very neatly blocked access up to the top floor and I have gained a selection of bruises as a result of hitting the table it sits on, with my thigh as I squeezed past the table to go upstairs. I took some pictures of my new room and in uploading the first its upside down so as its late I'll sort them out tomorrow. Yesterday I realised that in line with many others who sew that have a serious fabric collection and am thinking how to store it though some may have to be rehomed. This is where I also wonder should I have opted for a larger room...

I need to read more carefully what I write and not post late at night. I now have my machine in the room and not at the bottom of the stairs where it made walking up and down the stairs difficult


by noah 15 Dec 2016

Congrats ENJOY!!!!

by 02kar Moderator 11 Dec 2016

Congrats on getting your machine up the stairs and into its new home. Hopefully no more bruises now. Try stacking the fabric or displaying it like they do in the stores with it folded and in a row across the shelf to see which fits more fabric. I hope that makes sense. I found I fit less when it was stacked believe it or not. Enjoy visiting with your old fabric friends.

by dragonflyer 11 Dec 2016

Congratulations...looking forward to pictures!

by dennis999 11 Dec 2016

Congratulations Caroline upon achieving your long standing aim of settling your Brother machine into its dedicated home. I am sure that you are delighted with the outcome, not least because of the avoidance of any future thigh bruising episodes. As for your fabric stash, just be mindful not to be too harsh with relocation. The chances are that the day after you have rehomed it, that will be the piece you need for your next project. I've seen some brilliant storage ideas for fabrics on Pinterest which have enabled huge quantities of fabrics to be stored in the smallest of spaces whilst maintaining good access.
Anyway, well done with your moves so far and I'm sure that the remaining room layout issues will follow on nicely in the fullness of time. And congratulations to that husband of yours for his input and help.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 11 Dec 2016

Thanks for the advice Dennis, I have just sneaked 2 large bags of fabric from our last house up into the storage room where I hope its not noticed for a while. My daughter wanted the space back

by lbrow 11 Dec 2016

You go girl but be more careful so you want be black and blue/Lillian

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asterixsew by asterixsew 11 Dec 2016

Thanks Lillian, now the machine is in its new home I don't have to squeeze past it to go up stairs. Perhaps I should have thought about a drastic weight loss so I wouldn't have had to do the squeeze.

by airyfairy 11 Dec 2016

I have to say Caroline that this does not sound the greatest place for your machine. If you are going to be damaging yourself...........
Looking forward to seeing some pictures

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asterixsew by asterixsew 11 Dec 2016

Thanks Sarah, the machine is now in a room and not a landing

by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Dec 2016

Oh my goodness. I hope you did not bruise too much. Is there another place available for your machine or did you stop temporarily moving it? Hope it gets settled and no re homing.

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by laffma1 11 Dec 2016

Hope your bruises heal quickly, and that you find a way to slide your machine into a slightly better position so you can avoid future bruising! It takes a little time to get used to a new room layout. Hope you get things sorted soon.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 11 Dec 2016

The bruises go and then a few weeks later I would get some more

by graceandham 11 Dec 2016

Just spent the afternoon squeezing two cupboards up the stairs and past everything else to have fabric storage in my new sewing spot. Whew! Took a long nap afterward and will think about the rest of it tomorrow. Or Monday. Or... I keep telling myself it's all a process. Good luck on your process.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 11 Dec 2016

It takes a long time to get sorted but its fun and the effort will be well worth the hassle

by shirlener88 11 Dec 2016

Congratulations on you new home & getting your Brother in a great location.

laffma1 by laffma1 11 Dec 2016

Hi Shirlene - good to see you here visiting. Hope all is well with you, and hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!!3

airyfairy by airyfairy 11 Dec 2016

Hi there. I often think of you and wonder what you are doing. Hope you are well. Hugs Sarah

asterixsew by asterixsew 11 Dec 2016

Shirlene how great to hear from you

toogie by toogie 11 Dec 2016

It's nice to see you commenting again. Hope you are well and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Dec 2016

Glad you could stop in for a Hello Shirlene...hope you are well and have a wonderful holiday season...

shirlener88 by shirlener88 11 Dec 2016

thanks everyone - I do need to stop in more often - so happy to see so many of you still here. I saw a posting on Pinterest & had to see what you all are doing. Hehehe!

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by Smokey12 edited 11 Dec 2016

I understand the bruises due to hitting something in the way of where I need to go. It does sound like it will need a new spot in its new home. I don't think you should rehome any fabric. As soon as you do, you will need one of them. Save that for your children to do much later. I recommend finding another closet in another room. Guests do not need a closet, just the back of a door with a hanger hook on it. Can't wait to see the new room.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 11 Dec 2016