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It can be a challenge to setup comfortably for free motion quilting in a small space. My sewing room is about 9′ X 10′. This is not a lot of room for spreading out. I have room for some shelves plus four pieces of furniture, a sewing table, an ironing board, a cutting table and a drawer rack for fabric.

Here is how it looks set up for regular sewing.

My sewing table is perpendicular to the cutting table. There is just enough room for my chair between the shelves and the sewing table.

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Moving around the room, here is the fabric storage.

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The ironing station.

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The design wall.
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For free motion I need a lot of table space behind and to the left of the machine. I turn my sewing table so that it is backs up to the cutting table. The ironing board is lowered and placed to the left of the sewing table.
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Now there is just enough room for my chair between the sewing table and the fabric drawers.
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I can’t close the door to the hallway, but I do have the support I need to free motion a large quilt.

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Before anyone asks, I DID clean up the room before taking the photos.

I am linking this post with Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilt Project.

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