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Thread: Help with designing studio

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    Member Kathy Edwards-Markota's Avatar
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    I would like my quilting room the size of a two car garage. But then I have always been a BIG dreamer. In my room I would have a small camper frig, a daybed, mock or real fireplace, camper stove, and a large picture window over looking Mt Rainer just to stare at for futher insperation. Did I mention that I also would never have a need to come out of this room. LOLOLOL

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    You forgot the bathroom and alittle sink so you can keep the coffee pot going.

    I am interested in seeing what folks say. I will never be able to build on....but a girl can dream. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Greensleeves - I currently am in a home from the 1920's, grew up in a home from the 1940's, and also lived for several years in a Victorian home, plus all the base housing and mobile homes we lived in, so I am very conscious of door and window placement and making storage available everywhere possible!
    I'm even planning on my living room having built in storage under all the windows.
    How much space does the longarm actually use? I mean footprint as well as necessary surrounding space . I've not seen one set up except at a show, which was very hard to judge space needed.
    I have a Gammill LA on a 14 foot table and I devote 8 X 16 foot space to allow working front or back and walking around easily. On the wall behind the LA is my design wall and a rack for hanging a roll of batting so the space is not just for the LA.

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    Just plan on it being the size of your living room. and large enough to accomidate 3+ machines and a long arm set up. with one wall dedicated to fabric and a roll or two of batting. this wall can be set up with your long arm on it. then the other wall is your design wall on the opposite side. your machines will be three feet out from this wall so that while you are sewing you can look at it every now and then. the third wall will be where cutting and ironing will take place. this would be a shorter wall, if you want. I would make sure that the design wall and the short wall has windows. I would also make sure that there is an outlet every 2-3 feet. and lots of pot lights and eyeballs that can be turned in different directions to help illuminate what you need it too. a good 9-10 foot ceiling is also very helpful. just my two cents.

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    We converted my hubby's old garage into a wonderful studio for me. It is 20x20. The only think missing is a bathrrom but then if there was one I would never leave!
    I ahve a few pics attached......
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    I don't think you could ever have too much room. More room, more storage. I would love to have a room big enough for a proper sitting area, with a bookcase full of all my quilting, sewing, crafty books.

    I would love to have room to spread out and be organized.

    Louster399, your studio is fantastic! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Greensleeves - I currently am in a home from the 1920's, grew up in a home from the 1940's, and also lived for several years in a Victorian home, plus all the base housing and mobile homes we lived in, so I am very conscious of door and window placement and making storage available everywhere possible!
    I'm even planning on my living room having built in storage under all the windows.
    How much space does the longarm actually use? I mean footprint as well as necessary surrounding space . I've not seen one set up except at a show, which was very hard to judge space needed.
    I have a Gammill LA on a 14 foot table and I devote 8 X 16 foot space to allow working front or back and walking around easily. On the wall behind the LA is my design wall and a rack for hanging a roll of batting so the space is not just for the LA.
    I have a small quilting machine on an 8.5'X3' frame. I put the frame on a base to move back and forth. As the room it is in is only 16'X8'. I plan to upgrade to a larger set up when I have more experience on it. A larger room is definately required for the quilting frame.

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    Right now I'm using the dining room which is probably close to big enough, but with double doors to the living room, a door to the hall and a door to the kitchen, plus a wall of windows that go nearly to the floor, the area for storage is limited to say the least. I do have 2 thrift store dressers (one used partially for Thanksgiving/Christmas placemats and tablecloths, the other primarily for yarn and ribbon and other crafty stuff), plus a big bookcase and similarly sized cabinet as well as 2 sewing machines in cabinets, an ironing board on the hall door, and the huge dining room table...barely room to walk. So I'm definitely thinking bigger and more storage. Not sure about the need for a longarm setup as I primarily hand quilt in my lap. So far I've not been too happpy with my meager attempts at machine quilting, and definitely not happy with doing the binding totally by machine.

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    When one of my friends had this kind of opportunity, she and her husband structured the attic of the garage so that they could build rooms up there. She got the back half (with the great view) and he got the front half....his entrance was through the garage, hers was off the kitchen....there is a door between the two sections that is usually left open, but it gives them each their own space. When they first built it, they didn't have much money so they just added the right trusses and beams, then added on and finished it as they had the money....it has worked out really wonderfully for both of them. Have fun.

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    I think if I was designing from scratch I'd put in a walk in closet for my stash.

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