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    RV Quilting. Anybody do it?

    We just bought our first rv. It's an older class A, 38' with one slide out for the living/dining room. My thought is to get a couple of 2 drawer file cabinets or shelving blocks or maybe a couple of taller kitchen cabinets, and set a laminate counter top on them. I could set it all high enough and wide enough that the free standing dining table will nest under the sewing table to save room when I'm not using it.
    That's my thought. Give me all of your solutions!

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    We have a little 21 ft RV and last year was the first time I quilted in it. There's just enough room behind the coffee pot to store my Featherweight... and I did my piecing on the kitchen table. I know I've read lots of tips of storage etc. on the forum but can't quickly find it. There's one little article off site. http://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide...ts_hobbies.php

    But I also love to set my machine up and stitch outside. I make baggies of blocks before traveling. Name:  Yellowstone and Shipshewana 20121011 (Small).JPG
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    We have been talking about buying a RV and my only one request is that there is some place for my machine and storage of my current project.

    I once took my sewing machine and all the fabric for my current project on the plane on one of our vacations. DH thought I was crazy, but while dh and ds watched their hours and hours of baseball I sat in the bedroom with chair and small table piecing my project. I so enjoyed it that I want to do it again.

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    Ah more success this search! (RV and camping) http://www.quiltingboard.com/search....archid=6039718

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    I take a sewing/embroidery machince combo on the RV. I cut my fabric before going and put the squares in baggies. I have plastic totes for my threads, sewing supplies, patterns and fabrics. I store them under the bed. As far as the actual sewing, I use the dining room table most of the time. We eat outside on the picnic table since the food is cooked on the grill, why drag it all back inside. If it's raining, cold and yucky then I do have the option of setting up one of those folding gray plastic tables either in the bedroom or living room. Our RV has 3 slides, two of them opposite of each other in the living room so I have a huge space available to sew. Hubby's flat screen in on the living room wall, he uses wireless headphones so I don't hear his TV and he doesn't hear my sewing machine. Another option if we eat inside is to use lap trays, I prepare the food and we sit on the couch or in the recliners with trays. I often sew outside if the weather is really nice, especially if we are at the ocean. A word of caution, do not leave your machine on the RV when it's stored, especially in damp or humid weather. RV's are not air tight, the machine will rust.

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    Not yet but that is how I want to retire. I have never traveled around the country and this would be the perfect way to have it all! I know there are companies out there that design RVs just for quilters. I have seen some and they are accomodating to the craft.
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    We have a 35ft 5th wheel and I have FW, a small ironing board and travel size iron, a few rulers, rotary cutter and mat and a small fabric stash stored in it. It can be done and my DH does not mind that I have taken up some storage space for these things since it keeps me busy when the weather is not the best or he and the dog are gone on the trails since I can no longer do hikes because of bad joints.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Ok, ok. You've talked me into buying a featherweight!

    Elaine, I had a feeling we were sisters! And go to pictures and check out Lion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    We have a little 21 ft RV and last year was the first time I quilted in it. There's just enough room behind the coffee pot to store my Featherweight... and I did my piecing on the kitchen table. I know I've read lots of tips of storage etc. on the forum but can't quickly find it. There's one little article off site. http://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguide...ts_hobbies.php

    But I also love to set my machine up and stitch outside. I make baggies of blocks before traveling. Name:  Yellowstone and Shipshewana 20121011 (Small).JPG
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    i LOVE this picture!
    Nancy in western NY

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    We were in Jackson Hole and it was freezing cold wind outside BUT we had been able to bike & check out the quilt shop the day before. What a perfect place to spend time if you love biking on paved flat off road paths.

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