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    A chair on wheels was one of my best investments. And while I know all the arguments for getting up and walking to an ironing board, there are times when I LOVE being able to spin to the left and have cutting board then spin to the right and iron then back to center to sew. Think paper piecing! Second must have is my design wall- and I wish it ws bigger! Mine is 4x8 foot piece of insulation foam covered in craft felt and I wish it was double the size. And save some space for pretty stuff - it's good inspiration. I designed the room on graph paper as mentioned above and wasn't happy until I had reached my third or fourth design. Have Fun - keep us posted!

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    Lucky girl. Please let us know how it progresses

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    Lucky you. After what you have been working in, it is very well deserved. You have a winner in your DH.
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    Think also about the position of your computer and the light from outside. You'll want to make sure the sun isn't shining on your computer screen effectively blocking out your view of the screen. The rest of the ideas are excellent. Also where will your thread go? On the wall? on a cabinet? In a cabinet? If you have quilt inspectors, make sure they have a dedicated spot. What about an easy chair or love seat. My DH is fascinated with what I create, so many times he'll come into my room and we'll chat. He has his own chair out of my way & I enjoy having him around. (Mind you, he knows when things aren't going to plan, he best leave. And he does. LOL)
    Good luck & share pictures along the way.
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    One of the things I love about my very small sewing room is the central cutting table. I can walk all around it. I like having access to all four sides of the table. Right now it's just a table, but when I re-do the room we plan on making a table with built in shelfs/drawers under it to store "stuff".

    Also if you can ... try to plan for a design wall that can accomodate the largest quilt you can make. Mine is small (WOF by 6' tall) and I'm always wanting more. When I re-do my room I'm hoping to plan it so that one whole wall is a design wall.
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    Thanks for all the thoughtful tips. Chair on wheels Check! I have two – one with arms – one without. The older one is actually more comfortable than the newer one and maybe it will get a pretty new cover. I do have a portable design wall that I made from three 4x8 sheets of pink insulation covered in flannel, dark one side, light on other, and hinged for ease of storage. I am hoping that the sliding doors to the big long closet can be designed to hold a design wall that slides to reveal the storage behind. Then I will have to find a new home for the old one. I will post pics of progress when we break ground. The architect is pulling the permits this week.
    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    A chair on wheels was one of my best investments. And while I know all the arguments for getting up and walking to an ironing board, there are times when I LOVE being able to spin to the left and have cutting board then spin to the right and iron then back to center to sew. Think paper piecing! Second must have is my design wall- and I wish it ws bigger! Mine is 4x8 foot piece of insulation foam covered in craft felt and I wish it was double the size. And save some space for pretty stuff - it's good inspiration. I designed the room on graph paper as mentioned above and wasn't happy until I had reached my third or fourth design. Have Fun - keep us posted!

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    OMG: where to put computer? I never thought about that, that’s one thing I have rethink! So glad you mentioned it. Thread? Not sure. I want to display some of my quilts, and my antiques, as well. May not have wall space to do thread that way. There is going to be lots of windows on two of the four walls. In the past I just threw it in baskets on shelves. I use those little tiny plastic bags from Hobby Lobby so they don’t collect dust or get all tangled. I am so totally nave about what you mean by “Quilt inspectors”
    We are planning an office space for hubby and a sitting area that connect to the studio through a large arch (no doors) I could try to fix it so when he is at his computer he can see me at my machine. I’ll have to think about the angles so I am glad you brought that up.
    Quote Originally Posted by QandE2010 View Post
    Think also about the position of your computer and the light from outside. You'll want to make sure the sun isn't shining on your computer screen effectively blocking out your view of the screen. The rest of the ideas are excellent. Also where will your thread go? On the wall? on a cabinet? In a cabinet? If you have quilt inspectors, make sure they have a dedicated spot. What about an easy chair or love seat. My DH is fascinated with what I create, so many times he'll come into my room and we'll chat. He has his own chair out of my way & I enjoy having him around. (Mind you, he knows when things aren't going to plan, he best leave. And he does. LOL)
    Good luck & share pictures along the way.

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    I am with you on the table you can walk around. In my OLD basement studio I have to push the table from one side to the other to get at stuff on the shelves. I should have plenty of room in the new room to walk all the way around. yay! I bought a beautiful old table with very interesting legs, which I hope to renovate and add storage to. Big project! design wall? Yeah others have mentioned the design wall and I hope it will go on the sliding closet doors. If so I’ll find a new home for my old one.
    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    One of the things I love about my very small sewing room is the central cutting table. I can walk all around it. I like having access to all four sides of the table. Right now it's just a table, but when I re-do the room we plan on making a table with built in shelfs/drawers under it to store "stuff".

    Also if you can ... try to plan for a design wall that can accomodate the largest quilt you can make. Mine is small (WOF by 6' tall) and I'm always wanting more. When I re-do my room I'm hoping to plan it so that one whole wall is a design wall.

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    Good things to think about. I would love to have my Bernina facing out so I can see outside as I sew. That means it goes on the cabinetry/counter top wall some how. How? I am still perplexed about that. Hopefully I can find a way to configure the counter top to have a lower area with a cut out knee area I would like a ironing table that folds out so I have it right next to me as I sew. I am tired of walking the length of the basement! Or holding a makeshift board on my LAP LOL. , mmmmm so much to think of, and so many friends to help me plan. THANKS, to everyone!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    What a fun project! Do think about where you'd like to put your machines, and do you need cut-outs in the top of the cabinet/table-? Where will your cutting area be? Where will you iron? Do you need room for plastic storage tubs as well? Do you need some cabinets that have roll-out shelves? Do you need lots of drawers?
    Also, what kind of flooring will you have? What about overhead lighting? Daylight bulbs?
    Just a few things to think about~~ v

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    I have been wondering what does everyone prefer in their cabinets -- drawers or shelves with or without doors. Not that I am getting a new quilting room in the next life time. Too many other thing that we need.

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