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    New quilting Studio

    I have been quilting in a dark, damp, buggy (dead due to exterminator, but still gross) basement for the last nine years ever since we moved and downsized. NO natural light whatsoever! very confined space!
    Now, in just a couple of months, we will be breaking ground on a room addition. (My hubby really loves me) It will be 20 by 30 feet and nearly 2/3 of it will be my new studio. It will have so much natural light it is almost a sin! It will have a 4ft by 16ft closet for storage on one side. the other side will have a 16ft run of lower cabinets below a bank of windows looking out on my gardens, the farm fields, and the woods. I am very excited.
    so here is where you guys all come in. i want lots of advice on how to configure my space. especially regarding cabinets. My hubby wants to start buying cabinets so they are already here when they are ready to install them. I bet you all have tons of ideas about what i should do about that!!!
    I can't wait to hear all of them. Dream big along with me.
    So here are the first two before photos. 1 my son in law and grandson are on the patio next to a garden. This patio and garden will be traded for the room addition. this pic was taken last spring. last fall i spent a lot of time digging up most of the plants and moving them somewhere else. 2 another view of the garden at the edge of the patio was just taken yesterday. i obviously missed some of the bulbs. those will have to be dug up soon. because very soon there will be a room here!
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    How exciting!!!!!!

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    Creating your Perfect Quilting Space Studio Planner by Lois L. Hallock is what I got. A little pricey, IMHO, but it might just be the thing to help you. Amazon has it. OR, buy some graph paper, make cut outs of your tables, machines, etc. and you can design exactly what you want. Good lighting built in is a MUST. Oh how I wish I had that space! ENJOY IT!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denise_the_Quilt_Lady View Post
    I have been quilting in a dark, damp, buggy (dead due to exterminator, but still gross) basement for the last nine years ever since we moved and downsized. NO natural light whatsoever! very confined space!
    Now, in just a couple of months, we will be breaking ground on a room addition. (My hubby really loves me) It will be 20 by 30 feet and nearly 2/3 of it will be my new studio. It will have so much natural light it is almost a sin! It will have a 4ft by 16ft closet for storage on one side. the other side will have a 16ft run of lower cabinets below a bank of windows looking out on my gardens, the farm fields, and the woods. I am very excited.
    so here is where you guys all come in. i want lots of advice on how to configure my space. especially regarding cabinets. My hubby wants to start buying cabinets so they are already here when they are ready to install them. I bet you all have tons of ideas about what i should do about that!!!
    I can't wait to hear all of them. Dream big along with me.
    So here are the first two before photos. 1 my son in law and grandson are on the patio next to a garden. This patio and garden will be traded for the room addition. this pic was taken last spring. last fall i spent a lot of time digging up most of the plants and moving them somewhere else. 2 another view of the garden at the edge of the patio was just taken yesterday. i obviously missed some of the bulbs. those will have to be dug up soon. because very soon there will be a room here!
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    Sounds like lots of fun ahead! Darling little guy in your life!!!

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    oh lucky you-keep us posted
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    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and specially to have all the natural light. Make sure you have a lot of electrical plugs throughout the room. For some reason almost everything we use is connected with electricity! I'm a bargain shopper I look for the best price and where I can save. After all, the money saved is money that can be spent on something else! Have fun shopping, creating, and organizing. I'm sure it will be a beautiful place to sew Please keep us posted.
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    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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    Lighting, Display or Disign wall. Shelves and Baskets or containers. I store my projects with fafrics and patterns in their own basket till done. Great news. Happy planning.

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    What a wonderful adventure you are about to begin. You will love the room when it's finished - I just know it. How exciting for you. Keep us up to date on your progress.

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