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Thread: Paint Advice for Quilt Room

  1. #21
    Super Member piepatch's Avatar
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    Apr 2010
    I think yellow is a perfect color for a sewing room. It is like you have sunshine around the clock, and it is much easier on the eyes. I used to sew in a yellow room, before we moved, and I could see better in that room than any other.

  2. #22
    Power Poster Mariposa's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Eastern Washington
    A light lemon yellow would be very pretty, since you like yellow. I've painted my sewing room a very light "cool" pink.
    Do what feels best for you!
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    Super Member jeaninmaine's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Maine, Where else!
    I have pale yellow and daylight fluorescent bulbs over the sewing machine and over the cutting table.

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    Senior Member asimplelife's Avatar
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    Oct 2012
    Northern Minnesota
    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post

    Found this... made me think of all our color suggestions!
    Love it!

    Yellow it will be! I'm surprised at how many have yellow rooms... it certainly helps me to confirm that I should go with what I love. While I might pick a different shade of yellow than what's already on part of the walls in that room it does help knowing that I've loved that room in yellow for the 12 years we've lived here. Like some have said, it's just a happy color and I like knowing that I can easily accent it with pops of almost any color. \

    Thanks so much for the input!

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    Senior Member rilene's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    Mine is pale yellow, too. It keeps the room bright without having to go to white or off-white. I love it!

  6. #26
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    Feb 2011
    Carlisle, PA
    my favorite color choice would be a creamy buttery soft yellow and linen white. Post photos when your room is done - so excited for you to be going through the process of designing your new lady cave

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    New England
    My sewing room is in the basement, and yellow is my favorite color. However, I knew I would be working on many different fabrics there, and they would provide ever-changing color. So I painted the room a soft cream or eggshell color, and I am very happy with it. It lets the light that is there reflect back, not be absorbed. It makes the space look bigger. It is a neutral backdrop. Any blocks pinned or taped up look good against it. It is cheery enough and a nice space, despite having only a couple of high basement windows.

    Lighting? Having explored all types, I found the best solution for a basement sewing room is overhead fluorescents with daylight or Ott bulbs; even shop lights are good. I do have a couple incandescent lights at either end. I also have halogen, but don't find those so useful. I have Ott lights for task lighting over machines where needed.

    Speaking of electricity, the next time I design a sewing room, I'm getting hang-down electrical outlets!

    Flooring? I installed industrial linoleum tiles in a light color and have never regretted it. However, I did insulate the floor first. Very important. It is also important to insulate walls and ceiling.

    Think about electricity. I have a dedicated outlet for one steam generator, heater, or iron and the rest of the room shares two circuits.

    Build storage in from the start, and the more, the better. Think vertical but also make it easy to reach. Think of how you work and how you want to retrieve things; that will determine how you should store things. I have deep storage for things I don't need often. I also have fabric storage on 24 inch wide shelves behind sliding doors; very handy. My bookcases have dowels mounted at the top and hold finished quilts. It's easy to move them to get books. My design wall is lightweight and made of rigid insulation; it is easily moved. I have a cedar closet.

    We also put in a bathroom next to the sewing room, and what a godsend!

    Have fun, and post pictures, please.
    Last edited by cricket_iscute; 03-30-2013 at 09:46 AM.

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    Mar 2013
    Pale Yellow is mine as well with white trim and furniture. and I have a great deal of natural light!!

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    Super Member gramquilter2's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    Somewhere North
    Lots of yellow quilters but have never had a yellow wall so I painted my quilt room lime green, which is another color I had never used but really do like it.

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    I have a creamy yellow with white woodwork because it makes me happy.

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