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Thread: How about a new Quilting-Shed?

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    How about a new Quilting-Shed?

    I came across this article and thought that us quilters may appreciate a new shed to sew in. It would be a lovely idea for when we want to get out in nature and away from the house, but not use expensive gas to go a long distance (LOL) and still be close to the comforts of home. For about the cost of a new sewing machine, we can have a little place of our own. No kids, no husband, just a place to think, relax and sew.

    I used the website listed in the article below and found that there were many styles to choose from. If I had the money, I would build one tomorrow. Let me know what you think.

    https://www.coastalliving.com/syndic...id=20918872476

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    Here in the Midwest it would impracticable because of weather. I have my own sewing room. Just myself and Husband and pets, I don't let them in there as they get in the way.
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    Electricity and utilities extra. Looks cute though
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    I don't have the flat yardage for something like that, although it would be so nice to be away from the four footed hairy shedding things that love to help me sew.
    I'm waiting for the day when my daughter moves out and I can convert her bedroom to a sewing room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Here in the Midwest it would impracticable because of weather. I have my own sewing room. Just myself and Husband and pets, I don't let them in there as they get in the way.
    Agreed! And I don't have the pets - DH pretty much stays out of the way unless I'm asking him for help! LOL

    Beautiful idea though....
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    I saw that on FB... my first thought was... where is the bathroom?
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    I bought a used Mennonite "shed" for $8,000- 14x32, 5 windows(3 large, 2 smaller), 3 doors, with electric, although we did have an electrician hook it up and installed a heater. We installed new laminate, and painted the inside for a couple thousand more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    I saw that on FB... my first thought was... where is the bathroom?
    Good point, Nancy. Gotta have a bathroom!
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    It’s cute but there’s no way that’s big enough for me! I’m happy to stay in my big basement studio
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    Very cute and I love the idea. But, pretty sure my city's restrictions would prevent this being added permanently to the backyard. I think I'd rather build on to my house......assuming I could afford either!

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    Me, too. It's not complete without a bathroom.
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    I know in my county, if it doesn't have a bathroom, it's a storage building. If it has a bathroom, you pay taxes. Two of my friends have special sewing buildings for their longarms. No bathrooms

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    I think it would be fun. Just to get away from the phone and everyone. Wish I could do it.
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    DH has a fully insulated shed for his lawn equipment, finished floor and walls with shingled roof, electricity and water connection for water hose. It's didn't cost near this amount to have built. I could add french doors and a small porch and have a little retreat house. LOL Have you ever been in a tiny house that someone lives in full time? It stinks. Every odor has no place to go when the home is closed up.
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    I once had an upstairs bedroom all of my own as a sewing studio. I felt very isolated up there. Didn't like it. Now I sew in a corner of the dining room and like it much better. I would not like a separate quilting shed.

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    I would love a space like that but close to the house as I so not like to be all alone. My fur baby would have to have a bed area and a bathroom would be a must have.

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    I love my upstairs bonus room as my sewing room. It's big and no one knows it's there unless they open the bottom stairs door go up 1 1/2 flights of stairs and then open another door. I have a full bath, large end window and walk in closet and it has a door to the full floored attic space. I like being alone when I sew. Grands come up and play in the attic. Great place to play on a rainy day.
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    I would love a sewing shed or woman cave. Love all of the windows in the first picture. Guess I will have to hit the lottery! I sew on my kitchen table and have to clean up every afternoon for the family to sit down and eat. . Someday maybe.

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    Definitely not big enough!!

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    They are cute -

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    I have a space that I could use like that but find it more convenient to just sew in the studio on the lower level. I like having things going on around me. However, they are fun to look at

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