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Old 12-16-2020, 03:22 PM
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Hello, I'm in the uk and just moved to my new house with a converted garage which I'm setting up as a sewing space to share with my mum. We both do lots of different (casual) sewing but we both like quilting best. I'm not that experienced but I like putting shapes and colours together and generally having a go.

I would like to sew more than I do. I work full time and it feels like I spend the rest of my time either eating, washing up or looking at my phone. My current situation is that my sewing room is cold and messy and sad. I want to set it up properly before I start using it, otherwise I'll always be in a mess. But unpacking and organisation is boring know...I pick up my phone instead.

Anyway I hope over the holiday break I will make progress and get my machine set up. I have committed to the jittery wings "all the good" quilt along, which is starting in January so with any luck I'll get my sewing room feeling like the happy place it should be so that I can get on with making a fabulous new quilt
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Old 12-16-2020, 04:12 PM
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a warm welcome from me in my safe place here at home in Ky. happy quilting!
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:05 PM
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Old 12-16-2020, 06:29 PM
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Welcome, welcome. Can you put a little heater in that garage to help with the cold? any kind of storage is better than none. bookcases or shelving units are great. baskets, boxes, plastic containers with lids and many other things can help keep things tidy and easy to locate again. Have fun and get to sewing soon.
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:24 PM
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Welcome from Southern California. One thing that helps me organize my sewing room (or anything else in my house) is to promise myself I only need to spend 1/2 hour at it. That gets me started and often leads to more. Then I look at what I've accomplished and feel good about it. Good luck and you can do it!
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Old 12-16-2020, 07:59 PM
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Hello NikkiNikkiNikki,

Welcome from the Pacific Northwest of the USA! Good luck setting up your sewing space!

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Old 12-17-2020, 01:45 AM
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Hi Nikki, welome from Fort William, Scotland
Enjoy your great sewing/crafting space. It will keep evolving. Just enjoy the process.
But sit at a mahine and start to sew. I can lose myself easily doing that.
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Old 12-17-2020, 04:47 AM
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Old 12-17-2020, 05:37 AM
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Welcome from snowy Northern Indiana.
I hope you understand that I send you, in love, some suggestions for your sad, cold space that touched my heart. I had such a space and the best things that helped were to paint it a bright cheery color, including the woodwork, and to get some strong lighting. Marcia
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