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Thread: Building a New house w/ studio All Ideas welcome

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    Super Member grannyp70's Avatar
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    I would love to have a lot of nice cabinets for my stash and a really nice cutting table with storage underneath. Hope you get everything that you like in your new sewing room. Please post pictures of your new room when you get it finished.
    Have a great day, grannyp70

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    You are talking about a centre ceiling light why have everything looking at a wall. You sit by the wall and work with frame etc i front that way light from above will shine on work. Don't forget an area to store boxes with scraps ini would have a large centre cutting board and make a large ironing area which would be very useful for quilt back.what kind os seats? A quiet corner by window to hand stitch.
    Personally, I'd keep as much work space away from the wall as I could so you have access from all sides, and keep the walls for storage.
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    I suggest that when you have the wiring done, make sure the electrician wires the outlets to a switch. When entering or leaving the room with the flick of that switch you know your lights are off and so is your Iron. I don't know how many times I have went off and left the iron on. I had that problem fixed just this week and am so glad that worry about leaving my iron on is no longer an issue.

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    I have wood floor in my room and love it, very quilter friendly. Lots of drawers for small items and a bar suspended over the quilting machine, from the ceiling for your roll of quilt batting.

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    It sounds like you have a wonderful sewing studio planned. The idea of power outlets in the ceiling is a good one. Not so many cords to rip over. I love the skylight in the closet idea. Your view from the glass front of the room sounds like heaven. I went from having a carpeted sewing studio to hardwood floors and I love them. No more pulling pins out of the carpet. Please post pictures when it is completed.
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    Those ceiling plugs sound so good! I get cords in a mess all over. My irons get in a mess, and my longarm cord gets hung on everything. I would so like to have a ceiling plug, but Prism has the idea. They would get in the way hanging straight down wouldn't they?

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    folding tables with big wheels with locks on them. Mobility when you need it.Design wall, hinged so that it can fold out from the wall, not lay flat on the wall. Also that way it can be used on both sides. Cutting table and pressing table. Room enough for several sewing machines. The time may come when you are fortunate enough to have friends bring their machines and come for a sew day. Leave room that isn't allocated for something specific or can be cleared and something new included in the future, i.e., someday your husband may insist on a recliner and TV just to be near you, or you may need a crib or playpen for a child or grandchild. Be flexible for future space for future needs. Don't have built-ins and permanent installations on every square foot.

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    Thanks for your msgs

    WOW! You guys have all been awesome! I have so many great new ideas to add to my planning. Reminding me what to take into account and suggesting ways to handle the possible problems and make life so much more fun. As this process goes forward I will photos and keep you all in the loop as to how it all goes.

    THANKS HEAPS and HEAPS!

    Here is a shot I took a bit late in the sunset of a spring evening last week. Can't wait to build and see this out my quilt window everyday
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