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Thread: My new studio

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    My husband is so nice, he spent all day making me a beautiful new sewing studio. Ok ok, it's really a cleaned up area of our unfinished basement. But it's still all full of love :)


    I think he just got tired of my stuff EVERYWHERE!!! Eventually I will even have real walls...lol. Right now its just sheets on the wall to cover brick and cement and my old kitchen area rug for the carpet. But it's quiet down there and no 6 year old allowed :mrgreen:

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    WOOHOO!!! Congrats on getting your own room!!

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    That's just great Quilting Turtle! There's nothing like having your own space to be creative. Before you know it, it will be just the way you like it. :)

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    I have my little room that I sew in. It's about 10 x 10. Wish it was bigger, but hubby says I CANNOT have the master bedroom and we are NOT moving our bedroom to the smaller room. DRATS!!
    When I am in the livingroom or just around the house and in a mood that no one likes, they send me to "my room". OH NO!! NOT MY ROOM! DON'T SEND ME THERE!!! lol
    I have my tv, radio,,,of course all my sewing stuff and hubby or youngest will make my container of coffee and bring that to me, then politely shut the door and tell me not to come out until my mood has improved. One of these days they are going to say that and I'll never come out! Hmm...now how to get a bathroom in there

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    My brother built my mom and I a quilting room in the basement. Since its unfinished he slapped up some plywood walls and a plywood floor and put a door on the front. All because we had taken over his room for our quilting projects while he's at school and the one day he came home he accidentally sat on a pin that had been left in his bed!! Thank goodness for having our own quilting spaces!!!

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    Yeah Turtle! Isn't it wonderful to have your own space? Mine is a room off the master-I think it was suppose to be a sitting room or something....any way the grace frame wouln't fit in my old sewing room-so for a while I had a sewing room and a quilting room until DH decided that was to much! It is handier having it all together.

    I like misbehaving so I get sent to my room! :wink: :wink: :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I have my little room that I sew in. It's about 10 x 10. Wish it was bigger, but hubby says I CANNOT have the master bedroom and we are NOT moving our bedroom to the smaller room. DRATS!!
    When I am in the livingroom or just around the house and in a mood that no one likes, they send me to "my room". OH NO!! NOT MY ROOM! DON'T SEND ME THERE!!! lol
    I have my tv, radio,,,of course all my sewing stuff and hubby or youngest will make my container of coffee and bring that to me, then politely shut the door and tell me not to come out until my mood has improved. One of these days they are going to say that and I'll never come out! Hmm...now how to get a bathroom in there
    Don't forget a camp bed too, for the little sleep we allow ourselves just to refresh our inspiration - its such a waste of sewing time!! :lol:

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    hmmmm getting sent to my room......what a good idea!!! Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I have my little room that I sew in. It's about 10 x 10. Wish it was bigger, but hubby says I CANNOT have the master bedroom and we are NOT moving our bedroom to the smaller room. DRATS!!
    When I am in the livingroom or just around the house and in a mood that no one likes, they send me to "my room". OH NO!! NOT MY ROOM! DON'T SEND ME THERE!!! lol
    I have my tv, radio,,,of course all my sewing stuff and hubby or youngest will make my container of coffee and bring that to me, then politely shut the door and tell me not to come out until my mood has improved. One of these days they are going to say that and I'll never come out! Hmm...now how to get a bathroom in there
    Don't forget a camp bed too, for the little sleep we allow ourselves just to refresh our inspiration - its such a waste of sewing time!! :lol:
    No room for a bed, I can just curl up in my fabric. lol
    In Hawaii, I had a sleeper sofa in my room. There were MANY mornings hubby would wake up, not find me in the bed and find me on that couch.

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    I cleaned my daughter's room yesterday (she left Tues. for Japan) and my husband asked if I was moving my stuff down there. I said no- I'm taking a picture of the room while it's neat and sending it to my daughter to show her what it looks like if you pick up after yourself.

    I did ask if I could come back to the family room if I promise not to let things get out of control. I'm in other daughter's room and I miss talking to people. I only want to bring the desk and sewing machine down, I'll keep my stash in the closet.

    I also cleaned my son's room (just had to hang up a poster I took down and put away stuff the daughter threw in there) so I have 3 clean, unused bedrooms. Then I switched winter and summer clothes in my closet and changed to lighter bedding. I still have to clean the formal living room- there are boxes all over- I have NO idea where to put them- she didn't leave instructions.

    And to top it off- I finished the 17 crumb blocks for my project. Would have started the Sunbonnot Sue blocks but dummy me left the photocopy at the office. It's my stash buster project, that doesn't seem to dent the scraps stash.

    Did try to bargain with the last child at home- his room is very messy. I asked him if I could embarrass him into cleaning because the rest of the house is clean. Didn't work, but he did install my new printer I got to print on fabric. :)

    I still have envy for those who have a dedicated room, I wish I could do that. Perhaps after the stuff I'm storing for 2 daughters goes away.

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    My last "dedicated" room was also our guest room. When people came for a visit, I lost my room. Had to "clean" it all up, so people could use the fold out couch in there. Hated that! Don't understand WHY they couldn't sleep on the living room floor! We have an Aerobed! Sheesh! lol
    If I still had the oldest living here, I would be back on the dining table doing my sewing with all my fabric in boxes all over the house. But, since she isn't, I have my own room.
    If people come to visit here, they will just have to deal with the fold out couch being on the 2d floor and out in the open. But hey....it's right near the sliding door leading to the balcony which has great views! lol
    One of these days, I'll hav my OWN room that is the size I want.

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    I think ya'll have it all wrong! In the 16 months since I started quilting, I've moved into three rooms! LOL! I say "watch out!" to everyone in my family, I may move into "their" space! I too, would love to have a studio to dedicate to quilting, but then who would cook or clean? I know I'd never be here if I had a studio!

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    Cook or clean? Just put all take out places on speed dial and hire a maid! lol

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    How awesome to have your own space!! I have mine too in a 'roughed-in' basement room....3walls are concrete and I love it that way! Dh says he will finish it someday...and, while I wait...I sew-sew-sew!!:0)I picked up (and they are really cheap!) 2 styrofoam insulation boards that you insulate the metal buildings with. I put the 2 of them on a wall side by side...duct taped white flannel....and,I have myself a design wall for under $10! The pins go in nice...and, it also gives a bright wall too! As far as others taking over other rooms in the house...this was his saw room...and, since he doesn't hardly use it...he came home w/the saws moved out and my 'stuff' in!:0)Nice to leave your creative moment to return as it was w/o having to clean up too! Whoever sees that creativity has to be invited there!:))Enjoy! Skeat

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    Congratulations on your studio! Personally, I think the basement is a great spot because, at least in my experience, it's a lot cooler in the summer down there than above ground!

    However, I am like Barbm, I really like my sister's company. Even when we argue, I'm ready for her company far sooner than her!

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    Taking over the basement......hmmm......you're giving me ideas! I can cover the pool table with the ping pong table (take it off the frame) and put flannel over it for a wall that lays down. This could be a prospect. Nice big windows on one side, cool in summer, has heat vents for winter. Living room furniture there already. Has potential. But then to contend with last son who plays games down there. But there's too much stuff hanging around. What can I do to "make over" an air hockey table? hmmm.......

    P.S. Hubby is not handy (he is, but chooses to use his talents elsewhere) to build rooms. I've wanted a bathroom down there so when people use the pool I don't get them in the upstairs. But he won't budge on a contractor. Now, if I had a bathroom there, I wouldn't have to come upstairs at all!

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    I also am in an unfinished basement. My husband does cabinetmaking at times so he has a large table saw table which I use for putting quilts on it is really large and high enough for me not to bend over. I clamp extra wood on end to fit quilt.
    I use a table about 28 " high to sew on and 32" to cut, although 36" would be ideal for me. I am tempted to move one of his tables down to my end to use for cutting.
    I use an office chair to put the quilt on when quilting. I think that he may want to finish the area, but am satisfied with it for now, just wishing it was a bit warmer, but then summer comes and it is cool down there. Being Canadian, we complain of the weather at all times. It is bred into our DNA.

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    Lucky Lucky Lucky you! I have a space..the laundry room...its small..just barely room enough for me and my quilt inspecting cat! Enjoy your new space!

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