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    Not Allowed!

    Whatís not allowed in your sewing space?

    For me itís coffee and tea. Even if Iím doing hand sewing away from my sewing room the sewing stays on one seat and I eat or drink on another.

    Anyone one else got any self-imposed rules?

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    For me it is my pets. No pets allowed in my sewing spaces, too many dangerous things for them to get into. I do get the occasional breach in security by one of my cats but they are quickly corralled and banished. As much as I love them and adore their company I can't have them in there when I am working. I do find it amusing when I hear my Yoshi chirping and trilling on the other side of the door and I see a paw feeling about under the door. I only allow myself water in a capped container. No food except the occasional bite size chocolate.

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    Our dog is not allowed upstairs or in our finished basement. Only one the main living level. My sewing room is up there. Heís a Golden Retriever. We donít want to deal with dog hair in three levels, nor do I want him to accidentally step on a pin or the pedal while Iím sewing (happened once at our old house and scared the crap out of me!).

    I usually have just water to drink in mg sewing room, but if in the mood for tea or coffee, I keep it far away from my fabric and machine.

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    No restrictions in my space.

    Charlie, the cat hangs out in there much of the time whether I am there or not. The dogs follow me in the room and stay while I am working in there.

    Patches, is long gone now, but he used to pay on the ironing board right up against the iron. I have no idea how he did not singe his fur.

    I do have lint rollers and a broom. Bare concrete floors make it easy to sweep up the fur and any random pins and needles.

    I enjoy the company of my critters.
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    Can't think of a single "not allowed" for my sewing space. Maybe quilt police?
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    no food and my water which is medically necessary has to have it's cap on
    when I'm not actually drinking.
    I have a well behaved cat but she was never allowed in my sewing studio
    for her own safety.
    Now I have redone a room and moved back into the house we shall see
    how things go. She's pretty good at not bothering things as long as you
    tend to her needs.
    I'm getting a chihauhau and I don't expect problems.
    I will keep the door closed on the room that holds the fabrics.
    I might have to have noise canceling headphones when my husband
    wants to use the computer behind me though.
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    My DH. He gave away FW, and he picked up a rotary cutter that I didn't know how to change the blade yet.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Nothing is not allowed. I spilled white wine on a quilt once. No stains, but it hasn't happened since. I don't drink red wine up there because I know it makes me loopy. I save it for winter evenings before dinner, downstairs.
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    ​I don’t allow liquids in my sewing area either.

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    Can't think of anything not allowed except the Quilting Police. Bubba, our 80 pound dog, has his very own spot on the guest bed that occupies part of my sewing area and he likes to snooze up there when I'm working on a quilt. Sometimes he ends up snoozing on WIPs that have been stashed on the guest bed- but I figure that's what the lint roller is for LOL! I am careful to pick up fallen pins and needles immediately so he doesn't step on one- but being vigilant about that is worth it to me to be able to enjoy his company.

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    I don't like to have food in my sewing room. Unfortunately I do not have any pets so that is not an issue. My DH is afraid to touch anything in my sewing room and it is way too messy for his style. (He even kept his desk at work pristine.) But i do drink coffee or tea or water into the room, or I find that I go too long without fluids, which causes other problems. Sometimes I start shaking because I have forgotten the time and need to eat something. My daughters rarely come into the room because neither one sews.
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    There are 2 things not allowed in my sewing studio. #1 is pets of any kind. No dog, no cats no birds or tropical fish and no hamsters or gerbils. The second things is anyone who says a word about threads on the floor! That person is not invited back for a second time.
    I know I am brutal about these 2 things. For me this is my way of life.

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    The only restriction I have is ... No bare feet belonging to animals or humans! Pins, needles, etc. get embedded in the carpeting and can be "found" by those bare feet!

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    I’m not one who snacks so food won’t be found in my sewing room, all beverages are in a lidded tumbler so no issues there, and my cats well what can I say, I fail at a herding cats. On occasion they will come wandering into my sewing area, but that’s usually to pester me for treats when they wake up from their naps, they have me well trained. I keep lint rollers on hand by the dozen for threads and cat hair. Like Sewbiz, the only thing not allowed in my sewing area are the Quilt Police.
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    I can't think of anything not allowed as far as food or drink or pets. I'd rather have my dog in there then my DH. He gets on my nerves in my sewing room.
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    My pets aren't allowed in my sewing room. I never take fluids in there, it isn't far from the kitchen.
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    No bare feet is my only rule. Well, not so much a rule as much as a warning, lol. I’ve got cup holders in my cutting table, a shelf of snacks so I can eat, drink and be merry in my sewing room. Heck, if I could fit a fridge and microwave in there I’d probably never come out. We have no pets and DH never touches my tools - heck, he won’t even come in my room unless he knocks on the doorframe first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Can't think of a single "not allowed" for my sewing space. Maybe quilt police?
    I couldn't think of anything either, but I agree the quilt police are not allowed in my sewing room!
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    I have always had cats & until my latest one, Waddles, none wanted in my sewing room. But Waddles loves to come
    in & lay on my ironing board or wherever she can find a comfy place. However, I can no longer allow her my sewing
    room because 2 weeks ago she developed an abscess in her front paw, which is being treated with antibiotics &
    soaking her paw !! The vet says she punctured her paw with something & the only thing I can think of, since she is
    an indoor cat, is she hurt herself in my sewing room. So sorry this happened & I miss having her with me.

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    My dogs. Both are fluffy, long haired (Malamute/husky and German Shepherd) and I don't want their hair on my fabric or in my machine.
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    Nothing but water allowed. I do not eat or drink other than water in my sewing room or when hand stitching.
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    My cup of coffee in the morning. I am too clumsy so I keep my cup in the kitchen and I sew on the dining room table far far away.

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    Since I sew in my kitchen - I can't restrict food/drink...but try to be cautious about it. I keep my water/soft drink glass on the counter instead of on the table where I'm sewing. I find that i don't nibble/snack when on a sewing spree - so that's actually a Good thing. If I take a lunch break, I'm cautious about what food is near by work area.
    Otherwise the only thing I absolutely won't allow around me is bad, sour attitudes! hahaha! =)
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    Nothing is banned from my sewing room, I eat (carefully and responsibly), I drink coffee while sewing, and it sits on my mug rug that sits right beside my sewing machine, and I really need the coffee when I experience insomnia and am in my sewing studio by 3AM (it's a menopause thing ) and if I am sewing in the afternoon my water is in a mason jar with a lid and straw sitting on my mug rug. My cat practically lives in my studio, she actually gets to spend more time in there than I can, I have to admit I get jealous at times, LOL. She is my studio companion and often I find her napping on the area rug in the room even when I'm not in there, and I feed her in there too. I no longer have a dog, so that is not an issue, she was old and we had to put her down a few years ago. All the grands have napped in the porta-crib in there while I was babysitting at one point or another too. And DH will come and visit and gab, but doesn't stay long only because the extra chair is a kitchen chair, not a recliner, LOL. And the quilt police have never showed up, and if they ever did, I guess that would be the first "not allowed".
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