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Old 08-11-2014, 11:44 AM
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I have sewn in the basement, I feel like I am in isolation, and it is dark..........
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:45 PM
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At the large Home Stores they have a poster that looks like a window overlooking a garden, and othersomesuch. You may want to check there to see what they have
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:16 AM
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Thanks again everyone. I am loving these ideas. I am keeping my main sewing room upstairs. I have ordered a Juki TL2010Q straight stitch machine. Which is also considered a long arm machine. I am on a very fixed income so can not afford the frame just yet. I will be setting this up in my basement so that I can have plenty of table room for just the quilting process and storage. I am hoping that by next year I will be able to afford the frame as well. Now if I can just get my husband motivated to start clearing out the area for me. By the way I just found out that my machine is on back order and will not be here until the end of the month. Bummer. Oh well just gives me more time to create my basement area.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:09 AM
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I once turned a quarter of my unfinished basement into a sewing area. The most important thing for me was adequate lighting, both ceiling lighting and task lighting. I put an old rug down over the concrete floor and hung cheery posters (that had been in storage for years) on all the walls. I loved it.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:39 AM
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My sewing room is in the basement with no windows. I have 2 - 12' florescent lights with daylight bulbs. It works great.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:00 AM
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We took a cruise once and had a window less room. They hung pretty curtains and had a light behind the curtain which get like there was a window. I repeat the idea of lots of light and pretty colors.
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Old 08-13-2014, 07:04 AM
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Use the brightest and as many lights as possible...
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana View Post
Mirrors are a great way to add the illusion of space & brightness.
This was my first thought when I read your post.
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