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Old 02-25-2016, 05:05 AM
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To Cmara1234..........

Sounds like heaven on earth!!!! you are living the real life!!!!
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:32 AM
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Did the RV thing for 20 years and it never stopped me from quilting. The cutting mat lived under the mattress, used an ironing mat instead of an ironing board and the machine lived in the storage under the bed. If you are a member of the SKP,s you might check out their Southern California Jojoba Hills Resort. Love it! Large sewing room with wonderful helpful quilters. Good luck and happy travels.
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I have quilted many times in a RV, the only downside for me was like sewing before I had a sewing room. I was constantly having to put my sewing up because it was all over the place. We live 5 months in a Park Model in TX. I have a little more room. I also cut out projects to bring with me and it is much easier that way. But go for it, where there is a will there is a way.
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Our van-RV is our "home away from home". We both love it but I lack just enough room for my portable Featherweight box. I have a small plastic shoe-box-size container for hand sewing my quilt-piecing. It contains all the 'little' tools and some fabrics I'd need, incl. a small cutting mat and small rotary cutter.

So far, that has kept me happy. Iron? NO! We're on vacation and I can do that when I get home. But living in a 33' RV 5th Wheel, even with bump-outs ... I can't imagine NOT finding a place for storing equipment (even a pressing board instead of a large ironing board?) When you move again, you'll have to 'stow' the stuff, so it doesn't fly around in case of sudden stops!

Good luck and enjoy your AZ stay.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:15 AM
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I feel so encouraged after reading all your responses. When I first wrote, I thought we would be here year round but we've decided to decrease the time to 6 mos. a year. We're at Lake Havasu City, AZ on the island and have a community center and I know they have arts and crafts groups. I feel sure I can arrange to sandwich my quilts there. We're currently in a park model, but have bought the 5th wheel for future vacation stays. I like the idea of cutting the quilt pieces before we come. I think the weather here will allow outside dining every day which will leave the kitchen table free to sew on. Thanks for all you tips on how you have managed the tiny space. I'm getting excited about our new life.
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I guess where there is a 'will' there is a 'way'. spent 3 months in our motor home, and I never could get the hang of feeling comfortable with my quilting stuff. But, pop had us on the move usually after 2 days in any place. which drove me crazy..... I sooo prefer my big ole farm house.
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Originally Posted by Mary73162 View Post
To Cmara1234..........

Sounds like heaven on earth!!!! you are living the real life!!!!
Yes.I am happier there than anywhere else on Gods green Earth. EVen FL, altho i do live on a river in FL, and have always had a boat. Its a 24 ft. Pontoon,and most of the time I have friends and Family aboard. Who want to see the FL flora and fawna. gators birds, orchids , wild flowers etc., I tell them to bring a camera for the wildlife tour Its the magnificant ST JOHNS RIVER. . I just dont want to deal with the Snow and Ice The Boat has a gas furnace, I would still have that four letter word to handle(snow) HEHE
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:49 PM
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Found this website with pictures, hope this might help you as you think through what will work for you in your space, happy Rving & quilting! https://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguid...ts_hobbies.php
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