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Old 10-11-2011, 12:14 PM
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We are looking at ordering a shed (barn style) in a 10x16 for fabric storage and quilt frame. Opinions if this is large enough. I still plan to do my piecing in our home, but need the extra space.

Looking to retire next year and currenly have fabric filling 2 rooms in 3000 sq ft home and will be moving into a 14x60 mobile home.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:16 PM
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:17 PM
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I would suggest a larger shed. just because you don't want to limit yourself with storage and space. especially since you are downsizing sooooo much.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:19 PM
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I live in a three bedroom mobile home myself. I changed one bedroom to my sewing room and the other one next to te LR wall was taken out to make my LR bigger so, we only have one bedroom used for us to sleep in :) All of our children are married and have homes for themselves so, no problem. LOL I really like my small sewing room :)

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Checked out sylviak's shed size, maybe you could PM her for some input too, it's 14 x 20.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-103882-1.htm
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Yikes... that IS a big change in space. Just remember that you will need to have insulation and heat in the 'shed' to keep out the damp. I'm not sure that 10 x 16 will be quite as much space as it sounds once you start putting a frame in there... How much space does the frame need? Will it fit along the 10' side?
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:27 PM
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I really don't think you will be happy with that size. When you get your stuff in it, it will be crowded. I'm about to open an embroidery business and will be getting extra room for a long arm in the future. The building I am looking at is a 16 x 24. I'm hoping that will be big enough.
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Draw it to scale on graph paper and then use cutouts for all the things you'll be putting in the shed. This should give you an idea how crowded it will be. Be sure everything is to scale.
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do we EVER have enough storage space? i am de-stashing right now because i can't afford to buy the new stuff i want and the older treasures are not getting made into quilt :-) I know this is not a helpful post... I do emphasize with your dilema.. my only suggestion is see through plastic containers
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:37 PM
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Mostly I want shelves/storage for fabric stash. I could go as large as 10X20, but the spot would be awfully tight. I have a new joy frame and never had become friends with it. The thread on the Brother 1500 breaks and have spent a total of maybe a half hr. sewing with it. Maybe I should just sell it.
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