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Old 05-08-2017, 10:52 AM
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We will be moving in July, and the new place has less bedrooms. What is your opinion/experience with having my machine set up permanently in the laundry room? The dryer is vented to the outside. Thanks.
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Old 05-08-2017, 11:22 AM
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*** Many many years ago that was my set up for about 10 - 15 years and it worked fine for me.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:02 PM
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:06 PM
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As long as there is no moisture of your washing machine it should be fine. Do you hang wet clothes in the room? My mother always had a clothes line she use to hang her delicates on in the area.
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Before our daughter was born & until she moved away from home I had to sew on the dining room table....push everything to one side to eat & then pull it all back out again to sew. Then if company came over I had to take it all away. This went on for almost 30 years but now I have her old bedroom. I'd say the laundry room is a terrific place to sew considering the alternatives.
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:59 PM
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Since the dryer is vented to the outside, moisture should not be a problem. Go for it!
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:26 PM
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As long as you have enough space, and you won't be bothered by the noise of the machines (if you sew at the same time as you do laundry). I can think of no reason why you shouldn't. On the plus side, when you have visitors, nobody ever looks at your laundry room, so you can close the door on the mess and relax!
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:14 PM
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I would cover the machine and fabric when not in use. Even though your dryer vents outside, a lot still on ends up in the room...
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:27 PM
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When I was growing up our house had a combined laundry/sewing room. It was a construction mistake (the laundry room was built bigger than intended), but it worked out well. As long as the laundry room has good lighting and enough space, it can be a great arrangement. If you have a front loading washer, a countertop on top of the machines can be a nice work space for both quilting and laundry folding. The iron and ironing board are right there for both activities. Starch, synthrapol, etc. work for both.

Oh, for comfort's sake, check if there is a ventilation fan or air conditioning in the room - it might get too warm to sew if the dryer is running. This really depends where the room is situated in the house.

And, as Peckish says, it is also nice to be able to close the door on it!
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:46 PM
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Just think of what you'll get done! Sew, throw load in washer, sew, put in dryer... lol I think it's great use of space, unless your doing laundry constantly it's wasted space so think it's great idea!!
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