Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 9 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8 9 10 LastLast
Results 201 to 225 of 246

Thread: Turn Master Bedroom into sewing room?

  1. #201
    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Horseheads, NY 14845
    Posts
    4,038
    I guess you have your support!!! Yes, that is a great idea....closets (shelves) lots of room.....ya need any help in moving furniture???
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

  2. #202
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1
    I have a friend who did exactly what you are talking about. It worked great for her and I'm sure it will be fine for you too.

  3. #203
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Wasilla, Alaska
    Posts
    252
    That is exactly what I would do. My hubby would even be ok with it.

  4. #204
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Meridian, Idaho
    Posts
    29
    It's your house do as you please. I'd wanted a LA for years, finally last April my DH and I ordered a Nolting Fun Quilter 17" on a 10 foot frame. I was like you, it would fit in the living room which is not used normally, we use the family room, but then I didn't want anyone coming in and seeing the LA in the living room. The other place that it would fit was in our master bedroom which is about 16x18 feet, so with rearranging the furniture the LA has a home along a 16 ft. wall with me having room to get around the LA with no trouble. As for my sewing room, it's still the 3rd bedroom and that is where it will stay. Don't want to change the set up that I have for piecing and regular sewing. In my kitchen when we had the house built, I have a very large wide counter top that I can lay my cutting board and watch TV if I want too.

    Don't feel weird about putting your LA where you want it, it is what you enjoy doing.

  5. #205
    Member lynnjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    California
    Posts
    13
    Blog Entries
    1

    Using master bedroom for sewing room

    I live in a very old home that has 2 bdrms. I sleep in the small bdrm and had a little work done in the larger room so that I could use it for my sewing/computer room. Opened up the closet, inserted shelves and use that area for my computer and the rest of the room houses my two sewing machines, serger and embroidery machine along with tables and storage cabinets. I spend most of my leisure time in that room so it works perfectly for me.

  6. #206
    Super Member Grandma58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    montana
    Posts
    1,424
    I too live alone in a 4 bedroom house, the largest room - which would be the living room in a 'normal' person house is my studio, the living room - not a bedroom- is full of my finished work, a temporary situation until I get it all added to my website, and one bedroom as well as the bathroom and currently the breakfast nook is full of sewing stuff.

  7. #207
    Super Member quiltmom04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    2,877
    Do it!! We've made so many "safe" decisions in our house based in what we thought would be best for resale. Well, we've been here 26 years and looking back, there a a lot of things I would have enjoyed in the house , that maybe would've suited just us, but now...Just DO IT !!!

  8. #208
    Senior Member booklady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Central Arkansas
    Posts
    976
    I'd even consider putting a mini fridge and small microwave in the bathroom if there is one connected to the master. Then you could just forget the rest of the house!!!!!

  9. #209
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Curwensville, PA
    Posts
    206
    I already did this at our house. I spend more in my sewing room now that it is in the master bedroom on the first floor. We now have our bedroom in the larger guest bedroom, the guestroom is the medium sized bedroom and the smallest bedroom(previously the old sewing room) is now the office. Do what feels right to you and enjoy.

  10. #210
    Super Member oldtnquiltinglady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lafayette, TN
    Posts
    1,199
    Blog Entries
    9
    I love this "whatever it is" that allows sewing/crafters/young or old ladies (and the man who might be looking over our shoulders) to peruse and enjoy each other's company and comments. I even occasionally have my cup of coffee here with me while I visit. I have been sitting here for over two hours and am starving to death; can't get my husband to fix me something to eat.

    So, my thoughts are, you do it (and if you are not able to do it alone, snag the first kid who comes over to visit and y'all do it). I watched the video of the lady's new sewing room and love love love it--she is way more organized than I am, but I have a sewing room built especially for me in our back yard; accomodates my Gammill long arm quilter and table, plus a ton (and I probably do mean a ton) of fabric, about a hundred sewing machines because I have more money than I do sense when I see a machine at a yard sale for $5, my cutting table, pictures on all the walls where there isn't a shelf loaded down with fabric--you get the idea. And I have been in a funk since Christmas and can't make my self go out there and clean it up from the Christmas sewing rush, so it is in a mess, and I don't want to face it (and can't talk a kid into coming over here and helping me get it ready for my next project. Oh well.

  11. #211
    Senior Member DoxieMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    546
    Doesn't sound weird to me at all...it sounds practical and a whole lot less expensive than knocking out walls and merging bedrooms (which might adversely affect the resale value of the house in the future...). The master bedroom sounds like a great idea to me!

  12. #212
    Super Member CarolinePaj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Suffolk, UK
    Posts
    2,693
    I say your house your rules!

    Hugs

    Caroline
    Caroline

  13. #213
    Super Member Grandma58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    montana
    Posts
    1,424
    Quote Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady View Post
    I love this "whatever it is" that allows sewing/crafters/young or old ladies (and the man who might be looking over our shoulders) to peruse and enjoy each other's company and comments. I even occasionally have my cup of coffee here with me while I visit. I have been sitting here for over two hours and am starving to death; can't get my husband to fix me something to eat.

    So, my thoughts are, you do it (and if you are not able to do it alone, snag the first kid who comes over to visit and y'all do it). I watched the video of the lady's new sewing room and love love love it--she is way more organized than I am, but I have a sewing room built especially for me in our back yard; accomodates my Gammill long arm quilter and table, plus a ton (and I probably do mean a ton) of fabric, about a hundred sewing machines because I have more money than I do sense when I see a machine at a yard sale for $5, my cutting table, pictures on all the walls where there isn't a shelf loaded down with fabric--you get the idea. And I have been in a funk since Christmas and can't make my self go out there and clean it up from the Christmas sewing rush, so it is in a mess, and I don't want to face it (and can't talk a kid into coming over here and helping me get it ready for my next project. Oh well.
    When I start feeling overwhelmed by things I do not want to do, like take pictures of my 486 finished items and put them on my web site or taxes, this involves all the paperwork for 9 months - I had computer issues. I set myself an almost non existent goal. Like 6 items a day to photo and put on web site complete with paypal button, 12 receipts a day, I still get to make new stuff and play on the computer. If it is my studio that needs cleaning really badly 15 minutes at a time. I think for me if I get it in my head I have to do it all which could take days I view it as overwhelming and put it off forever. Sometimes starting with the little bits gets me motivated to do more, sometimes not.

  14. #214
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Livonia,Michigan
    Posts
    227
    I agree with all the other ladies. Do what makes you happy,I think it sounds like a good idea.

    Marie

  15. #215
    Senior Member par4theday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    in Idaho
    Posts
    543
    I was looking to buy a house, a couple years back, and there was no room to sew in except the master bedroom, in all the houses that I looked at, and the big walk in closets would make a good place for the stash. I have a husband, and I would do that. 2 of the smaller bedrooms for our clothes, and one becomes the guest room if anyone comes. Good plan, I would do it if I were you in an instant. I sew in a 11 X 12 bedroom, but most of the time I am in my kitchen, because of the counter top space in there. And there is a wonderful bath room in there, so handy, since you probably spend a lot of time in there. I cannot think of a better place for a sewing room.
    Each day is a blessing, so do something you love each day.

  16. #216
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,509
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think you should give it a try. Sounds like a good idea to me.
    Connie

  17. #217
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    73
    Blog Entries
    4
    Hi, I would say "Go for it". Whenever I decide to change something
    I have this little song I sing. ---"It's my Party and I'll do what I want to".
    This home is mine so there is no one else to be affected my my choices.
    I have been on my own for over seventeen years, I reckon the decision
    is mine. Enjoy the change, Bet you will love it. All the best. Gleniveve.

  18. #218
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Middle Tennessee
    Posts
    362
    Blog Entries
    3
    Sure. Go for it. Life is too short to worry about it when it is right for you.
    Donna Quilts
    We help the wounded soldiers.

  19. #219
    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    10,327
    What a lot of support for the master bedroom takeover (and quite rightly so!). Since when did we have to conform to some idealised magazine type layout for our homes? Homes are for living and working in, not as showpieces for others. Go for it and don't forget to show us the pics....you know how we love those

  20. #220
    Super Member Rose L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Nebraska..The Good Life
    Posts
    2,142
    Blog Entries
    1
    We are in the midst of planning a major remodel. I have a huge kitchen that I hate because it wears me out to walk so far to complete each task (I'm disabled). I got to thinking yesterday about moving the kitchen to a much smaller bedroom that adjoins the present kitchen, turning the kitchen into a quilting room (large enough for my long arm), reclaiming my DR, by getting the La out of there, which would actually adjoin the small bedroom turned kitchen which is currently not the case and finally it would allow me to return the sewing area to a complete guest bedroom. Same number of rooms and all functions of said rooms would be complete. It would also give us the space for the addition of a much needed 1/2 bath since currently the only bath in this house is in the master bedroom. I am obviously a firm believer in using YOUR space the way it best suits you. Go for it!
    Janome D1822/Janome 4618LE/1946 Singer 15-91 in original cabinet
    Bailey 17 Pro/Grace Original GMQ Frame with No-Flex carriage upgrade

  21. #221
    Senior Member cmputerdazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    southern Utah
    Posts
    364
    Oh I think I would do it in a heartbeat. Sounds like it would work out well.
    Jan Marie
    http://www.quiltwalktalk.blogspot.com
    "You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find you're never sorry you were kind."
    Herbert V. Prochnow

  22. #222
    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,496
    I already have a small fridge in the master bedroom. When my daughter and her 3 children lived here while her husband was deployed I spent a lot of time in there, practically lived in there.

    I did some space planning and with the longarm in there it is still pretty tight. I read for one machine that it needs 14' x 7' of space for a 10' table (total length is 12' it says). That's half of the room. I do pantos so I need room behind the machine.

    I watched the 3 grandkids this evening and I am green with envy about their house. The downstairs has a HUGE living/dining room and a HUGE family room plus a big, eat-in kitchen. A longarm would fit nicely even on the shortest wall in either room. Need to do some more fidling with it.

  23. #223
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,895
    Go for it! What is keeping you from it? Also no one would reallywould have to know unless you have quilters visiting your quilting room and they will probably love it. I see no need to change the other little room and take the walls out when you have a perfect room waiting for you. I would even toss the couch and a TV in there too. Have fun. Can't wait to see the pictures.
    Anna Quilts

  24. #224
    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    3,496

    A plan

    EQ7 isn't just good for designing quilts, it can design quilting rooms too. I used inches for feet and set blocks for items in the room.

    That is the only room that I can lay quilts out on the foamboard on the floor for blocking (and keep the cat off of it) so I'd like the 4'x4' pressing surface to be on rollers so I can move it out of the way.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  25. #225
    Super Member brushandthimble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    North of Boston, MA, USA
    Posts
    3,630
    looks like your have a plan and it coming together. will be waiting to see finished pictures
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

Page 9 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8 9 10 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.