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    Super Member grandme26's Avatar
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    I also live alone and have changed almost half of my living room into a sewing room. After all a living room is to live in and since I sew daily, it is now in my living room. You will love it.
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    I think you should make your living room into sewing room if that makes you happy. We turned our dining room and gym room into my studio. It's 12X20 and I have my huge APQS longarm and 2 sewing tables and cutting table in it and it is absolutely perfect! We put closetmaid shelves all around the top perimeter of the room to house my fabric and I have never been happier! One nice bonus is it's off of the kitchen if I get hungry and right off the koi fish pond and deck where I can have a beautiful view and watch my pups! Originally we were going to turn our double car garage into a studio but the heating and cooling was an issue as well as the finishing costs. Plus no windows! I am so glad we did this!

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    If you are living there alone I see no reason why you can't do as you please. Now for me my DH hates the noise and wants me where he can't hear the machines. However he also likes my company, so I have to sew when he's not around. After 53 years you just learn everything can't go your way.

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    I have. I live in a tiny 400 square foot apartment and the living room is really the only place for it. So one corner is my craft area, one corner is my library one corner is for my sofa where my TV is on the opposite wall and the other corner is for my computer. It works fabulous for me. And yes i'm also alone with my wonderful little tabby baby. I say go for it! you'll love it as much as I do.

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    I have already figured when I live alone to have living room as my studio and sewing room as guest room/fabric storage. Anyone coming to visit me already knows I love to sew and they are there to share that joy with me whether it is to have me make something for them or just spend time together creating. Won't do that yet as hubby still requires some space. Just planning for that distance future.

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    As Nike says - "Just do it!".
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    I agree with the other comments. Go for it and enjoy!!!!
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    It's your place, go for it. Good luck.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I think it's a great idea! Do what makes you happy and comfortable!
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    I did it, and I love it.. I'm in a one bedroom apt, and there was plenty of room for six of us, plus an 85 lb dog, and my 15 lb dog.. They were at my place for close to two weeks while they had no electric from the storm..

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    wish I could!!!
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    I have my stuff in the living room! I live here and sewing is what I do.
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    I say do it now! It's your place to do with as you please!
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    This year I have had 2 operations and my living room and dining room have become my sewing areas as walking upstairs was a problem with a downstairs loo. I sew and hand stitch in the living room iron and cut in the dining room. Sandwiching is done in dining room. With weeks house bound it has been wondeRful . Thinking of putting my living. Room upstairs . My house is mine, and works for me. Go to and do it. You can always go back.
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    I would like to use our master bedroom as a sewing room, and move our bed and dressers to a smaller room that my sewing stuffings in now. If it were just me, I SURE WOULD!!

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    I sew in my lining room also. My hubby love the fact he can see what im working on at all times..it is nice. Embroidery machine also

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    My whole house is my sewing room as I live alone. Adding a large cutting table to the living room, in front of the biggest window, was the best move I ever made. My sewing machine and ironing board (most of the time!)are still in the "real" sewing room. It keeps me moving back and forth. Gotta burn those calories somehow!

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    yes,go for it.You will love it and be more productive.We have a tiny kitchen and a medium dining room with a connected living room-they are similar in size.The dining room is our living room and the living room is my sewing/ironing/thread stash/cutting room.I can still talk to my honey while sewing.
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    I think it is a great idea!
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    Yes, I think it's a great idea. I am seriously thinking of making my lower level family room into my sewing room and moving the TV upstairs to the bedroom I had made into a sewing room. DH is not too sure right now, but I think I need that space. If you are alone much of the time, that living room/sewing room will work out just fine for you. Just be sure and put in a comfy chair.

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    Living room to sewing room

    Hubby moved my longarm to the living room, and his pool table out here for me to use as a sewing/cutting area...he thought it would be cleaner, lol...silly man!
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    My roommate and I turned the dining room into the sewing room as we always eat at the bar, where our laptop computers also sit. She has a design wall and I have a design wall. The best days are when we are both off and spend the day sewing. Even better is when we can work on a project together. The neighbors love coming over to see what's new on the design walls. We never use the huge open living room, so we finally set up a cutting table at the end of that. It gives the cats another surface to sleep on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by faykilgore View Post
    My roommate and I turned the dining room into the sewing room as we always eat at the bar, where our laptop computers also sit. She has a design wall and I have a design wall. The best days are when we are both off and spend the day sewing. Even better is when we can work on a project together. The neighbors love coming over to see what's new on the design walls. We never use the huge open living room, so we finally set up a cutting table at the end of that. It gives the cats another surface to sleep on!
    You will need to plan some hidden storage areas. I moved into the spare bedroom to sew, and now I have 2 messy sewing rooms and 2 "sewing closets" instead of one. Sewing is messy! For me, at least! It increases in direct proportion to the amount of room you have. Good luck!

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    Organiziang ideas/pictures special section

    Where is that special section? Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    Of course you should create YOUR sewing room wherever you want. Bet once you do this, you'll be smiling each and every time you create there!

    There's lots of wonderful organizing ideas/pictures in a special section here at quiltingboard. Just let us know what you end up doing and how you make it work for you.

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    I say go for it! We have reserved way too much room in our house for "company" which rarely comes. I used to entertain a lot, but other than occasional family visits esp the grands we just don't enjoy it anymore. It's your place and should please and accommodate you first and foremost.

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