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Thread: What do I need to have in my new craft room? (Pictures added!)

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    For the sewing section:

    Work surfaces for machines and sewing
    Cutting island (under the counter top I will hang my scissors and rotary cutters)
    Shelves for fabric tubs
    Ruler rack
    Storage for buttons, threads,
    Book shelf for magazines and quilt books.
    Storage for batts and backing.
    And I am going to use an armoire for storing WIPS and quilts waiting for new homes.

    Have I missed anything?
    This room is starting from scratch. It is large and has two closets. I am also using the room for painting and scrapbooking and I am putting in a desk and filing cabinet dedicated to DH's part-time business. Any suggestions for these other hobby areas would be appreciated too!

    Thanks folks!

    Lori

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    Lori-Lighting is important. Plan it out as you plan your room.

    A place for your ironing board.

    How about a cozy place to sit to do hand work or look at quilting books and magazines?

    A design wall is great to have if you can spare the wall space.

    I also have a TV in my quilt room--sometimes nice to have "company".

    Just a few thoughts off the top of my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Lori-Lighting is important. Plan it out as you plan your room.

    A place for your ironing board.

    How about a cozy place to sit to do hand work or look at quilting books and magazines?

    A design wall is great to have if you can spare the wall space.

    I also have a TV in my quilt room--sometimes nice to have "company".

    Just a few thoughts off the top of my head
    Lighting... gotcha
    Ironingboard... dang I forgot it!
    Cozy place to sit... my husband will never see me again!
    Design wall... wicked! Thanks!
    TV... definitely! On top of the armoire should work fine!

    Thanks Marcia!

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    A place to store all your threads. My DH made me one and now I can find all my threads easily.

    Can I come and play, I have to use the spare bedroom and I am fast growing out of it.


    Elle

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    I'm going to wait until she gets it all done and posts pictures. Then I'm going to go and play :)

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    Now that would be really cool!

    What are you doing this weekend Lori?

    "Well my quilting friends from Guam and Spain are dropping by to play in my sewing room!"

    At the rate I am packing the old room ( I have to switch out all the STUFF in the little room, store it some where so we can transform the tiny room into a guest room... guests need just little spaces to be happy right?... and then move bedroom furniture into small room from big room and THEN start to make a craft room), I would think you guys should book your tickets to Newfoundland for maybe Easter!

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    Works for me! I can kill 2 birds with one stone. Visit both you and Aggi! :)

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    I want to come play too-I don't take up much room! I think you should post "progress" photos as you go along--just to keep us drooling! :-) I cannot wait to see the finished product!!!

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    Don't forget the Chocolate!!!!

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    OK! Maybe having these pictures displayed for all the quilting world to see will motivate me!!

    Here are the two rooms... as they are today! As you can see I have had to go up the walls as far as possible to get room. I have a desk topped by a book shelf in one corner! Ludicrous and possibly dangerous!

    This is the teeny tiny room that now houses all my craft things.
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    This is the bigger room that I am moving into. The colors stay as is. As do the sunflower border and curtains
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    I am only litte so I donīt take up much space.

    Spain ....Newfoundland.......Alaska.....pop into Guam on the way back....
    that would be really nice. Oh and we have to see Marcia back safely, where ever Marcia lives.

    okay. Way to go.... need anymore incentive

    Elle

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    Canīt get decent Chocolate here, I will bring the wine.

    Sounds like a plan to me.

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    Thanks for sharing pics--You are going to have a LOT more room!! This is exciting!! I love planning a quilt room!! When you are finished we will all have a party--I'll bring turtle cheesecake, Elle is bringing wine---what are you bringing Terri?

    PS-I love your iron bed and the quilts on it too!!

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    I think it would be kind of fun to go help Lori sort out her stuff ( you know finders keepers :lol: ) then we could help her get set up while enjoying that wine!! Might not get much work done but sure would be fun!!!

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    You will also need a place for ironing. I have a table next to my sewing machine at my right side for ironing.

    Debbie

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    Well folks! I am finished sorting for the day! Hubby gets off work at 7 and we are heading to his hometown for a few days.

    www.obriensboattours.com
    My brothers-in-law own this business and we want to sneak in a few more boat rides before the whales leave the reserve!

    Thanks for all your encouragement! I promise to keep you updated on my progress.

    Talk to you all again on Wednesday!

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    Don't forget your computer...sew you can show us all the progress

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    A few very crooked seams and a lot of fun. Will sort out that site for you tomorrow Melissa. Nite everyone.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Thanks for sharing pics--You are going to have a LOT more room!! This is exciting!! I love planning a quilt room!! When you are finished we will all have a party--I'll bring turtle cheesecake, Elle is bringing wine---what are you bringing Terri?

    PS-I love your iron bed and the quilts on it too!!
    I'll just bring myself. That's about all I'll be able to carry. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    I think it would be kind of fun to go help Lori sort out her stuff ( you know finders keepers :lol: ) then we could help her get set up while enjoying that wine!! Might not get much work done but sure would be fun!!!
    oohhhh...finders keepers...i could get into that!!! and the wine! I definitely agree with the design wall made of huge sheets of felt, anything will stick to that! I wish i had the space for one! :)

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    Oh, I know, I know! We could have a world tour, going from house to house and organizing sewing rooms! We could spend 2 or 3 days at each house and then move on to the next one!

    Now, where did I leave the jet?

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    i woujld love a world tour to visit these quilters - US everywhere, Canada, Spain, England, Austrailia, Guam....what a fabulous time!! I'm ready to book my tickets!

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    Check out "my sewing room" in pitcures......might be some tips there....my DH made my sewing shelves....used the wall from floor to ceiling.... but I truly love my cutting table and storage underneath.....it's a good thing I married a Carpenter....I just showed him what I would like to have and waaaa laaaa alakazamm :D :shock: :roll: :wink:

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    when I get the energy I'm switching rooms too, when we built our 3 br house I used the bigger extra br for guest, I wasn't really sewing at the time, still in a daydream over the house, we went from a 10X50 trailer into a huge 3 br house on 5 acres, I was satisfied to just come home and clean and walk around for at least 2 years! My husband said to put a sign on the door " Check out time is 11:00 AM! we rarely have overnite company and I really need more space, maybe in the fall when it's cooler.
    congrats on your new space.
    since we can't afford to go around the world helping to fix up each other's space, maybe we could pitch it as a new reality tv show and get sponsers! of course we'd have to take turns being hostess!
    what a dream

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    Ya'll, please come to my house to organize and arrange my room! I've moved from on top of the washing machine in the laundry room to 1 corner of the guest room (We only have a 2 bdr. house :roll: ). There just plain ISN"T enough room in this house!! But, either I'll come on the tour with ya'll :mrgreen: (hows that for inviting myself) or you can all stop on by here..although since I've taken the guest room....I have NO idea where any of you will sleep :oops:

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