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Thread: What makes your quilting/sewing room so special?

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    love your avartat quilt, midwest mary

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    My sewing room is a finished room in the basement. My DH & DD finished it for ME. It is small, but it is mine. Very few people come to MY room. I think it is too scary for them non-quilters. It really is big enough for two, but most of the time it only has room for me. I tend to spread out when I creat.

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    It's mine! Actually, I don't have a sewing room. My machine is on my desk in the dining room. My fabric and ironing board are in my bedroom. Not ideal, but it works for now.

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    My quilting room is half a basement, and I think what makes it special is everyone knowing it is open at all times I am in it. Two chairs sit by the woodstove with A cup of coffee here, a hug there, a phone call coming in, or whatever is going on at the time.

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    Having recently moved my sewing room from a small corner in the basement to our living room, I can say it's special to me because it's such an open space and it allows me to display all of my fabric and tools wonderfully and so accessible to me when I need them. I no longer have to hunt for anything when I need it. It truly allows me to feel and be so much more creative.

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    Mine is special because my hubby gave up our bedroom for me to use. I have to sleep in a recliner due to pain issues etc.,so hubby had the bedroom all to himself. (Our house only has 1 bedroom) My sewing space was in a narrow pantry room off of the kitchem. He got rid of the queen bed and bought a twin bed and turned the pantry room into a bedroom so I could have the bigger room for sewing!!! He is wonderful!!! All he has in his room is a twin bed,a chest of drawers and a rocker all crammed in. Bless his heart!!!!

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    My DH & I share a small bedroom (there's no bed). There's a corner for him with his computer. A corner for me with my Babylock. A small couch with a TV across on the wall. Next to my sewing table is a treadmill. In the closet are a few shelves. Hanging on the closet door is my ironing board. I LOVE IT. It's perfect!!

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    It's mine! LOL. I have a dvd player and lots of movies - mostly musical so I can just enjoy listening if I get busy and can't watch. I also have my ipod set up with speakers and it plays loud enough to drown out a lot of the noise from outside or downstairs.

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    My sewing room is special because it's all mine. We converted a one-car garage that we only used for storage and had parked the car in there only twice in over 20 years! I painted the walls a bright cheerful sunny lemon yellow and there are two windows to let in light. My husband built three sets of floor to ceiling cabinets for storage, plus a huge worktable with two sets of drawers and lots of electrical outlets on each side. And just this Christmas he added a book shelf on the end of one of the tall cabinets to hold all my quilting books. I have my own TV with cable and DVD player. Just through the doorway in the utility room there's a refrigerator with cold drinks. Now, if only I could figure out how to use the sewing machine from a recliner, I'd really be set!

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    I love my quilting room. It is truly me!! Sometimes it is organized but sometimes it is a mess but both are okay. It reflects the things that are important to me (family, friends, etc.) It is also a place I can leave a mess turn off the light and go to bed and come back to the mess later.

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    Oh yeah, I have a "woman -cave" as many of the DH's friends like to call it. It's in the lower level of our rambler home--newly built about 5 years ago. I have the puter, my nursing textbooks--as I am a full-time student as well as an avid quilter. All my quilting fabrics, machines and supplies. And to make it more like "home" I've added a comfy sofa (in front of the library of books I own) and a flat screen TV, and nice shelf stereo system. All that and a DVD/VCR combo. There isn't much I'm missing and I spend most of my days in here!
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    I was in the process of setting up my quilting room in our spare bedroom downstairs. It was going to be my special, all mine, quiet room. Well we have an unexpected guest staying with us for a while, so I have put some of the finishing touches for my room on hold. But I always love to hear how some of you have made your quilting rooms like your personal sanctuary and a place you love to be. I was curious what some you have added to or have done to your rooms that make them such a special place?

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    It is all mine. Every stray pin, unraveled spool of thread, every wrinkled pattern and magazine and all the fabric draped across the LA that might match the quilt I am currently putting together. It is where my heart is.

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    This sounds like I could have written it!!
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    The "thing" that makes it special is that it's all mine, and no one else needs to be in here. I have everything that is needed for my quilting. I have my computer, my Bose radio/CD player and a DVD player. The walls are covered with pictures of my kids and GC, my cross stitch samplers, and a quilted wallhanging. I could stay in here for hours and hours....in fact, I do!

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    I love my sewing room. I put WHATEVER I want in there. The special place is a bundle of clean clothes on the floor where my GD can take her nap while I sew. I told her a long time ago to lie down and listen to my sewing machine as it hums. It worked then,and I love it! My quilting frame is a different story. It will only fit in my large living room/dining room/kitchen. It is not in the way, but I can look out the doors and watch geese, ducks and other wildlife. I couldn't be happier!

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    Mine is special ... because it's all MINE ... my getaway !
    After years of working in a corner of the BR or on the dining room table, it's great to have my OWN space. I don't have to stop and put things away ! I have my music, my design wall, good lighting and all my stuff in one place, finally ! The only thing I'm lacking is space for a comfy chair but that's ok, I'd probably nap instead of sewing ! :)

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    When we bought our house my sewing room was a hot tub room. We had it renovated into exactly what I wanted. I have windows on two sides that give me lots of natural light, but no wall space. I'd rather have the light. I can also see all the wild life that roams through our yard this way. I love it. The other two walls have floor to ceiling built-in cupboards with doors. My sewing machine is in the corner so I can see the birds at the bird feeders while I sew. I have a sliding glass door out to the deck that I can open in the summer. My cutting table is our very first piece of furniture we bought when we were first married. It is the perfect size for the large Olfa cutting mat. My mother's old rocking chair sits in the corner. I have a TV in one corner and a CD player on my chest of drawers that I use to listen to books on tape. I also have a gravity feed iron that I love. My sewing room is where I go to relax from the stress of work. My doctor diagnosed me with high blood pressure. I have been taking my blood pressue several times a day. I find I can lower my blood pressue by 20 points by spending just a half hour in my sewing room. I can't imagine my life without this room.

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    I have a nice big room, formerly the Florida room, but have to figure out a way to heat it up in the coldest weather. I'm sure I will have it figured out before next winter arrives!

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    We have an upstairs laundry room with beautiful real wood paneling. I set up a desk with my sewing machine across from the washer/dryer & on the wall between I set up my cutting table. There is also a closet which is open where I am putting my fabrics so I can admire them when I am sewing. I didn't think I would like it but I absolutely love it now plus laundry is always caught up!!

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    it is my own domain, if it is messy, I close the door...I have an old recliner that I can relax and "just think" in, It has 3 windows bringing in all the afternoon sun and it relaxes me...

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    It's mine, it's pepto bismal pink, it's filled with stuff I love, it has pictures of trips I have made, it's very girly, it has windows across the front that look out on the lake, others only enter at their own risk, it's mine!

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    I love my room becuse I can leave things laying anywhere I want to.

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    My room isn't as large as I would like - surprise isn't it. We converted one of the kids bedrooms. Put a cubical wall on the full wall. Emptied out the closet including the hanging rod - but kept the shelf. Put cubicals & storage drawer cabinet in there. Made a cubical TV stand - for my small HD TV with a DVR. Added a desk that is also my sewing table. Built a rolling cutting table with storage underneath. The greatest thing is I did it all myself (well my daughter helped with the construction). Even stripped the wallpaper and painted above and below the chair rail. My husband is a painting decorating contractor and kind of takes over in that department at home. This room is totally my design - wall color, shelves, everything. Did it when he was on a fishing trip. When he came home he was very gracious - didn't even comment on my not quite perfect paint job. Even helped to remove the paint I dripped on the floor. Best thing - it is MY ROOM!

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    The special thing about it is the feeling I get whenever I enter it. It's a place of peace and quiet. I put some very soft music on the cd player and just float away. No other room in the house makes me feel that way. 8-)

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    Ditto everyone! My sewing room is large, in the basement, faces north, so it doesn't get hot from afternoon sun; painted light yellow, with purple and pink as accent colors; loved that rashberry color mention! I have a desk at one end that my sewing machine sits on, cabinets for books and beads, etc. a cutting table that can roll out...another desk at the other end for my computer. I love to scan onto fabric, and in my last house the computer was on the second floor and my sewing room was in the basement...two flights of stairs apart!
    My hubby has his own room and his own computer...we like our spaces!

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