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

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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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    What's special about my sewing area: Well I really must say, I have alot of room to move around. It is not really set up as a sewing room. I use part of the basement and have not set up any shelves or walls for quilting or sewing notions! I am some organized though even without those. lol

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    I love my room. I not only have great sewing supplies, lots of room, music, and a tv, I have a treadle and rocking chair that belonged to my grandmother in law. I was always in awe of her hand quilting and other hand work sitting in that chair. It is like she is there smiling with me.

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    I love my room b/c every single thing in it is mine alone. There is no reason for anyone else to go in there. I love my family to death but I need my "space". I have some other things besides sewing items but mostly sewing related.
    Virginia Woolf wrote about "A Room of One's Own".
    She was far ahead of her time! :)

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    In my sewing room (the spare bedroom) I can do whatever I want. DH has a corner for his tools and a comfy chair in case he needs it, but I have all the things I want on the walls, and I have all the storage I need. This is my spot to arrange or rearrange as I want without asking DH or worrying about intruding on him. That's what makes it special. Everything is arranged for ME.

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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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    My sewing room is special to me because it is my room and where i can get away by myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rita's mom
    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?
    My sewing room is my bedroom and part of the living room but I must say it feels special to me because of the doll quilts that I have hung on the wall from wonderful board members. I really love looking at them every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewingsuz
    My sewing room is special to me because it is my room and where i can get away by myself.
    Ditto with one exception - my dog thinks its his room too :mrgreen:

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    Because it's MY sewing space. I don't have to pack it up every Thanksgiving like I use to & drag it all back out after the first of the year. If it's a disaster zone, which it is alot of the time, I just close the door. No one gets upset with me because of my mess! I do clean up in between projects & right now I am in the middle of about 4 projects so you can imagine what it looks like. Each day tho I am closer to being done & clean it back up!

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    I love my room because it has everything I need in there. I have a window to watch the weather and the birds, and if worse comes to worse, I can close the door. It is my haven to be alone and create.

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    I love the common thread here....we love our rooms because they are ours!!!

    My favorite part is my dogs bed. She will not let me be in my room unless she gets to come along too!!!! She even has her own doll quilt hanging on the wall above her bed thanks to sapdoggie who make her a little beagle quilt!!

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    My room is my own. I can spend all day there if I want. I have a restroom right next door, a TV, good lighting, a refrigerator about 20 feet away, a telephone with call ID, so I can decide if I want to answer or not. I have it decorated for me, no one else. I have nice cabinets for storage. It's GREAT!!! And it makes me HAPPY!!

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    My sewing room is special because it has everything that I love. My treadle, my vintage rocker, a great stash and wonderful sewing tools. I even have my great grandmother's lantern that she carried to the outhouse at night. It's the new mixed with the old that I like. It's a quite place where I can create.

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    Because it is a room for me to 'getaway'. It's all quilting related stuff in there and no one but me ( and sometimes my lil one) will need to go in there. It's a place for me to hide, create and get lost for a while. I refuse to call it my own because hubby comes in to chat from time to time and I like that he likes to sit and watch and spend time with me while I'm working on my hobby. He's got a special place too and my lil one and I sit and watch daddy do his hobby- woodturning In the shop. We both respect eachothers hobbies and when privacy is desired. Win win situation !

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    I'm like everyone else...it is mine....ALL MINE :D
    I painted it a salmon color (the men call it "pink") and it is very "girly"....like being a little girl with her own bedroom again. For me, it is twice as special because we were not well off when I was a child so I never had the matching bedding, curtains and all that but always dreamed of it. My isn't even done yet and I swear it is taking me so long because I'm having so much fun with the decorating!
    I too, have LOTS of family pictures...it's everything that I like. :D

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    It's the only space that is ALL MINE !!!!! No one in my family even goes in it. Guess they are all afraid they will be swallowed up by fabric !!!

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    I share our family room with my DH and our dog, Teddy. I have half and he has half for a media room. He can watch TV or movies and I can quilt and since we are not able to spend much time together, we can still be in the same room without feeling guilty that I'm quilting and he's sitting my himself somewhere else in the house. I can look out onto the backyard, and be in an open and peaceful place. And he can help hold my quilt when I need an extra hand and still watch TV. It's the best of all worlds for us. Thanks for letting me share.

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    I think that is the biggest thing that makes it special- it is mine! My DH uses it as a dressing room sometimes, but only so he won't wake me. He is special, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izaquilter
    Because it's MY sewing space. I don't have to pack it up every Thanksgiving like I use to & drag it all back out after the first of the year. If it's a disaster zone, which it is alot of the time, I just close the door. No one gets upset with me because of my mess! I do clean up in between projects & right now I am in the middle of about 4 projects so you can imagine what it looks like. Each day tho I am closer to being done & clean it back up!
    ditto ditto ditto

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    I love my little spot because it is on the main floor of the house. It's the far side of our bedroom, but I love our bedroom. I love that it's a simple space. I have everything that I need. It's warm in the winter, and cool in the summer. I have a television and my comfortable bed to rest on if some afternoon show piques my interest. I feel happy inside when I work there. I'm spoiled, and I love it. :-)

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    For me it is that it is close to everything and everyone else in the house, but all the things my husband and I have come up with for it. I recently posted pics for my favorite wall in there, which has alot of family memories. Think I'll take some more pics tomorrow and post some more of the room. :thumbup:

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    I love my sewing room because I can walk away from it and leave everything as it is and I don't HAVE to straighten, dust, or clean it if I don't want to; I can have all my "chotskys" I want every where; I can put on the walls what I want to, like rulers, small odd-ball purses, little wooden sewing machine, spools of thread, my Scriptual sayings I find at junk stores; little and big plastic boxes with remnants, stabilizers, patterns, thread; my Mac for surfing and my Toshiba for embroidery, my laser printer for printing lots of pages fast, my regular printer for scanning and copying, my TV; my Spartan, 99K, newer Singer, old Kenmore, little Janome; fabrics, fabrics, fabrics; and last but definitely not least, my Husqvarna Viking Designer 1. I guess by now y'all noticed all the "mys"! Like everyone else; It's all mine!!

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    it's mine!!! everything in there is mine. it's ALL mine.

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    My sewing room is special because it is just for me. My DH comes in to visit and will do anything I ask to make my room better. He has come up with ideas for it and went shopping twice this week to get another large table for cutting, layout, and pinning. He bought material and made extensions for the legs. He took me shopping before that to see if we could find a nice desk to turn into a sewing table. I didn't want to spend several hundred to a couple of thousand dollars so he is going to buy and cut plexiglass to fit the top of my current table and fit it to the edges of my sewing machine. He is going to make a larger ironing board so I can iron full yards of fabric without having to do half and then turn it around to iron the other half. He comes in to help me with design and sews my fabric before I prewash it. My DH makes my sewing room special for me. :)

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