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The Bunker - finally all set up

Old 03-02-2018, 10:16 AM
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Default The Bunker - finally all set up

Still playing around with what I should call my space - referring to it as the bunker for now, since it is on the lower level and itís my Ďsafe spaceí lol. My Dh has relinquished the entire level to me, 3 rooms. How lucky am I? Itís taken some experimentation, but Iím pretty happy with how Iíve organized it. Iím retired now, so this has been a long time coming and a dream come true. To add icing to the cake I discovered a lovely quilt guild (English speaking too!) just a 10 minute drive away.

Hereís the tour...
Formerly the bedroom, repainted from bright orange to white and it now houses a used Nolting Hobby Quilter on a Gracie table which I purchased used last year. Finally ready to use! The wall cabinet houses all my books and some fabric and notions. My lovely supportive DH helped me with the design wall.

Another view of the longarm room, DH added a shelf to the small closet, itís nice and deep, 30 inches. I also keep the wireless printer in this room, handy for paper piecing.

Formerly the family room, but we have a living room on the main floor which is fine for the 2 of us. I added a large folding table from Costco and prettied it up with a quilt, 70 linear inches of cutting space, which I love. I keep a treadmill here as well, to keep me limbered up during the long cold Canadian winters.

Entire back wall is enclosed closets, middle closet holds my stash, lots of room to expand.
I have a TV in front of my machine so I can listen to podcasts, utube instructional videos, music. The 3rd room is to the right of the stairs. A bathroom/laundry room which does double duty as my ironing space. DH and I made a big board this week, 22Ē across and 60Ē long, which sits on top of my regular ironing board.

More storage space above the washer/dryer, and an extra counter which is handy for trimming after pressing.

Another cabinet for storage, I chose to hang rulers, smaller mats with Command hooks on the inside of the door.

And a little nook for hand sewing. I keep some finished, seasonal quilts, table runners etc in the cabinet.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:28 AM
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so many nice touches that make it 'home' as opposed to 'storage'

I Love being retired, hope you do too

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Old 03-02-2018, 12:12 PM
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wow, super space! and i love the way your pics are cropped... may i ask what program you use to do that?
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Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
wow, super space! and i love the way your pics are cropped... may i ask what program you use to do that?
A free iPhone app - called LiveCollage. Itís really easy to use to get some nice effects.
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Wow, EVERYTHING is amazing, I can't even begin to name the parts I like the best. Well yes I can...what I would give for the room to have a long arm. I thought about kicking the family out of the den, but they just won't budge, lol. And speaking of room, my my do you have room, I'm very jealous of that part for sure. Congratulations on your new space it is perfect.
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Old 03-02-2018, 01:29 PM
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I am oh so jealous! I tell myself I am lucky to have the space that I do. So many just have the dining room table. Then I see this and say "I Want It!"

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Old 03-02-2018, 01:34 PM
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That is a great sewing space you have created. Your efforts have paid off. May you enjoy every day in your new room!
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That looks wonderful, every quilter's dream space. Enjoy!
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:01 PM
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Good for you this is a dream place. You will have a hard time to get out of there. It look so comfy!
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Just a wonderful suite of sewing/quilting rooms! Your husband is a gem!
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