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Thread: The Bunker - finally all set up

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    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 it’s my ‘safe space’ lol. My Dh has relinquished the entire level to me, 3 rooms. How lucky am I? It’s taken some experimentation, but I’m pretty happy with how I’ve organized it. I’m 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.

    Here’s the tour...
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    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.

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

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    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.

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    Entire back wall is enclosed closets, middle closet holds my stash, lots of room to expand.
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    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, 22” across and 60” long, which sits on top of my regular ironing board.

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

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

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

    Thanks for looking.
    Valerie

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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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    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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    Quote 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. It’s really easy to use to get some nice effects.
    Valerie

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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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    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!"

    Have fun.
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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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    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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    You have a gorgeous sewing/quilting rooms.
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    Wow! Quite the space you have!!
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    Congratulations on such a lovely space. Its so well thought out and your husband deserves a lot of praise for being supportive
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    ​Congratulation on your lovely sewing studio and finding a quilt guild in your area!

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    Wow, that looks so great. Wonderful to have so much room done just the way you like.

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    That is Devine!!!! Enjoy!
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    You have a lovely space. Looks like many hours of joy await you!
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    I bet some beautiful pieces will come out of that space. Enjoy!!!

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    BEAUTIFUL!! So neat.....a girl after my own heart.

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    You have it made! The Bunker seems appropriate...enjoy!
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    Lovely sewing space and kudos to DH.

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    Very nice space! And HUGE! I like all the efficiencies you have built in.

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    So happy for you! Your sewing rooms look great and your husband was so supportive - how special!

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    Fantastic space and name! Looks like you’re going to have lots of fun- wonder if your wonderful hubby will get the quilting bug once he sees how much fun you’re having LOL.

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    Your space is what I can only dream of. Mine is 7 X 11 but it's all mine!

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