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Thread: If you could have the sewing room of your choice

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    What would you have in your sewing room?
    New ideas, your best creations, or others best.
    I need all the ideas I can get.

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    Lots of good natural lighting and tons of storage.

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    big- mine is too small, and lots of open storeage

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    Other than space for fabrics, cutting table, sewing machines, ironing station, longarm? I would like to have a beautiful view overlooking a meadow, with mountains beyond. Then I would really enjoy being in that room.

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    Lots of natural light, tables at the height best for me, wall hanging I made, lots of neat tidy storage. All white furniture so the fabrics provide the colors. I would like a floor other than carpet. A tv at a height I could view from my sewing position. A computer & printer for checking quilting sites.

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    I like a U shaped work station where I piece quilts so that I can have a pressing surface on the left and a place to stack pcs to be sewn together to the right. At least I am more productive if I work like that.

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    All the items mentioned plus a design wall.

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    4 x 8 ft, waist high cutting table, with plenty of under table storage. Rubber mats all around it. A peg board to hold all unused cutters, scissors and rulers. A cordless drill. A wall where you could slide on 4 or 5 rolls of different battings and could pull out to cut on the cutting table. A design wall, huge! No need to fold up because it would be built specifically for that spot. A separate area with a washer and dryer, toilet and deep sink. A hydraulic roof and ceiling to let in the fresh air. A lounging area with a massaging chair, TV and surround sound stereo. A wet bar, mini-sink, small dishwasher and microwave. A cat walk so my kitty could follow me around from above. She would have a cornered spot up there with a bed. Cabinets, all filled with organized fabrics; every color of the rainbow. Scrap bins the size of New Jersey that I could roll around in. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh no, it was all a dream. Rats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonnieLoree
    4 x 8 ft, waist high cutting table, with plenty of under table storage. Rubber mats all around it. A peg board to hold all unused cutters, scissors and rulers. A cordless drill. A wall where you could slide on 4 or 5 rolls of different battings and could pull out to cut on the cutting table. A design wall, huge! No need to fold up because it would be built specifically for that spot. A separate area with a washer and dryer, toilet and deep sink. A hydraulic roof and ceiling to let in the fresh air. A lounging area with a massaging chair, TV and surround sound stereo. A wet bar, mini-sink, small dishwasher and microwave. A cat walk so my kitty could follow me around from above. She would have a cornered spot up there with a bed. Cabinets, all filled with organized fabrics; every color of the rainbow. Scrap bins the size of New Jersey that I could roll around in. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh no, it was all a dream. Rats!
    A lot better than my dream night before last.
    I have the 4+8 cutting table my machines embroidery longarm and bed plus much more but no house to put it in :thumbdown: :thumbdown: But good news the new house is only 15 weeks away. :thumbup: :lol:

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    my list is to long for me to type. I agree with all the wish lists. The truth is we sew where we have a spot. I have seen 4 quilters all around a dining table, sewing like crazy, laughing, eating and this is only a weekend. We were just happy to be there. We even fed a husand.

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    Windows!!
    With views and natural light.
    Easily cleaned, smooth flooring....NO carpeting!
    Doors/drawers to hide clutter.
    Height-adjustable rolling chair.
    A TV, radio, or CD player.

    Jan in VA

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    sky lights, floor to ceiling cupboards a large wall mounted tv hardwood floors

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    I would like to my sewing room to have a great big bay window overlooking the ocean. A cutting table that you can turn. An ironing station with one of those pop up irons that fons and porter uses. I want an area that is big enough that I can lay out a king sized quilt to sandwich. But my dream is to have a robot that would sandwich my quilts, pin or baste them or tie them or whatever and then when they are all done..the same robot to do the handsewing. As you see, I don't want much. But if I have to chose only one of these things...I would choose the big bay window overlooking the ocean. Theres nothing like relaxing on the beach just looking at the waves coming in.

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    If mine was a little bigger, I'd be jumping with joy, but I'm happy with what I have.

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    I have had a nice sewing room for about a year now and I have everything I need but of course there are a few things I'd still like to add for my own comfort and/or organization. Like a dental assistants chair for my LA and a hanging system for my rulers and stencils.

    My big big dream is to build a large log building out at the ranch so I can hold quilting retreats and classes for kids and adults. I love this craft so very much that I want to do what I can to pass it on to the next generations. I would also like it to be a spot for the local ladies to hold quilting bee's and gatherings. I drool at the idea of decorating it all out in Farmhouse style and serving all sorts of great foods and desserts. Completely self contained with bedrooms and work rooms and even a big fireplace for just sitting and relaxing!

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    The only thing I would add to mine is a computer.

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    We are currently converting a bedroom into my sewing room....has a large window so lots of light and pretty views of the garden (ocean might be nicer I agree)...but we have gutted the room, and are in the process of putting loads of storage in, a table in at my height, loads of power sockets, good lighting and an area for cutting and ironing .....it is only a tiny bedroom just about 11"x 11" but it is my space !
    I have to save I am really lucky and am loving it....thanks to my husband

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    As I have said before, I am a minimalist. I try to only buy/keep what I need and what really makes me happy. Anything beyond that just requires so much energy to maintain. That said, I am looking to move in the next 5 years from a 2 story to a ranch house. I want something with an open floor plan. My perfect quilt room would be a large corner in the living area where I can quilt and be part of the family activity. I don't want to be in a closed room away from all the activity. I just got the perfect quilting table (table where there is a hole to drop down my sewing machine. I would use my book case (now cluttered with tons of kids books) for a shelf of quilting books which I love to collect and read and reread and my fabrics. I like having a television to watch while I quilt also. I would also probably want to get a cutting table and set it up next to my quilting table in an L shape like Leah Day suggests. I think that would be perfect.

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    most important yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by sandraa
    Lots of good natural lighting and tons of storage.

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    Boy I love the ideas!!!

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    I would have my electrical outlets just above table height so they would be accessible without crawling on the floor.

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    I wish for some custom made shelves that fit the fabric without and asted space. Lots of light, a view of trees,(I live in desert area.
    I like TonnieLoree' dream!

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    Plenty of space.
    I'd want to have my HQ out to its full length.
    Room for a big permanent design wall.
    Boocases and the Antonius systems from IKEA.
    Room for a quilting buddy or 2 to come over for sew-ins.
    An adjacent bathroom

    Great lighting, maybe even a solar tube or two. Down here they are much cooler to use and they are less expensive too.

    Lots of electrical outlets. So I can rearrange as I want.

    A nook for reading and drinking my tea and chats with a friend or 2.

    And, best of all: a big budget!

    ali

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    I can see it now. You and me sipping tea, in your sewing room

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    it would be about 30 feet by 24 feet and i would have sections for piecing, ironing, cutting, frame quilting, hand dyeing, hand painting, walk in closets for storage of everything, and 2 design walls both being large enough for a king size quilt.

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