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Thread: my new, repurposed quilt studio!

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    my new, repurposed quilt studio!

    The extra bedroom in our home used to be my home office, my business office, and my quilting room. One day my DH got a bee in his bonnet to move all of the office stuff into the loft so I could have a dedicated sewing room (mostly because I had migrated into the loft, as well as the dining room!). It's finally 'done' and I sewed in it for the first time yesterday. I still have some things I need to paint, knobs need to be put on cabinets, but I'm so tired of painting, etc. I'll get to it at some point in the future!Name:  20140315_131833.jpg
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Size:  91.5 KBI Mod Podged this sign for my door, using scrap fabric that I had.Name:  20140315_131825.jpg
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Size:  90.0 KBI found this plaque at Hobby Lobby and it seemed perfect, since I tend to talk to myself while sewing.Name:  2014-03-16 11.10.03.jpg
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Size:  106.6 KBThere were extra office cabinet units that I painted and distressed and my DH added 2x4s (which need to be painted) to raise it up for a cutting table. He had a piece of plywood that he put over the top. The blanket is for my toy poodle, who is never more than three feet from me at any given point in time!Name:  2014-03-16 10.42.28.jpg
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Size:  114.1 KBThe quilt was given to me, already framed. I painted and distressed the frame. She bought it in 1988, so we have no idea when it was actually made. She also gave me the shelf, that I am using for cutting supplies.Name:  20140315_131845.jpg
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Size:  89.1 KBI had an old ratty bulletin board that I recovered with burlap I got on sale at JoAnn's.Name:  20140315_131858.jpg
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Size:  110.6 KBArtwork - the pink/orange flower my son painted for me when he was in 1st grade, the photo below one of my friends did in chalk of the darkness of space. I transferred the photo of the antique sewing machine onto a canvas, and the other framed saying? "If the crown fits, wear it!"Name:  20140315_131934.jpg
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Size:  61.5 KBMy friend had this room divider in her garage, that her husband was begging her to get rid of. It was black. I painted and distressed it and then decoupaged the fabric onto it. You can also see my Ikea rolling cart.Name:  20140315_131941.jpg
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Size:  56.1 KBAnother piece of furniture my friend gave me. I repainted an old bubble gum machine pink and put white/beige buttons in it. You can see a little bit of a strange Lego thing on the second shelf up. My son made it for me a couple of years ago. It's an M&M storage/dispenser. The box on the top is a drawer organizer and it was too wide for any of my drawers, so I am displaying my state thimbles on it.Name:  20140315_131957.jpg
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Size:  109.7 KBI didn't want a window shade or actual drapes, so I saw an idea like this on Pinterest and adapted it. I used white lacy clothing fabric for the back valance, and antique hankies for the front.Name:  20140315_132009.jpg
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Size:  99.0 KBSince I have multiple projects going at once, I painted/distressed an old picture frame that I got at The Salvation Army for $.45 and put fabric in it. I pleated it so it could hold index cards for my most current projects, listing thread color, stitch length and stitch number.

    I can't post any more pictures, so if you aren't bored yet, I'm going to start a second post!

    Michelle

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    ​Great studio!

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    Wow! I love your space!

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    I love your sewing space.. The hankies for the curtains... just beautiful.

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    OMG I love your room! You have so many great idea's! I love those hankies!! Where did you ever get them?

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    Great studio. I'm getting lots of ideas from your post.

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    I have to steal that idea for the picture frame organizer. I knew there was a reason I held back from giving mine to the local thrift store!

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    Great sewing room. I love the hankies on the window - looks so pretty and fresh!

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    What a wonderful studio!!!!

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    Wow - so many pretty things to look at. I love what you've done with the place.

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    Love that frame idea. I have a few frames lying around-might have to steal that one from you.

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    Jackie: My DH bought the hankies from ebay, VERY inexpensive. And anyone that wants to use any of the ideas...go for it. Most of the ideas were stolen from someone else anyway!! Thanks for the positive comments. I worked in there all afternoon and let me tell you, I was a happy camper. My only complaint? Telling my family I'd make St. Patrick's day dinner tonight because I have to work tomorrow. If we'd just ordered pizza I could have sewn a lot longer!!

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    What a cheerful space to work in! Hope you enjoy many happy hours there!

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    Love your quilt studio!
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    what a beautiful room! I love your picture frame organizer idea too!

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    What an absolutely delightful sewing room! I love all of your "happy" color choices.
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    You have such great & original ideas. Especially like your hankies for the valance, but all your ideas are wonderful.

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    Your studio is sew inviting! Love all you neat ideas.
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    What a fun place to be creative.

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    How blessed you are! Wonderful room to create quilts, and just to sit and think.
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    Love your picture frame idea for projects, michelle. Thanks!

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    Some great ideas! love when members post their studios!

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    Delightful room. May borrow a few ideas for sure..

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    Nice details of your fun sewing space! Love the hankies in the window~
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    wow-a great space-all looks wonderful.
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