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Thread: My new workspace

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    My new workspace

    I have a lovely quilting studio at the house where I do a lot of sewing as well as piecing. I got the bug to get a longarm, but there simply wasn't room for it in the studio. We have a huge building on our property that serves as a multiple car garage/storage, etc. We had a 10 X 24 ft addition on it that we hardly used and decided to take it from grunge to a clean, bright workroom. We did all the work ourselves over the past several weeks and I bought a good used Nolting Hobby Quilter on a Hinterberg frame to start out with. Those lights are LED and I love them.
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    Congratulations! I for-see many enjoyable quilts getting finished!

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    Congrats on your new playroom!

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    Lucky you...what a terrific grab of space. Congratulations on both the new sewing studio and your new toy.
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    That looks fantastic!

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    congrats on your new space
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    Lucky you. Enjoy!

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    ​Well done!

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    What did you use to line the walls? Was the floor flat when you started? It just looks wonderful and so inviting.

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    Lovely space to work in and good for you to make grunge look so inviting! Have fun!
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    Great space!! You'll be making some beautiful quilts here. Congrats.

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    Congratulations! What a nice and fun place to do your quilting. Enjoy

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    What a great space! I am happy for you.
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    Enjoy - looks like you put a lot of thought into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battle Axe View Post
    What did you use to line the walls? Was the floor flat when you started? It just looks wonderful and so inviting.
    Funny you should ask what we used to line the walls. I'm committed to recycling and my neighbor's know it. When they did a remodeling project on the outside of their house, they generously offered us the used panels from the exterior. They were 6X8 feet and cost us $0! We hung them over the grungiest walls one can imagine. We had to shim the panels to get a somewhat straight look because the building is OLD and was never meant to be finished like this. We were fortunate that the floor was professionally poured and smoothed concrete. Since the building is built with walls nearly a foot thick (they built it with rocket boxes from Kirtland AFB) we could not run the electrical outlets in the walls, so we opted to use conduit and place 4 outlets under the shelving above my machine and 2 more outlets in the shelves you see built into that thick exterior wall where the new addition was added.

    We had some really nice latex enamel paint left over from painting our bathrooms and used it all up with the two-tone mint green theme. The light paint is "silence" and the slightly darker paint on 2 walls and the shelf edging that conceals the electric is "brook green" by Behr paints.

    Thanks for your kind comments. We worked very hard to get this from a dirty feed and storage room to its current state. It's hot here in NM and it has been a struggle for both of us. Now, I'm free to learn how to quilt on a frame, so it is worth it to me.
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    LOVE how you used found free things. My friend has had that quilting machine for years and loves it. You did a fabulous job.

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    It turned out great and I think you are going to enjoy that room a great deal.

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    Amazing room and I sure like your thriftiness! It looks like a great place to get some serious quilting done. Good job and both of you can be very proud of your achievement!!

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    ​Congratulations!! You and your DH did a great job!!!
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    Congratulations!
    Looks like a perfect spot to get some dedicated LAQ time. Enjoy!!!
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    Wowzer, what a great room. Congratulations and happy quilting.

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    what a wonderful space...it's just the right size for your quilting machine and frame! May you have many happy hours quilting away!

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    Lucky you. It looks wonderful.

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    Just look at all those nice bright walls to hang your quilts on! Enjoy your new space and your new longarm.
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    Enjoy your space and quilting machine---it looks like a nice bright space.

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