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Thread: New House and New Quilting Space

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    New House and New Quilting Space

    Hi! We will be moving into our new house next year. I will have a dedicated area for my quilting stuff (My machine and ironing board will be located in a shared area). The space will be roughly 8' x 10'. I will have storage and a cutting table. My question is, what do I want on my walls? I was thinking peg boards that I can reconfigure etc. I thought the people on here have ideas so I'd go ahead and ask! Thanks.

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    The big one ........... design walls!
    Yes walls .... can never have enough of them!

    If peg boards work for you, then go for it.
    TBH I hate peg boards, whether in a home or a retail store.
    The concept is great, but I have had so many of the hangers/hooks fall,
    as I take something off them, that no way I would want them in my home.
    Just my personal bug bear!!

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    Lots of shelving on two walls, with drawers below the shelves, a design wall on another and artwork on the last.
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    I would devote an entire wall to a design wall, and then as many shelves as possible. I don't have enough gadgets and tools for a peg board myself. Congratulations on getting a sewing space! I can only dream at this point.
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    What do you think about needing most in the space you're currently in? I think each of us have our must haves. Personally I'd do all the walls in design walls. Mine are always way too full and I'd love more! But some folks would prefer organization space... So what is your thing? What are you missing now? Congrats on the space though, not cleaning up and putting everything away after each session is so relieving!

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    I have pegboard on half of one wall and find it very useful for hanging all kinds of things.
    Shelving is great to have as well. I have a lot of things but still want a bigger room lol

    Just thought of something:
    On the back of my door I bought a shoe rack from Amazon. Mine is clear and holds a ton!!! Very inexpensive too.

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Size:  62.8 KBI have not filled my pegboard space up yet but so far it is great for the few rulers I own. I am fortunate to have a large design wall as well.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Jmoore... looks like a pretty cozy space to be holed-up in when the snow flies and the chilly winds blow!

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    AprilM, it sure is...I could get lost in my sewing room for days and not realize we were in a Nor’Easter. LOL
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    When designing my sewing room 20 years ago my must have was cupboards and counter top as a cutting table, access to a bathroom and computer space. That took up the majority of the wall space since the majority of the other walls are windows plus skylights. So the very little wall space has photos of my children and grandchildren. They inspire me to quilt my best. I also needed to be sure I left adequate spaces for sewing machines. Right now I am on overload in my sewing room and I slowly work through all of it to make more space.

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    Another vote for design walls. It's amazing what you can pin to it. I have two --1 inch thick 4 x 8 insulation boards covered in light blue flannel. The older I get, the shorter I become and I'm having trouble pinning a tall quilt to the wall. The step ladder is pretty much off limits due to the balance problem.

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    It will be a great space as you discover what you really need.
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    I have 2 sewing machines, one treadle, and an embroidery machine. One wall is a full closet (meaning the length of the room), one is windows and another is Murphy bed with shelves and drawers. My last wall is where I have my TV, and a cork board (I pin my new patterns on it and pictures that I like).
    About every few years I rearrange the room. I have shelves and a cupboard from Ikea, I prefer to keep my tools in drawers and storage areas than hanging on the wall.

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    I agree with everyone here-a design wall is great to have and I think a peg board attached to the wall would be a must to hold rulers and things like that. Please share a picture when you get organized. Congratulations on a new home.

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    There are two things I would highly recommend you include on your walls, if at all possible. I have a peg board - about 4' * 6' - and a design wall. I cannot imagine functioning without them.

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