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Thread: New Long Arm Room

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    Beautiful! Happy sewing.
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    Wow! He is a definitely a keeper!... What a transformation. Wonderful space and so neat and tidy. I know you will enjoy this beautiful room and all the space. Love how you re-purpose, DH and I love doing that. You 2 have done an incredible and beautiful job. Love seeing the before and after pics. Looks like you guys done some MAJOR WORK! ENJOY!
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    WOW, what a transformation !! So much space & so nicely arranged. Now, if I could only get my DH to give up his work shop (16 x 24 ft.) but that's not gonna happen. I do have 2 former bedrooms transformed into a sewing room & a cutting room, so I have no right to complain but they are not very big so things get a little cramped. I certainly appreciate having them tho as I was a former dining room table sewer & take it from me even these 2 small rooms are a BIG step up from that. Just hope neither of our DD's wants to move back home !!! LOL
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    Whoa! What a beautiful transformation!!!

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    Quite amazing - well done! I wish I had a basement. In Eastern NC a basement is pretty rare - aka a swimming pool under the house....

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    You are one lucky lady. My Dad (and my brothers) could turn his hand to building things. DH isn't motivated that way but did put in some work towards my quilt room which I call "My Happy Place". Enjoy your long arm and your beautiful room.

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    Great job. I'm sure you will spend many happy hours there.

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    WOW, you turned an ugly duck into a gorgeous swan. Gorgeous room, enjoy working in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myothsec View Post
    My husband gave me a wonderful Xmas present, a used Gammill Classic Plus on a 14 ft. frame, but even better still, he remodeled our old, yucky workshop, which is adjacent to my quilting studio to make room for it. Here are some before, during and after photos you might be interested in. And for what it's worth, every piece of furniture, shelving, cabinets etc., even my Gammill are used, re-purposed, thrift store or refinished . The corner cabinets were a thrift store buy for $20, the rocker and footstool were in my basement for the last 18 years, the shelves were in the workshop (and were gross!), and the black and white drawer cabinets were elsewhere in my house - I just painted them, and voila! It's my slice of heaven! Hope all your quilting dreams come true in 2013 too!

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    Wink The Labyrinth Quilt

    Thank you all so much for the kind responses about my new longarm room. I never dreamed I'd get so many delightful reactions! My dad always told me "Marry a man who's good with his hands." I took the advice, and consider myself a VERY lucky woman - my husband is my hero.

    Several of you asked about the quilt on the frame. It is Labyrinth Walk, taken from a pattern in the April/May 2012 issue of Quilt magazine - Designed by Chris Florence and Emily Sirkin. My sons saw it (yes, they DO thumb through my quilt books! LOL!) and asked me to make it for them. The green one on the frame is for my oldest son Nate, and I have two more to make - a blue version for Charlie and a Black/Grey/??? version for Aaron.

    I'm quilting the current one with pebbles in all the interior blocks, sort of leave design in one of the borders and a grecian Key design in the outer border. This is my first attempt in doing a whole quilt in pebbles - what was I thinking!?! It's a lot harder than it looks, but I figure by the end of it, I'll either be a master pebbler or crippled for life - maybe both!
    Here's a photo for now, I'll try to remember to post another when it's finished.

    I had to laugh when a couple of you said you liked the yellow quilt on the wall. I only hung it up as a joke to tease my sons! They call it the John Wayne Gacy quilt because it reminds them of a crazed, psychotic clown. We absolutely hate it! It was a practice piece - something I did to learn a foundation piecing technique, and the fabric (which I got with a bunch of other stuff at an auction) was just there, and I figured I'd never use it for anything else! I had no intention of ever finishing it. What's the old saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure"? Anyway, I'm tickled that some of you liked it and now maybe I'll finish it after all! Not sure who I could donate it to, but maybe someone in the hospital might find it cheery.

    Thanks again ladies, your generous comments made my day!
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    Great job and how lucky are you have a keeper. Enjoy it!!

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    wow-great makeover.what a huge space-enjoy
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    Wow..What a great space.....

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    A W E S O M E!!! What a great room and hubby!

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    I'm so happy for you....lots of room.........,but I'm so jealous!!

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    congratulations on a job well done and a beautiful quilting room. I am pea green with envy.
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    WOW! Thats amazing, do you ever come out of there now? Lol

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    Wow....nope....make that WOW!!!!! I'm so glad you included all the "in-between" photos. It really shows an unbelieveable transformation. What a lovely work space....I love all the black, white and yellow touches. I'm really envious. I would hate to post pictures of my 2 sewing rooms.....
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    Very nice! Thanks for posting!

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    It all looks so nice. I especially love your rocker. Enjoy your new space.

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    I guess you better hang on to him. I wish I had that much space. I may have to use my other spare bedroom to put on long arm in.

    Dorothy

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    What a great transformation!

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    Love your space, what a nice husband...
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    Oh my, how lovely. Great transformation. Happy quilting!!!!!!!!!!
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    What a great work space! Congratulations!
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