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Thread: Upgrades to my Sewing Studio

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    Junior Member Az Quilter's Avatar
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    I took some time off from sewing this month to make some changes in my studio, adding a large built-in FMQ quilting table and also an "L" shaped table for the serger and the Bernina. :) that's at a much more ergonomically comfortable height.

    I've still got a bit of work to do to finish up, but I think I'll take a break from "construction" and do a little quilting now! :-) :-) :-)

    Can you see me smiling?
    Wendy

    Built-in quilting table, finished on April 30th. No more toting the macihine and tables down to the dining room for quilting! :)
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    I couldn't stop with just the quilting table; had to fix up the other corner of the room for the Bernina and the Husqvarna serger too.
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    The quilting table is a little over 5 feet wide and 4 feet deep; big enough to comfortably work on freemotion quilting a queen-size.
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    Looks lovely and will be able to SEE with all the lighting thats my biggest beef-- I'm always "in the dark"

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltlonger
    Looks lovely and will be able to SEE with all the lighting thats my biggest beef-- I'm always "in the dark"
    Mine too! The track lights strategically placed above the quilting table are new, and I painted everything white to help lighten things up. It makes a world of difference in how well I can see to quilt at night.

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    I love your room, you did such a great job.
    Enjoy!

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    ~ What a Wonderful space!! ~

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    Very nice!!!! Enjoy.

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    wow!! It's a great looking room, and the space is great too.

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    Very niceset up. Enjoy

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    Wow! Looks like a beautiful place to work, good for you!

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    great room,have fun in it.

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    Looks great!!

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    Wow, what a great sewing table! Looks like you've got everything organized perfectly~

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    I love your quilting table! What a great way to use that space. I can see you smiling

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    What a great idea! We're going to turn the garage into a room just for me. I will have to keep that table in mind. =)

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    Stop making me jealous! I had to give up my sewing room. (Great Room).

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    Great lighting! Great space, thx for sharing!

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    Looks wonderful!

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    What great light to see what your quilting. Smart thinking using that alcove.

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    That is a nice space to work in

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    LOVE your natural daylight!

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    That's a nice, huge area to work with. I like that, and you have all the light. Enjoy your new sewing space!

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    Looks great...I'm jelous!

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    Wow nice sewing space! Can you see me drooling???? Enjoy :P :mrgreen:

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    I have a similar space I use for FMQ, but my machine is not recessed. I do plan to get some kind of smooth panel , cut out for the machine and set it on top of the desk How high from the floor, did your sewing surface finish at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbyT
    I have a similar space I use for FMQ, but my machine is not recessed. I do plan to get some kind of smooth panel , cut out for the machine and set it on top of the desk How high from the floor, did your sewing surface finish at?
    I finished at about 28 1/2" from the floor to the top of the sewing surface. That allows me enough room to avoid bumping my knees on the bottom of the machine. Having the machine recessed into the table makes all the difference when FMQing!

    BTW, I used solid core doors for the tabletop and supported them on the walls and across with 2x4s so that they are nice and solid and don't vibrate when I sew. I also added a 2x2 leg under the back corner of the machine "box".

    This is my own design made to fit me, my machine and my space. (If you'd like to see details of how I did this, pm me and I'd be happy send you more pics and info.)

    Wendy

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