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    Now THAT'S a quilting studio! I would have so much fun in there.

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    Your space is gorgeous!! Enjoy many many hours of creative fun in it!

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    Wonderful Kathryn - just put me a camp bed in the corner somewhere....
    I see my little "Happiness" quilt has moved in too!

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    What a wonderful find for a home. Any quilter would be happy with such space. Your finished quilts look beautiful. Love the Ikea cutting area.

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    wowww

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Hello everyone, I recently moved back to England after 5 years of living in France and our new home is an old school teacher's house with school room attached. Guess what the old school room has become? :mrgreen:

    It's around 15' square with large casement windows in the east and west walls so lots of natural light but no direct sun. There's a half glazed door to the old school playground at the back of the house, a door into the old school cloakroom and a further door through into the living room of the main house. The floor is cork which is warm and soft on my feet (I'm a barefoot sew-er!) and easy to clean. The ceiling is nice and high which gives a feeling of space and the room for a design wall 8' high. (I keep a step ladder in the attached cloakroom so I can reach the top if necessary!)

    Hans, my DH put in the worktops on an 'L' so that my new Janome table would sit in the corner created. This gives space to the left and behind for when I'm quilting. The little drawers to the right of my machine are on wheels (they hold threads, bobbins and machine feet, tools and so on). These I can pull round to the left to give more support to a large quilt when doing FMQ.

    My cutting table is two Ikea breakfast bar units placed side by side, giving a surface that is 6' long by just under 3' wide. Plastic tubs on the shelves underneath hold my stash and my cutters, templates and notions are in the drawers.

    There are quite a few photos so please bear with me! Can you tell I LOVE my new room! In our French house, my room was little more than a cupboard - to quilt I had to move everything down onto the dining table, so this is something of an improvement! :lol:
    amazing

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    K3n, your sewing room is fabulous. You're so lucky.

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    Wow! Look at all of that space! Congrats on your sewing room of your own! :)

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    I would be showing off too if I had a room like that!
    Thank you for sharing!
    I will have to make a trip to Ikea at some time.

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    I LOVE IT!

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    First of all, I'm so envious of your schoolhouse home! What a find. Secondly, I LOVE that sewing room. It's really more of a studio, isn't it? Lucky, lucky you. I'm happy for you. Have fun!

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    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Can you tell I'm green with ENVY!!! What a fabulous sewing space!!! You have a keeper, your DH!!

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    I love it but would also like to see the rest of the house. hehehe I love old buildings and we looked at an old school house to move into a while back but the previous owners (who lost the house to forclosure) took out bricks and did some not such good things to the school house to get it back would cost more than tearing it down and rebuilding. Such a shame someone screwed up history.

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    i closed my eyes and put myself in your space..what a wonderful room it is !! don't mind me.. i am just going to hang around for a bit and dream !!

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    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! For those in the US here's the link for the Ikea table. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60045393 It is definitely going on my Christmas wish list.

    It looks like you used two back to back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosquitosewgirl
    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! For those in the US here's the link for the Ikea table. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60045393 It is definitely going on my Christmas wish list.

    It looks like you used two back to back?
    Yes I did, thanks for putting up the US link. :-D

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    oh you lucky, lucky girl!

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    Great Space...love your quilt hangers..

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    OMG !! Can I move in? I will share my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawmawbeve_60
    Great Space...love your quilt hangers..
    49p each from Ikea - think that's around 75c. :wink:

    Purplepassion - anyone bringing stash is admitted! especiallly if they also bring wine. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Hello everyone, I recently moved back to England after 5 years of living in France and our new home is an old school teacher's house with school room attached. Guess what the old school room has become? :mrgreen:

    It's around 15' square with large casement windows in the east and west walls so lots of natural light but no direct sun. There's a half glazed door to the old school playground at the back of the house, a door into the old school cloakroom and a further door through into the living room of the main house. The floor is cork which is warm and soft on my feet (I'm a barefoot sew-er!) and easy to clean. The ceiling is nice and high which gives a feeling of space and the room for a design wall 8' high. (I keep a step ladder in the attached cloakroom so I can reach the top if necessary!)

    Hans, my DH put in the worktops on an 'L' so that my new Janome table would sit in the corner created. This gives space to the left and behind for when I'm quilting. The little drawers to the right of my machine are on wheels (they hold threads, bobbins and machine feet, tools and so on). These I can pull round to the left to give more support to a large quilt when doing FMQ.

    My cutting table is two Ikea breakfast bar units placed side by side, giving a surface that is 6' long by just under 3' wide. Plastic tubs on the shelves underneath hold my stash and my cutters, templates and notions are in the drawers.

    There are quite a few photos so please bear with me! Can you tell I LOVE my new room! In our French house, my room was little more than a cupboard - to quilt I had to move everything down onto the dining table, so this is something of an improvement! :lol:
    WOW!!!OMG!!! Lucky Lucky!!!! Beautiful!!! :mrgreen: :shock: :-P ;-) :thumbup: :XD:

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    Oh my. What a wonderful space you have. I love it!!!

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    Haven't seen a cutting table that good since art school. Hard to imagine it's two Ikea breakfast bars. Genius! Love the Ikea hanging rack, too. Heck, love it all.

    Congrats on the wonderful converted school room.

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    OMG!! That is a wonderful room! I am so jealous of all that space and organization.

    Congrats on the new home, and the new sewing room!

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    I love it and you sounded just like me with the little sewing room, I just today moved my sewing machine to the dinning room.

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