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Thread: I finally have a dedicated quilting area!

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    Senior Member ncredbird's Avatar
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    After moving to this home in Oct 2010 we started a large remodeling project to update and I hadn't even been able to pull my things out of the boxes until the last month. We are retired and have scaled down by half in square footage and that meant getting rid of a lot of unnecessary items. In 40 years of marriage I had never had a dedicated quilting/sewing area. This home came with an unfinished basement and I was determined to carve out a corner for myself. I saved cabinets that we had removed when we opened a wall in the kitchen and made an ironing board to place on top. I found a table with possibilities on Craigslist. I saved doors that we replaced with new ones. This last week my DH and I have worked our buns off cramming everything into the space that is finally just for me! He cut a hole in the table for my new Janome 7700 so that I won't have to lug it out every time I want to sew. My old desk had a door placed on top of it to become the cutting table so I won't have to crawl around on the floor to use the big cutting mat. I spent weeks organizing fabric onto foam boards that I cut from sheets I purchased at the dollar store. This week I am going to find myself a flannel backed vinyl table cloth and attach it to the wall for a display wall. I have attached photos below. I spent all morning down there listing to music and happily organizing things so I can find them (hopefully). As you age organization becomes more important because the mind starts playing hide and seek on a regular basis.

    Cutting table and latest project
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    Lots of closet space with organized fabric
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    The Craigslist table - after lots of work
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    Super Member roseOfsharon's Avatar
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    Wow! Now that is a nice sewing area/room. Everything is organized and in it's place. Just great!

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    Its beautiful, and the best part is its all for you! Great job on the table!

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    wow wee!!!
    amazing...great hubby you got!

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    what a bright space - yep, I think you'll spend many happy hours quilting away to your favorite tunes!

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    What a great room you have.
    I have room envy. :hunf:

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    a very nice sewing area and a nice window just in the right place for a good daylight

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    Wow!

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    How wonderful! Congratulations!

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    How fun! Enjoy!

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    Very nice. Enjoy your new space.

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    awesome space! color me green:)

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    Its A beautiful space, I even see A widow my sewing area doesn't have one and I miss the natural light.
    happy quilting.

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    I am happy for you, & it looks like a nice place to be.

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    That is so nice, you really used some neat things,enjoy it!:)

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    Awesome space, and I love that bear quilt!

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    now thats a great place to work, enjoy!!!

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    How wonderful for you, it looks so inviting!!

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    Lots of elbow grease in that work area!! GREAT JOB!!!

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    What a great room to spend your time, and everything in it's right place.......enjoy!!! :thumbup:

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    What a wonderful room. Enjoy!

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    LOVE your space so nice and inviting!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I am happy for you sounds like it was your turn. Many happy quilts to begin there.

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    It looks wonderful! Enjoy!

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    It's so neat and organized. Love your ideas on the doors, etc. Great space and closet space too. SO bright and cheerful. After 40 years, you so deserve it. And music is great too. May you have many more years of sewing in your own space. COngrats.

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