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Thread: More on my outdoor sewing room

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    I have had so much fun reading all your posts regarding my sewing tent. I wanted to give you all a little more information about this particular tent, it's so much better than the first screen tent I had. This, too, is a screen tent, with no floor, so it's easy to set up over a table. It is hexagonal shaped, with 3 doors. It also has a full coverage rainfly, so it's nicely weatherproof. I tap into power either off our rig or the campsite power post directly. As for length of time, we usually park at one spot for up to 5 months, so it is not a lot of setting up/taking down. It travels in the back of our towed car when we travel. If anyone wants to know the brand and where this tent can be purchased, PM me, I'll be glad to help.
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    Hats off to you. The best of both worlds:)

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    What a great idea!! I love the sun and wish I could sit outside and sew all day long!!

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    LOl you go girl..I must have missed the first post somehow, I am going to look for itnow.........What about skeeters???

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    What a cool idea!

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    Have you ever run across anyone else with a quilting tent?

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    No not yet. As for skeeters, it's a screen tent so I can zip it up if they get bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by jackied
    Have you ever run across anyone else with a quilting tent?

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    If you do that in Arkansas a copper head will bite you, a tornado will blow you away or the ticks and chiggers will just eat you alive. Hope you enjoy it, looks like a blast. :)

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    I never liked camping and now I know why...I didn't have my sewing machine! What fun it must be.

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    That's a great idea. But, I'm curious...do you go away from your site and leave your machine in the tent? Is it safe?

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    Pretty cool. I like it

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    That is pretty cool! Happy quilting! If I camped for 5 mths I'd need a sewing tent too!!

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    Well that's thinking 'outside the box' or camper in this case. Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    That's a great idea. But, I'm curious...do you go away from your site and leave your machine in the tent? Is it safe?
    I would be worried about this too...

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    Where there is a will there is away.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink74
    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    That's a great idea. But, I'm curious...do you go away from your site and leave your machine in the tent? Is it safe?
    I would be worried about this too...
    I would be afraid to leave it.But it is a neat idea.

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    Do you have something down for a floor? Or is it on a concrete slab? Just wondering how your chair rolls on the ground and if the quilt in the frame touches the ground...

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    Wayyyyyyyyyy cool...what a great idea, love it!

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    amazing!

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    I am not camping but I may set something like this up on my patio ... I am need of my own private space and this would work! Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    That's a great idea. But, I'm curious...do you go away from your site and leave your machine in the tent? Is it safe?
    It depends on where we are, usually it is. We've found that people in most campgrounds are quite friendly and we've not had problems. Currently, we are not in a campground and are inside a gate that is closed during non-business hours, so yes, I do. In the past, I always did, but now since I have a new, "fancy" machine, I will think about that if we are in a different situation, and would probably put it inside the motorhome if we were to be gone for a number of hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    Do you have something down for a floor? Or is it on a concrete slab? Just wondering how your chair rolls on the ground and if the quilt in the frame touches the ground...
    At this location, it is on a concrete slab. But I have set it up over grass or gravel, then I will use a rug so the chair rolls a bit better. As for the quilt in the frame, yes, it would touch the floor, but I either pin it up in folds or drape it over a chair, etc. while I'm quilting so it doesn't touch.

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    do you live like this all the time or do you have a home sewing room too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    do you live like this all the time or do you have a home sewing room too?
    We are fulltimers, this is our only home.

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    Where there's a will, there is a way! Love the sewing room.

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