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Thread: My New Sewing Room

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    Thirty-eight anniversaries, and our usual activity is a nice dinner out. This year, we're attending a work week end with one of our cave associations. Normally, we are happy in our 15 passenger van, which is outfitted with a queen+ bed. We get to the camp site, and hubby dearest says go to Roys, and pick out something you like. We'd been looking at campers for several years, and I really haven't been interested. After reading all the posts about sewing in a camper, I decided, It's got to be easier than sewing in the van. So, all set up and in operation, I finished piecing this wall hanging, and got started on another scrappy. It works just fine. I scoot the machine back, put up the netbook, and I have an office too. Went to the new quilt shop in the little town fresh stash. LIG

    We have an on-site cook for the weekend, so no need for the dinette.
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    You go girl! nice room! what kind of machine is that?
    i take my janome gem with me when we go camping..i keep the cutting board under the bed.

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    I really like this! I dream of owning a camper, but not possible right now. Plus, I have 3 active doggies that could not be left at home, and would be an awful crowded camper with the 5 of us. (of course, DH would go!)

    I envy you! Have fun for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    You go girl! nice room! what kind of machine is that?
    i take my janome gem with me when we go camping..i keep the cutting board under the bed.
    It's a Featherweight, 221-2, I think. We're headed out this morning, so it's already packed. I often use a little Bernette when traveling, retreats, and classes. The FW's however, in their nice little cases, are stable and can have other things stacked on top. I have padded machine totes which hold the FW perfectly, so nothing gets damaged. When I have to pack really tight, the stacking option is nice,

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    How nice being able to take your quilting with you. I am working on my DH to fix a small room on the porch at our cabin for my sewing. He says the machine is too noisy inside since it is a small cabin. One day.......

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    Looks great, I take my machine camping too.

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    Sweet, quilts on the go!

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    Great idea and looks like fun.

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    *The Sew 'n Go* :D -JK-
    I like your great set-up ~ :thumbup:

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    What a great present and set-up! Have fun & enjoy!

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    Fabulous!

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    Nice room!

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    Woohoo!! What a great hubby!!!

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    The best of both worlds!

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    Much easier to quilt in that camper isn't it? Enjoy!
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    All in ONE suitcase? I need space every time I sew so it has to be at the d.r. table. I guess it's because I am use to doing everything in large quantities for a family of 5 kids over the years. Seven always seems to need space of any sort for anything! Including a full fridge and full freezer; claimed it was my side-by-side fridge my way! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubblegum0077
    All in ONE suitcase? I need space every time I sew so it has to be at the d.r. table. I guess it's because I am use to doing everything in large quantities for a family of 5 kids over the years. Seven always seems to need space of any sort for anything! Including a full fridge and full freezer; claimed it was my side-by-side fridge my way! LOL
    One suitcase? I wish. The small bag on the bench is my fabric bag and most small rulers/templates, then there are two small machine totes. The FW fits in one bag, with room for the two blue bags of cutting tools, a thread assortment, and the iron. There is some room to spare for WIP. The other, identical machine tote, is used for the light, extension cords, (with this set-up I won't need as many,) the pin box, (which is often in the fabric bag,) books, and other miscellanea. I can keep a basic set-up in the trailer, and need only tote the fabric. I left the big cutting mat behind the dinette bench. I'll trim it down before I start having guests.

    Needless to mention, my mind has been working overtime on this. I can leave a complete set of sewing supplies in the trailer, including a machine, and carry nothing but kits and directions. I'll need another mini iron. Too bad Clover doesn't make those anymore. Just something small enough for seams. Time will tell.

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    Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I really like this! I dream of owning a camper, but not possible right now. Plus, I have 3 active doggies that could not be left at home, and would be an awful crowded camper with the 5 of us. (of course, DH would go!)

    I envy you! Have fun for me.
    Having animals is THE reason for having a camper! We took 4 cats on the road for a year. Crowded? Yes, but a lot of fun!!!

    Congrats on your new camper - what a nice anniv gift!

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    woohoot! Have sewing machine, will travel! You go girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssgramma
    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I really like this! I dream of owning a camper, but not possible right now. Plus, I have 3 active doggies that could not be left at home, and would be an awful crowded camper with the 5 of us. (of course, DH would go!)

    I envy you! Have fun for me.
    Having animals is THE reason for having a camper! We took 4 cats on the road for a year. Crowded? Yes, but a lot of fun!!!

    Congrats on your new camper - what a nice anniv gift!
    I don't know about taking our two cats, but I know the husky will travel with us. We may need to configure a ramp for her, she's getting on the arthritic/old side. She'll probably love the underside of the dinette. I can see the 3 of us. Dog under the table, me sewing on one side, DH working on the computer on the other side. Great way to relax after a day of caving or paddling.

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    Looks like you are all set now! :)

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    The camper is great, what a nice anniversary gift, glad you got it all outfitted. I was worried when I didn't hear back from you. Guess you were busy re-packing. hehehe(By the way I posted my pics)

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    have fun.love the vintage singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker26
    The camper is great, what a nice anniversary gift, glad you got it all outfitted. I was worried when I didn't hear back from you. Guess you were busy re-packing. hehehe(By the way I posted my pics)
    Connectivity was a real problem with the dial-up. It took forever to upload the post with pix, then I lost the connection, had to pack up and head home. Sort of wish I could have brought it home with me, but it stayed at the campground. Made a list of things to take back up next month. (really hope I get to go - I'll be just a couple of weeks post-op from the knee replacement.)

    Your post was premo!
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