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Thread: My sewing area - its not much but I make it work

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    Senior Member kkbrand's Avatar
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    Ok it is not much but here is where I currently sew, my daughter just signed her first lease today and I will be taking over her room in a month.

    The quilt on the bed is a log cabin scrappy quilt I am making for my daughter. I wanted to make it bigger to fit on her bed so I added the black sashing strips in between each of the blocks. In total the quilt will have 169 different fabrics when I am done.

    My sewing table, shelves above hold bins of projects
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    Stash on floor, the dresser is full of fabric too
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    My design bed! Quilt for my daughter
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    Your scrappy quilt looks great. It has a modern feel.

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    Hey, whatever works for you is great. You have what you need and make it work. Quilt is neat.

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    Love your sewing area and that super cool quilt!

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    Great use of the space you have! I also have a dresser I use for fabrics and supplies. I also have one of those pin cushions similar to yours that a co-worker made for me.

    Nice scrappy quilt too. She will love it!

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    Love your quilt!!

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    I like the quilt very much. Looks more modern than the normal log cabin. Just right for a young girl! At least you have a room to sew in, my machine sits in one crowded corner of my bedroom!

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    Couldn't help but chuckle kk, lease is signed and room is mine. hehehehe. I just love the quilt and the black really made it pop :!: . I have cold chills for you on getting your own sewing rm now. YEA!!

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    Thanks the quilt is a scrappy log cabin, block of the month from my LQS. This one lasts for 6 months instead of a whole year so I can actually get more projects done this way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    Couldn't help but chuckle kk, lease is signed and room is mine. hehehehe. I just love the quilt and the black really made it pop :!: . I have cold chills for you on getting your own sewing rm now. YEA!!
    Thanks, I will have a hard time, she is my only child and now she is leaving home, this will be a big transition for me so by diving into turning her room into a studio it may help me!

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    Hey, same thing happened to me, I did not loose a daughter, I gained a sewing room! The quilt is very nice, I like the crisp modern feel of it, kind of edgy, great for someone just getting out on their own.

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    Great quilt, it is very happy. I can't wait for my son to move out so I can have his room!! I've got it all planned out. Guess I'll need a pullout in case he comes to visit though.

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    Currently I use the guest bedroom as my sewing room, which by the way has had a total of 5 guests in the 15 years we have lived in the house. I will decorate it up really nice and make it a pretty room when I get my sewing room set up.

    My daughter's bedroom has two large closets that expand down the length of one wall. One closet is full of shelves the other has the hanging stuff. It will be great for me to organize with bins and totes. First thing is vaccuming and shampooing the carpet and then I can set up the room!

    I am going to have my husband create a design wall for me too! I am very excited and can't wait to start! But I am also sad my baby will be leaving the nest.

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    Great scrappy quilt too...Good use of sewing area too

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    Another empty nester, you miss them at first then you enjoy the time to yourself(peace & quiet). It takes time, but you'll adjust, it took me about a minute,lol!
    Looks like you'll have a great sewing room, good for you!
    The scrappy log cabin is awesome, so contemporary!

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    You've set up your room well :-P the quilt is beautiful :thumbup:

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    I love the quilt!! The black really pops the colors! Thanks for sharing it. Can we see it again when it's finished? I know how excited you must be to get a "room" just for quilting!! :thumbup:

    Ditter :D

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    Congrats on getting space! I bet she is excited to have her first place. The quilt is perfect to brighten up an apartment. (Especially since the walls in apartments are usually white or cream.)

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    Very nice I like it a lot more than the log cabin I am struggling with now. Your use of space is very nice. I think I will start to count down the days till my oldest leaves so I can have a room also.

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    very pretty quilt and good job utilizing your space!

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    Nice sewing area, love the quilt!

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    Very nice!

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    What a nice sewing area. I love the quilt. It's colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love this quilt! So young and fresh!

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    Love your quilt, the black sashing really sets off the bright colours, I agree it has a very contemporary look to it.

    I have limited space to sew in too, my space is also my studio space where I paint and draw. In Winter we light the log burner in there and my DH brings in his DVD player and radio and the dogs and cat and we dig in when the weather is bad outside. It is nice and cozy and I like to sew there, we now have our PC in there too. What else does one need!!!

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