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Thread: You Asked For Pictures So Here's My New Sewing Room!

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    I posted earlier this week ( http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130534-1.htm ) that I was blessed to be able to take over our dining room (which was only ever used to baste quilts! :lol: ) to make more sewing space for my two daughters and I. After three days of tireless work, the girls and I are finished! (Next month we'll repaint and install new windows and a new door when DH is on vacation but he's confident that we can just pull everything away from the walls and get it done in a day) It looks a bit cluttered but with three quilters/sewers in one room, it's gonna be! :wink:

    One large, overall picture from the doorway.
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    A closeup of the sewing island that the girls and I will work from. They're sharing a table (their idea) because they wanted to have a cutting mat their own height and on the same island as the machines so we didn't have far to go.
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    A picture of one wall. I converted my girls' changing table (couldn't bring myself to throw it away :cry: ) into an ironing table, ruler/template holder and it holds fabric below on the shelves. Then there's the larger, Mommy only cutting table and a set of drawers for storage.
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    A pic of another wall, to the left of the door. There's my scrapbooking table, the design wall with baskets of yarn below and my oldest daughter's current quilting project on there, a stepstool, the grandfather's clock and a cabinet full of smaller cuts of fabric.
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    A closeup of the wall opposite the doorway. I covered my Grandmother's antique table with a blanket from my Great Grandmother and covered it with baskets to organize a lot of notions and fabrics for projects I'm working on and lots of storage beneath. All of the racks were made by DH except for the drawers.
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    A closeup of our work station. There's space to walk behind the table so it makes more use of the cutting mat and the girls have their table with their machines, their drawers for notions and then I have my table with my machine and serger. There's lots of space beneath for drawers for patterns, fabric and a tote for more fabric!
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    A pic of the wall by the doorway. The open spaces are for more shelves to hold lots of garment sewing patterns and other odds & ends. Then there's the organizer that holds my rolls of fusible webbing and stabilizers and vinyls, a curio to hold sentimental mementos (a crocheted doll from my Great Gram, candle holders full of my Gram's old thread, gift boxes from my girls, a box that belonged to my Great Gram, special threads from my Gram and some special things that my girls wore as babies). There's a big bag that holds gift bags and DH's Grandfather's old crock that he made sauerkraut in is now what I use to hold gift wrap. DH is in there, hanging a towel rack for me so I can hang my quilting frames from there.
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    what a great idea! :) Our dining room is way smaller than the space I sew in now. Lucky you!

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    Looks great!!! Hope the three of you have a wonderfully creative time in there.

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    looks great, have fun sewing in your new sewing room

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    wow

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    How lucky can you get!!
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    Wow! You have an awesome room.

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    now thats a room that is used and loved

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    Wow, think of all the quilts you can get done now that you have more room.

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    What a wonderful use of the space. Now that is a real family room! And a big thank you to DH for all his work.
    peace :D

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    You are very lucky, great space.

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    Thanks everyone! The girls love it and the machines can easily be moved underneath the tables for when we're basting. And, the best part, the total width of that table means I'll never have to baste on the floor again! At least, I hope not!

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    Yipeeeee!!~~clapping for you~~!
    What a creative space....and such fun that you have three quilters....how fun!!

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    Great make-over of unused space.

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    Wow, lots of hard work and eveything looks great. Congratulations! Now sew, sew, sew... :-D :-D :-D

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    Wow - that looks great, much more interesting than a common old dining room! The toilet roll holder is a nice touch .....

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    Great sewing space and how wonderful for you that your daughters are interested in quilting, sewing. I have two daughters - 40 and 46 yrs old - neither of then can even sew on a button. I keep hoping the quilting bug will bite one of them, but I think as long as I am around to make quilts and hem pants that won't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marion T
    Wow - that looks great, much more interesting than a common old dining room! The toilet roll holder is a nice touch .....
    :lol: That's what I use to hold my Stitch 'n' Ditch.

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    Very, very nice. Looks like you've done a lot, a lot of work.
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    How old are your girls? What a great thing to share with them! :lol: :lol:

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    Um love your new space but well, was that a toilet paper holder on the wall? What are you using that for? Never saw one in a dining room before lol.......
    Kat

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatStarter
    Um love your new space but well, was that a toilet paper holder on the wall? What are you using that for? Never saw one in a dining room before lol.......
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    It holds my Stitch 'n' Ditch. Before, it would get wrinkly and dirty just lying around. This way, it's at hand and neat and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grammy o'5
    Very, very nice. Looks like you've done a lot, a lot of work.
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    How old are your girls? What a great thing to share with them! :lol: :lol:
    My girls are turning 7 and 9 this summer. :cry: Too soon!

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    Very nice!! A a room just for crafting, very very nice!

    Enjoy.

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    Wow - you work fast ! it would have taken me a month to make the move! Thanks for posting pictures :) i love pictures.

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