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Where is your workspace?

Old 10-26-2010, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jan in VA
Weeeellllllll, my cottage IS my workspace!
There are a TV and two comfy chairs that make up the "living room", and the rest of the space is for sewing, fabric storage, tool caddies, book shelves, thread chest, etc. The kitchen is at the end of this space, the washer is right in it.
My bedroom and bath, both quite small, are the only rooms that are not my sewing space. Unfortunately the only wall large enough for a decent design wall is in the bedroom, so that will going up as soon as the Military Barracks Quilts Project is more manageable and then I'll truly be living in my studio. :?

Want to see some pictures of it? These were taken before I moved in. Sure wish it were still this neat!!

Jan in VA
Just waking up every day in such surroundings What a Blessing! Inspiration all around you, Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by stevendebbie25
I have the bedroom upstairs now, mentioned before, and working on the garage conversion... but we're just finishing a basement, and he has 10' tall walls he wants a "man cave" but he's never home much now, so a pool table wouldn't get much use, or the room. So he said I could probably use that as a bigger sewing rm next. Then when the other half the basement is finished, we really don't need another family rm, so that could be my sewing rm, and it be about as nice as the garage, just no windows down there (man cave has 1 egress window), and I like natural light, being able to look outside at the flowers. Still, a bigger room would very much be appreciated no matter where. Yes, we had a very tiny home raising 5 children in 3 bedrooms for 25 yrs, bought a much bigger older home now, but when the kids come home for holidays, they've multiplied! We need more room now then as children, even when they aren't here all the time. I used to sew on the kitchen table and stash in my bedrm closet too. Some downsize, we upsized..more stairs and work as I get older, but still love the place. Photos added to share. My husband has built this place from a gutted to studs shell, 3 yrs ago it was weeds to the windows, it's come a long way.
WOW! With those beautiful views how do you come inside to get any sewing done?
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:30 AM
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I turned my Florida room into a sewing room.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:30 AM
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I live in a 100-year old house where all the rooms open into each other. I sew in a room between the two most popular rooms in the house...the TV room and the kitchen! But I like being close to both rooms and DH is usually in one or the other of those rooms! He'll be moving his hobby stuff out soon so I can have the whole room for sewing. (He has a whole building to himself, but I'm not jealous, not much anyway.)

I'm trying to use vintage furniture but will soon have some shelves built in and I have a nice-size closet. My machine is on an Ikea desk in a corner and I cut on a vintage table set up on bed risers....but I'm hoping to replace them and make a big investment soon...the table in the pic below. It can function as both sewing and cutting table. I think I'll like the height.

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Old 10-26-2010, 10:04 AM
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Basement... I have a little corner space in the room that we finished. I share it with DH's desk/computer and the kids play area. That way we can all be together if we wish.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:25 AM
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I took over our daughter's room when she graduated from college - in 1986 and it is truly all sewing. It had a bed in it for a while, but we no longer consider it to be a guest room. Too many pins in the carpet.
Last year we did a make over when the college discarded lab benches and glass front cupboards from the Physics lab. Lots of wonderful storage for me, but I am starting to leak out into the hall. Think I need to perform some stash reduction - in other words get busy and sew.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:28 AM
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I started out in my eldest sons room when he left home then moved to my youngest sons room when he left as it was bigger. Now my DH has made me my own room 16 x 32 in the second floor of our barn shaped garage. It is great. I have all my machunes, computer, longarm and tables there--my hideaway!
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:12 AM
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Have everything set up in my large master bedroom in front of large windows that look out into the backyard where I often see deer. Sooooo peaceful!
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:28 AM
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i am very lucky. my husband gave me 2/3 s of the attached garage. my finished area is 20 x 20 feet with 10 ft. celings. he bilt a large area for my fabric. it is 18 ft. long and 10 ft. tall and 4 ft. deep. it is packed full of fabric and have fabric in baxes on the floor. i will never live long enough to use all the fabric.....but.....you see i can not help my self. i must buy fabric and books. i have about 700 quilting books and magazines.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:35 AM
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I migrate from the bedroom, to the kitchen, and the livingroom. It's exhausting lol
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