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    Quilting Space

    I hope l have posted this in the correct place apologies if l havent ...But I live in a 2 bedroom unit (kinda like an apartment) but on the ground level a smallish house ....Anyhow I was wondering what kinda of space everyone has to quilt in. As l'm in such a small space ...l've got a corner in my living room which we are considering converting into a quilting / sewing area for myself possibly with 2 white collapsable tables in an "L" shape. One side for my sewing machine and the other side slightly bigger to use as a cutting area. Beacuse at the moment l sit at my coffee table to do everything and l've got a bad back.

    Anyway I was wondering if any of you had any ideas and what are your sewing spaces like??? thanks in advance
    Last edited by Lisaau; September 22, 2010, 04:06 AM.
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    Good morning!
    I sew at my dining room table and that might not work for other people, but I've got 3 almost grown kids so for us to eat together with everyone going their separate ways with work, school, and sports, we are rarely home at dinner time at the same time so it works for us. The table is also my cutting table. My stash is in the basement so I don't have everything all together in one place. It is too cold down there for most of the year to set up down there to sew.
    That's what I do.

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      #3
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      I feel very lucky that I have an extra bedroom as a sewing room. We have 1 grown and out of the house child, and another that is in high school-her bedroom is in the basement, by choice, so we have 2 'empty' bedrooms upstairs. The other is her craft room,with some of my fabrics stored there as well. I used to use the dining room table for cutting, but a wonderful friend gave me a cutting table when she got a new one, and i love having everything in here together now. I just need to get it better organized, but it never stays that way for very long.
      Lola
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        #4
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        I just re-created "my space" in my garage and I love it. You can read about it on
        http://debi-peacebypiece.blogspot.com/
        I think your idea of tables is a great idea, too. Just be kind to your back! You need that for a lifetime!
        Debi

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          #5
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          I use a card table and ironing board lowered to card table size to cut out and it is put up and taken down each time and use a very small area behind my husband's easy chair to sew in the den area.

          Those are the places in my house with the light.

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            #6
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            My daughters are grown and moved out as well so I have converted the larger bedroom to a sewing/guest room. There is a builtin cupboard in one corner that holds some of my stash and my hubby is going to put shelves in the closet to hold the rest. I brought up the ironing board and at a local store got a great deal on a sewing table that folds down to a nice piece of furniture when company does come. I am tall so even though the sewing table has a cutting space I use the builtin as my cutting area.
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              #7
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              I live in a one bedroom townhouse so my sewing space is in my upstairs bedroom. My sewing machine sits in front of the window and overlooks the balcony, which has a lovely tree beside it. Of course it is an urban spot but I overlook the tennis court and pool, so the view is at least not the blank side of another building. I can open the door and window and get a nice breeze!
              I have my machine on an old treadle base that has a marble slab on it. I learned to sew on my Grandma's old treadle so it makes me feel good. I set the ironing board up at the same level, making an L with the sewing stand and move my office chair from the computer on the adjacent wall and I can sew for hours in my little cubby!
              My fabric and supplies are in a plastic drawer thingie next to the sewing machine and in bins stacked in a little space I made by moving the dresser over. There is also stuff in the closet. I'm sure my BF thinks it is all a big pain to look at but he is the first to brag about my sewing and quilting projects!
              patti
              Patti
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                #8
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                I am also fortunate enough to now have grown children and spare bedrooms so have my own space. But for many years I had my sewing area in the lounge room. I had a corner space between a wall, window and back of the lounge making up the third side, so I had light but not much space. I bought a standing height cutting table that had a drop side so took little space when not being used and a sewing cabinet that closed to a nice cabinet unit when there were guests. The cutting table has a drawer and cupboard at each end for storage space. I would push the lounge out a bit when I was working. My hubby put up a picture rail and used some hooks in this to hang a timber framed design board covered in pellon with a styrofoam core which made it very light so I could remove it easily when visitors were expected. All in all a very efficient and tiny space that worked well for many years and in which I probably did some of my best work.
                Lynn

                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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