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Bill e Bear Posted: Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:15 AM

Good Morning all,

I am new to the hobby and the site.

I am lucky to have an amazing partner of 18 years who when we were looking for a new house found us one that I have a home office, but also have about 500 square feet of open basement space that is raw and waiting to be built out for rmy hobbies.

I have already made spaces for my jewelry making, scrap booking and cake decorating. Now I need to design my sewing and quilting area. I would love any advice onto what furniture and equipment to put in my space.

I am looking forward to communicating with you all and learning from you.

Big hugs

Bill-E-Bear

Blooming Grove, NY

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Thea replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 2:12 AM

Welcome to the site Bill, there are lots of suggestions that you can find for sewing rooms - do a search on the home page and you will find where we have all posted about our sewing rooms... a friend Helen from Canada and Judy from up north USA both have wonderful pictures on there where they remodeled their sewing rooms... awesome Ikea furniture.

Welcome again and look forward to seeing some of your quilts.

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 6:23 AM

Welcome Bill.   I hope you enjoy your time with us.   Such fun designing a sewing area.   Especially when you have a blank slate to start with.   I recently purchased a Kangaroo and Joey table and chest for my sewing machine as well as the Dingo cutting table and storage chest.   They are both great pieces and I love them to death.   Good luck on finding pieces for your area.

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Dawn replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 6:42 AM

Welcome!  You will love this site and the quilters here are all very helpful.  I googled sewing rooms and looked at pics.  I have old kitchen cupboards and an old desk for my sewing room.  It is in a bedroom so I also have a closet, which I hope to put in shelving in the near future.  Enjoy!

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 7:09 AM

Hi, yourself, Bill. Welcome to the fray!!

There is a book about creating your quilting room or some such thing. Look at Amazon. I would tell you exactly, but a friend has the book right now.

Have a great time designing and don't forget to keep a space on a wall for a design wall. Fons and Porter makes one  I just use a plastic tablecloth with the flannel back. Fabric sticks to flannel. It is a Godsend when you are making a quilt to put your blocks on to see if you like the layout. And keep a camera ready. It so helps to "see" how your fabrics go together. Be sure, when you are ready, we have tips forum that has tons of info.

Again, welcome. You can learn a lot here and have tons of fun. This is a great place to learn, laugh and, sometimes, unload frustrations.

Sukochi

 

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Leslie replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 8:13 AM

Hi Bill, welcome

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safrmaz replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 8:41 AM

Welcome Bill :)

 

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Good morning my husband wishes i could just settle for one area for a sewing room I use my whole upper part of our split level home but I love it as he loves his hunting.  I'm sure you'll make your sewing room fit your style in no time it will be YOUR niche. Welcome I've been a member for a while but haven't been active on the message boards much till now so I'm almost a newbie to... sure we'll have a good time here.... Tammy    

 

 

THIS LADYBUG QUILTS......

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gini replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 9:46 AM

hi bill welcome to the group

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Karla replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 5:51 PM

Welcome Bill...I wish I had 500 square feet for a hobby room...I only have about 90 square feet.

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Marie replied on Tue, Sep 11 2012 5:58 PM

Welcome to our family Bill, enjoy!

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Kris replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 3:13 PM

Welcome Bill-E-Bear.

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Diana replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 3:37 PM

Welcome Bill,   I hate to admit that I have a whole apartment in my basement for a sewing studio.  I can even have company for a sewing sleepover.  It was built for my BIL and was empty for a year after he passed and DH said "why don't I take it over for my sewing".  He didn't have to say it twice....lol  I have some pics on  my site, so if you just click on  my name, you'll be able to get to my gallery and check it out.  Of course, don't go looking under any of the other beds in the house....LOL

Diana in East Tn.  

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Susie replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 3:46 PM

Welcome Bill!

I will be of no help in the planning.  I have an old kitchen table in my living room that I use.  And my tubs are in the dining room.  Some day, I will be able to have a real sewing room--but only for storage.  I like sewing in the living room.  Since I'm single (except for my kids & grands that live with me), I don't have to share my space.  Maybe when I grow up and move out into my own home I can have a space.

Anyway, you will have fun getting to know everyone.  They have all been so helpful to me!

Chicagoland, Illinois

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Sep 12 2012 5:12 PM

Hi Bill!  Be sure you plan for plenty of fabric storage - be it shelves or drawers.  You'll soon be collecting yardage, fat quarters and other pre-cuts, and scraps!


On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)

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