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PostSubject: Quilter's Studio   Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:15 am

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Title: Quilters Studio
Post by: betweens on March 21, 2008, 10:39:19 PM
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I thought this was a good area to talk about our studios/sewing rooms/ or closets..

What hints can you give to help others organize their sewing area??

I am posting my dream sewing room take a look at this lady's studio.. you will think you are in heaven

http://www.caroltaylorquilts.com check this out..


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: gimpy cat on March 22, 2008, 01:16:40 AM
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now isnt that funny, first thing I noticed was her iron isnt easily accesible to the sewing machine when pieceing, I like my swivel chair and L shape set up the ironing board creates, would drive me nuts getting up and down when doing pieced blocks with lots of seams. Love the big windows, looks like she has used a recycled kitchen for her cabinets - isnt it lovely. Only other bug I wouldnt have carpet, pins get stuck in it, Id rather have wooden or linoleum floors, easy sweep and clean no pins to step on! Now arent I the picky one? LO

thanks for sharing!


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: finisher on March 22, 2008, 06:44:35 AM
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That's fabulous! I'd never come out of there. Smitten I love that she has a big enough design wall to have several quilts up at a time..and the light is wonderful. I would like the ironing center with a section lower so she could swivel around and press seams..but a section high like that for ironing backs and yardage. The only thing I'd really want different is..more fabric storage and doors or shades that pull down to protect the fabric from the light.


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: betweens on March 22, 2008, 09:41:39 AM
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Gimpy I put my iron a little further from my sewing but I do chain piece alot.. this gives me a stretch and off my butt.. it is important to setup your work area so that you do get up once in a while or you will harden and be a fixture in the Niagara Falls wax museum..

Finisher.. I agree about the fabric storage.. I am wondering if those are doors that glide and the fabric is in the background.. I love the high ceilings but you are right we need protection from the sun.. but just think you need a little break go for a dip stretch out in the water.. and float on your back have the sky as your minds design.. The kitchenette is wonderful as well... I work in the basement and those hight ceilings are a dream.. I would love to teach a few classes in there and then have a wonderful summer salad and talk of what we did all day..

Dreaming.. any other helpful hints on a great Sewing room studio.. for storage or work space??

Deb


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Merry Bee on March 22, 2008, 09:52:01 AM
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I think it is like a fairy tale about Cinderella and a fairy godmother.


I quilt in a small corner of the sun room because I don't like to go off in one of the four bedrooms by myself to sew. I had that and never went in there unless I had to finish something for a gift or for the church auction.

I have to get my machine, current fabric needs, iron, cutting area all into an area about 8'x8'. I just need to make a design wall some way, maybe a couple of clips on top of the bookcase that houses my books and fabric, and a piece of batting or fleece.

Her space is too wonderful to comtemplate. What a lovely room!


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 22, 2008, 10:40:18 AM
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Quote from: Merry Bee on March 22, 2008, 09:52:01 AM

I just need to make a design wall some way, maybe a couple of clips on top of the bookcase that houses my books and fabric, and a piece of batting or fleece.

Her space is too wonderful to comtemplate. What a lovely room!


MerryBee the batting works just fine. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a large piece of heavy flat cotton batting off the roll and tacked it to the wall up close to the ceiling. Also had a -40% coupon. So it only cost a few $$$.
I think is was 90" wide.


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: betweens on March 22, 2008, 10:43:11 AM
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I too. use batting.. the more you use it the better it gets.. I used 2 sided tape and stuck it to my doors... first cut to the size so that I can still open them and get to my every bursting stash..

I went today and got some wonderful batiks at 30 percent off.. I will have to use them I have no where else to store them.. and btw.. I know there will be some to offer storage for my.. your offer is kind but I think I will just make due.. :2funny:

Deb


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 22, 2008, 11:55:57 AM
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Wow that looks great, who wouldn't want that studio....then when you get angry at the computer you can throw in in the pool..... :tickedoff: or if your if your kids come in throw them in the pool :2funny: Seriously it is a lovely room.....


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Luv2sew on March 22, 2008, 01:39:11 PM
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What a lovely studio! Yup, I'd have a hard time staying out of there. It looks so organized and quite cheerful. The windows are really great. Imagine all that sunlight flooding in during the day. Most of us don't have the luxury of such a large space, but oh we can dream! Smitten


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: quilton on March 22, 2008, 03:42:35 PM
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Oh, I do love that room. I would just need a bed in there and I would be all set!!! The iron at the other end of the room though for me. Makes me get up and walk around. I have kept a mini iron on a tv table for convenience on occasion. Not often though.

In real life my ironing board and table are in another room altogether. I've been upstairs for the last little while. Our basement just got too darn cold even with the electric fireplace going. Now, I'm really exercising. I'm getting a different table for next winter. Already have my orders in to my carpenter. I need to come up with a design now.


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: gimpy cat on March 23, 2008, 05:18:46 AM
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If you look at the pics carefully you will in the one that shows her I think sitting at the table sewing (or the one showing the sewing machine) that behind the sewing table the fabric closet doors are closed, they are sliding doors. She has stuff stuck all over one of them, notes or something. :-)



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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: betweens on March 23, 2008, 08:03:18 AM
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My concern is her library of books.. she really doesn't have allot over her desk.. I need books and reference material!! I myself cannot squeeze anymore in here..but then I say that everytime I go out and buy more fabric. Once I am on days it will get better.. the stores will close when I am out of work and I won't be able to go all the time.. whew..

I have an old heavy 4 drawer filing cabinet that used to be for bills and stuff. and it is stuffed with patterns.. I have to do just have to..I have so much I want to get done!! I hope this year will be the year to finish some of the beautiful things I started.. the ones that are priority are under my feet at the computer.. this way I see them every, everyday and every every minute.. is this a hint to get those UFO's from under my feet and get them done?? yes.. that is my UFO storage..

Deb
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PostSubject: Re: Quilter's Studio   Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:16 am

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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: finisher on March 23, 2008, 08:09:36 AM
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The one thing I did notice..It's so clean in there..no piles of stuff! :shocked: It's unnatural I tell ya! :2funny:


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: quiltbrain on March 23, 2008, 08:38:33 AM
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You're right about that Finisher! My room sure doesn't look like that! LOL I can't seem to work without stuff all over my table.


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Luv2sew on March 23, 2008, 08:45:07 AM
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Quilton, you know, I used to work downstairs too, mind you I didn't have the windows you do, but I was always cold/chilly. I just wasn't that comfortable. I lasted ten years, but that's it for me. I really enjoy being upstairs. Although I'd sure like to use our living room for my sewing room. Hmmmm, I'll have to work on that. LOL!


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Pawstoquilt on March 23, 2008, 08:54:04 AM
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I'll betcha her room doesn't look that clean all of the time :2funny:.


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Merry Bee on March 23, 2008, 08:58:20 AM
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Not if she accomplishes anything. I feel sure that room was supposed to be the family room adjoining the back yard entertainment/swimming area. ( I would rather quilt than swim, so it makes perfect sense to me.)


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: betweens on March 23, 2008, 08:59:24 AM
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mine does............psych!!

only in my dreams.. I always have to move something to do something else. The bain in my side is that i have to vaccuum almost daily.. why cause pshyo kitty is all over the place here..


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Merry Bee on March 23, 2008, 09:13:49 AM
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DH loves Paws! He is so glad I hoard every snip and thread for the birdies, and there are few on the floor these days since Paws gave that tip about saving them in a little mesh bag for the tweeters to build nests with. I am the recycling Diva of all times, and have been Earth Day consultant for decades. I love to save thread now!

How psycho is that?

But my sewing space is cleaner and tidier now than before.


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: betweens on March 23, 2008, 09:17:45 AM
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What got me started on this studio is this lady is our next guest speaker at our guild.. and I just love that she can sit and sew with all those fabrics around her.. but they are still folded how is that?? is that just for incentive.. where is the pile of snippets that are by her feet? I think at a certain part of the day.. the sun glasses will have to come on.. oh so bright..

Us Ontarian's have birds rich with fiber nests.. we have been enviro-friendly for along time.. it makes the trees very colorful!!

deb


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: gimpy cat on March 23, 2008, 02:26:57 PM
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Apart from being sterile its so clean there are no pets or family members lingering either, where are the cookies and coffee rings on the counter tops?


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: tlcquiltnut on March 23, 2008, 02:48:01 PM
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I was thinking the same thing finisher.....like a friend of mine told me.....

"creativity spurns messes" and in my case it does....I have lived in my sewing room all winter.


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: hummerlou on March 24, 2008, 06:08:30 AM
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Such a beautiful studio, but way too clean! There must be UFO's hiding somewhere in that room!!!


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: Luv2sew on March 24, 2008, 08:27:56 AM
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Betweens, I'll bet you're really looking forward to meeting this lady. I'll bet you anything she'll say she gave her studio a top to bottom clean up before those pictures were taken! LOL! It's just too perfect. :tickedoff: I agree, she must have hid her UFO's, WIP, etc. :coolsmiley: Just where are they........... angry


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: jessie s on March 24, 2008, 07:24:53 PM
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I think her sewing room is size of my living/dining room. My sewing room is small. One of her tables looks like the table my sewing machine sits on. It has a skirt going around to hide the orange crate underneath to hold patterns and books. Plus a book case with boxes for work in progress and extra sewing machine. I would get lost in that room. I like cozy. Think because that is what I have, and getting too old to dream the impossible dream. jessie s


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Title: Re: Quilters Studio
Post by: betweens on March 25, 2008, 05:43:28 PM
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I just had a thought... what if the stuff that would normally be around her feet on her tables or on her design walls half done.. will be in our trunk show!! Is that where everything is?? I will let you know.. she is doing workshops but.. I am not into threadart myself... I will give my place up for whomever is interested...

I look at her studio and then look at mine and just laugh.. laugh.. laugh..


Quote from: Luv2sew on March 24, 2008, 08:27:56 AM
It's just too perfect. I agree, she must have hid her UFO's, WIP, etc. :coolsmiley: Just where are they...........
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