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About five years ago I took the leap and made the small extra bedroom into my sewing room.  This is the first time I've ever been able to have all of my craft stuff, fabric, yarn, beads and misc. junk all gathered into one place!  I love it!  The only problem is storage.  The fabric is threatening to take over the room!  I've got so many scraps - tubs full.  I guess that's a good excuse to make more scrap quilts, isn't it!?

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Comment by Billie Blakeney on March 24, 2014 at 9:53am

When we moved to Pennsy this past fall, the basement of the house provided more than ample sewing space and storage. With shelving bought on sale, I've completely moved in and it's now MY space for sewing. HOWEVER, there is no heat in the basement and lighting is a premium....so once the roof is done, I'm hoping to add heat and lighting in the basement this summer. (probably will cost mucho $$$$). So I've moved some of my sewing into the dining area upstairs until then. A temporary fix at best but I've accomplished more than if I had stayed downstairs in the chill of the basement.

Comment by Janet/MO on March 21, 2014 at 6:51pm

Very good description Jodi!  LOL 

Comment by Karla Ridpath on March 21, 2014 at 6:25pm

Very true, Jodi!

Comment by Jodi Cramer on March 21, 2014 at 5:41pm

"Work expands to fill the time allotted to it." I'm sure you have all heard that one. Here is a paraphrase: Stash expands to fill the space allotted to it. Elementary physics!

Comment by Liz Dyer on March 21, 2014 at 6:19am

I also use a small 3rd bedroom for my studio. DH put floor to ceiling shelves in the closet for me for all my fabric and batting. I also have a 6 foot tall bookcase in that room. I also have a 8 foot long sewing surface that DH custom made.

Comment by Karla Ridpath on March 20, 2014 at 1:45pm

Where there is a will, there is a way!

Comment by Evelyn Paff on March 20, 2014 at 1:18pm

It sounds like we are in the same situation.  I am just starting to quilt again after finally retiring.  I am in the process of converting our den/dining room into my sewing room.  A friend had given us a huge L shaped desk but there are no real corners in this room.  After whining and pouting for awhile, I realized that I could put the two pieces side by side, adding a leg to the L and I now have a wall to wall surface.  It is heaven.  I pulled several tubs of stuff down from the attic and now I need to organize it all.  Enjoy your room.

Comment by Janet/MO on March 20, 2014 at 10:47am

I used to sew in a converted 2 car garage when I lived in Las Vegas.  Then I moved to MO and had to deal with a small 2nd bedroom.  My DH quickly learned how to tune out my complaining about being so cramped.  When we bought this house 3 yrs ago I immediately took over the formal living room in the front of the house.  I love the fact that it has a huge window overlooking a beautiful tree, but I have really outgrown it.  I have pics on my page of what it looked like when we first moved in.  Unfortunately, it is much more crowded now.  This is a great example of how we do have a tendency to grow up to our space.

Comment by Karla Ridpath on March 20, 2014 at 9:48am

Mall size sewing room, huh!?  Sounds like a plan to me!  Irene, your little upstairs room does sound cozy and comfy.  I'm ready to hear the rain!  Been a loooong winter here!

Comment by Barbara Graham on March 20, 2014 at 9:31am

Pam is right--the amount of stuff is fine. Having walls is an issue.

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