Our lower level is finished/heated, and the house is set to 69, but my gosh -- it's cold in the downstairs sewing room right now! This is the coldest it's been in there in quite awhile. I do not particularly like this time of year, no sirree Bob.
Misery loves company, so who else is frrrreezing?
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● ● ● ME! Thermostat is only set to 68 and for some reason the heating duct, which is right in the middle of my sewing room, barely has anything coming out of it. Luckily, I have a space heater, but it's still COLD!
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Going into my sewing room in the morning is like going into a deepfreeze. I turn on my small electric heater for a while then go in to sew. It warms it up really nicely. But I have to turn the heater off when I turn the iron on, so I either have heat or an iron, can't do both. But once the room is warmed up a bit it is nice to sew in. I have everything I need in there.
My sewing room heat duct is above the window, and I think it was just blowing cold air at me from the window. I finally gave up trying to work in there today & went grocery shopping instead. The store wasn't much warmer! And then I had to haul the trash cans to the curb, so that was about all the outdoor activity I could take today.
Oh look, there is a coffee cup icon! I didn't know that.
That's much warmer.
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The single car garage of my house was renovated as a family room many years ago. We did more work on it when I moved in, even added more insulation so it could be my sewing room, but it is way to cold out there. I have moved my sewing room into the small bedroom. Eight months out of the year its just me so I can really sew anywhere I want in the house.
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I used to be in the basement, but my DD wanted that room so I got moved upstairs.... Uh, good thing too!! Our basement flooded and I would have lost TONS of things!! Our toilet did not stop running one day, no one was in the house and insurance had to throw out pretty much anything that got wet - icky toilet water you know!!
But lesson learned.... I will NEVER have my sewing room down below water level again - we have also had water from outside run into our house (fixed now, but still, what a mess!!!) I should have said ground level, but I do not want a spot that is low enough for water to come to and sometimes stay....
And yes, it did get cold down there and lighting was sometimes a bit dark.
Lighting is not perfect in my room yet, but at least I am out of the wet zone!!!! I hope!! :
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mine is in the basement. no window. After i turn on the lights and sew awhile it does warm up. If i'm wearing a sweater, i usually end up taking it off. Now, outside the sewing room is the larger area and it's freezing. if i sit there, i use the tall space heater most of the time.This message has been edited. Last edited by: native Texan,
My sewing/quilting studio is on the ground level in an addition added on to the existing house. It is on the side of the basement against the garage. Two sides are underground with the front looking out on the driveway/parking. It has some electric heat that I keep as low as I can. This morning when I went down at 8 am it was -4 outside and 61 inside. I go over to the other part of the basement and crank up the wood stove, turn on the fan and go to work. I usually get chilled but don't notice it till I go back upstairs about 6 pm. I keep moving and must admit I am in my element and you couldn't shake me away with a box of chocolates or a million $. Unless someone asks me to go to a quilt shop. LOL I have to say I always think it won't be long and it will be summer and I will probably be wringing in sweat.
I'm in am upstairs bedroom where it is FREEZING! For some reason the heat just doesn't make it up there. In the summer it is sweltering so I put in a window air unit.
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My converted ssewing rm used to be where we had our hot tub..large window and french patio doors and no heat run "yet" cold in the morning but when morning sun comes in window it warms up .....in afternoon forget it is like a a\sauna ...but I love the rm and everything there to work with. when too cold I drag sm work to where computer is and hand sew there. and of course keep up with the board. and it is so Cold in PA the boys on the street are actually pulling up their jeans. lol saw that o FB . hinted to Dh for sm electric heater for now??
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I thought maybe I was the only one who sewed in a dungeon. Nice to know I have company! Even though my sewing room is a windowless corner of my basement it isn't too cold. There is a heat vent the goes into my room and the rest of the basement also has baseboard heat so it stays warm enough in winter. But in the summer I have to close the vent because the ac freezes me!
Of course now I am having nightmares thanks to LL! I wish I had a room upstairs to move to. I have even tried to trade with my kids, lol! (of course I couldn't let them sleep down there without windows)
Lisa if I had to sew in the garage (0 degrees) or outside where it is -11 this morning I would be in trouble!
My sewing room is my DD's old bedroom, so it's nice and toasty. My office here at work is another story, it was 50 when I got in this morning. I'm the last office on the heat run, and closing and locking the door when I leave doesn't help. Luckily I have a space heater right next to my desk, and it's now up to 68. I have a wonderful huge window, which adds to the coldness, but that's OK!
We moved 8 yrs ago and we enclosed part of our carport and made me a sewing room. It was small, but it was "my" place. We use one of our spare bedrooms as a place for my husbands desk, our computer table, our ironing board and "stuff". So I usually use my dining room table to sew on. I've been wanting a room enclosed in our unfinished basement to use as a sewing room, but so far it hasn't happened. We did have someone write up what we wanted last week and he's supposed to give us an estimate on the cost to do the work. It would include a heat pump and another electrical panel, so I'm sure the cost would be more than what we could handle. The estimate was to include another room for a man cave for DH also. I have wondered if I would really like going to the basement to sew since I would be so isolated from the rest of the house, but I think I could handle that.
No basement...and shew it is hotter than blue blazes here...I'd love to be in a basement sewing away instead of hot flashing in this heat...shewww doggy...most days I'm too roasted to play with fabric, I've turned into a night owl again...like now just so I can stand to play with my fabric, got a small project done tonight...hoping to wade into my very small over crowded sewing room tomorrow so I can pull out a few things and pack away heaps of stuff out of my living/dining area...it's a mess...it's a good thing DH loves me and puts up with me and my hobby, then again...I put up with him fishing and him smelling fishy...lol Oh...I keep hoping one day to have a sewing room, but our house is only 3 bedrooms and the rooms are all 3 small...building up would mean I'd not be sewing in the summer I can barely stand it at ground level...
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Oh goodness am I in the minority?? I have my sewing room in the basement and I just love it. I have 2 small windows at either end, but I have good lighting where I need it. My room should be a rumpus room....but we don't need that so.....The room is about 12' x 20' and I am not sure that is a good thing, cause the more room you have the more you keep, need etc. I need to dig it all out and get rid of a lot of "stuff". Not that I am complaining...just the way it is. We have hot water heat and the furnace that blows the heat around is downstairs too. It is usually warm enough in the winter....in the summer it can get cool, but with a sweater I'm ok.
I sewed in basement for years,hated it.Got rid of that husband and that basement,they were kinda a like,dull and dingy!!!!.I have a house with an added sewing room.It has 5 windows and full view door,lots of light and sunshine.Floor is being installed tomorrow.LOVE IT!!!! now wonder if it will make me finish those UFO's??
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I am cozy all the time in my sewing room. It is not in the house but in a 18X18 storage building that DH converted into a sewing room for me.
I get up in the morning and go out and turn on the heater. I come back in the house and make the beds and throw a load of clothes in the washer, drink a cup of coffee and when I go back out there it is perfect.
You ladies that do not have designated sewing areas make me really thankful for my wonderful little studio sewing room. DH is even talking about adding on to the building to add me a bathroom.
Wow quite a few sew in the basement. Mine is upstairs, the last run of the steam heat so I shut it off in the winter. At 7am it was -7F outside and I don't sew every day. Usually I drag some project down to the family room off the kitchen but am doing other things this year.
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I am in the basement too, right beside the escape window..lots of light, now warm is another issue, we have carpet tiles on the floor and I have a heavy area rug over that in the area where my machine is but floor is still cold. I just wear fleece and sweats, also have a little space heater that helps when it is really cold like it has been this past week.
Originally posted by Holly in South Jersey: My office here at work is another story, it was 50 when I got in this morning. I'm the last office on the heat run, and closing and locking the door when I leave doesn't help. Luckily I have a space heater right next to my desk, and it's now up to 68. I have a wonderful huge window, which adds to the coldness, but that's OK!
Holly my office is the opposite of yours these days. When I got back to work this morning after being home due to the extreme cold here since Saturday,my office was like a blast furnace. All my chocolate was melted,my plant was cooked to death and the old coffee in my cup was hot enough to drink... In the summer it is like a deep freeze in here I keep a heater running.
I sew on my main floor in what is supposed to be the family room,3 sides has large windows so it gets a tad chilly in there when the wind is whipping and temps have been -13 and -15 with wind chills worse(gruesome)this past week. My basement feels pretty good on these days...I go down to retrieve fabric.This message has been edited. Last edited by: TcMay,
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