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Continued: Hobby specialty rooms grow in popularity

  • Article by: KIM PALMER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 12, 2013 - 8:10 PM

She’s able to work much more efficiently in her dedicated work space. “My first quilt took me seven years. Now I can do one in a few weeks,” she said. “Quilting is like cooking — you need a magic triangle — for sewing, cutting and ironing,” which she now has.

And her design wall makes it much easier to express herself artistically and challenge herself with difficult techniques, she said. “I love it. That’s the biggest thing people are jealous of.”

With all the quilting-related built-ins, Meyer’s room can’t be converted easily back into a bedroom without some cost. But she’s not worried about resale, she said. “I’m going to die in this house.”

And in the meantime, she’s getting much more use and enjoyment out of the space.

“There was a whole room in my house that got used twice a year,” she said. Now it’s “well-used, very comfortable, a great place to host my friends. I’ve never regretted it. I should have done it sooner.”

 

Kim Palmer • 612-673-4784






 

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