My mom, a lifelong seamstress, passed away last summer. My dad hasn't done much to clear her things out of the house, including her sewing room. Every other weekend when we stay with the kids at his house, my Honey's daughters have to sleep on the foldout sofa in the library. I asked Dad about the possibility of converting my mother's sewing room to a guest room with twin beds and he was receptive to the idea. But we need to tackle the very big job of getting rid of her stuff, including her fabric stash.
People assume that because I sew, I would want all of her stuff. Honestly, our work rarely overlapped - and only in the home decor arena like curtains. She was an apparel seamstress, and loved her embroidery machine for personalizing things like towels, tote bags, aprons, hats and shirts. Her closet is stuffed with 20-30 boxes of fabric sorted by fabric content, but none of them is 100% cotton. She was also a smoker, and confined her habit to her sewing room, so I wouldn't even want to sell it, just give it all away. But to whom?
Her machines are another story. When she retired, she spent her money on her hobby and bought two Husqvarna Viking machines: the Designer I embroidery machine, and the Huskylock 936 serger.