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Thread: Extended table problem with new machine

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    Super Member Bill'sBonBon's Avatar
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    Ok now I have a computized kenmore Machine. Didn't think DUUUUUH how much design has changed now my extended table doesn't quite fit. But I do have 2 extending tables. When I moved to Ga. from FL. One of the guys stepped on my table that I had wrapped and wrapped with quilts to protect. DH Glued it back together. That first Christmas in Ga. My Mother bought me a new one. Which I haven't used and it is still in its box in my closet. Now I can do 1 of 2 things. Let DH mark and Grind my old table to fit new machine or the grind the new table to fit the new machine.
    I took some pictures so you can see. After I took the pictures,I used that rubber stuff that stops things from sliding, I thought, I wonder if those things will just do the job and I don't have to let DH grind anything. Now He is a Handyman in more ways than one, :-D He is quite capable of doing the job.
    Just wanted to know what you all thought of it. you know Grind or not Grind.
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    It would be nice to be able to use it for both machines, if one is in the shop... that is if you are planning on getting your other machine fixed. So if it works with the gripper stuff, I would leave it at that :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    It would be nice to be able to use it for both machines, if one is in the shop... that is if you are planning on getting your other machine fixed. So if it works with the gripper stuff, I would leave it at that :D:D:D
    I agree with Amma, only if I was going to get my other machine back to use. Otherwise I would have the DH grind away as you will find this terribly irritating after a bit.JMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    It would be nice to be able to use it for both machines, if one is in the shop... that is if you are planning on getting your other machine fixed. So if it works with the gripper stuff, I would leave it at that :D:D:D
    Oh I am going to get my old baby fixed. she still sews, only stops feeding when I use the reverse swith. I want to use her for quilting. Yes I thought it would be nice to use it for both tables too. The Broken one is scratched up because I use it all the time the new one would only be used when I would be free motion quilting.

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    Do you have room to set up both machines? It would be nice to be able to go from machine to machine instead of having to move your machines each time you want to switch....

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Do you have room to set up both machines? It would be nice to be able to go from machine to machine instead of having to move your machines each time you want to switch....
    Yes Amma I can do that. I am very lucky to have a large sewing room. When We moved here it was a screened in front porch. I knew we wouldn't be using it for nothing put potted plants ETC. So I ask DH to close it in and He Did. It is just a matter of redoing where my storage is. One I can take out completely. You got me to thinking now. What I need is another good sturdy sewing table but not as large as what I am using now which is a large,heavy computer desk. I will find what I want. Going to start at the thirft stores,we got several in Valdosta. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    I have one of those plastic tables and it is stashed away. All it did was catch the quilt on the edges. It was a waste of money so I ended up buying a regular table with the lift. What a difference no more fighting the edges.
    With a hubby that is handy you could have him cut a hole in an old table and put your sewing machine level with the table. He can even cut the hole to fit the plastic table that fits around your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    I would set up both machines.
    Me, too. Grind away!

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    Bon, Bon, I have one of those clear extension tops that I broke on retreat. My husband who is a machinist made me another top out of plexiglass. He used the feet from the broken one. I use folding tables from Staples for my sewing tables. Again my husband cut down the legs so that the table would be the right heighth for me to sit perfectly perpenduclar. My main machine table is now just 27' tall. With the clear extension on the machine I can sit with my feet flat on the floor and my arms at the right height to give the maxium comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    I have one of those plastic tables and it is stashed away. All it did was catch the quilt on the edges. It was a waste of money so I ended up buying a regular table with the lift. What a difference no more fighting the edges.
    With a hubby that is handy you could have him cut a hole in an old table and put your sewing machine level with the table. He can even cut the hole to fit the plastic table that fits around your machine.
    I sometimes do have that problem of the quilt catching on the end or edge. But to Me,for me, It doesn't really bother me that much. I have learned to make sure I have the quilt kinda folded on itself and solves the catching problem for me. I love my extension table. I tried to sew with the little green pieces of the stuff that makes things stay put. But there is to much difference in the table and the machine itself. So made up my mind going to get hubby who is very handy to grind it to the size for the new one. I am going to use it for regular sewing and some piecing. The oldie but goodie is for quilting,freemotion.

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