DH is getting ready to start on my quilting table, so I need to have a final plan of it's design. Since I am very new to quilting and sewing in general, I'm kinda winging it :oops: and I'm hoping for some advice from all of you who know more than me :D
I'm starting with a 7' x 4' oak table top without any legs. It expands to 9' with 2 leaves about 2' in from each end. The things I'm thinking of having DH do are:
1. a cut out to drop a machine in so it will fit flush with the tabletop (with an acrylic insert) The cutout will be for the biggest machine, but machines will be interchangeable with the inserts.
2. a light box mounted underneath with a Plexiglas top to the left of the machine cut out (a cutting mat will cover it when not in use for a quick cutting area)
3. Supports for the table will be box units (think kitchen cabinets) - I'm thinking two units of drawers, one unit with shallow shelves for mats and templates, and one wine-rack type unit for stabilizers.
The plan for the entire room includes antique type cabinets for fabric and a thread cabinet with pull out shelves. The embroidery only machine will be up on an antique buffet since I don't need to sit to operate it, and the buffet drawers will hold all the supplies for that machine.
My goal is to have a place for everything (not that I'm good at actually putting things away!) So please help me out here, and let's put those expensive power tools of DH's to work! If you could design your dream quilting table, what would it include?