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Thread: Need advice on choosing sewing machine furniture

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    Looking for a sewing cabinet that my machine can set down in and I can fold it up when needed. So many brands...some very expensive. I need a lower end price. Any recommendations?

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    Tracey's Tables are less expensive...

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    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
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    I got the gidget 1. It was 1/4 of an inch too narrow for my machine. My brother cut it down. It shook when I sewed. It is heavy (I lift weights and am in good shape but it weighs more than I expected). I have a babylock which has an irregularly shaped base. Need a custom insert for it and have no idea how to get one. I returned to using my dining room table. Too bad you don't live closer. I would just give you my table if you wanted it.

    If I were to do it all over again, I would get the sew ez table with a custom insert that they offer.

    Sorry. I am not usually so negative.

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    If your Gidget shakes, you might want to check and see if everything is where it should be underneath it. I had a brace that wasn't in place that caused the same problem with basically the same table. I emailed Arrow who makes my table and they were very kind and helpful in their response. I felt a little silly when I found out it was an operator error.

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    Super Member hopetoquilt's Avatar
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I thought I would really like the sewing table. Dining room table just works so much better for me.

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    Make sure the needle of your machine will be located in the middle of your body, not to your left side for ergonomic reasons

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    I got this Arrow cabinet and love it http://www.allbrands.com/products/ab...ogle&ovtac=CMP . Closes up when not in use and is used as an end table of sorts. If you shop around you can find a decent price for it.

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    I'm cheap and never buy anything new if I can get something used and make it work. I bought a desk at the HFH Restore for 15.00. It is 36x60. I am going to make a cutout to set my machine in. It has lots of surface for handling a large quilt. I think the prices for sewing tables is outrageous, but like I said, I'm cheap. :)

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