I am quilting on my Singer 5050 mechanical machine which is sitting on an old dining room table. It is good workhorse and quilting on it is as hard or as easy as on any other DSM. While I was doing the FMQ just few minutes ago I realized that all my struggles could be solved by simply making my machine flush with the tabletop - duhhhh! Since that would mean cutting into a really nice old table, I am thinking of either buying or makings raised platform to fit around my machine. Is there a name for it? I also make garments and I need that free arm feature so I need something removable. I saw some stuff on Internet but it is just too small. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thank you!