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Thread: Sewing desk for 6500

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    My Darling Step-Son-in-Law made an extension table for my White machine which works wonderfully. I couldn't conceive of doing FMQing without a LARGE extension table all around the left end of the machine. An extra large table and another wheeled table to my left are a big help.
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    Watch on Craigs list. I got a beautiful table for my machine there from a lady moving across country

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    I just picked up a quilters Horn cabinet for less than a third of the price on Craigslist yesterday. I am hoping to get my machine back into my sewing room instead of spread out all over the dining and living room. I would like to get the proper cutout for my machine so am looking into that today.
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    I was lucky enough to get an older (built 2003) Horn cabinet at an estate sale for my Janome 6500.....found a place online that makes the clear acrylic piece for the opening that is custom cut to fit around your specific machine and it was only $59.99. It was delivered to my doorstep within a week!!

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    Here's the link to the place that I got my machine insert from... they did a great job, it fits like a glove and was FAST delivery.

    http://www.sewvacdirect.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbreast View Post
    My machine is about 5 years old and I have finally decided that FMQ would be much easier if I had a regular table to insert my machine. Anyone have any ideas where I can find one that does not cost a furtune. I don't need drawers, etc--just table where I can inset my machine. The ones I have looked at are quite expensive and I really don't need all of the extra drawer space nor can I afford to pay for it.
    My handy guy made a table for my Janome 6600 out of an old hollow core door. If you don't have a handyman you might be able to get a friend to do it for you. It is the least expensive way to go.Name:  IMG_20121231_095948.jpg
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    DH made me one with an old table that had a drop leaf for quilting. It took him only a few hours and then I painted it white. It can be done with little knowledge of wood working. I bought a plexiglass insert for each of my machines (4) and I'm in business for less than $100. Well a little more for the inserts. LOL!

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    I have an old office desk that my DH cut the hole out for my machine. He made a shelf for it and it works great. Another thing that we made was to sit on top of my desk. Take a piece of paper and draw around the front of your machine, and back. Figure out how big you want a table to sit on top of your table and take that to a glass shop. I got 1/4" plexiglass and then my DH put legs on it. It sits up to my machine and around the back. I think you can order these for almost $100. But, this was about $25.00 when it was done. Mine just butts up to the back of my machine and is the same height. I can take this to classes or retreats.

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    I picked up a $69 wood dining table from Ikea and cut out/dropped my machine myself.

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    old desks as sewing cabinets

    My sewing table is great. It is an old desk we bought it at a sale and someone had put a "bottom" in it and all we had to do was reshape the hole a little for my machine. It works great and i love the height of it. If i had more room it would be nice to extend it out to the back a couple of feet but -maybe someday. I have my ironing board just to the left of it and don't even have to get up to press seams just turn my chair.
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