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Thread: sewing table question

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    Member memaw4's Avatar
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    I use a long banquet table for my sewing table. It vibrates when I get to going fast. How do I keep it from doing that? I believe it's either a 4 ft. or 6 ft. table. Any suggestions would be great.......

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    I bought some padded shelf lining that works great for that, or a foam type place mat. If all else fails, a yoga mat is great because you can also cut a piece for your foot pedal if it likes to move on you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    I bought some padded shelf lining that works great for that, or a foam type place mat. If all else fails, a yoga mat is great because you can also cut a piece for your foot pedal if it likes to move on you too.
    Do you put this under the machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGibbs
    I bought some padded shelf lining that works great for that, or a foam type place mat. If all else fails, a yoga mat is great because you can also cut a piece for your foot pedal if it likes to move on you too.
    but that won't stop the table from vibrating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by memaw4
    I use a long banquet table for my sewing table. It vibrates when I get to going fast. How do I keep it from doing that? I believe it's either a 4 ft. or 6 ft. table. Any suggestions would be great.......
    Can you find a little snack table or a side table of some sort or even a trash can or something fairly tall to stuff under the middle back side of the table? I sometimes use a snack table to help brace the back of my 6' folding table.

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    i had that problem - i moved my machine to sewing at one end instead of sewing in the middle of the table and i built this inexpensive extension thats great for quilting too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    i had that problem - i moved my machine to sewing at one end instead of sewing in the middle of the table and i built this inexpensive extension thats great for quilting too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM
    my friend sews on one and this is what she does, too

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    Thank you all so much for the info. I think I'll have to have hubby make me some sort of flat T-bar to put under the table to help brace it for me. That might be my best deal here. It's something I can up and move when I want to up and move my sewing room around. I do this often! I like change.......in my house rooms! :roll:

    memaw4

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    Place your machine over where the table legs are. More stability and less vibration. An under pad also helps.

    Sewing in the middle of a folding type table is not comfortable. Three groups I have worked with all have sewers on either side of the table so that each has an end to themselves. works for us.

    ali

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