My "sewing cabinet" is my grandmother's vanity. For piecing it's fine. For FMQ it's horrible. I was constantly weighted down on the left side and the quilt bunched up behind the machine. I went to Target and found two folding tables 24"x48" for $30 each. I put one on the left side and one behind the vanity. I made sure there was about an inch gap between the tables and vanity so they wouldn't vibrate against the vanity. I just did this Sunday and yesterday I did FMQ and it was amazing! I was able to spread the quilt out behind the sewing machine and to the left. I didn't feel any of the drag and pull from the left at all. It made the quilting so much easier!!