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Thread: What do you cut fabric on?

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    Senior Member oldcatlady's Avatar
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    I have a bad back and cutting fabric on my dining room table kills me. Has anyone used those cutting tables from JoAnn's? I was thinking about getting one but wanted to see what you all had to say first. Thanks for any input!

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    Try cutting on your kitchen counter. I found the taller cutting surface was much easier.

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    I purchased a 4 ft. table at Staples office supply (on sale). My husband made PVC pipe legs and it is at the exact height I need to stand and cut; NO BENDING. It works perfect and I could cut for a long time and have no back pain at all. I can take a pic if you are interested; PM me with your email.

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    I use my island bar.. if I'm cutting a lot..a quilting friend has one of those tables and she loves it..loves the fact 2 sides drop down and she can push it up against a wall.. when not in use!

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    Okay, so I'm kinda cheap and wanted a quick fix because of my degenerative disc problem. I have one of those blow mold tables from Lowes ($20 I think). It wasn't high enough for cutting, so I stuck some of that PVC pipe with those end thingys that close it off (don't you just love my terminology? lol!). It did the trick, making the table high enough for cutting without making it awkward. Much cheaper than an actual cutting table!

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    Murphy - we're totally on the same wavelength!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelodyWB
    I use my island bar.. if I'm cutting a lot..a quilting friend has one of those tables and she loves it..loves the fact 2 sides drop down and she can push it up against a wall.. when not in use!
    that's what I like about it also. I sew upstairs in a spare bedroom and I'm always running up and down the stairs to cut something. I figured the table would fit in the bedroom well. I just don't know how sturdy they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skippitydodahquilts
    Okay, so I'm kinda cheap and wanted a quick fix because of my degenerative disc problem. I have one of those blow mold tables from Lowes ($20 I think). It wasn't high enough for cutting, so I stuck some of that PVC pipe with those end thingys that close it off (don't you just love my terminology? lol!). It did the trick, making the table high enough for cutting without making it awkward. Much cheaper than an actual cutting table!
    I don't know what a blow mold table is, I'll have to look it up and look for those PVC 'thing-a-ma-jigs' :lol:

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    Hi,

    I was very lucky on Mothering Sunday this year.... DD and DH bought me this!

    It is a dream!!!!! It goes up by millimetres so you can adjust it to exactly where you want it, when you want it. The cutting mat is huge and I love it!

    When not is use... it pivots upright so takes up very little space.

    Hugs

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    I use the top of my washing machine. It seems to be a good height for me.

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