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Thread: Homemade Quilting Table

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    Senior Member laurlync's Avatar
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    After reading posts on here about turning your sewing machine sideways to quilt, I decided to build my own quilting table from wood and fabric scraps I had around the house. I used a piece of 1/2 inch plywood which I cut 16 inches by 32 inches so it would fit on top of my sewing cabinet. I then cut a slot out for my machine to fit in. I measured how high I needed it to be to give me a flat quilting surface and ripped four 14 inch long 1 x 4's on my table saw to attach as skid-type legs and attached them to the plywood leaving room on the ends to attach the batting, fabric and clear vinyl. I attached the legs with several nails then used my palm sander to round off all the edges. I covered the top with 1 layer of 80/20 batting and a piece of fabric which I attached with a staple gun and added a piece of clear vinyl on top of that.

    It works great and is light enough to move when using my machine for piecing. I can also take it with me when I travel and set it up on a table.

    My mother has the same machine I do, so I made one for her as well. It only took a couple hours to build each one. I thought about putting something on the front to give it a more finished look, but decided I like having it open to put my extra bobbins, clippers and other items out of the way but within easy reach.
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    Wow, great job!!!!!! Youre really handy!

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    Great thinking! I agree that the storage place for bobbins and thread is more important than a "finished look". Besides, who can see that with a quilt up there?

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    I am bookmarking this post and have already decided what my DH's next project is going to be. Heaven help him when he says next "I need something to do." LOL

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing your idea.

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    Wow, that is fantastic. You are really good with your hands and your imagination. I never would have thought of that or attempted it. Great job. Thanks for the step by step instructions too.

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    Very clever! Great job!

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    You are one smart cookie :!:

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    wow that looks really great.
    are you going into business??
    I'll be your first customer....I just posted about an hour ago that I'm looking for an extension table. :-D

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    What a SMART WOMAN you are. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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