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    DIY Sewing/Quilting Table

    I was surfing the Internet and found this link for plans to make your own custom sewing table. It looks very easy to do and CHEAP. So I am off the the local thrift store today to see if I can find a cheap table to customize. I think that it is covered with slick vinyl it would work well for FMQ.

    http://bluedinosaurs.com/diy-platform-sewing-table/
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    Please post pictures when you get yours finished. I'd love to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    Please post pictures when you get yours finished. I'd love to see it.

    For sure. I have been wanting to make one for a long time but just could not figure out how to make an easy sewing machine support. What I like about the plans is that the machine support can be adjusted by the use of the bolts to fit the depth of your sewing machine.
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    This is great! Thanks for sharing it.

    Sent it to dh

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    Neat idea. Thanks!
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    My son made me one of these using one of those long tables that the legs fold up. I think it's called a banquet table. I bought another one to put in a L shape and it is wonderful for quilting. Lots of area for quilts to lay on.

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    Can't wait to see yours!
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    thanks for sharing
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    very nice site thank you
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    Hi

    I think that this is a fantastic idea, and can be adapted to any table. I think that I am going to a second had store today to look for a table to do this with!

    TheDoze

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    wow..I was thinking about this: how can I get my table that I have to be even with the sewing machine? thank goodness I read this board first !LOL I was gonna ask DH if he felt like a new project for me <batting eyes!LOL>. I like that set up,may have to have another table in the "room" for the sewing machines. Hmmmm.. Thanks for sharing !!
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    My husband made me this table for quilting and sewing. It is great because it folds up and out of the way. It is large enough to handle a good size quilt without any tension issues. It is also inexpensive to make.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14go...eature=channel

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoze View Post
    Hi

    I think that this is a fantastic idea, and can be adapted to any table. I think that I am going to a second had store today to look for a table to do this with!

    TheDoze
    Might look for an old office desk. I used to have an old typist desk from the 20's, it had a disappearing typewriter well. It was perfect for my sewing machine.

    One of the newer office desks might work too.

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    I just use one of the 2x4 folding tables and love it

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    Thank you for posting this! I can't afford the store bought ones but I am sure I can get my hubby to make this. Make sure you post a photo of yours when you finish!

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    Thank you for the link. Very handy!

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    Wow, thanks I love that table!

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I was surfing the Internet and found this link for plans to make your own custom sewing table. It looks very easy to do and CHEAP. So I am off the the local thrift store today to see if I can find a cheap table to customize. I think that it is covered with slick vinyl it would work well for FMQ.

    http://bluedinosaurs.com/diy-platform-sewing-table/
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    My son just did mine table like this recently and it is wonderful. Mine is a dining table that I bought from my daughter for 20 dollars around 12 years ago. Used it in the kitchen for a good many years and last yr. got a different one fir there so I set my machine up on it and have been using it that way because of the space but could not sew long because of back and shoulders. Since he fixed this for me I can actually set at the machine for 2 or 3 hours at a time. Of course that does involve pressing and etc. the level is great and looks so nice. Will post picture later.
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    G R E A T idea.
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    I have my machine on an old metal kitchen table. Most times I end up on our current kitchen table anyway.
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    Thanks for sharing. Guess I will add another "honey-do" to DH's list...but maybe this one will be at the top of the list.

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    Great instructions - thanks for sharing the site.

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    This would be nice to support a quilt while sewing on it. Thanks for this site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    thanks for sharing
    Ditto!! Looks like a great DIY project.

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