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Thread: Make your own sewing table

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    Senior Member Jo Belmont's Avatar
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    Don'tcha just love the resourcefulness of we quilters? I've long drooled over those way-too-pricey sewing tables and while I'm happy to have my plexi extension table, this goes way past that - and for a mere fraction of the cost.

    Give this video a look-see at: Cheap sewing table, etc. at:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Chea...Table_or_Desk/

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    That was very interesing. I may have to invest in one of those tables to take to my retreat. I like the idea that the height is adjustable. I have a table currently that my machinist husband cut the legs down to the right height. The only question I have about the foam is how does she get to her bobbincase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Belmont
    Don'tcha just love the resourcefulness of we quilters? I've long drooled over those way-too-pricey sewing tables and while I'm happy to have my plexi extension table, this goes way past that - and for a mere fraction of the cost.

    Give this video a look-see at: Cheap sewing table, etc. at:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Chea...Table_or_Desk/
    I saw this same video at YouTube and I made one! It works great.
    The only thing I use that she didn't mention is silicone spray on top of the clear vinyl, now and then. Otherwise it creates alot of static from the fabric moving around (at least the clear vinyl shower curtain that I used does. I don't know if the clear vinyl off a large roll would do the same).
    I love my sewing table now.

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    I have a top loading bobbin so no problem. I love the top loading, no problems with it and so easy to change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpspeedy
    The only question I have about the foam is how does she get to her bobbincase?
    I don't know about that website, but on Youtube there are two parts to the video. In one of them, she shows how she cut out the section in front of her bobbin case so she can easily remove just that small section of the foam table to replace the bobbin.

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    thanks for sharing!

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    I went to a garage sale and found an old gate leg table that when opened gives me plenty of room. I might try the foam build up, that would make it even easier for sewing anything.
    You all have great ieas.

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    thank you for the site. Penny

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    I had seen this video before on YouTube as well .. happy to see that someone made it and it is easy to do and use.

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    thanks for sharing

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    I watched the video and looks like a great idea. However my question is about the folding table. I have had tables like this in the past and when I start sewing on my machine it just shakes and wobbles all over the place, feels like it will come crashing down any moment. Any thoughts on this problem or cures or whatever? LOL! Thanks in advance fellow quilters!!

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    Personally, I like a really sturdy table and, while I did wonder some about that, I was quite taken with her resourcefulness on using the foam, vinyl, etc. - a process that could be used on any surface.

    I'd opt for a more substantial table myself, though.

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    http://www.instructables.com/id/Chea...Table-or-Desk/

    Try this one or so a search for sewing table.

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    i posted this from youtube .com about two years ago here on board and made one using two tables back to back and it really works to help you controll the quilt your quilting on finlly after two years time i took it down ,becaues i brought myself a long arm that i put on lay a way half way paid now lol can,t wait to finish paying and start playing on my new long arm

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    Thanks!

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    can someone post a picture for us dial/up guys...can't get videos...

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    Here is one someone made with packing boxes the vidio uses foam insulation sheets cut to fit your machine.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21180-1.htm

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