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Julienm1 01-02-2021 04:16 AM

Cutting + pressing table. Good idea or not?
Saw this today and thought it was an interesting piece of quilting furniture but not for my sewing room.

Rhonda K 01-02-2021 04:45 AM

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Not! It would be a toe jammer moving around from one side to the other.

I use this one 48x24. Add a 3/8 sheet of plywood cut to size covered with the silver ironing fabric. I like that the height is adjustable. It costs less than $150 and is very sturdy.

PatriceJ 01-02-2021 07:59 AM

I use something similar to Rhonda K.
it's 24x48 and height adjustable.
it folds in the middle so i can take it with me when i'll be working away from home.

i made a portable pressing pad from foam-core, batting, silver ironing fabric, and aluminum foil (to block the moisture from steam pressing.) (i'm still figuring out how to make one that folds up neatly for transport.)
i can either flip that over or set it aside when i want to use a cutting mat.

Rhonda's table looks like it would be sturdier but i've never had any stability issues with the one i use.

grannie cheechee 01-02-2021 04:05 PM

That would not be for me either. By the time you set up the iron there isn't much room to press.

NJ Quilter 01-03-2021 05:25 AM

My cutting table is similar to that without the ironing board attachment. I do use it iron on as well but just place a folded towel on one end of the table and use it for pressing. Yesterday I actually used the entire table to iron a 2.5 yd piece of wide back fabric. Placed a thick, extra large beach towel on the table, used binder clips to hold it in place and it worked a charm. Normally, though, I just have a regular towel folded in half at one end and my cutting mat at the other. It does get a bit cramped at times but since this table takes up the bulk of my sewing room, it's as good as it gets, lol!

juliasb 01-03-2021 06:05 AM

Not for me I would need to be moving around to much from side to side to use it plus there is no where in my sewing studio that would accommodate it.

quiltingcandy 01-03-2021 02:13 PM

It certainly looks nice for a person with limited sewing/cutting area, easy to set up and put away. But it is too short for me. I am 5'9 with most of my height in my legs (my inseam is 32 inches). Having the ironing attachment is nice if you are just pressing small things so you don't need to keep the large ironing board up. Except at $680+ US dollars is a bit pricey to me.

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