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Old 05-10-2015, 06:58 AM
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I've had my Viking Rose in a table/cabinet since 1996. I think it is so much better that I now never use my machines that have to sit on the table. It is easier to sew and hold your hands flat on either side of the needle and definitely easier to machine quilt. The height is also much easier to work with.
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:22 AM
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I purchased the smaller utility table, 47" long, used in most offices etc. from Staples. My husband was able to cut the legs down so the table now stands at 27 inches. That makes my Bernina Artista 185 the perfect height to use the slide on clear acrylic table with my machine. It makes it the right height for me. I love the clear table addition because I can store my supplies under it and still see them. The acrylic table supports my work perfectly. I am primarily a hand quilter so that is more than surface enough for the many Linus quilts I work on by machine.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
Not sure what your set up is or why your quilts are getting caught when quilting. I have my Bernina 1530 sitting inside the well of my old Singer sewing desk using an insert. It is a better height for me. There are articles on what height your DSM should be at with yourself for good posture.
I have my Bernina in my old singer sewing desk also. The small acrylic tray sits above the top of the machine cabinet so it is not flush. Can you please tell me where you purchased your insert to make the machine flush to the cabinet? Thank you so much!
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
My acrylic table sits in the closet. What a waste of money.
I now have a sewing table with my machine flush with the top. So much better.
Don't you just love it though to take with you to classes? Otherwise why not sell it.
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by copycat View Post
I have my Bernina in my old singer sewing desk also. The small acrylic tray sits above the top of the machine cabinet so it is not flush. Can you please tell me where you purchased your insert to make the machine flush to the cabinet? Thank you so much!
A glass company will cut an acrylic tray for you......I just drew the size on to a piece of cardboard and took it to them. Works great!!!
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:47 AM
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I have an acrylic table I use and the quilts get caught on the rounded corners. Maybe someday I will get to looking for a table to set them in.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
I have a large Horn table with inserts for all my machines. The table makes it so much easier, the quilt getting caught probably depends on the size of the table. With mine being big, the entire quilt is always on the top.
I have this table also, and it makes a world of difference. I hesitated to spend the $$, but would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:40 AM
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I bought a table top and adjustable legs from Ikea. Took it to my local cabinet shop and a wonderful man made it a drop in table for my machine. The top is large, lots of room for quilts and room on the side of machine for stuff also.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:58 AM
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A table with a cut out for your machine is far superior to an acrylic extension. Sew perfect tables sell tables that are height adjustable and very sturdy with a cut out made for any machine on the market, They are very reasonably priced too I have two and love them
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I have an Arrow Olivia table that looks a lot like furniture rather than a sewing table. I loooove having my machine set into the table!! That's my vote!
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