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Thread: Acrylic sewing tables...are they worth it??

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    Senior Member retired2pa's Avatar
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    I've been thinking about buying a large (24x24) acrylic sewing table for my one machine but wondered if any of you have one, do you like it, and is it worth the $100 price tag?

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    I have one for each of both my machines. I love the tables. I don't use it as much at home since I bought a desk that my machine sinks into but still use it when I take the machine out to other places. It is a nice table for quilting. It also makes a great "light box" just place a light bulb under the acrylic and you have a lite table.

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    where did you find your table at?

    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    I've been thinking about buying a large (24x24) acrylic sewing table for my one machine but wondered if any of you have one, do you like it, and is it worth the $100 price tag?

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    I have one and I absolutely love it, for all the reasons mentioned above.

    Here is where I found mine: http://www.sewingmates.com/

    It is adjustable so that it will fit all my machines. Granted, they are expensive, but I think it's been worth every penny.

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    I have one for my Janome. I like it a lot.

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    Couldn't live without mine!

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    I bought one for my Elna, for large tops it is great. My problem is I forget about using it:(

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    YES!!!

    I have one for my Pfaff and could not believe how much my overall quilting improved (1/4" seams, appliqué, and FMQ).

    The extra room really provides the support that is often needed to get the best results.

    By the way, I bought mine off eBay.

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    I ordered one of these tables from a sewing center on July 25. I was told it would take 2 weeks because it was a "custom" order. All of these tables are considered "custom". Today almost 1 month later I still do not have it. Trust me I call a couple of times each week. Last week I was told it is being "cut" and I should have it shortly. I will never order anything from this sewing center again. You can order them on line with faster service. I'm stuck in limbo on my order. I have a feeling it is just "sitting" somewhere. I'm sure I'm considered an annoying customer. Even when it gets here, I have to travel to pick it up. Yep, I'm annoyed. I want my table.

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    When I made a sewing table, I bought an acrylic insert for it. The company was very good to work with, and many years later I still love it. They also make the tables with legs that you are asking about. I had one of them for a Janome I had for a while, and liked sewing on it. The extra room was great. http://stores.homestead.com/DreamWorld/StoreFront.bok

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    I got one when I bought a new machine 5 or 6 years ago. Came from my LQS and they were having a special so I don't know what it would have cost by itself. I used it every time I sewed for several years. I had DH figure out how to lower my table so I wasn't reaching up to work on the nice wide work area. It worked great and the only problem I had was after about 3 years a leg broke and it was expensive to replace.

    Last year (for Christmas) I got a sewing table and that's even better, but way more expensive.

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    I bought one from AllBrands a couple of months ago. Cost under $70. I am still tryinbg to get used to it. I have a Viking D 1.

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    I used an acrylic table for years before I got my Horn Quilter's Cabinet. Mine was by Sewsteady.

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    I have one for my Pfaff 2144 and I love it.....especially when I am machine quiting.

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    I have one for my Pfaffs. It was made for one, but fits the other OK. I love it.

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    Yes absolutely they are worth it. They are expensive, but they make such a difference. I take mine to classes and retreats. Well worth the money.

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    I have one for my Pfaff, and I don't know what I would do without it!! :thumbup:

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    I have one called a P.E.T. and love it. It has legs that are adjustable, storage space inside the compartment. Can be used as a light table. Tried to find one for my friend recently and can't.But I would sure recommend the additional work space a table gives you. It is a real help!

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    my latedh made one for my machine out of 1/4"plywood,cut a closet rod for legs.it is 24"from the left of the machine & 19" across[deep] i covered it in contact paperwhich makes it really slick so don't need asilicone slider.it really works great ![& costs next to nothing}

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    I was really lucky to find an old desk that had a hole in it....yep my machine sits perfect in that hole...I had to adjust the height with a phone book but I only paid 15.00 for the desk...and have a lot of room the same height as my machine...I do have photo's on here some where...you would have to go to my list of things or something like that...:-) good luck in your decision...:-)

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    I have a few and they are fabulous to have. DH is making me another. I have a friend who made her own from countertop!

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    My son made mine for me and I put it side by side to a manufactured one. Mine was better,it fits my machine perfectly and I love it. The price was lovely too. lol In my area they sell for close to 200 dollars and I think with the screws and wooden legs that will screw to adjust the hieght cost my son maybe 20 or so dollars sto make.

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    After years of procrastinating about the cost($100)of the extension table for my machine, last week I asked my husband to make me one -- custom fit to my specs and $15 later it's wonderful!

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    I ordered one for my Featherweight years ago. I think I have used it twice :roll:

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    I have a right handed "Galant" desk from Ikea. I use it backwards and it is large enough to hold my quilts when I am doing a large one. I bought it used for $150, it's the best sewing table I have ever had and I've tried a few over the years.

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