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    Does anyone know about????

    I use vintage and newer sewing machines for quilting. I am looking to purchase an adjustable acrylic table to fit my various machines. I found this table on line:
    http://sewingmates.com/index.php?mai...=index&cPath=1

    Does anyone have one or can give me some suggestions on what I could use for an adjustable table?

    Thank you quilters!!
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    I've not used one of those but they seem kind of pricey. But I guess if it's adjustable and will fit all your machines then the cost would be justified.
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    I've ordered from here before and works great. Good luck.

    http://stores.homestead.com/dreamworld/StoreFront.bok
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    You about making your own tables (for each machine) out of styrofoam? These Youtube videos are about making a large quilting table, but you could use the same idea for small tables. They would be lightweight to store also. My dh made me a big one for my cutting table that I love, and it's very easy for me to install and de-install it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14go...ure=plpp_video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAS25...ure=plpp_video

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    My brother-in-law made one for my sister for $16.00. He bought the heavy/thick plexiglass at the lumber yard, cut it to fit her Bernina and added the legs.Works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guntherquilter View Post
    My brother-in-law made one for my sister for $16.00. He bought the heavy/thick plexiglass at the lumber yard, cut it to fit her Bernina and added the legs.Works great!
    HI...non-handy question: how did he attach the legs to the plexiglass? Also...about how wide was it as I need suggestions because I am thinking about doing this. Can't afford to spend a lot. Also...what type of saw was used to cut plexiglass and how thick was the plexiglass?

    Thanks for all your help on this. I going to check out the youtubes that Prism99 mentioned. Thank-you also Prism99.
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    I've never bought one, but saw it and also thought it would be great for a quilter who used losts of machines. If I bought one for every machine I owned I'd be in the poor house! I think the fact it's adjustable makes it very useable and worth the money!

    Quote Originally Posted by quilter711 View Post
    I use vintage and newer sewing machines for quilting. I am looking to purchase an adjustable acrylic table to fit my various machines. I found this table on line:
    http://sewingmates.com/index.php?mai...=index&cPath=1

    Does anyone have one or can give me some suggestions on what I could use for an adjustable table?

    Thank you quilters!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    I've ordered from here before and works great. Good luck.

    http://stores.homestead.com/dreamworld/StoreFront.bok

    I don't think this is the same table she's looking at? The one she's asking about is adjustable to fit many different sizes of machines.

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    I had my own extension table made by a local plastics company. Had to make a template for what I wanted. It didn't cost very much at all and it fits my machine beautifully. I also had the legs from an older extension table so was able to use those.

    If I didn't have this resource I would do something myself as we have had several home made ones posted on the QB. DH of one of the gals in one of my groups made hers and it has a drawer to hold her notions while she sews.

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    When I first started quilting I bought an acyrilic table. The quilt will get caught on the edges of the table so it is a big hassle to use.
    I now have a set in table for my machine and that works much better. Of course it costs more but worth it.
    My plastic table now sits in my closet. It cost me $79 and was a waste of money.
    If I had to do it over again I would buy the Sew Easy table that costs around $129 and your machine sits level with the table.

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    my friend bought one and loves it.

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    I bought one and two of the legs broke off. I went back to the LQS where I bought it to order two legs and they said that they don't make them anymore. Well, I tried using books instead of legs, but it didn't really work very well, so it's also sitting in my sewing room collecting dust. I'm just doing without. My husband wouldn't know how to make a plexiglass table and put legs on it. He started working for the railroad when he was 18 and never learned how to do any carpentry of any kind. When you work for the railroad, that's all you do. You work away from home for 1-2 days, then home for less than a day and back to work again. Sure wish I could take a carpentry class somewhere. They don't offer them in my town. I think I would love it!
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    he used 3/4 in douls for the legs used #6 3/4in flat head screws and counter sunk them. The plastic was a grade above flexoglass he can't think of what it is calls. It is 1/4 in.

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    I was looking at the adjustable table that Bonnie Hunter just posted about on her site. You may want to check it out to see if it is the same one? Her site is www.quiltville.blogspot.com...... I think that is the right address?

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    Bonnie Hunter likes her table from sewing mates. There is a review in her latest blog.


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    Adjustable Sewing table fits Vintage machines.

    Hi, I want to THANK YOU for mentioning SewingMates adjustable extension tables on this quilting board and also share a post from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.com. If you have a passion for vintage machines or just love everything about quilting you won't want to miss this link to Quiltville's Quips & Snips By Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie gave us a huge shout-out yesterday when she posted pictures of her new Sew AdjusTable on her Blog. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/...-passover.html

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    My sons bought me the SewingMates adjustable table last year for my birthday and Mother's Day

    Here is the website for it.

    http://sewingmates.com/

    I love it

    I had a picture of it but I can't find it right now. It was on this website before it changed over.

    it is a mom and pop place. They had a handwritten thank you note in the package it came in.
    Last edited by donac; 04-10-2012 at 04:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb-sewingmates View Post
    Hi, I want to THANK YOU for mentioning SewingMates adjustable extension tables on this quilting board and also share a post from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.com. If you have a passion for vintage machines or just love everything about quilting you won't want to miss this link to Quiltville's Quips & Snips By Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie gave us a huge shout-out yesterday when she posted pictures of her new Sew AdjusTable on her Blog. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/...-passover.html
    Thanks for making a great item. I love mine.

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    Thanks donac, We are still a mom and pop place and after 9 yrs of building our adjustable sewing tables it still makes my day when I read your encouraging comments and feedback! We always offer our full money-back guarantee if you purchase a table and are not satisfied for any reason. If there's a problem we want to be the first to know. Thanks for your post we appreciate it. We're also getting ready to add some new items to our product line very soon!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb-sewingmates View Post
    Thanks donac, We are still a mom and pop place and after 9 yrs of building our adjustable sewing tables it still makes my day when I read your encouraging comments and feedback! We always offer our full money-back guarantee if you purchase a table and are not satisfied for any reason. If there's a problem we want to be the first to know. Thanks for your post we appreciate it. We're also getting ready to add some new items to our product line very soon!!!
    Barb, will you be at any shows in the future? I have a friend that is very interested in your table, but has had a very bad experience with her current one and won't order one again without seeing it in person. I'd love to see you at a show some time!

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    That looks great! If you use several machines then that is the way to go!

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    Hi Candace, We hope to start vending at shows in the future but we aren't scheduled for any at this time. I'm curious to know what kind of problems your friend had with her current table. I hope she'll inquire at [email protected] I'd be happy to answer any questions she has. Some people are concerned about the stability of the table, our tables will snug-up to give a close fit on any machine, they are sturdy and won't wobble. If the table doesn't fit properly we want to know because there are ways to fix that, usually a table will fit best around the freearm, but sometimes the best fit is obtained by leaving the accessory box attached, and rarely a custom part may be necessary. The all-metal legs will never break or fall off, they have fast, positive and repeatable height adjustments from 2-1/2" to 4-1/2" tall to fit every machine from a very short Featherweight to a tall embroidery machine or serger. The same table will fit a Janome Gem perfectly, and easily adjust to fit a Viking Designer, it will fit the old Bernina 830 sport, as well as the new Bernina 830. I can say this because we've sold hundreds of tables for all of these machines and we've never had a customer report that it didn't fit. We receive wonderful positive feedback every day to assure us that the tables do fit every portable sewing machine. The other custom tables on the market do have their advantages if you plan to use only one machine, but the versatility and quality of a Sew AdjusTable can't be matched, and we make it very easy to get your money back if you are not satisfied (including US shipping). Thanks for your response! I would love to see you at a show someday. Oh, and the other question most people ask... is the table top smooth with nothing sticking up to catch on the fabric? Yes! The pictures are deceiving but the top is perfectly smooth.

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    Barb, thanks so much for your post. My friend's main complaint is the edging to her table catches on fabric. Her last one was beveled and smooth so that quilts and fabric ran over the edge fine. Her current table edge is rough, square and catches the fabric. The acrylic surface is fine, it's the edges that are the problems. That, and the legs of the table are starting to break off and can't be glued back on.

    What are the edges of the table you make like? Is there a photo on the net that shows a close up of the edges?

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    The Sewingmate tables are a good buy. DH can make one for me but after pricing the supplies said he couldn't make one for that price.
    Got fabric?

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    Candace, We hand fire-polish all of the edges of our tables so they are smooth and the corners are rounded. There is a photo on the home page of our website which I hope to attach here to show a close up of the table edge. We don't use beveled edges because they create a corner along the edge, we use a full round over instead. The photo doesn't appear to be saving, I'll send this and try again if it isn't attached.

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