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Thread: Has any one purchased Jo Ann cutting table?

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    Senior Member CarolLady's Avatar
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    This one Sew Essentials Cutting Table http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...DID=xprd830869

    I got a flyer in the mail today and it's going to be on sale for 69.99.

    I was wondering if any one has one and how they like it.

    Also, was wondering if you can just have half of the table up at a time? Whether that's an option or not.

    Thanks for any feed back.

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    Yes, I bought one years ago and love it.

    You can fold it down totally and it is about a foot wide...or you can fold one side down.

    The wheels are great too.

    I can fold it up and roll it away when needed.

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    I have this...and love it!!! I also use it when I FMQ'ing...I just roll it up next to my table that my sewing machine is on and lay the quilt on it. I use that table to iron, cut, also for my studio cutter and the GO...I use it to place quilt pieces on...I use it for everything...it folds up nicely and its on wheels so when I am done I roll in the back room and store it behind my door. I got a great deal on it. and so glad I bought it. Only regret is that I did not buy two. - I still would but really need a sewing room first before I get another one.

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    My SIL has one in her guest bedroom where she keeps her quilting things. She loves it.

    As Frugalfabrics said, it folds right up so you can just put it to one side.

    I definitely would get one if I had the room.

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    Thank you!!! What I wanted to hear. lol

    It's not showing on sale online yet. But the flyer said it would be going on sale.

    I started to get a plastic "picnic type table" from Westlakes, however, it was like 29 inches tall (short) and I thought my back would be killing me for sure if I got that.

    So Thanks again for your feedback.
    Carol

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    I have that table. I was lucky enough to received this as a gift from my cousin. She had cancer and was my quilt teacher before she passed away. Anyway, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my table. I was having problems cutting at a lower table. This one is perfect height. I have never used just half of the table but I am sure you can. I love that it is on rollers and can be moved around if needed. There are times when I wish it were just a little bigger but all in all it is fantastic.

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    I have two of them, bought years ago. Actually, a different model, but close enough.
    And they've been abused plenty but are still in fine condition.

    A couple of suggestions:
    They could be made a bit differently now but mine had 3 small hinges on each side- I replaced it with one long piano hinge (cost about $8 at Home Depot). It made it a lot stronger.

    Also, mine didn't have a stop for the moving leg, so it was possible for it to swing wider than the table top, which would then collapse. That makes a really big sound. Like the kind that makes you jump 3 feet off the ground :roll: . So I screwed a little stopper to the underside of the table to make sure it doesn't happen. Again.

    Just be aware that the box is heavy. Very heavy. Make sure you have help carrying it.

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    I bought this table several years ago - love it. Only one caveat: someone leaned on the edge of it way too hard and broke one of the castors. I just propped that side up with blocks and put it against the wall.

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    I don't have this one, but another one they sold...It was regularly $180.00 and they closed it out, got it for $50.00...LOVE IT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marion Jean
    I bought this table several years ago - love it. Only one caveat: someone leaned on the edge of it way too hard and broke one of the castors. I just propped that side up with blocks and put it against the wall.
    You can buy replacement casters at Lowe's (I think). They have a whole selection of those type of wheels.

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    i have had that table for about 6 years now. i love it. it is set up 99% of the time, i have the cutting mat that fits it...got the table for that same sale price...used a 40% coupon for the mat. when i need to move it its easy to slide the cutting mat off, fold down the sides, unlock the wheels and push it where ever it needs to go.

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    I have that table and I absolutely love it! My sides are up all the time because I got the cutting mat that fits the table. It's the perfect heighth for cutting and I use it to lay my finished quilt top to trim any loose threads - saves my back and knees from crawling on the floor.

    Kathi in PA

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    I am excited!! Now to wait until the sale actually starts. (Doing a happy dance)

    Thanks for all the comments and suggestions!!!
    Carol

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    I just ordered the Sullivan cutting table on line from Joanns. It is alot like the one you are asking about only a few inches taller, I wanted as high a table I could get for cutting. It breaks my back leaning over to cut. I can't wait to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathi in PA
    I have that table and I absolutely love it! My sides are up all the time because I got the cutting mat that fits the table. It's the perfect heighth for cutting and I use it to lay my finished quilt top to trim any loose threads - saves my back and knees from crawling on the floor.

    Kathi in PA
    I too have the table and love love it. I can fold it down when not in use and not take up a lot of space. Warning though...I also bought the cutting mat. It never would lay flat. Just a heads up check the mat before taking home. It is great for pin basting though.
    Carol S

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolstickelmaier
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathi in PA
    I have that table and I absolutely love it! My sides are up all the time because I got the cutting mat that fits the table. It's the perfect heighth for cutting and I use it to lay my finished quilt top to trim any loose threads - saves my back and knees from crawling on the floor.

    Kathi in PA
    I too have the table and love love it. I can fold it down when not in use and not take up a lot of space. Warning though...I also bought the cutting mat. It never would lay flat. Just a heads up check the mat before taking home. It is great for pin basting though.
    Carol S
    Thanks for the heads up about the mat. So far so good and you're right great for pin basting!!

    Kathi in PA

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    I also have one (a bit different model from years ago) and like others, I LOVE it! I frequently use it with only one side up to save space while working in my sewing room, but when I need the whole thing, easy peasy :-)

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    I have this table and love it - right now I have one side down and use only part of it because I'm limited in space but I love when I get to open it up....its the right height for me too - (I'm 5 foot 4 1/2)

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    Do you really need one more love it? If so, here you go! I got mine the Christmas before last. I love it. I even used it to help baste the last quilt I did. So many uses. Definitely one of the best gifts I've recieved!

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    I have had this table probably 4-5 years, and I love, love, love it. Got mine with a 50% off coupon, so got it for $50 back then, They have gone up. I usually use mine with one leaf up but I have had it out all the way. It wipes down so nice. I have a 24X36 mat that fits one side perfectly. Folded down takes very little room. I'm 5'8 and the height is perfect for me. Only thing my floor has carpet so I don't roll it around much, hope to change that someday. I want the laminate flooring bad..

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    I have bought three of the tables and also the matching mats. The mats I've used at home as well as at the shop and I have not had a problem with them curling (I've probably gone through a half-dozen mats). The tables are just for use at the shop. We set them up, and leave them in place; we never move them around or fold & unfold them.

    One has fallen apart unfixably; the others are all propped up with stuff under the casters (which tend to fall out); the one I use is about to fall apart. I was just crawling under it this morning trying to figure out what part has gone missing this time.

    And - mind you - these are not our main cutting tables. Our big cutting table is actually a piece of plywood atop four identical double-wide three-drawer file cabinets. Very sturdy indeed! And the drawers are useful for holding pre-cuts. Our second cutting table is a very old but solid kitchen table up on blocks.

    The tables from JoAnn's are affordable and space-saving but I have not found them to be durable.

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    I love mine. I actually got it used for $20. I use it as my cutting table and to baste my quilts. I spray baste and the large binder clips work perfectly. It is a little wobbly. I just put my pattern case against it and it is fine.

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    Have two! Use them for cutting and basting!

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    I have had mine for years and absolutely love it. I also have the cutting matt that fits the table. The table is great for wrapping presents, using the rotary cutter for wrapping paper makes the edges nice and neat. The table is perfect height.

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    i've had one for years. got it on sale. i spray baste my quilts on it mostly. or fusible batting, i iron on. also got the silver ironing cover for it.

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