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    hobby table

    I am thinking about getting a table for cutting & pin basting. I am considering this table from Joann's
    http://www.joann.com/home-hobby-table/xprd830869/. Does anyone have this table or one like it? Would you recommend it?

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    I got one from joanns and it wobbles and sways a lot got on my last nerve it's not very sturdy not worth the price

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    I took a baby changing table {that i bought at Goodwill for 5.00} and glued and nailed a piece of board on top and covered it with material and put my cutting mat on top and it works great. You can also iron on it without the cutting mat if you want to. It was alot less expensive than the ones I saw in the fabric stores.

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    I agree with mandy rose on the matter - better to spend your money elsewhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by mandyrose View Post
    I got one from joanns and it wobbles and sways a lot got on my last nerve it's not very sturdy not worth the price
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    I have had this same kind of table (also from Joann's) for over 10 years, and I think it's great. I also use it for pin basting my quilts. I got it on sale then, too, or I wouldn't have been able to afford it. My house doesn't have any open floor space that is big enough. It works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audsgirl View Post
    I have had this same kind of table (also from Joann's) for over 10 years, and I think it's great. I also use it for pin basting my quilts. I got it on sale then, too, or I wouldn't have been able to afford it. My house doesn't have any open floor space that is big enough. It works for me.
    I have two!! Love both!! I like the way the sides go up or down, I use them for everything from drying washed quilts to cutting and basting!! I move them all over the house!!

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    This is the table I have, but sadly I don't have enough room to set
    up as a cutting table really wish I could because I have the cutting
    mat that fit it also and it has never been out of the box yet.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I had one and loved it, bought a different one and sold my old one. I so miss it, loved it. alas
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    I had the same problem with the Joanns table and could never figure out why it swayed. Upon closer inspection we figured out there were hairline cracks in the soldering. Almost invisible but was easily fixed once we figured it out. Gave it to my daughter its been fine for her. I now have a beutiful Horn

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    I have the table. My husband changed the casters out for ones that has rubber wheels and it works great. Does not move on me. Give me a great surface to work on. I use it for everything from pinning cutting and ironing. Love the table cause it folds down if I need more room. He got the casters at harbor freight for a couple bucks each.

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    I have one and no problems with it.

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    I have this table and love it! Use it for basting quilts, cutting and its great for wrapping all those Christmas presents.

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    I have this table as well except DH bought it from Keepsake Quilting years ago. Love this table. I have a large mat on one end and towels folded over on the other so I can use it for both cutting and ironing. I also pin/thread baste my quilts on it. Easy to use the big binder clips on the edges for holding everything securely. And definitely handy for the gift wrapping!

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    I have it and it wobbles and sways some. Thought it was because I have it on carpet. I love the ability to fold up and down. Was going to have my husband take the top and build a cabinet under it but maybe I'll just have him try changing out the casters first! Thanks for the thread and the ideas. Boy I love this board!
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    I bought one here in Australia called Sullivan's Hobby Table, I also had one castor that kept falling out, was very unstable, sewing room floor is carpet. I had one side down and had a FW on the other side, it only needed a slight bump to topple over, luckily the carpet prevented damage to the machine! I pulled it to pieces and now use one section laid over a small kitchen island on wheels to cut fabric. It was not as good as the Horn Table, which sadly was lost in the flood 2 years ago.

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    Had one and sold it now use my old dinning room table raise up a bit

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    I have lots of folding tables. For cutting DH cut pvc pipe to put on legs of the table raising it to counter height. I can put two or more tables together to make a very large work surface. The tables fold in half and easy to move and store. I got them at Lowes, the ones at Walmart are not as sturdy.
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    I purchased a table at BJs (I think maybe $40). Love it! Does not wiggle and the height is adjustable. I leave it on the highest height. Check it out

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    I have this table. Supposedly the casters lock but ... note I said "supposedly." Had to push it up against the wall of my sewing room to keep it from moving. Got a new cutting table and now roll this one out just for sandwiching my quilts.

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    Bought mine at Joanns along time ago when it was cheaper. It works fine and use it all the time.

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    Lately I've been shopping at Walmart online. The prices are good. I'm thrilled with the furniture I've ordered. And best of all, there is free delivery so I don't have to struggle with getting it into the car and into the apartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omgtimmcgraw View Post
    I have the table. My husband changed the casters out for ones that has rubber wheels and it works great. Does not move on me. Give me a great surface to work on. I use it for everything from pinning cutting and ironing. Love the table cause it folds down if I need more room. He got the casters at harbor freight for a couple bucks each.
    I love love LOVE mine!! but I'm going to see about doing this to mine!! If you can get it on sale, that would be great, but DH bought mine for me once when we were in city at full price (he's very sweet) and I've loved having it! It has saved my back!!! We had just driven past a JoAnn's and I was simply musing about saving my pennies for the table and he turned around saying "let's just get it today!!"
    "... let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

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    Not many know that Walmart online has great quilting items. Most all the quilting books, rulers, furniture, machines, notions, items you won't find in their stores. For some reason only known to Walmart, the quilting/sewing supplies are listed in the Party and Occasions category. There are over 45 sewing machines listed on the site, Warm and Natural batting, Q Snap floor fame, so much more. Look at all the different quilting rulers available: http://www.walmart.com/search/search...onstraint=2637
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    About Walmart...I also discovered their online quilt items. However, when I compared some of their batting prices to those of the same brand with those at Fabric Depot, I found that Fabric Depot was cheaper. Not sure if it's still that way but it was true about a month ago when I ordered. So just do a price comparison before ordering.

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    I bought mine about a year ago from JoAnn's on sale, and its great. I have it set up most of the time, and I have no issues with it being wobbly. However, my gf has one, and her's is not very steady. The difference was, she has wood legs while mine has metal legs. At least that is the only difference I can see.
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