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How much room would you like on the right side of your sewing machine?

How much room would you like on the right side of your sewing machine?

Old 12-22-2014, 01:53 PM
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I'm ready to order the formica for the top of my sewing center and looking for opinions. I can have 21 to 34 inches on the right side of the sewing machine. I have a 21" and a 24" cabinet that can be placed there and you can over hang it by 1" - 10" and anything in between. Please let me know what you think. Have picked out white with a sparkle finish and the cabinets are dark. Material should glide over it.
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If you are quilting a lot of larger quilts, you want to go with the 34". Now I just quilt small items so I have 24" from Bernina sewing needle.
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My sewing machine will set in the middle of the opening underneath. From the right hand edge of the sewing machine there will be four inches and then the 21" - 34" start. I guess it would really be 25" - 39 from the right hand edge of my sewing machine.
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OK, I"m confused. Do you want the extra space on the right or the left of the machine? On the right I only need enough room to safely put a water bottle.
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You do not need much room on the right at all. I have about 12 inches from the cabinet from my Mom's old machine. I keep some notions there. You want lots of room to the left and behind if possible for the weight of the quilt.
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If you are going to use one of those cabinets then I would go for the bigger one ( always can use the storage space!) but otherwise I only need 6-10 inches for a drink, scissors etc.
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I have the cabinet of my treadle to my right for putting tools on. I only have about 6 inches to the right on my machine table.
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I guess I am in the minority, I never seem to have enough room on the right of the machine.
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I don't use much room on the right. Only for supplies-none of what I'm sewing ever goes to the right side. On the left, however, I need all the space I can get.
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Guess I wasn't very clear which is normal for me. It is the right side where you place your pieces to sew together. I have two cabinets for my sewing center and DH will put a top on them with a space 30" between the cabinets so it looks like a desk. With the sewing machine in the center of the opening, I can have from the edge of the right side of the sewing machine to the outside edge of the top 25" to 38" to stack and layout the pieces I am sewing together. I have put together quilt blocks that had 21 units and pieces and I do make king size quilts. The cabinets are considered 29" high so after the top is on it will be the correct height for me to sew on. I also have a third cabinet that will be 36" high for cutting. The top on it will be 60" by 40".
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