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Thread: The Ironing Board Trick

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    Well Boo thrift would be nice but I'm WAY out in the sticks and work 65-80 hrs every week so it's easier this way. He's building the table.

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    Good ideas and GREAT description Lucia, got it clear in my head now. I will not be doing that when carpenter hubby is around, I'm angling for new quilting table and side table......what he doesn't know won't hurt me, right? :?:

    MimiSharon :wink:

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    This is a very good explanation! Next time I need to do a big project, I am going to try this. Thanks!

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    Think of the sewing machine like your car, normally you would be facing it like you do to get in to drive. Now instead you are face the headlight end and moving your roll of quilt from right to left. Hope that helps.

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    These ideas have given me new hope that I will actually be able to quilt without having to purchase a long arm. I have always struggled with machine quilting my projects.

    I am ready to try the table and ironing board trick this very moment.

    VERY EXCITING!!!!!!


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    :wink: Cool Idea I found in the Back!!!

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    Sorry, I am new to quilting. What is a sewing table with a well in it?
    ChampionChicka

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    Artquilter... thanks for finding this.

    I like this idea of repositioning for free motion. I think I'll try it.

    Chicka....A well in a table means there is an actual cut-out hole that the sewing machine fits into so that the needle foot area is level with the machine. The fabric lies flat since it doesn't have to go up and over the whole base of the machine. Since my shoulder surgeries, I found I needed my machine lowered so I found an old well table at a thrift store. Although my machine fits, I want it removable rather than held on by the attaching hardware so hubby built a shelf under the well hole to put machine at the perfect level. When I'm not sewing, there is a side table that is attached and can be folded over to hide machine in the well and be like a nice piece of furniture. I'll need that when I have to move to the tiny apt and leave my lovely quilting room. Anyway, can you picture it now?
    Cathy

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    I'm not so sure I could get used to quilting in the ditch with the machine in that position, but it looks like a super idea for free motion!

    For an easy, NIFTY, and cheap recessed quilt table, check out this video from youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14go...eature=related

    That is how I am planning to build mine.

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    here's my tip - its not mine but i made this and it works like a charm.

    i'm doing free motion quilting on a king size quilt with total ease - i never would have been able to do that without this set up.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g14govA4pIM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAS25v3ZTk0

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    This is just like what position the machine is in when you use a quilting table that your machine fits onto. I think this is a great idea. I am glad you brought it up from the rears.

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    What a great idea. I'll try this.

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    I'm going to try this too!!! Thanks for bringing it back up! :D

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