Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 40

Thread: Jo Ann's hobby table

  1. #1
    Junior Member morforles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lakeside, CA
    Posts
    170

    Thumbs up Jo Ann's hobby table

    Has anyone else recently bought the Hobby table from Jo Ann's? It's the table that is approx. 36" X 59" open and folds down to only 13" by 36". I was so happy to have gotten one using my 50% coupon but afraid I will have to take it back. It is so wobbly that I can't use it for cutting fabric and that was the main reason I bought it. Has anyone else had this problem or did I get a "bad" one. So sad.
    Leslie

  2. #2
    Senior Member smcfadden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Smithville, TX
    Posts
    565
    Quote Originally Posted by morforles View Post
    Has anyone else recently bought the Hobby table from Jo Ann's? It's the table that is approx. 36" X 59" open and folds down to only 13" by 36". I was so happy to have gotten one using my 50% coupon but afraid I will have to take it back. It is so wobbly that I can't use it for cutting fabric and that was the main reason I bought it. Has anyone else had this problem or did I get a "bad" one. So sad.
    Leslie
    Yes, I've had the same experience. Good luck!

  3. #3
    Super Member LynnVT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Vermont, USA
    Posts
    1,336
    I was given one by a relative who didn't need it. I absolutely love it. It has legs that pull out and snap into a thingy underneath the table. Big plastic castors. Mine is on carpet. Might that make a difference?
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    51
    Hi...I bought one of these tables two years ago on a Black Friday sale at Joann's online. I love it. Mine is by no means wobbly. I had to put mine together as it was delivered in a big box. I have never even had to tighten it down since I have had it and it has been moved around in my sewing room numerous times. I'm sorry you are having problems. Maybe giving another one a chance...good luck.

  5. #5
    Senior Member justme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    MICHIGAN
    Posts
    853
    I have two of them. and love them. I do have them on carpet don't know if that makes a difference.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass......It's learning how to dance in the rain!

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    121
    I have one that a friend gave me, I did have to tighten the bolts in the legs. But I use mine for an ironing table as it has one of those ironing covers on it.

  7. #7
    Junior Member morforles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lakeside, CA
    Posts
    170
    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    I was given one by a relative who didn't need it. I absolutely love it. It has legs that pull out and snap into a thingy underneath the table. Big plastic castors. Mine is on carpet. Might that make a difference?
    Mine is on carpet also. I thought maybe that was making it wobble but it wasn't. TKS!

  8. #8
    Junior Member morforles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lakeside, CA
    Posts
    170
    Thanks to all of you for replying. I will check all the bolts but if that isn't it, I sure hope Jo Ann's will take it back assembled!

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    1,211
    I have two tables from Jo Ann's. The first one I bought a couple of years ago and is like a regular table that doesn't fold down. The second one is a little different because it has legs that swing out from the middle. The only time I've had problems is when I've moved it and the legs fold in towards the middle.

  10. #10
    Super Member patski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    2,014
    Blog Entries
    9
    Its the newer ones that are so bad I had one & giftedto a fellow qilter when I moved. Bought another and it was AWFUL. Got rid of it it wa so wobby. MY DH tried everything t make i sturdybut it never got beter
    Patski
    always learning

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    91
    I've had mine for about 5 yrs & love it! It's my cutting table (or my Christmas wrapping station). Not wobbly at all.

  12. #12
    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    England Alton Towers
    Posts
    6,640
    Blog Entries
    1
    I thought I would cut on mine but found it too low. Other than that fantastic. I have just purchased the adjustable table. It goes up and down for standing and sitting, great. Also it tips, great when I need more room. Also found it is great for sandwiching. I fact I am using more than the horn cabinet, which is great for sewing and storing.
    Finished is better than a UFO

  13. #13
    Super Member lalaland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Yakima, WA
    Posts
    2,481
    Maybe the new ones are not as sturdy built as the old ones. I have one as well, it's several years old, I use it as an ironing table now but I did use it as a cutting table when I first bought it with no problem.
    Thought for EVERY Day: You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them.

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    5,063
    Blog Entries
    1
    If its the one that I'm thinking of check your roller placements on the wheels. I have the one with the measurement grid top and the two sides fold down; on a black frame. There are two different sets of wheels; one set is for the part that swings out and the other is for the center. Ask me how I know; mine is so wobbly unless it has at least one side up. I will eventually get in there and put the wheels on the right way but it works for now. I do like it alot so I'd fix the wheels before taking it back too.
    Judy

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Morgantown PA
    Posts
    220
    I think I have an old, old one....made of wood! Same style, fold out "leaves" on both sides with swing out legs, and a large cutting mat on top. Mine even has a drawer. I was really lucky to get the whole thing, table and mat, for $25 from a lady who was going to travel in an RV with her husband. I love it. I use it for everything, and all my quilting friends come to my place to sandwich their quilts. It requires no bending and I have clamps that fit along the sides to hold everything in place
    psumom

  16. #16
    Junior Member morforles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Lakeside, CA
    Posts
    170

    Jo Ann's hobby table

    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    If its the one that I'm thinking of check your roller placements on the wheels. I have the one with the measurement grid top and the two sides fold down; on a black frame. There are two different sets of wheels; one set is for the part that swings out and the other is for the center. Ask me how I know; mine is so wobbly unless it has at least one side up. I will eventually get in there and put the wheels on the right way but it works for now. I do like it alot so I'd fix the wheels before taking it back too.
    Oh my! I never thought of that! I took it back today and had no problem with the return, thank goodness. Thanks for the reply.....if I ever try a table like that again, I will remember your advice.

    Leslie

  17. #17
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    127
    Had one - poorly made - glad to see it gone.
    Debbie

  18. #18
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    127
    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I thought I would cut on mine but found it too low. Other than that fantastic. I have just purchased the adjustable table. It goes up and down for standing and sitting, great. Also it tips, great when I need more room. Also found it is great for sandwiching. I fact I am using more than the horn cabinet, which is great for sewing and storing.
    Where did you get an adjustable table?
    Debbie

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    455
    Blog Entries
    2
    My table is years old but it must be made better than the new ones (not surprised) Mine is very sturdy and doesn't wiggle at all.

  20. #20
    Super Member sparkys_mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    2,373
    Mine is wobbly but the way my sewing room is arranged it really isn't practical for cutting big pieces and I have alternatives for smaller ones. I wound up keeping it folded and I lift one half if I need extra space for spreading out. I was cutting Bento Box pieces a few weeks ago and it looked like a fabric explosion until I thought to use that table for laying the pieces out.
    Pat

  21. #21
    Super Member Edie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    2,618
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have the sewing table with the pullout addition that holds the sewing machine. I love it! Edie
    Home is where the rags of your life are turned into quilts, lemons become lemonade and a few extra pounds are simply welcomed as "more of you to love."
    I am so confused. I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse."

    BELIEVE

  22. #22
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    108
    I have a very old one & it is very sturdy - not wobbly at all

  23. #23
    Super Member Amythyst02's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ.
    Posts
    1,355
    Mine is about a year old, not on carpet, and it very very sturdy. I have no issues with it at all and I love it.
    Amythyst

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    421
    I was thinking of purchasing this table a few years ago. I found some reviews of this table, and a overwhelming percentage of the purchasers said the same thing you did. The table was so wobbly they couldn't use it for cutting. So no, you are not the only one.

  25. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    94
    I have had mine about a year now. I do have it on carpet but I love it. Have you checked to see if your "brakes" are on the wheels and are locked? I don't know what I would do without mine.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.