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Thread: Low Cost Sewing Table

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    Senior Member oneygirl's Avatar
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    I was reading Harriet Hargrave's new book, Quilter's Academy 2 and was so excited when she recommended a great sewing table.

    She recommends a Safco Folding Computer Table SAF1935GR

    This is the information on the table:

    The laminate color is a light gray and the center shelf adjusts up and down six increments. The folding table measures 47-1/2"W x 29-3/4"D x 28-3/4"H. The table supports up to 100 lbs.

    The cost for this table is $128 with free shipping. I ordered mine through www.buyonlinenow.com

    I can't wait to get it!

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    here is alink for it. LOoks Great!
    http://www.buyonlinenow.com/viewprod...?SKU=SAF1935GR

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    Keep us posted once you get it! It looks like it is a good alternative for the expensive cabinets. It might be a good choice for me because it folds up for storage (I live in a small mobile). I'm curious of the size of the shelf. I've got a viking sapphire, longer than a standard machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Keep us posted once you get it! It looks like it is a good alternative for the expensive cabinets. It might be a good choice for me because it folds up for storage (I live in a small mobile). I'm curious of the size of the shelf. I've got a viking sapphire, longer than a standard machine.
    i have the same machine, i dont think it will fit. Looks kinda short. i should measure

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    The drop down tray measures 20 3/4" L X 9 1/2" wide. It should be big enough for my Babylock Quest Plus or my Bernina as an alternate sewing table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneygirl
    The drop down tray measures 20 3/4" L X 9 1/2" wide. It should be big enough for my Babylock Quest Plus or my Bernina as an alternate sewing table.
    I wish my machine was here to measure. Just dropped my baby off today for a tune up.

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    Hopefully I should have it by the middle of the week. I am actually replacing an old desk that I have in my sewing room for my laptop and printer. This way I can work on two different projects at once!

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    Thanks! I ordered one and used coupon code JULY550 and got $5 off!

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    Oh cool! I didn't know about the coupon code and paid full price!

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    I use a regular plastic folding table, But like the cut out for a keyboard :thumbup:

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    What a great table! did you know WalMart has this table for $109? It's out of stock right now online but I've seen them at Sam's Club and in some bigger Walmarts.

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    No I didn't know that.

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    That table is great - Thanks for the link!

    We have both a Wally world and Sams and I have never seen it in either (I bought regular folding tables at Sams for my sewing room). I will look more carefully next time just in case.

    Please let us know what you think when you get them.

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    You think the keyboard area will be able to hold the weight of a sewing machine? I guess if Harriet Hargrave recommends it, it must work!!!

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    Do any of you that use a folding table, have trouble with it bouncing when you are sewing? When we have a bunch of us together to sew we use folding table and they bounce like crazy when you are sewing fast. Makes me motion sick.
    On these computer tables do you think the shelf is strong enough for a sewing machine?

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    I would think that if you get it and are unsure if the shelf can support the weight of the machine, you could probably add some extra brackets underneath to help support it. Mine is a viking sapphire and it's very heavy.

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    It is supposed to support up to 100 pounds!

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    This would be a great table for free motion quilting! The ad says that it will hold "100 lbs. evenly distributed". So the drop down area might not hold much weight. I, too, have a Sapphire 850 and the machine is quite heavy. Is there anyone out there that has this table? Leah Day has one on her site for $124.00 and free shipping but it is not as big as this one. I guess you could add some brackets to hold a heavy machine. But I would be concerned that it wouldn't hold for long.

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    I own a Babylock Quest Plus that is a heavy machine. When the table comes in this week I will put the machine on it and take a picture. A sewing machine doesn't even come close weighing 100 pounds. I can't imagine Harriet Hargrave recommending this table if it couldn't support a sewing machine!

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    That will be great, oneygirl! That table would be perfect for fmq. Nice size and it looks pretty sturdy, too.
    And like we said, if Harriet Hargrave recommends it, it must work okay! Anxious to hear from you when the table comes in! kat

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    I can't wait til you get it. Post a pic of yours and let us know what you think of it.

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    I have a BabyLock Decorator's Choice which is heavy enough, but I'm SURE it doesn't weigh 100 lbs. lol. Still, how would you make it a nice flat surface for sewing, you know, fill in the "holes" around the machine? I have an extension table that I slide up against the machine bed, but there doesn't look like enough room to use it on that table.

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    The insert moves up and down, so you would make the bed of your machine flush with the side of the table. I will take a picture when I receive it so you can see!

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    can wait to see pics :)

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    I checked the tracking from buyonline and my table will be here tomorrow! I hope that the work day goes quickly tomorrow!

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