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Thread: making your own extension table?

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    I haven't been able to find the link to the instructions for making your own extension table out of the foam board/coverd in vinyl. Can someone help me find the link?

    Once I find it, how do I bookmark it?

    Thanks!
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    Katie, it is on YouTube. Just go there and search for "quilt table".

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

    Here's the first one and...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAS25...eature=related

    here's the second one.

    Once you get to the website/video, all you have to do to bookmark it is:
    1) click on "Favorites" up in your menu bar of Internet Explorer, 2)Click on "Add to Favorites", 3) Click the "Add" button. That's the simplest way.


    Hope that helps! :-)
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    WOW. Not seen that before. I am going to spend my lunch hour watching those, thanks for bringing up the subject and posting the links you guys!

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    Some people are so creative! Who would have thought!!!!!

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    I can't get videos...grrrr...would love to see this "sigh"

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    i made this and it is awesome!!!

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    Thanks you for the links. I need to make one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i made this and it is awesome!!!
    I'm curious, did you round the edges somehow so the quilt doesn't catch? I have a plexiglass extension and my quilts get caught up on it in the front.

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    I made one a couple of weeks ago. Surrounded mine with the adhesive contact paper and then wrapped that with the clear vinyl. Here's pic of mine:

    [IMG]http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/100_0938.jpg[/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i made this and it is awesome!!!
    I'm curious, did you round the edges somehow so the quilt doesn't catch? I have a plexiglass extension and my quilts get caught up on it in the front.
    no need to.

    unlike the previous pic i did not wrap mine like a christmas present.

    my foam extension table is about 5 feet long and i use a vinyl table cloth over it.

    this way the vinyl table cloth falls off the table on all 3 sides. this provides a slick surface not only on the table but also down each side.

    this is how it was set up in the video and i think its because the quilt slides easy from every position and angle with absolutely no drag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i made this and it is awesome!!!
    I'm curious, did you round the edges somehow so the quilt doesn't catch? I have a plexiglass extension and my quilts get caught up on it in the front.
    no need to.

    unlike the previous pic i did not wrap mine like a christmas present.

    my foam extension table is about 5 feet long and i use a vinyl table cloth over it.

    this way the vinyl table cloth falls off the table on all 3 sides. this provides a slick surface not only on the table but also down each side.

    this is how it was set up in the video and i think its because the quilt slides easy from every position and angle with absolutely no drag.
    so you don't need anything to hold the vinyl in place? i just now got to the videos (access is blocked from my work ~ how dare they! LOL) i think i'm going to home deopt or lowes and see what they have. thanks for the input! :)

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    when you cut the slot for your sewing machine to slide into the foam (use the free arm to measure the cut) i taped the vinyl table cloth on the sides of that slot.

    i placed the table cloth over the foam, slit it down the middle of that slot and then taped it down with duct tape all along the inside sides of that slot.

    this way the machine can slide into the foam without disrupting the vinyl table cloth.

    then i have a supreme slider which i place over the free arm of my sewing machine. the supreme slider is a teflon 8.5 by 11 sheet that makes the transition from foam to free arm seamless.

    it doesn't look very pretty but it works beautiful. i'm quilting a king size quilt on it and it moves with total ease. i never would have been able to do that before. i'm more concerned with things working well then how they look.



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    Hi LindaR,

    Here's a write up about that cheap sewing/quilting table with a few photos. I love the adaptations of using contact paper and I also heard of quilters using a "dollar store" shower curtain instead of buying the clear vinyl.

    http://www.squidoo.com/sewingtable

    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    I can't get videos...grrrr...would love to see this "sigh"
    Best Wishes, Marguerita :)

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