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Thread: New to me Sewing Table :D

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    Talking New to me Sewing Table :D

    The other day I was at a second hand store and there it was... sitting there, unknown to most as to what it was. I recognized it immediately! A portable sewing table! I was checking it out and a friend asked me what it was and as I told her a woman nearby looked at me and then started to circle around. I wasn't going to leave that table's side until I decided if I wanted it or not. It was a no brainer. I don't have a extended table for my machine and this handy dandy thing did and it was marked $20. I went online to see how much they sell for online and this vintage baby has been selling on Ebay for $40 plus about $25 in shipping so it came home with me. I figure I could resell it if I don't like it...

    Well. I don't think I'm going to sell it. I'm planning to go on a few weekend retreats with my guild so it's mine mine mine! Sadly it isn't the same height as the rest of my tables in my craft room so I don't see being able to fully integrate it with the rest of my furniture but I'm so tickled to have it and my machine slides in it as if it were meant to be!
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    I really really really need to clean my craft room. I had it clean and now it's out of control again. I was on a mad quilt making whirlwind for two nearly last minute family weddings.

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    good find. sad to say I had one givent o me at one time and never used it so gave it away and now wish I had it back.

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    That is an awesome find, enjoy!

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    what a wonderful find! congrats
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    Looks like it was made for your machine. What a lucky find!
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    Wow! So glad you got it! You know, I saw one of those a while back for sale on craigslist, and I didn't know what it was, and why it looked like that. I'd have bought it if I had known it was a portable table, because I don't have one, and could really use one. What we don't learn on here! Thanks for letting us all know what that is. Next time I see one, I'll be ready to buy it.

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    That's a great find. I found my Featherweight table in a thrift store - you just never know what you will find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarn or Fabric View Post
    Sadly it isn't the same height as the rest of my tables in my craft room so I don't see being able to fully integrate it with the rest of my furniture
    Great find.

    I don't know if this table is lower or higher than the others, but just an FYI:

    PVC piping is a very cheap way to raise the table height a couple of inches or a foot, whatever you need.
    Cheaper than bed riser from BB&B.
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    I have a table like that. When I bought my Pfaff in 1983, I got that table with it. It is a nice table, sturdy but a little bit short.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    When I bought by Bernina 730 Record in 1969 it came with a table just like this. And it was soooo handy. I used to just set it up in my BR and sew in there.

    And sadly, a bunch of years ago, a friend was looking for one and I gave it to her. At the time I was using my dining room table for sewing. Many times I have regretted *gifting* my sewing table to her.

    Those things are just great .... and really do fold up easily and fit right under the bed!!

    jody

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    I have one too, I bought it in the 80's when I got my serger. The cool thing is the surface on the left will pull away from the machine and make a flat surface with the lower right hand surface.
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    Thanks so much for posting the photo - I'm going to keep my eyes open when I hit the thrift stores around here. It really looks practical.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    It really is a cool table. I am going to hold on to it. Yesterday I came home with a Juki 2000 for piecing from now on and it already has the table extension so I won't need this table for that but for what I paid for it, it will be great to keep here just in case I have extra people sewing in my room. Right now I can fit about 3 people but this would be perfect for a 4th... and for retreats... I have had the quilting gods smile on me the past few days!

    I know I saw another one recently at a different thrift store but I didn't get it. It's about 2" shorter than the rest of my tables but with the side raised up it's about an inch or so higher. I can live with that.

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    A great treasure you found...will be so handy for your retreats. :-) It looks to be in great shape and you got it for a super price!
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    My gramma had one like that back in the sixties. Glad you like it.

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    I bought a table like that when I bought my first serger, still have the table. I have to be really careful when setting it up or putting it away. It is a real hand pincher!

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    Score is all I can say !!!! Congratulations ~!!
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    You should have been wearing a mask when you bought that Bernina table for $20.00. Back in 1972 when my aunt gave me one as a gift the cost was $70.00. Yes, you have a real gem there. I use mine to this day. For my other machines I made an acrylic table that fits each machine and I have the machines on "personal" tables (adjustable ht.) available at Office Max. When working on a super large quilt, I use two - 2 ft x 4 ft foldable, adjustable tables and I have a dream work center for my large quilts that I can fold up and store in the closet between quilting sessiona. Yes, you have a real gem there!! Congratulations!!

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    The PVC pipe extensions would be the way to go. If there is housing construction going on your area, you =might be lucky enough to find some scrap pieces. PS - we just returned from a week at Gulf Shores - you all have a beautiful state & wonderful beaches. Enjoy your table.

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    great find! lucky you!

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    How lucky are you !!! color me green with envy.

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    I have never seen one of these but I will definitely be on the outlook for one in the future. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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    Great find! I have three with my Berninas on them in my bedroom. I love them. Two, I purchased in 1979 with two new
    830 Records. The third one was given to me by a friend and I use it for a newer 1005 Bernina. I make lots of charity quilts. I piece with my personal best 830 Record and then go to the 1005 where I have my walking foot to finish the quilt. The other machine is used to take to meetings or other sewing I am doing. The folding tables are wonderful and don't take up much room. I have used them for over 30 years and couldn't do without them. I never thought of folding one up and taking it to class. That would be an option if necessary, but so far, I haven't done that.

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    great fine!!! Clean?? As long as you can find things ...keep crafting... when you meet your maker there will be time for someone else to clean it. :-)

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    I used bed risers from Bed Bath and Beyond to raise my table legs.

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