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    Hi, My husband bought me a similar table from Joanns at least 15 or more years ago. It had a wooden frame. He also purchased the mat. Mine has a drawer in the center section and I can roll up the mat and stuff it through the center section for storage if the table leaves are collapsed. Currently it is wide open with the mat on it and piled three feet high with various fabrics and projects. I am currently in mass production for the Linus project.

    The table has come in handy in many ways. When it was in the main part of my family room it often served as a buffet table. You can collapse one side of it and still use it for a serving or other surface.

    The one in the ad you showed probably won't last as long as mine but it shoud be of service to you. Mine has been used for hundreds of sewing and quilting projects.
    The price is certainly right and you will appreciate the height.

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    I have it and love it. I did have to go back and tighten up the screws after I used it for several years. And I use it to wrap Christmas presents on, too. Just the right height. And then folds away so I can use the sewing room as a guest room. If I had a permanent-only-used for sewing room, I would opt for a heavier sturdier table.

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    I bought bed risers and put them on each leg of my foldable 'buffet' table. It makes the table the perfect cutting height for me (about counter height), is very sturdy and the table has a double purpose. I think I got the risers for about $10. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandee
    You will love the height - 36" is the same as my kitchen counters. I have a center island in my sewing room, with a large custom made counter top. I use a higher padded stool for sitting, since I like to keep moving between ironing board, cutting mat and machine. I can turn and slide off stool very easily. I think my spot is perfect!! The high stool is very kind to sore knees, vs. a traditional chair, whick I think is too low. I have no back or knee problems, which if you do have, this my not be as perfect.
    This is my first response to chat on line with anyone, anytime. Hope it works.... :lol: Vandee
    Well said ... to know for sure if it is higher ... measure your kitchen cabinets and compare heights to those ...
    Welcome to posting Miss Vandee

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    I bought this table several years ago for 59 dollars at Joanns. That was the regular price then.
    I love it but since I am only 5 ft. tall I have to use a small step stool to stand on.
    I use it to pin smaller quilts and even some larger ones that I have to move to pin and it works great. You can buy the plastic clips that hold the quilt to the table, they fit perfect. I also use the large black clips that you get at the dollar store.
    I love it mainly because it folds up so it dosnt take up the whole room.

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    The one I picked up is like this one at: http://www.sewingmachinecabinets.com/regalr12.html

    believe it or not, they were at our local walmarts a few years ago and I bought mine for about $170 and love it. The open places have stacked clear drawers now:)LOL It would fold down to a taller table to put a lamp on...just showing what other options are out there. If I had the perfect table to cut from, I think I would prob opt for a kitchen counter w/bar area:)Good luck w/the fun of shopping for one! Skeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    The one I picked up is like this one at: http://www.sewingmachinecabinets.com/regalr12.html

    believe it or not, they were at our local walmarts a few years ago and I bought mine for about $170 and love it. The open places have stacked clear drawers now:)LOL It would fold down to a taller table to put a lamp on...just showing what other options are out there. If I had the perfect table to cut from, I think I would prob opt for a kitchen counter w/bar area:)Good luck w/the fun of shopping for one! Skeat
    I agree about the kitchen counter concept for quilting. Isn't it funny how we get so into a concept that we can't think to move the counter from the kitchen to the quilting room ... although, I have seen a lot of sewing rooms that have utilized them.
    One of the things people don't think about is: There are industry measurements for these things. Table heights the same, kitchen cabinets the same height, and bathroom cabinets ... the tables and cabinets may differ in heights, but like items share the same height measurement.
    I am thinking though that bathroom cabinets are a different height from kitchen heights ... hmmm ... <g> Maybe I will measure that some time.
    <wave>

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    It looks like the one I have had for years....my dh glued a 36" mat on one of the ends so I have a cutting board too. Works well....

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    I can identify with not having a quilt of my own. I made quilts for everyone but me. Finally, after TEN years, I made one for myself out of batiks. I love it!!

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    I do not have this table but for my cutting table my husband put adjusters on the legs to raise it for my correct height & I am short. They also use these adjusters at the Quilt guild.
    Serena

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    wish I had room, I do alot of cutting on my big ironing board

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    I have this one love it

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    I have this table and love it! I am 5'6 1/2"...just right for me and my bad back. I love the fold up to a very narrow width. buy it....good price. I got mine on sale for 79.99 several years ago.

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    I love it. I have two. Use one as a ironing board. They make ironing board cover for it. It stays up all the time. The other one I use for cutting or laying out designs. Its great because it folds up nicely. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRH
    I have a similar table (mine just has one leg that swings out from underneath) from Joanns and really like it. It has several delicate parts. On mine the plastic clamp for the metal part when the leaf is extended is screwed into the particle board, and pulls out easily. Also the roller feet have plastic inserted into the metal legs, and one of these snapped off, so it does have its vulnerable parts. I have seen similar tables that have storage shelves underneath the middle part, that look more sturdy.

    Having said that, the convenience of such a large surface is well worth the price, especially the sale price you quoted, and the fold up feature for storage is great.

    I'm 5ft 5 in and the height is perfect for me.

    I love mine.
    I have the same table and I love mine and use it all the time. You just can't put very heavy things on the parts that swing out. I think it's worth the price. I am 5 7 and have no problems with cutting on it all day.
    Hope this helps. And I paid more for mine. If you don't like it, you can always sell it. I don't think you will find another one like this for that price.

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    Yes, I have it and I really do like it other than sometimes it tends to be a
    little shaky, could be I didn't put it together tight enough. I LOVE the cutting mat. I got all of mine last year at JoAnn's 50% off sale. I am 5'8" and it's perfect hght. I also was lucky enough to find a cushioned bar stool with a back that I use at it and have a regular stool on the other side
    if someone else is working with me. I also have an 8 ft. table to put my quilts together on plus a sewing cabinet for one machine and a sewing table for the other one and then all my shelves for material. Now if everything was neatly organized it would be perfect.

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    The table looks great and a really good price. If you ever have access to a ping pong table, it is great for a cutting surface!. I bought mine at a yard sale for $20. and keep it in my basement. I can cut and do not have to worry about the cutting mess. I put a cutting mat that came from Joanns on it and use the other end for assembling. Just a suggestion. Happy quilting! :)

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    I have this table too, and I love it. It measures about five inches higher than my dining room table, and is a perfect cutting height ... no leaning over at all. I'm short, only 5'2, but my sister who is about 5'7 has the same table and finds it to be a good height for her as well. Go for it ... you will love it!

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    My theory about buying things now a days is when in doubt, BUY it! Especially when it is on a great sale. Most stores have generous return policies. That is what I would check. You can probably buy the table, take it home, open it up, try it out, and then return it if the table doesn't work for you. It won't hurt the table, and the stores are usually more than happy to accept your returns. They want you to be a happy customer. Then they can sell it to someone else it may be a better fit for.

    I've found that too many times in the past,t by the time I finally decide, the sale is gone. Now I always buy first, and stew about it with the item sitting in my home. I'm amazed at what I really end up loving, and what I decide I really didn't need just by having the box sitiing on my counter. Happy shopping!

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    I to am only 5 foot, but never thought to use a step stool. :oops: I gave it to my daughter who is 5'6" and she loves it after her hubby reinforced it.

    lol Liz

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    Hi, I have this table and really like it. I have a small room to sew in so the fact that if folded was my reason for getting it. I have a very bad back and have no problems with it. I am 5' 6" and I thought it might not stand high enough, but now that I have used it for awhile, my back has not complained yet.

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    I have 2 of these tables and love them. I am 5'2" and
    I don't have any problems or feel any strain from them.
    I really like the fact that they close up to about 1 foot.

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    I have had this table for 3 or 4 years and I love it. Perfect height for cutting and pinning. You can use half or all of it. It rolls from room to room and folds down to barely inches if you want it out of the way. I have used it for a bar for parties and covered with table cloth and used it for a Christmas display. It is worth the money. You do have to lock the wheels and make sure the table top is snapped in. If you are vary aggressive as you cut it will jiggle a little. It is not for putting your sewing machine on and sewing I don't think. The vibration would be too much for it although for large things to sew I have used it.

    Hope it helps.

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    I too have this table and love it - it is functional and practical. When there is a lot of cutting to do - the opened table is great, especially if you have the large cutting board the size of the table. When I finish cutting I fold the table back down and put the cutting board behind the table against the wall and it works great. Good choice if you get one. :)

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    I have had this table for about 5 years. Works very well, perfect height for me, I am 5'5" tall. I also have the cutting mat. The table folds up nicely for storage. :D

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