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    Copycat I own something like this it has a shelf on the bottom, I do not know if this one will be as strong as mine. I do like that you can adjust the hight. If you can return it with not problem if it does not work I say try it. happy quilting yippie

    Quote Originally Posted by copycat View Post
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sullivans-...Specifications

    The link has the Sullivans Adjustable Home Hobby Table listed at Walmart for $229.99 today.
    I like the fact the height can be adjusted from 29'' to 38''. I like the shelves in the middle to store rulers, etc.
    I would use it to cut fabric as well as move it by my sewing machine when quilting space is needed behind my sewing machine. It ships free to the house.

    The one review gave it 5 stars. Has anyone used this table before. I appreciate your help. Thanks

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    Looks flimsy to me as well. I would check the resale shops for a wooden table, which will probably be cheaper.
    This table only weighs 72 pounds, doesn't sound like much for a table 59 inches long. Looks like the shelves would be hard to get to, as far as pulling fabric in and out.

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    I love mine from Joann's. It sits on a rug so it doesn't wobble or move around. I have leaned on it, but then I have to move it because it sinks into the rug and isn't quite level. The difference in the leveling is not enough to hinder my cutting. I also bought the cutting mat that fits on the top of it and it is great, the whole surface can be used for cutting. I also bought the ironing cover so I can easily iron finished quilt tops without having to keep moving them across the ironing board or dragging on the floor.

    The thing I love most is that it folds away which is necessary because I cannot have a dedicated sewing room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    I have one like this that I got at JoAnns on sale for about $75. I had my husband put U-clips underneath so the legs would be stable.
    I have this one as well, I've had it for over 10 years, I used it as a cutting table and now use it as my ironing table. I think the table you saw is pretty pricey too, but it does look sturdier than mine although mine has held up well. I would look for a used table as well. I bought my cutting table used from my dealer when he was updating the products in his store.
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    Check Amazon for a good deal but rad the reviews FIRST. I always check Amazon to see the reviews of anything I am thinking about buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarleneC View Post
    I have one something like that -- bought it at JoAnn's. It really isn't that sturdy but is a good cutting table--I wish the height could be adjusted on it and it doesn't have the shelves. To make the top even at the joints I put potholders on top of the moving support legs.
    That's a great tip, thanks!

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    I just saw this table at Hancock's and it seemed quite sturdy. Still don't like the price and would wait for a sale or coupon.

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    I have one and love it. Mine does not adjust in height. I got mine so many years ago I do not remember when I got it, but am sure was a lot less in price.

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    I got a six ft. table at Sam's Club ( you can get 8ft if you have space) and got the leg extenders that you put on bed legs to raise the height for half the price. When I need my table for other things I just take it off the extenders and move it where ever it is needed.

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    I almost bought this table too. Keep an eye out at Joann's, as they put it on sale at 50% off every few months. I ended up buying this one instead:

    http://www.joann.com/sew-essentials-...e/xprd1134127/

    So far so good. I've only had it a couple weeks. I wish it had more storage though.

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    I've never seen that one before, it looks like one from JoAnn's except the shelves. I really like the looks of it. I've had
    my table from JoAnn's for years and I'm very happy with it. My husband recently put piano hinges on it to make it sturdy again, it had gotten to where it was uneven over the years from using it for garage sales and other things.
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    I would go to Sams and buy those white tables they have. They are sturdy, they have round and all lengths of tables. They are sturdy and I love them. I have 1 round, 2 medium and one of the small ones I keep my printer on. I bet you could have several for what that cheapest table costs. It sure doesn't look sturdy at all. That's a lot to pay for something that may just fall apart.
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    I agree it looks very similar to one sold by Joann's. I had the plain cutting table one, but it wasn't all that sturdy. After awhile, since the top is only pressboard and the table was in a small space where I was moving it around a lot, the screw holes stripped out and it got wobbly. I switched to an a dining room table that I put up on bed risers.

    Try looking for an old dining room table. You can get bed risers at different stores.

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    It seems expensive....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustysMomma View Post
    I almost bought this table too. Keep an eye out at Joann's, as they put it on sale at 50% off every few months. I ended up buying this one instead:

    http://www.joann.com/sew-essentials-...e/xprd1134127/

    So far so good. I've only had it a couple weeks. I wish it had more storage though.
    Wow that one is very nice, and for the price if I had the extra money I would jump on that one too!! Nice find : )
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    Check crigslist I found one like that for $40.00 And I love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amythyst02 View Post
    Wow that one is very nice, and for the price if I had the extra money I would jump on that one too!! Nice find : )
    Thank you! I caught it on 50% off & it became a late Christmas gift. He finally got tired of me being stretched out on the kitchen table all the time, so he told me to take the corner of the quest room. I think I've actually taken over the guest room though!

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    I have one from JoAnn's for years. I like it for the cutting and ironing mats. I have mine next to a wall and it stablized it some for cutting. I also like that I can put one of the leafs down and just have a little over half for use. Also I got it with a 40% coupon. The mat and ironing top too.

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    I have one very similar... from Hancock Fabrics, years ago. I never used it much as it is wobbly and lightweight. For instance, you can't put any kind of heavy load on it, or lean on it too much. For that amount of money, I would keep looking. You may be able to find a good sturdy table at a flea market or Craig's list for less than half of what they want for that "craft table".
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    I have one like that from Joanne's. Mine has the shelves also. I find it very sturdy as a cutting table but definitely NOT for sewing. It is not rock solid and does have some movement when shaken. I chose it because I have limited space and am very pleased with it. I usually keep one extension Open for cutting, but on occasion open both extensions for laying out a quilt. It is very easy to fold down both extensions and move the table--even into another room. It is very versatile and portable. If that is what you are looking for, you will probably be very pleased with it. I do think the price is high. I got mine on sale at Joanne.com for about $160 with FREE SHIPPING.

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    I have the one without the shelves, have had it for years. Love it. I use it for all my paper crafting (and some sewing). I, too, have the cutting mat that fits the top and one year for Christmas got the ironing pad but haven't used that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copycat View Post
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sullivans-...Specifications

    The link has the Sullivans Adjustable Home Hobby Table listed at Walmart for $229.99 today.
    I like the fact the height can be adjusted from 29'' to 38''. I like the shelves in the middle to store rulers, etc.
    I would use it to cut fabric as well as move it by my sewing machine when quilting space is needed behind my sewing machine. It ships free to the house.

    The one review gave it 5 stars. Has anyone used this table before. I appreciate your help. Thanks
    It looks very much like the table I had from JoAnn's that I purchased for about $70.00 and used for several
    years.....when I did my sewing room over 2 years ago....purchased a used kitchen island on Craigs list...it is the
    perfect height for cutting...made an ironing board to put on top when needed that makes it easy to iron yardage and has storage drawers and doors that can be used for Sissix dies etc. We hung white pegboard on the wall for
    storage of rulers,sissors,rotary cutters etc.....works very well for me

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    I, too, have an older JoAnn's model, pd $100 and love it. Stable, with no shelves, underneath, but I store batting and a lifetime of "round tuit or dreaming of getting done" quilt kits waiting to be done under neath, so I can't see paying that kind of price just to get that one little bitty shelf. Check out JoAnns - they also will return at a store, if it was purchased on-line. Our Joanns has this table in stock - just saw it.

    As for an extension behind your sewing machine - DH (who is not a carpenter) bought me a 4' countertop at Lowes, screwed 4 legs on with casters and it works great. Total cost $60. Might check out Habitat "Restore" I love that place. If its not there today, it will be next week - jusst keep checking back.

    Bottom line - Walmart is great, but this time, way overpriced!
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    If you pay more than 80 bucks for that table, you have paid too much. Check the sales at Joann and Hancock. I got mine from Hancock for 79 dollars. I have not taken it out of the box because I am trying to determine if I want to keep it or not. If is is wiggly, I do not want to keep it. I just want it to cut on. If someone has the table above without the shelving underneath. Tell me how you like it. I have about two weeks before I can take it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    I have one that I found on craigslist similar to that. On the up side - I like that one better BECAUSE it has a shelf and the height is adjustable. On the down side I too think it is pricey.

    Mine is stable for a work surface and was the perfect size for the large olfa mat. I used it a lot for cutting. I would not want to sew on it (just my opinion). I have retired mine as I am tall and needed more height. I went to Ikea and purchased a Formica table top and four adjustable legs for less than what that costs. My new setup however does not fold as the Walmart one does.

    If you need it to fold - Joannes also has one - that is cheaper. This is like the one I have. It is currently as I post 50% off. Again no shelves - but you can purchase loads of plastic tubs for $150!!!

    http://www.joann.com/home-hobby-table/xprd830869/
    This is the one I have also and it works just fine. Mine is over 10 years old and is very sturdy. I have used my heavy Bernina machine on it, but I use it mainly for my cutting table as the large mats fit well on top of it. Back when I bought mine it was about 120.00 at that time.
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