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    Has anyone bought one of the portable sewing tables that are being advertise - such as gidget 1 or gidget 2 and I think there is another one - something like sew-ez table - not sure if that is correct or not. Does anyone have another idea for a portable table?

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    I have a friend who got the sew-ez table and she LOVES it. I like to use a sturdy tv tray or folding table when I go on retreat; I set it up perpendicular to the table my machine is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    I have a friend who got the sew-ez table and she LOVES it. I like to use a sturdy tv tray or folding table when I go on retreat; I set it up perpendicular to the table my machine is on.
    How does the price compare to the Gidget?

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    I have two of the "plastic" folding tables that are avail at Home Depot, Costco, etc. They're about 3'x6' I use two together to baste my quilts on, and then one beside my dining room table when I'm quilting on the tabletop. It's very versatile.

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    I have the gidget 1 - I don't know how "portable" I'd consider it - there are no wheels, etc. so it'd be pretty heavy to haul around. It's sturdy though and works great as a second machine table in my sewing room.

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    I use a plastic craft table - it's about 18"x30" - that folds up. It is available at a lot of stores for an inexpensive amount. To keep my machine from 'walking' off the table I put a piece of shelf liner under it. This is lighter and more portable than what I had previously. And it perfect for my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    I have a friend who got the sew-ez table and she LOVES it. I like to use a sturdy tv tray or folding table when I go on retreat; I set it up perpendicular to the table my machine is on.
    How does the price compare to the Gidget?
    Not sure, I have no idea how much the Gidget is. I think my friend paid around $30-$40 for the sew-ez.

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    Gidget 1 is around 130 and gidget 2 is around 175. I have seen the price of the sew ez and I think it was somewhere between 130 and 175.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish
    Not sure, I have no idea how much the Gidget is. I think my friend paid around $30-$40 for the sew-ez.
    Okay, I had to look. :) The shipping cost on the Sew-EZ is about $25-$30. The table is $249. The Gidget is $170 with free shipping. I think both tables look pretty nice and I'm definitely in the market.

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    I have the Gidget 2, not sure how portable it really is as I just leave it up with my machine on it. It's not the sturdiest table in the world but it wasn't super expensive either.

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    I have one like the Gidget (bought it before it had a cute name)and it works out great for me. It folds up and slides right under the bed when I need to use the room for guests.

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    I'd like to see a pic of the sew-ez and gidget.

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    need new table

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    Quote Originally Posted by montanajan
    I'd like to see a pic of the sew-ez and gidget.
    The Sew-EZ
    http://www.seweziusa.com/photo.html

    The Gidget
    http://www.daystyledesigns.com/sewingtable2.htm

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    The portable tables I've used are the wooden snack tray tables that come in a set of 4 for about $40 and the light weight folding picnic type tables that are about the same price for 5 or 6 ft table.
    What I've found that I like even better are the school desk type tables that are about 4 ft x 18". The legs are adjustable and they are quite sturdy, even if a bit worn from being in a school classroom for however long. I found mine at a yard sale from someone who got them in bulk at auction when the school replaced them with new ones. He was selling them 4 for $30. I convinced him to let me have 2 for $15. Then went back a few weeks later and got 2 more for use elsewhere.

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    Okay my friend must have gotten hers used or something... :)

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    Got the gidget 1. Hate to be negative here but I really don't like it. The sew ez allows you to buy custom inserts so your machine fits perfectly. I have returned to using my dining room table and I prefer that.

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    I have the Sew EZ and really like it. The insert I got fits around the machine perfectly and it seems fairly sturdy.

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    There is also a portable computer table made by Safeco. It has a little shelf for the keyboard . A FW fits in their nicely. I was thinking about getting one for one of my machines, but I don't know how sturdy the shelf would be for a really heavy machine, like an embroidery or vintage. I would like to find one used, but they're not too bad new.

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    I have the SewEzi table and love it! The insert fits nicely around the machine, it has wheels so you can roll it anywhere and has a cover. The cover has a pocket so you can carry the insert with no trouble.

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    I have 2 Gidget 2 tables but don't take them anywhere. They are terrific and sturdy....I actually have my Elissimo on one of them. A friend brings one to classes with her and with the wheels on it, it seems to move about pretty easily for her...

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    I have a folding table from Sam's - it's about 3x6. I like it because it has an adjustable height feature. It's light weight so easy to move around. I think it was about $30. I also have 2 of the larger folding tables - also from Sam's that I can push together and use for sandwiching projects. They were about $40.00 each.

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    I have one of each of the Gidget tables. The Gidget 2 has wheels. They are pretty heavy so the wheels are a great help. My sewing room is quite small so they work very well for me. They are very solid and steady until I try to sew at warp speed and then they shake a little, good news is that I rarely try to use that speed.

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    When I bought my big Koala table, I found that I needed a smaller table for my smaller sewing machine. I had only a small space (39") on one wall. The Gidget tables were 40" so that eliminated them. The area out from the wall wasn't very big either so the 36" tables from the discount stores were too wide. I ended up with the Sew-EZ and love it! As Goldilocks would say, It's juuust right! But I say you have to pick what works best for you. If I could have fit it in, I would have bought a cheaper table. But he Sew-EZ is a quality product, very well made, and I would highly recommend it.

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    I have the Gidget 1 and, like another poster said above, I don't really consider it portable. I have my main sewing machine set up in it. It would be pretty heavy to haul anywhere, though.

    I've looked at the Sew Ezi online and that one certainly seems more portable, because it has the wheels and the case, and I think it's plastic, isn't it? The Gidget is wood and metal.

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