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katier825 06-10-2009 02:56 PM

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Originally, I purchased a small plexiglass extension for my sewing machine. I like it a lot for small things, but was frustrated with even a lap size quilt because it kept getting hooked on the font corner.

So, after reading this board and watching the UTube videos about making your own out of insulating panels, I decided I'd try that. Well, I couldn't find anything except 3/4" thick panels (maybe because I'm in FL). I probably could have used several layers, but decided to keep looking. I browsed around at other options such as upholstry foam, floral foam, but they were too pricey. I was poking thru the closet the other day looking for something to "prop up" the front so the quilt wouldn't catch. That got me thinking about boxes.

What I ended up with is several of the large, flat priority mail boxes taped together and covered with clear vinyl. It works awesome!!! I still used my plexiglass extension, but surrounded it with the boxes.

Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences and links!!! Not only did I get a great work surface, but it only cost me $5 (for the vinyl, boxes were free).

kluedesigns 06-10-2009 03:46 PM

its perfect and when you need to ship something in a hurry you're set.

bearisgray 06-10-2009 04:03 PM

clever!

amma 06-10-2009 04:37 PM

Good idea!!! :D :D :D

quiltluvr 06-10-2009 04:38 PM

"Free" is a good price!

littlehud 06-10-2009 06:21 PM

What a cool idea. And you used things you had around the house. Great job. I am impressed.

kd124 06-13-2009 05:41 PM

Inventive!

sewjoyce 06-13-2009 05:58 PM

Very clever!! The boxes don't bend/dent under the weight of your quilt??

katier825 06-13-2009 06:13 PM

No, they seem to hold the weight of the quilt pretty well. And if they dent, I'll get new ones! LOL After all, they were free!

sewjoyce 06-13-2009 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by katier825
No, they seem to hold the weight of the quilt pretty well. And if they dent, I'll get new ones! LOL After all, they were free!

:lol: :lol: I'll have to try this....


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