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Thread: Sewing desk for 6500

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    I also have my 6500 on a SewEZ table, works great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    I have the original Gidget and like it for my regular Janome. Where are you getting the inserts from for the Gidget II? I've looked at a couple of places that sell the Gidget II, but haven't seen any mention of inserts.
    Belfrybat, I have the Gidget II WWHT table from www.sewvacdirect.com/ but you have to call them and state the make, model and serial number of the machine you intend to use in that table so they can send you an insert that will fit around your machine. Hope this helps.
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    We are starting on the renovations of the sewing annex. It's the other room my Long arm frame and machine sit reside.
    He is going to add a cut out and brace up the lowered section where the machine sits in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace MooreLinker View Post
    My husband made a modified leaf for my dinning room table so I can set my machine down into for quilting. that gives me loads of room.

    Can you post a picture of the table? I would like to see what he did.
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    I bought an executive desk at a local ReStore (Habitat for Humanity). I think I paid about $25. It's about 6' long and 3' deep. I sit my machine on top but I could have my DH cut a hole in the top for my machine. The desk has a center drawer that I could sit the machine on if I have the top cut out.
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    My Darling Step-Son-in-Law made an extension table for my White machine which works wonderfully. I couldn't conceive of doing FMQing without a LARGE extension table all around the left end of the machine. An extra large table and another wheeled table to my left are a big help.
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    Watch on Craigs list. I got a beautiful table for my machine there from a lady moving across country

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    I just picked up a quilters Horn cabinet for less than a third of the price on Craigslist yesterday. I am hoping to get my machine back into my sewing room instead of spread out all over the dining and living room. I would like to get the proper cutout for my machine so am looking into that today.
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    I was lucky enough to get an older (built 2003) Horn cabinet at an estate sale for my Janome 6500.....found a place online that makes the clear acrylic piece for the opening that is custom cut to fit around your specific machine and it was only $59.99. It was delivered to my doorstep within a week!!

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    Here's the link to the place that I got my machine insert from... they did a great job, it fits like a glove and was FAST delivery.

    http://www.sewvacdirect.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbreast View Post
    My machine is about 5 years old and I have finally decided that FMQ would be much easier if I had a regular table to insert my machine. Anyone have any ideas where I can find one that does not cost a furtune. I don't need drawers, etc--just table where I can inset my machine. The ones I have looked at are quite expensive and I really don't need all of the extra drawer space nor can I afford to pay for it.
    My handy guy made a table for my Janome 6600 out of an old hollow core door. If you don't have a handyman you might be able to get a friend to do it for you. It is the least expensive way to go.Name:  IMG_20121231_095948.jpg
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    DH made me one with an old table that had a drop leaf for quilting. It took him only a few hours and then I painted it white. It can be done with little knowledge of wood working. I bought a plexiglass insert for each of my machines (4) and I'm in business for less than $100. Well a little more for the inserts. LOL!

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    I have an old office desk that my DH cut the hole out for my machine. He made a shelf for it and it works great. Another thing that we made was to sit on top of my desk. Take a piece of paper and draw around the front of your machine, and back. Figure out how big you want a table to sit on top of your table and take that to a glass shop. I got 1/4" plexiglass and then my DH put legs on it. It sits up to my machine and around the back. I think you can order these for almost $100. But, this was about $25.00 when it was done. Mine just butts up to the back of my machine and is the same height. I can take this to classes or retreats.

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    I picked up a $69 wood dining table from Ikea and cut out/dropped my machine myself.

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    old desks as sewing cabinets

    My sewing table is great. It is an old desk we bought it at a sale and someone had put a "bottom" in it and all we had to do was reshape the hole a little for my machine. It works great and i love the height of it. If i had more room it would be nice to extend it out to the back a couple of feet but -maybe someday. I have my ironing board just to the left of it and don't even have to get up to press seams just turn my chair.
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