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Old 01-28-2009, 09:48 AM
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I bought the Bertha sewing table for large machines, it cost me $550.
Surf the web for table makers like Arrow to find the best prices.
Bertha has extensions on both sides and the back so no problem with size. She is over 7 feet long extended. But was a real headache to put togather. Came in 3 boxes. You need 2 people to put it togather.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:57 AM
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this is where i got mine -

http://dreamworld-inc.com/

but it wasn't long before i got this for everyday use -

http://www.sewingtableshop.com/sewin...eriestable.cfm

combine the second one with a couple of utility tables that you probably already have and it's a great setup. i just quilted a queen size on my domestic machine with this set-up.

the other i now use for classes and such. i made a wood one for my workhorse. really easy to do.

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Old 01-28-2009, 10:27 AM
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Hey fabricluvr
Thanks for the great idea. I have an uncle who does woodworking. It
looks like it would be really easy to make. I'm sure he has some scraps
of wood lying around.
Thanks!
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I bought an old farm style table to cut a hole in the top to sit machine down into. It hasn't gotten done yet cause hubby is so rarely home.
I hope to get it done this spring.

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Old 01-28-2009, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Rox17
Hey fabricluvr
Thanks for the great idea. I have an uncle who does woodworking. It
looks like it would be really easy to make. I'm sure he has some scraps
of wood lying around.
Thanks!
all i did was get the piece of wood at Lowes and they cut it in half for me. i had to cut the notch out to fit my machine (made a paper pattern). i got a dowel rod (1.5" i think) and some of those adjustable height feet from hardwhere (where the furniture wheels and stuff are).

worked beautifully once i got the miter box to cut the dowel rod/feet pieces straight!
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:43 AM
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Fabricluvr,
That's the best idea that I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!! :D
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:21 PM
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(I would love to have a cabinet with a place to lower the machine, but I can't afford one)Don't know if you have a handy dandy person over there or not, but, my FIL took a hollow door and put formica on top of it (w/glue)...add legs...then I had dh measure my machine outline plus the clear acrylic extension...cut it out and I dropped it in...perfect! And, a nice area to work in too. I love my extension top! Even not in the door. Don't know the brand w/o looking but, it sure helps in fabric not dropping off too soon on me. When in the table...it absol. is great. Skeat
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:49 PM
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Both of my sisters have a Horn quilting cabinet/table and they love it. I'm hoping to get one soon. Not only does your machine drop down in a custom made well to make everything "flush" and eliminate drag, but also there are models which have a drop leaf, thereby extending the table in front of you where you need the extra space when working on a quilt. A word of caution:They are quite pricey, but Horn has been crafting sewing and quilting tables/cabinets for years and they put out a wonderful product.
www.hornofamerica.co/info
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Roxi.. Check out the post for Barb's quilting patterns. I brought it back with the instructions on how to make an extension table. Hope this can help you out and much cheaper then the store bought.
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Originally Posted by fabricluvr
Originally Posted by Rox17
Hey fabricluvr
Thanks for the great idea. I have an uncle who does woodworking. It
looks like it would be really easy to make. I'm sure he has some scraps
of wood lying around.
Thanks!
all i did was get the piece of wood at Lowes and they cut it in half for me. i had to cut the notch out to fit my machine (made a paper pattern). i got a dowel rod (1.5" i think) and some of those adjustable height feet from hardwhere (where the furniture wheels and stuff are).

worked beautifully once i got the miter box to cut the dowel rod/feet pieces straight!


Fabricluvr, How big did you make yours?
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