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Thread: Sewing machine extension table

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    Can anyone make a recommendation of a place where I can get a good
    extension table for my machine? How do they attach? It looks like
    the machine has to be free arm. Don't they make one that would fit
    without taking the regular extension off the machine?

    I would appreciate any advise. Thanks.

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    Have you seen this:
    http://www.seweziusa.com/

    It's great. Many of my guild members have one and it's the next thing on my want list.

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    Check with a machine dealer. They do make them for Singer featherweights that are not free arm. I believe they are also available through catalogues like Clotilde or Nancy's Notions. I purchased one for my Bernina and then broke it in half. Lucky for me my husband is a machinist. He used the broken one as a pattern and made me a new one out of plexy glass. He was even able to use the legs from the old one. It is not quite as heavy a material but it is more flexable and I have not managed to break it yet.
    What I love about it is that it is see through. I have the added surface on top along with a great place to store things underneath that are visible.

    The table another poster linked to is great also but rather expensive. It is also rather small. At one time Staples had a computer table with a cut out it in that worked the same way but was not on wheels. They may still be available. Two of my friends who have a custom drapery business use one of them for their Berninas.

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    This isn't what I had in mind. I have a table. I want to attach an
    extension to my sewing machine on top of the table.

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    Most of the table extensions are designed to go around the free arm, not the sewing machine's extension table.

    Here is a website that sells extensions:

    http://www.singersewingsandiego.com/drwolasewste1.html

    Here is a website that describes an adjustable extension with storage:

    http://tinyurl.com/2ay3pm

    I'm sure there are more types. I Googled sewing machine extension table to find these.




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    is this what you want? hubby got mine thru clotilde.com
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    You don't mention what brand of machine you have... But what you want is a Sew Steady Table. They make them for all Makes and Models. You will need to give them this info. when you are ready to order. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I bought one of those like Bevangers but hate it. The quilt keeps catching on the front and corners when you try to quilt. So cannot keep my stitchs even.
    Ended up buying a wood table with a lift in it and love it. Expensive but if you quilt your own quilts it is worth the cost.
    The sewezi is the cheapest but not big enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    I bought one of those like Bevangers but hate it. The quilt keeps catching on the front and corners when you try to quilt. So cannot keep my stitchs even.
    Ended up buying a wood table with a lift in it and love it. Expensive but if you quilt your own quilts it is worth the cost.
    The sewezi is the cheapest but not big enough.
    i'm not too crazy about mine either,b\plus my son busted it and is suppose to try to get it fixed, anyone know where to buy a reg table thats flat but one end will come up so you can have more sewing room

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    Thanks for all the replies. I'll keep checking around. I would love to have a cabinet with a place to lower the machine, but I can't afford one right
    now. I appreciated the notes about the quilt catching on the extension.
    I hadn't considered that. A lot to think about.

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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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    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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    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.

    Debbie

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    Quote 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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    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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    (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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricluvr
    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj

    Fabricluvr, How big did you make yours?
    let me go measure - brb . . .

    the finished size is 16" front to back and 20" side to side. i found the piece of wood at lowes and i think it measured 16" by 42", or maybe it was 36" long? it was paintable grade or something like that (really smooth with a minimal amount of knots). then the guy just cut it in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    (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
    Hey Skeat ~ do you have a pic to share? Thanks!! :-)

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    Barb
    I'm confused. Where do I find the post for Barb's quilting patterns?

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    Barb
    I found it. Just took a little searching. I plan on making one. My uncle
    can cut it for me. Thanks for the great idea.

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    Your welcome. I first made a paper tempaplate of the opening for the freearm, and my hubby went from there. I find it so helpful, as I sew on my kitchen table, so that I have more room

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