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Old 04-18-2018, 01:22 PM
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I am heading to Ikea in a week. I am designing my new sewing room
and will be looking for
for a cutting table. I am leaning towards storage underneath
Would love to see what you are all using! Thank you!!
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:46 PM
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Right now I'm using half of a Singer school table for cutting. I can put whatever machine I'm using into the table or put the insert back in it and just put the machine on half of the table and use the other half for cutting, or if I need to iron yardage I put a piece of quilted fabric over the whole thing and use it as a pressing station. It's pretty versatile.

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Old 04-18-2018, 02:24 PM
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This is my sewing room. I have a large 1" thick plywood top (approx. 50" x 70"). It sits on top of two dressers that we bought at Farm and Fleet for almost nothing. They face out and each has 6 drawers. Between them (covered with a fabric curtain) is storage space.

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Old 04-18-2018, 03:39 PM
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I have a banquet table on bed risers that I use. That way I'm not bending as much.
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Old 04-18-2018, 03:59 PM
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I use the breakfast room table from our other house. That house had a large breakfast room and small dining room. This table was too large for our breakfast room here and I didn't like it in the dining room. So I bought some bed risers and made it into my cutting table. With the leaves in, it's pretty big.


I'm gradually emptying the boxes underneath. I'll replace the remaining cardboard boxes with plastic ones so I can see what's in them. I've already had a couple "Oh, I forgot about that" moments with the cardboard boxes.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:44 PM
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My sewing area is tiny, so I needed my table to do everything. I got the Bekant adjustable height desk from Ikea: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S09022516/ I can easily raise it to cut, or lower to sew. It has poor ratings on the website, but I'm very happy with it.

The power brick on mine died (like many others, which is why it has poor ratings). I filled out the help form on the website, and they had a new one to me in a couple days at no charge, even though I didn't have my receipt. It works better than ever now.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:13 PM
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I use a drafting board that my husband's employer got ride of because they got a new one. I can raise or lower it to what height I want. He also built my quilt frame from a pattern we bought off the internet. It has 3 rollers, one for each layer. It also can be raised or lowered to what height you want. He also puts the quilt, batting and backing on for me because he is faster.

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Old 04-18-2018, 10:51 PM
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My cutting tables folds into a full length mirror on a stand.
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:38 AM
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mine is the back-to-back expedit shelves (don't see those on the website anymore) with a butcher block counter (also ikea) and rollers under it. it is great to be able to move it when i want but it never moves without a good push. i got the idea from someone here and the ikea hacks website.
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:20 AM
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I bought 2 cabinet bases from Habitat for Humanity, painted them and put a door I had around the house on top of it. It's the perfect height for me.




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