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    Sooooo excited!

    I use our old small kitchen table in my sewing room for cutting and it always killed my back when I had a lot to do because I had to bend over the whole time. We picked up a set of the bed risers at WalMart yesterday and now it's the perfect height!!! No more sore back from cutting! :-) Yay me!

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    Good for you! Now you can spend more time cutting!
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    Ah I had picked up some of them after using blocks. The blocks worked good but I kept stubbing my toe on them LOL Happy Cutting!

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    OMG - fabulous idea! I have a set of those in our storage room - leftover from when our DD used them in her college dorm room to raise her bed.
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    Why did you wait so long? I used bricks until I found an adjustable height table. To low a cutting table is pure torture. I don't love quilting enough to use a low cutting table. LOL
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    How much higher do the risers make your table? I am tall and have a back problem..if only I could raise my kitchen sink/counter higher! Will look into this soonest!

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    some people buy PVC pipes cut to the length needed.

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    Those risers are worth way more than what you pay for them - mine rise 7", I think - they come in different sizes, from 3" - 8".

    Glad you eased that back!

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    I bought an inexpensive table and added the plastic tubes/pipes. DH cut them to the proper height for me. They slip off and on so I can use the table at regular height, too, when needed.

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    Great idea and that it works for you.
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    YAY! Good for you! I had an old set, left in our condo when we bought it last year, so use them under the legs of a 2.5 ft X 4 ft folding table at the foot of our bed for a cutting table when I need space. I also use our king size bed for laying things out, then pull the whole thing up onto the folding table to make adjustments, etc. Works well and the height IS perfect!
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    I have to set up 4-5 cutting tables a month for Project Linus group and I use the white folding tables and my dh cut 12" pvc pipes I carry with me in a plastci litter box that I had empty. Makes it so much easier on the back.
    Never bought risers like you mentioned.....These legs fit right in the 2" pvc pipe and raise it perfectly.
    Glad others have the use of either one. Saves the back......
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    some people buy PVC pipes cut to the length needed.
    This is what I use because the bed risers weren't high enough. My DH bought me two 4'x8' tables. He measured how high I needed them to be so I don't have bend at all. He then cut pvc pipe to the right length and put caps on them so they won't cut the carpet. The caps make it very easy to move the tables around. I use one for cutting and the other one for ironing and pinning. I hope your risers work for you.

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    Okay, I truly understand the back. I took two 42" by 25" tables and put them up on the risers side-by-side and walla!!! Wonderful, no more crawling on the floor. I put the pinned quilt on the tables and started from the middle and worked my way out. Today was the first day I tried it and no MORE FLOOR!! The quilt slid nicely and I could baste it very nicely. You can find the tables out there on sale for $25-$35. Nice heavy-duty plastic tops and light-weight to move where ever I need them. They also hold a sewing machine very well.
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    Im waiting for them to go on sale at janns...glad they work

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    I'm very lucky. My DH made me a custom cutting table. It is the perfect height and it has shelves for my boxes of fabric It also has a pull-out shelf which is where I keep my rulers. And it has an extension leaf that folds up when I need it. That feature makes it great for basting quilts. I do have a terrific hubby!

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    those bed risers are an amazing invention, they raise up the table to a perfect height.

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    Glad you won't have a sore back anymore from leaning over.

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    Good idea, glad it worked for you.

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    Glad it works!! Being a shorty, my kitchen table is exactly right! I have to put a brick under my machine peddle so I can sit comfortably on my chair and yet see over the edge of the table! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcastle View Post
    I'm very lucky. My DH made me a custom cutting table. It is the perfect height and it has shelves for my boxes of fabric It also has a pull-out shelf which is where I keep my rulers. And it has an extension leaf that folds up when I need it. That feature makes it great for basting quilts. I do have a terrific hubby!
    You certainly do!!

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    Glad to hear yet another wonderful idea!

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    well, be sure and don't forget the risers are there and lean on the table. ask me how i know that. i think i fell about 3 times wrestling that table all the way down till i hit the floor on top of the overturned table. fortunately didn't hurt myself.
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    I bought one of those tall kitchen tables and four tall chairs about two years ago on sale. I figured if I didn't like them so tall, I could cut off the legs. I found that it works perfectly for me to do my cutting. The table is 36 inches high; as high as my kitchen counters. I'm 5'8". We really like that table in our kitchen.

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