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Thread: Using Plastic Craft Tables with Embroidery Machines

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    Using Plastic Craft Tables with Embroidery Machines

    Heads Up on using Plastic Tables with your Embroidery Machines. I have been using a Plastic Table in my sewing room for about 5 months. All my sewing machines are on them. I have been having a terriable time keeping my Janome Embroidery Machine and my Brother Embroidery Machine running properly. My sewing machine mechanic finally discovered that I was using the plastic tables; he put everything together and realized that my problems with my Embroidery Machines was that the plastic tables vibraited when the Embroidering Machine is in use, this was causing the connections inside the machine to loosen over time which would result in mistakes within the embroidered patterns. So I now have sturdy wooden table and sewing cabinets in my sewing room and have never had any re-occurance of the problems. I suggestion (after my expense and time down using plastic tables) to all of you is to use sturdy sewing cabinets and very sturdy wooden tables for you Embroidery Machines.

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    Thank you for the tip.

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    good advice, i would have never thought about this with a sewing machine

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    Hmmmm......I think you just solved one of my problems with my Viking. I've been taking out of the well of the sewing table and just setting it on the end of the table. I'll bet that's why my embroideries are not so precise anymore. Thanks, pgsnyder. Good advice for the future.

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    Thanks for the tip. Very helpful.

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    Thanks for the tip!
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    I know my regular sewing machines dance around on those plastic tables a lot, especially when they aren't sitting near a leg.That is what our sewing group uses, plastic tables. Have found, it does help to have some of that waffle weave non skid stuff under my machine. Absorbs the shock and keeps it from sliding around. And that is a Featherweight.
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    Thanks for the heads up!!
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    Very interesting.I do like the idea about the waffle weave under the machine, if you use a plastic table.
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    thanks for the tip. I also make sure the machine and embroidery attachment are level.
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    thank you for the tip

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    I'm making a cover for my wooden table with a quilted material (yardage), think the padding will be a help. My dealer was very clear that for the MB4 I needed a heavy table for it. We made ours with some metal K legs.
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    I have been having problems with my brother just moved it to the kitchen and sat it on a plastic tub my problems got worse ?????? just did not think about the table ... Thanks for the heads up will try some place different tomorrow

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    i guess nobody thought to tell you that...BUT there is a way to stop it...you need carpet on the table top! then you machine sits on the carpet..the carpet absorbs the movement, not the machine....I buy the bound samples from the carpet place...usually a nice sized one to fit the table runs about $5

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    Hmmm....I have mine on a metal double computer desk from work. It is pretty substantial but I have noticed on some designs I have to slow the machine down or I have issues.

    My serger sits at the other end and I have it on two layers of the waffled cabinet liner for noise muffling. I may try adding some to under my embroidery machine. It never moves but I wonder if it gets a resonation from the table at certain speeds.

    Thanks.

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    I've been using mine on a plastic table( fold up type from Sam's) since i got it-nearly 10 yrs. No problems.

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    Yes, machines have to level and on a sturdy table. Some of the machine are very sensitive.

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    Wow! I would never have thought of that! Thanks for the heads up..am now on a heavy wooden table search!!
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    wow, thanks for the info. gives me the final push to get my wooden table out of storage.
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