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What size Sew Steady do you use?

Old 11-30-2015, 01:23 PM
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Connecting Threads has the 18x24 on sale for $89....is there a big benefit to getting the larger one? I read some older threads here, and it seems some are unhappy using it to FMQ? I have a small extension table that came with my machine, but the sew steady looks nice!
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:06 PM
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I saw one on sale on MSQC but I thought they were too expensive. I have never had a problem but I have always had good support for the quilt when quilting.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:50 AM
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That's really good price these days! I love my 18 x 24" but have a unique set up so lots of room around my machine.

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Old 12-01-2015, 12:14 PM
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I saved a link at home with some very good pricing on the sew steady. I thought that price was high, I'll try to post the link tonight after work. My advice keep shopping.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:21 PM
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I saved a link at home with some very good pricing on the sew steady. I thought that price was high, I'll try to post the link tonight after work. My advice keep shopping.
I don't know if what I have is a Sew Steady or not. It is a clear piece of acrylic material with legs and cut to fit under the arm of my Bernina. While I don't machine quilt anything larger than a baby blanket it works great for piecing and binding bigger quilts. Another plus for me is that I can store additional feet, bobbins etc. etc. under the left end of the clear table and see just where everything is without having to remove the slide on clear table. It also allows me to change my bobbin without having to remove the clear slide on.
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Old 12-01-2015, 04:00 PM
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This is a link about what size table you should consider. It's one person's opinion, but she makes a lot of sense and speaks from experience. As a new free motion quilter, I enjoyed all 4 of her YouTube videos. So watch the whole series if that interests you. This is the forth video in the series. She starts talking about the table in detail about the 8 minute, 10 second mark - if you just want to get to the point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DmW-1L9Ua0

Sometimes my memory isn't perfect, but this time, I remembered correctly. While I haven't done business with this place before, this is the best price that I found on a Sew Steady table: $40 for an 18 X 24" table.

http://www.voguefabricsstore.com/Sewing-Machine-Extension-Table-18-x-24.html




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Old 12-02-2015, 03:17 AM
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Thank you for the pic and the links!
I Have viewed Patsy's videos before, but did not remember her addressing the extension table issue. The Vogue fabric shop looks great! I am always looking for garment fabric, so that's an added bonus!
This board has the best members....always willing to help! Thanks again!

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Old 12-02-2015, 03:20 AM
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I have the larger one and couldn't do without it. It even fits on my new gidget Ii table. It is a shame that the sewing machine makers do not include an extension table with the machines. I bought a singer at Walmart 10+ years ago and that cheapie came with a table. At the time I did not realize what a plus that was. Go ahead and put the table on your Christmas list. You deserve it!
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I have the larger one and couldn't do without it. It even fits on my new gidget Ii table. It is a shame that the sewing machine makers do not include an extension table with the machines. I bought a singer at Walmart 10+ years ago and that cheapie came with a table. At the time I did not realize what a plus that was. Go ahead and put the table on your Christmas list. You deserve it!
At $40, even if you have a table on your machine already this larger, see through table, still has many benefits to offer. My wife's machine came with a nice table, which is much nicer than no table, but I am still considering getting one of these for her.
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I have the 18 x24 and cannot imagine sewing without it.
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