Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures > Mission: Organization
Does anyone use purchased quilter's furniture? >

Does anyone use purchased quilter's furniture?

Does anyone use purchased quilter's furniture?

Old 01-07-2018, 04:12 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Jan in FL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Pekin, IL
Posts: 439
Default

Originally Posted by kuntryquilter View Post
I hope I don't sound like a snob, but all of the furniture in my sewing room is purchased. I have a Koala machine cabinet with the pneumatic lift. It holds 2 machines & 2 Koala adjustable chairs. I also have a Martelli cutting table, it is the best purchase I ever made.
I also have a Koala sewing table with a pneumatic lift. Mine is sort of specialized since it's taller than the "norm" height. I am tall and long waisted so standing over any table to cut is dreadful after a short period. Also, I am more ergonomically positioned when I sit to sew (higher adjustable chair, too). The height is the only reason I got the table but I Love it. The rest of the furniture was intentionally bought at IKEA and it's fabulous, too. I consider it "dedicated" because it was intentional. I bought a workbench at Harbor Freight and made an ironing board.

Last edited by QuiltnNan; 01-11-2018 at 03:42 PM. Reason: remove shouting/all caps
Jan in FL is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 05:46 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Grass Lake, MI and Bradenton, FL
Posts: 785
Default

I have a an old office desk for a sewing table, an old ping pong table for cutting and design wall, an old changing table for patterns and fat quarter storage, an old metal filing cabinet for storage using the magnetic sides for hanging supplies, an old China cabinet for fabric storage, an old hutch for storing jelly rolls, charm packs, and threads, an old lady Susan for a rotating cutting mat, an old bar turned backwards for storing Art Bin boxes for various projects, an old armoire for storing batting and quilt tops, and an old couch for storing baskets filled with fabrics. The only furniture I have that is being used as it's original purpose is a bookcase used to store, you guessed it, books! Going to remodel my sewing space this spring. Will be getting rid of the desk (too high for me) and getting NEW countertop to hang from the wall at the correct height for me for a sewing table.
janjanq is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 06:39 AM
  #13  
Power Poster
 
dunster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 14,941
Default

I have a mixture of furnishings in my sewing room. My Bernina sits in a Horn cabinet, but my cutting table is a solid core door resting (not attached) on two short bookcases. It is the perfect height for me. I have bookcases and garage shelving that hold fabric, carts from Ikea, storage units from Walmart. Whatever works...
dunster is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 07:19 AM
  #14  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 15,316
Default

I posted this back in May.

Arrow Kangaroo sewing cabinet, is this a good price?

I love mine. Best purchase ever. The quality is excellent. I bought another one after I posted and sold it new in box for $850. I bought the Arrow sewing chair and a couple of inserts for the table to fit my machines.


The link of course doesn't work now but here is what I got for $400.

The price was $400 and free shipping. This one: https://www.arrowcabinets.com/shop/k...-joey-cabinet/ No Joey in stock to fit under it so the cabinets were marked down to get them out of the warehouse. I found several online dealers that had the Joey that fit but I don't need it.

Last edited by Onebyone; 01-07-2018 at 07:22 AM.
Onebyone is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 08:13 AM
  #15  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Carlisle, PA
Posts: 1,964
Default

I outfitted my sewing room with a little imagination and IKEA purchases.
Debbie C is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 09:08 AM
  #16  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert Southwest
Posts: 1,314
Default

Such a hard question. There is likely a different or variation of different from everyone responding to this question. A few years back I bought a Bernina 525 and a Koala sewing cabinet from Craig's List. It was a very good deal and I don't regret it. But there are aspects of the arrangement I would change, starting with the height. It's too low. Koala offers different heights you choose when buying new but I didn't have that chance. Plus I would not have paid the full price for a new Koala cabiner. They are just out of my price range. I wish you well in making this decision. May the Force be with you.
llong0233 is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 10:55 AM
  #17  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 6
Default

Originally Posted by rryder View Post
No, Iím vertically challenged and most of the quilting furniture that Iíve seen is too high (in both senses of the word) for me. My studio furniture doesnít match and a lot of it is stuff Iíve either cobbled together myself, or repurposed, but it all is the right height for me to be able to sew and fmq comfortably for long stretches at a time and was within my budget.

Is there some way you could see the pieces in person to get a feel for whether they would work for you before committing to buy?

Rob
These pieces are tailored to a person's height/desires, so short or tall isn't a problem. I have not gotten close enough to doing this to look for where to see them- I just wondered if people are happy with high end sewing furniture.
qltldy10 is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 11:01 AM
  #18  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 6
Default

Thanks for all of your responses- I wasn't really looking for 'should I or shouldn't I?' as much as 'if you did it are you happy?'. So far the responses to that question are positive!

I may go buy a lottery ticket, but I will watch CL.
qltldy10 is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 11:07 AM
  #19  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Idaho
Posts: 1,203
Default

Sort of a crappy sewing room but I have purchased a Martelli adjustable cutting table. Very helpful for the back!
Baby steps. My theory is I am not going anywhere, Lord willing, and have time to figure what will work... and our needs constantly change. Thought I had it all figured out. Then I purchased the embroidery module for my machine so another change for me......
Fizzle is offline  
Old 01-07-2018, 11:16 AM
  #20  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 15,316
Default

I hope I don't sound like a snob, but all of the furniture in my sewing room is purchased.
No different then furnishing the rooms in your house with nice furniture. Why should a sewing room be all make do and hodge podge? I have the same pride in my sewing room as I do the rest of the rooms in my home. If my sewing room is junky and raggedity then I feel like I don't value what that room means to me.
Onebyone is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
gale
Main
14
10-06-2018 04:40 PM
sewmuchmore
Main
6
05-01-2012 10:44 PM
MadQuilter
Main
38
04-10-2009 12:09 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter