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Old 02-10-2020, 08:02 AM
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Hi everyone. I am new to the board and am looking for your help. I am looking at purchasing an eddycrest sewing cabinet. Their acrylic sew steady table sits on top of the cabinet. It is not flat with the cabinet like other sewing machine cabinets. I really love the eddycrest cabinets but am wondering if the sew steady table catches when you are piecing or quilting. For those that have an eddycrest cabinet are you happy with it. Thank you so much for your help 😊
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:07 AM
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Welcome to the QB and Happy Quilting! I don't have the eddycrest or the sew steady, so can't advise.
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:06 AM
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Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan! We are so glad to have you here! I was just looking at the Eddycrest sewing Cabinets. These are beautiful pieces of furniture. I see they are made in Canada and that could be why I haven't heard of them before. It looks like you can raise the machine so it is a flat surface. That would give you the area you need for quilting easily. This is something that could make me green with envy!
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Old 02-10-2020, 11:24 AM
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Thank you.
Yes the machine lifts using an electric lift. Just not sure with the acrylic not being flat. Located in Ontario so that is good for me. 😊
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:42 PM
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I love their products but haven't been able to spring the money to buy any yet. They are local to me (about an hour away) and a lovely family story....
I would email or call them to ask if the acrylic table will sit flush or not.
Also, as those tables have very smooth rounded edges I can't imagine they would be a problem with respect to catching while sewing.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:34 PM
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They are really nice. I did ask and the acrylic sits on top. That is my only concern. I am just probably overthinking it.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:20 PM
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Welcome Jasper2019 to the Quilting Board!!
It's always good to see more Ontarians and Canadians on here with us!!

First of all, don't fret about possibly overthinking any of this. It is a pretty costly item, so you do want to make sure you do not have any regrets.

Yes, I have had an Eddycrest for several years now. I had the same concern as you re the acrylic table before I bought mine. Having never sewn with the extension table, on top of a table, one is bound to be concerned. While the acrylic sits on top, it is not very thick (guessing 3/8" or 1/2"??). The edges are rounded/beveled for a nice smooth edge against the table top and on the corners. Nothing has ever got caught in it, nor has it shifted around as I worked.

If you haven't been to their shop, they have machine(s) in their display cabinets too, that will give you a sense of what it will be like. If you want the true "feel", you could always take your machine with you, and let Eddy show you how it would sit into the cabinet. Even give it a test drive to give you a better sense as to how it would be. Also, if you already have an acrylic table, no need to buy one again.

I did not get the electric machine lift. With me not switching machines in/out regularly, or the need to clear off the top for a full flat table, I didn't see the merits in spending the extra $$. The height is still adjustable, when need be. Just manually.

It's a big outlay at the time, so consider the options they offer, and get what is going to work for you for the long term. Keep in mind that you may switch machines. Even though you think you may not, it happens. Especially when we are enjoying our set-up more. Yes, speaking from experience!

No regrets this many years later!!

Any more questions that I can help you with? Just ask away!!!
Good Luck!!

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Old 02-10-2020, 09:40 PM
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Well I looked on line here in USA to see if I hold find them in Canada but also no luck Iím very well satisfied with my koala and kangaroo cabinets but it would interesting to see the eddycrest as Iíve read about them here on QB
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Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan! We are so glad to have you here! I was just looking at the Eddycrest sewing Cabinets. These are beautiful pieces of furniture. I see they are made in Canada and that could be why I haven't heard of them before. It looks like you can raise the machine so it is a flat surface. That would give you the area you need for quilting easily. This is something that could make me green with envy!
....... but you are almost here in Ontario, JuliaSB
Actually you are much closer than many who live here in the province!
An easy drive along Hwys 402 and 401 and you'll be there in under 3 hours.
A pretty nice and easy day trip with a nice souvenir to take back home with you!!

Or catch them at the shows they do in the USA!
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:42 AM
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Thank you so much for your comments.
I have the embroidery module for my machine so although the lift is expensive I would like it. 😉.
Your comments about the acrylic help ease my concerns. Thinking I will take a quilt top when I go to the shop next time. You also mentioned about if I changed machines too. Never thought of that but is always a possibility many years down the road.
Yes it is a big outlay but it is nice supporting a Canadian company. I really like the fact that they are made out of plywood and not mdf (so does my husband- thank goodness he is ok with me getting one &#128156.
Does your cabinet have drawers and do you use the top drawer as a support for your quilts. Does that work ok?
Would you mind posting a picture of your cabinet even though you have had it for a while. Thank you so much for your help.
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