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Thread: My new custom Quilting Table Top

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    My new custom Quilting Table Top

    I'm new to quilting but have fallen in love with it. I have just a plain singer sewing machine and have been sewing on the living room table. I showed my Mom so she built me a top that will go over any table to turn it into a quilting center and wanted to share it.

    She built it with an extra piece of plywood and 2 two by fours. She put my sewing machine on top and drew around it then cut the piece out. She put 1 two by four on the end where the sewing machine goes and nailed it down and cut off the extra piece that was where the sewing machine would go. She used that small cut piece to put on the front on the other side of the sewing machine. The 2nd two by four she didn't nail down so that I could easly carry the pieces around. When ready I just set the other two by four on the table top at the other end and set the top on it. I did have to use a scrap piece of wood to raise my sewing machine upto the exact line so that it was completely flush. I used a piece of vinyal fabric I got at a thrift store to cover the wood top and stapled it down and around then used duck tape to cover all corners so nothing would catch on the wood, thou my Mom had used her sander to sand everything flat. The ducktape was just extra insurance.

    This leaves me with space for my small ironing board to fit on one side, a slotted box to store my notions underneath the table and have put all my cutting boards on top for when I need to cut anything.
    Eventually I'll get another table but for now this works perfect.
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    That worked out great, great MOM.
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    very talented Mom! love the table. lucky you!

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    Yeah! for MOM! Nice to see a woman not afraid of power tools. Not suggesting anyone on here is, because we all work on our machines and stuff. Quilters have it happening. I just meant, I think it is great to hear your MOM jumped right in there.
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    My grandfather had 5 boys but my Mom was his favorite son, at least that is what she loves to say. My grandfather taught her all he knew of building. My Mom is 65 so back then it was not something that most girls did like we do now. Growing up, if anything ever broke or needed to be done my Mom did it while Dad sat on the couch watching sports. Of course my Dad was a hard worker but not of the around the house variety. They are both retired now and my Mom just loves to build things. Her Christmas list is more woodworking tools.

    She said she is coming over tomorrow to help me turn my spare room into a crafting room so I'm pretty excited to see what we can come up with. My husband is a lot like my father. A hard worker but not handy around the house. My Mom comes over to do any of the fixing. She is in her element and enjoys it so who am I to dissuade her lol. Especially since we both benefit from it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    Yeah! for MOM! Nice to see a woman not afraid of power tools. Not suggesting anyone on here is, because we all work on our machines and stuff. Quilters have it happening. I just meant, I think it is great to hear your MOM jumped right in there.
    Penny
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    Lovely quilting area...you are lucky you have a handy Mom.. Enjoy you new work space

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    Boy can I identify with your Mom. All I want for Christmas is a new circular saw mine is at least 35 yrs old and is wanting to retire. My favorite place to shop is Menards. All 4 of my brothers are in the building trades so talking shop is easier for me then talking about 'girly' stuff. When I moved from Ohio to Missouri the 22ft truck I rented was packed but only the front 6 ft of it was household furnishings and appliances.The remaining16 ft were divided with tools and sewing.

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    Great job! You're lucky to have such a handy mom! My DH works hard at his job and is too tired for handyman projects. I have more power tools than he does.

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    good for you and mom ,enjoy your projects together and have fun
    we can make our plans but the out come is in god,s hands nellie diaz

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    Welcome to the quilt board. Sounds like you inheirted(sp?) some of yur mom's talent.

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    Cool Inheiriting talent and other awesome my Mom bragging :).

    Quote Originally Posted by JBeamer View Post
    Welcome to the quilt board. Sounds like you inheirted(sp?) some of yur mom's talent.
    It is kinda of funny that you say that. I've been crafting in other mediums for about 6 years now but have always wanted to learn to sew and quilt. My Mom didn't retire until this summer so before that she never had time to show me how to sew. I had tried once on my own but didn't realize you had to have the presser foot down to sew and what i did was all over the place and I set it aside.

    Fast forward a few years an we are in the age of information and youtube. I finally had a way to learn so I watched as many videos as I could, downloaded the sewing machine manual and taught myself to sew. With this skill I could do my dream of making a quilt. I choose to make a gift for my best friend as an xmas gift of a purple quilt as that is her fav color.

    I showed my Mom and she was just blown away by the job I did on it. For days she was bragging on me and just floored at what I accomplished. She than said that my other crafting anyone can do, but Quilting was something you had to be talented at. Here is the good part. Finally she says to me, " I don't know why I couldn't believe that you would be so good at that, you do take after me" I just had to laugh. She has now taken credit for my abilities.

    My original post was showing the table topper that she made me so I could have my sewing machine flush with the table to hold the quilt. After she made that she decided to come help me clean out and organize my spare room into a quilting/crafting studio. My husband and I own a small condo which is pretty much a glorified apartment so the rooms are smallish and there isn't space for storing things like if we had a garage, basement, or attic. Everything just gets piled high in the spare room so you can barely move or walk in except to throw more junk in there.

    Her initial aim was just to get me a space to sew so I could move out of the living room with all my quilting items. While discussing it with her before we began working I told her about this thread and all the awesome Quilting spaces that the members here have. I showed her photos and told her that these were my dream rooms that maybe someday I could have one too. The response to that has me in state of disbelief. Someone please pinch me lol.

    My husband just got a credit card to Home Depot, as we were planning on buying my Mother some woodworking tools for Christmas and had wanted to get her better than just the cheapest ones. ( we feel that you need to have the best tools you can afford for any project) My husband handed over the credit card and told us to buy what we needed. With an aside that it didn't mean the sky was the limit lol.

    My Mom used inspiration from so many of the board members posts and off we went. We spent most of the day yesterday putting together the cube systems for the wall to wall storage. We also got a hanging workshop light to put over my work areas so I can see well with a natural light light bulb. I Also got an interesting large slippery piece of building material to put on the sewing tables so the quilt can slide as I sew it.

    I owe not only a huge thanks to my Mother and Husband but to all the Quilters here on the boards. We aren't finished yet but I can show a few photos of the space and our work in progress.

    Starting behind the door and working my way around (please keep in mind its a mess as its a work in progress. Once we finish I'll post final photos:


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    I love what your mom has made for you. I have been thinking I needed something similar, and your picture has spurred me on to do something about it. What I'm using right now is okay, but what you have is GREAT.

    Thanks.

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    thanks for sharing your table idea with all of us, Wow, great mom!
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    Super nice!!!
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    Great idea...Smart mom....Thanks for sharing...

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    That is awsome!! Very handy Mom. Great work.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Handy mother and post pictures of the craft room when you get it done.

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    Nice table. Your Mom did a great job!

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    Doesn't everyone have a toolbox with all the great power tools? LOL Glad you and your mom are having such fun!
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    what a great idea-I would never have thought of that.
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    After she finishes helping you with your quilt room, maybe you could show her the vintage sewing machine forum! Lots of people there do their own renovations and repairs on thrift store/auction finds.
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    Your Mom rocks! She did a great job .Micki

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    What a handy mom to have!

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    Great. Your mom might have a good chance of selling her plan for that!

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