Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 26 to 47 of 47

Thread: My new sewing table and re-arranged sewing room

  1. #26
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    I also am wondering about the safety pin...do tell...

  2. #27
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Appleton Wisconsin
    Posts
    224
    I suppose it helps cutting on a warm mat!
    Quote Originally Posted by KathyKat View Post
    HaHa! He has to get in as many pictures as he can!

  3. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Granbury Tx
    Posts
    981
    Good job.. love it! BTW love your thread guide on your machine..my Daddy used to tell me where there is a will there is a way.

  4. #29
    Super Member KathyKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,512
    Quote Originally Posted by Ann S. View Post
    KathyKat, you've raised my curiosity. On your sewing machine, what is the purpose of the safety pin taped to your machine. I can see it is a "thread guide" but do you only use it with larger spools of thread?
    Yes, sometimes I put a cone of thread o a cone holder behind and I use that as the thread guide so the thread doesn't drag on the top of the machine.
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

  5. #30
    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NE of Fort Worth
    Posts
    2,420
    Wonderful job on the new sewing table!! Have a question. I have wanted forever to get my machine level with top of my sewing surface. Looks like there's a drawer under machine? Was the counter top just laid on top of desk & space sawed out for machine? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 3 cats, Callie, Buddy & Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

  6. #31
    Super Member paulswalia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    1,103
    Blog Entries
    3
    at first I didn't see your son, and thought, she must call the cat her son (lots of us have fur babies) and thought, that's one talented cat!!! Beautiful room - may you enjoy it and all that comes from it for a long time.
    We are here to learn how to live in heaven - I'm still learning.

  7. #32
    Super Member nunnyJo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Fl./ WV
    Posts
    4,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    awesome, awesome. awesome, no more said

  8. #33
    Super Member KathyKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,512
    Quote Originally Posted by ljptexas View Post
    Wonderful job on the new sewing table!! Have a question. I have wanted forever to get my machine level with top of my sewing surface. Looks like there's a drawer under machine? Was the counter top just laid on top of desk & space sawed out for machine? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!
    It's not a desk. I bought 2 unfinished base cabinets with drawers and stained/sealed them. The countertop was one the lumber shop cut the wrong length for someone and I got it for nothing. My son made a box slightly larger than the hole and of course the right depth for the machine to be recessed. Then he made a "frame" out of 1x2's (they were painted white and were leftover scraps in my garage). He screwed the box to the frame and then glued and screwed the whole thing to the underside of the countertop. He cut out a hole on the right side to accomadate my cords and the on/off switch. I'm attaching a photo of the right corner of it so you can see the construction of it. Wow, that closeup shows some sawdust that never got cleaned off...guess I better take care of that.
    Hope this helps you!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

  9. #34
    Super Member KathyKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,512
    Quote Originally Posted by paulswalia View Post
    at first I didn't see your son, and thought, she must call the cat her son (lots of us have fur babies) and thought, that's one talented cat!!! Beautiful room - may you enjoy it and all that comes from it for a long time.
    Here's a better picture of him that I took when I gave him a quilt last year . Of course the grand-dogs had to get in on the photo also!
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

  10. #35
    Super Member ljptexas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    NE of Fort Worth
    Posts
    2,420
    Thank you!! Thank you!! Wonderful idea.
    Thanks for sharing....
    I've printed out page to refer to. Now, to get a handy man in here!!!
    God bless.......
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 3 cats, Callie, Buddy & Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

  11. #36
    Super Member sewdarnbusy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    1,029
    Wow.... I have never seen a marble sewing table before. It's beautiful. The whole room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

  12. #37
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,361
    Really nice!!!!

  13. #38
    Super Member nstitches4u's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Independence, MO
    Posts
    3,551
    Great sewing room! I love your sewing machine table. Your son did a good job.

  14. #39
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    563
    Blog Entries
    1
    really nice sewing table!

  15. #40
    Super Member KathyKat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,512
    Thanks to everyone for all the great compliments and comments!! Now I want to find some deeper shelving for more visible viewing and retrieval of my stash and scraps. Think I'll look at Ikea.
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

  16. #41
    Super Member Christine-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    1,262
    Wow, green walls for an Irish gal, love it!! Your son is talented, the desk is simply wonderful!

  17. #42
    Super Member jgriinke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Northern Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,100
    Love your room and table. I really like the color!!

  18. #43
    Super Member quiltjoey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    2,078
    What a handsome, talented, helpful son! Love your room and the safety pin idea is great!

  19. #44
    Super Member nygal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    5,649
    Everything looks great!! I too love the sewing table.

  20. #45
    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,068
    I would feel right at home in this space. It's great! Also, I just have to say I love your high-tech thread guide and will have to immediately create one of those for my machine.

  21. #46
    Super Member wolph33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Wi
    Posts
    9,994
    what a nice room-great sewing desk.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

  22. #47
    Senior Member Dotha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    398
    Very very nice!!! Love it,

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.