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Thread: My version of the foam quilting table

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    Hi Bab -- Just wondering - can that spray be put on the machine or does it work better with a surface like the oilcloth? How much is a can of spray? I would like to try it. Thanks, Julie

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    Wow, that is amazing. You are so talented. Do you silicone spray on the surface to make is more slippery? I use it on mine, and what a differnece it makes. If you don't have any, I have a case I'm trying to find homes for. lol

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    I'm not sure what others do, but I spray silicone spray onto the plastic surface of my extension table. If the surface of my machine needs to be more slippery, I spray it onto a paper towel and wipe it on. I am somewhat reluctant to spray it right onto the machine as the machines have become so computerized and some can be persnikety.

    A word of caution. Silicone spray makes things very slippery. DO NOT get it on the floor or you may end up on your keister. If you get it on the floor wash it off and wash it off well. I do speak from experience on this point.

    The silicone spray that I use I got at Home Depot, and it is used for many lubricating jobs around the home.

    Hope that helps.
    Aileen
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    Love this tip. I'm working on a card table right now until I can get it together (my sewing room).

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    I used Margarita McManus's foam sewing table idea for my 2 machines.. keep them both set up all the time.. My Juki is used for piecing, but I love my old heavy duty Kenmore for quilting.. Thanks for posting your pictures! Clever idea!

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    Well, this post has me thinking: I have a homemade painted wood table that my husband made and love it. At first the paint was fine and I had little trouble moving things around on. Now that both the paint and I have gotten a tad dull, moving stuff is more difficult. I'm going to try the silicone spray. If it doesn't work so well, I'll cover the entire table with the oilcloth. Thanks, everyone, for the info....gotta love this board!

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    Wow - 3 years later, people are still loving your good idea! Do you recall how much of the oilcloth you used? 4 yards? more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by margiev View Post
    Wow - 3 years later, people are still loving your good idea! Do you recall how much of the oilcloth you used? 4 yards? more?
    I don't recall the amount of oilcloth I used...I think I just measured each piece, allowed for folding around the sides and onto the back. Oilcloth comes in different widths, but what I got from http://www.mendels.com was 46" wide. Four yards probably would do it unless your pieces are longer than 48".

    I still love my version of Marguerite's "table" and find it very versatile. I moved last year and added another section behind my sewing desk (supported by some moving boxes full of stuff!) and now have a pretty large surface for quilting.

    Anita

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    I love Marguerita's idea. I have hesitated adapting my table because of the vinyl issue, wondering what to put under the vinyl so the foam board wouldn't show. You have the answer!! I just checked the price for oil cloth at Mendels and don't know if I want to fork over $60.00 plus shipping for 4 yds. I may have no other option, we'll see. Anyhow, good thinking on your part and thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    I love Marguerita's idea. I have hesitated adapting my table because of the vinyl issue, wondering what to put under the vinyl so the foam board wouldn't show. You have the answer!! I just checked the price for oil cloth at Mendels and don't know if I want to fork over $60.00 plus shipping for 4 yds. I may have no other option, we'll see. Anyhow, good thinking on your part and thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.
    Just a thought...
    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf52426636.tip.html

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    I used to buy oil cloth (for classroom bulletin boards and table covers) at our local Walmart when they had a fabric dept. Perhaps the WMs that do have fabrics would carry it. I don't recall what I paid for it.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I used clear plastic on mine. I went to the dollar store and purchase two clear plastic table clothes. I think the total cost was $3 or $4. I got as plastic that was as thick as possible.

    It works fine.
    Aileen
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    Quote Originally Posted by slbram17 View Post
    Thanks for link.

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    Thanks for the pictures and description on how to wrap the pieces.. Now I need to wrap a couple of cutouts on mine..

    Today I'm learning how to miter the corners on a table topper.. The fabric for the sashing has a printed on lace effect and I wanted it to continue around the corners without a break.. After watching a tutorial to learn how, I resorted to using fabric glue to hold them.. I hope to sew them after the glue is good and dry!

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