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Old 06-15-2019, 07:22 AM
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That’s brilliant! I have the space to have the same. The desk will be stationed in front of 3 large floor to ceiling windows. The natural light is incredible and it’s a nice spot for sewing. The side configuration would provide extra table space without clogging up the footprint. And I’d still have room for a large cutting cart with storage on wheels.

Thank you for the suggestions. I’m starting small. I like Tilda’s designs and I think its wiser to do simple projects and lap quilts until I get the hang of it. That will aid my precision and speed which are a factor with larger pieces. My machine came with a lot of feet and a circular attachment that I’m looking forward to trying.

I’m sorry to hear of your pain. Is it the heft or position which causes your discomfort?
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:15 PM
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My daughter made me a quilt; she did not quilt it herself (like me, she quilts by check). However, while sewing the top she did so standing up. She's not really into sewing, but wanted to make me a quilt; her table at the time was a cafe height one, so that is what she used. She said she actually liked it.

If you are going to make one, I highly recommend putting it on a base with casters. I have one we built from Ikea Expedits and did not use a base or casters. Even with the cubes empty, we cannot move it. The top is bolted on with brackets underneath; I like how the one in your link has the top held in place rather than attached. Definitely easier for moving, should that be needed at some future point.

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Old 06-15-2019, 04:41 PM
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I have a cutting table that's roughly 4'x7', before I got my sit down machine, I also used the cutting table as a quilting table, with a little help from some just the right height to bring the table up to the height of my machine and also made it about a foot wide, it was still a bear to quilt a king size quilt on it.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:45 AM
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Mobility is the main reason I’m seeking input. I plan to put the desk and cutting cart on wheels. I planned to use Ikea pieces but may seek my woodworking teacher’s input and make them both instead.

Thanks for the reminder about the top!
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:49 AM
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That’s why I started the thread. It’s easy to think you have enough space in the beginning. But better to setup the space with quilting in mind if you can.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:30 PM
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Great news! I went to my woodworking class and we’re making the cutting cart and desk! I’m starting with the cart and will do the desk afterward.

The cart will have a removable top to accommodate a move. I’ll have a combination of drawer units and cabinets for larger storage. And I’d like to have a sliding panel (or two) for my rulers.

Thanks to your wonderful input I’m making the desk with a fold down table in back. I’m drawing inspiration from the Koala Artisan Pro.

Much thanks to everyone who chimed in! I haven’t figured out every nook and cranny but we’re off to a good start. I have to report back with my size requirements. And then we’ll get to work.
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We'll look forward to seeing pictures! Good luck!
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Old 06-30-2019, 07:04 PM
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Thank you! I went to Ikea Friday. I’ve never been and my instructor wanted me to see the pieces in person. We’ll place the order this week. I really liked the glass display cabinets. I think they’ll work well for fabric. I’ll use the extra space in the cart for tools and patterns. I’ll have quite a few in time.
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Sarah Bethie, i would put locking wheels under that desk do it was easy to move. Fantastic cutting space n using to quilt with
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also quilts made Quilt As You Go or Quilting in Sections is great for small spaces, etc. tutes and books out on both.
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