The right table

Old 09-28-2019, 04:16 AM
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Hello, I am just starting with everything. I purchased my machine with the help of this group and realized that I need a better table and after looking through the boards am now on a new mission to set up a small space that makes sense. The machine I have came with an extension table.

Looking for for ideas on a sewing table; do I get one that has the cutout for the machine or is the extension better? A bonus would be to be able to use the table as a craft table for T-shirt iron-ons /card making etc (or maybe need another table/storage for that)

Because my space is shared in the finished basement, it might be nice to have a table that folds away when not used. Are the folding ones sturdy?

Is craigslist/facebook my best bet?

Any links or pics of suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thank you !!
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:39 AM
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Good Morning, I worked on a white folding table for years. It helped to have a rolling office chair that would raise higher to get the right angle for sewing. You could combine one with a folding sew ez table for your machine. I helps immensely to have the machine set into the table. Both would fold away. If you didn't need a folding table, I would recommend finding a dining table at a second hand store and cutting an insert for your machine. DH and I found an old library table at a thrift store and he cut out an insert in the lower right corner. The table is about 48 x 60. I love the extra space for my cutting mat and to hold a quilt as I quilt. It's very sturdy and doesn't bounce or move when I sew.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:52 PM
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Where r u located I’m in North Dakota n I have a koala sewing cabinet that has lift n machine home is 11” by 22”
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:25 PM
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Iím in New Jersey. Thereís so many options, but canít seem to find any that donít have bad reviews. Iím wondering if a yard sale table with no lift may be the best option.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:44 PM
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I have several banquet table type tables that I use for my vintage machines. I also have a Sew Ezi table that I bought for my Juki to do FMQ. I really like it. It seems to be a good quality product. They have a smaller portable table and a larger one. Also extension tables.
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:51 PM
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What machine do you have?
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Old 09-29-2019, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by zozee View Post
What machine do you have?
I have a Bernina 640 with embroidery. It sounds like the cutout is highly recommended.

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Old 09-29-2019, 04:11 AM
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I found a kitchen table at the thrift store. We cut a hole in the top for the cords. Added a grommet to cover the edges.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-1...met/1000898168

You can cut down the table legs to the correct height. The other option is to use a cushion on your chair so you sit higher in the chair.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:45 PM
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In case someone else comes across a similar question, here’s what I went with; the Husky adjustable table sold by Home Depot. I was able to find a white one with drawers, but they might not make them anymore- they had limited stock.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-46...0aAjpXEALw_wcB
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Old 09-29-2019, 06:01 PM
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I have several tables I have picked up over the years that will be used in my sewing studio when I have room for one. I love repurposing items.
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