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Thread: Three great improvements to my space

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    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    Whatever you don't get rid of the rolltop. They are $$$so special! If you need a bigger space(the sides of the rolltop and back will prohibit fabric moving around) either use a cheap flattop desk or table from a flea market or have him make a top from laminate and edge trim and four legs.
    This Rolltop isn't even all made of wood. He bought it at a yard sale for like $30. We figured out it just isn't big enough. I am pulling out my old table and having him cut a hole in it for me. Its big enough and I can always add pieces on to it if need be. I love my Brother machine but the darn thing is so big its hard to find a table for it. I noticed they are not making mine anymore maybe that's why.

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    "If you need a bigger space(the sides of the rolltop and back will prohibit fabric moving around) either use a cheap flattop desk or table from a flea market or have him make a top from laminate and edge trim and four legs. "


    Do you mean that you can cut a hole into a table that isn't real wood? I have 3 tables I purchased from Staples several years ago that I use in my sewing room. If I could get a hole cut into one of them that would be great, however, I thought since it isn't wood that wouldn't work.

    Thanks for your help!

    Suzanne in VT

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    Well Suzanne I will let you know . My brother is doing it this evening for me. I have a table from staples that has adjustable legs on it. Heavy thing. He is moving the metal center support back and cutting a hole where I draw it. If the hole needs support we will figure that out too. We are winging it. Intead of making a box we are putting a shelf underneath to hold up the machine and it will give me extra storage , always nice. We just haven't figured out how to attach it to the top (secure enough for me) without having anything that sticks out .

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    very nice enjoy !

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    Great Table space. Can't wait until DH is finished renovating basement so that I can buy a table and just to put a hole in it. LOL

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    ohhhhhhhhhhh lucky you...I so want a recessed table for my sewing machine

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    love all of your new improvements. your machine recessed in the desk will give you so much more space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthEm View Post
    Love your new special space!! Esp the ironing cutting table.......looks so easy to use! Thanks for sharing!!
    Turns out that putting a cutting mat on top of the ironing table - even though the ironing surface is just two layers of Warm and Natural plus a layer of muslin - makes it soft. I can do little stuff on it but when I need to cut a new project I undo the binder clips (!!! love office supplies!) holding the ironing pad to the table, and fold it to the left so I have a 36" x 24" hard surface for my mat.

    I also worry that the soft surface for cutting will result in poor cuts or wearing out either the cutter or the mat.

    That's why my son and my DH call it the 'quilting lab'!
    SueSew
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    Nice gifts from dh! I wonder if a taller table would help me. I don't currently have issues with my cutting table at it's current height. It's an old kitchen table I picked up at a garage sale for ~$20! Even came with 4 chairs!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Nice upgrades! I need an elevated cutting space...ouch! my back!
    Beth

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    Wish I had room for that big ironing board in my sewing room. My room is stuffed with too much. If I ever get it cleaned up, I will post some pictures of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    First - the recessed are of desk for the machine - SOOO much more comfortable to sew at and better visibility!!!!

    Second - the 6" legs on the ironing/cutting table - no more backbreaking cutting sessions!!!

    Third, the design wall - a 5x6 wood frame with cross supports to keep it squared, with fuzzy flannel-like stuff from the home deco dept at Joanns. So much easier to keep the pieces organized!

    All from my DH who managed to get it all done in a few days before Christmas!

    Of course the room still has the piano and Aunt Grace's old desk and an easy chair because I can't find another place to put them, and the lighting isn't great, and not much storage, and the electrical needs upgrade so I don't blow a fuse when I plus in the space heater....but way better than when I started out quilting this time last year. HURRAH!

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    I love the way you DH recessed your machine. I am having a room addition built for a studio. I bought a very nice old table to use for my machine. I will refinish it in a shabby chic style. Would your DH be willing to share how he did the recess and how it supports your machine? I am hoping i can do something like that to my table since it will be exclusively for sewing and machine quilting with my Bernina.

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    Happy quilting at your new space. Sue

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