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    2in1 FMQ info help and Kitchen table insert made into sewing table insert

    My Amazing Daddy-in-law turned the insert from the dining table that I use as a sewing table into a drop in sewing machine insert!!!
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    insert and machine in and plugged up!


    I am so excited! I can't wait to have a chance to play with it. Everything has been busy around here so no sewing time yet. I think on of those supreme sliders is going to be a must when I get to begin practicing FMQ more.

    What do you like to use for FMQ? What is your favorite way to prepare a top? What notions or gadgets are a must? Do you free-hand or mark? All help is welcome and encouraged!!!
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    How cool is that?!

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    You are so lucky to have such a great daddy in law! What a sweetheart he is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyfireo4 View Post
    My Amazing Daddy-in-law turned the insert from the dining table that I use as a sewing table into a drop in sewing machine insert!!!
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    finishing up the cut for the machine
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    finishing up every part of it
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    insert and machine in and plugged up!


    I am so excited! I can't wait to have a chance to play with it. Everything has been busy around here so no sewing time yet. I think on of those supreme sliders is going to be a must when I get to begin practicing FMQ more.

    What do you like to use for FMQ? What is your favorite way to prepare a top? What notions or gadgets are a must? Do you free-hand or mark? All help is welcome and encouraged!!!
    I don't have any favorites. I am a beginner still trying to figure it out. I love your table. Thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome!! That will certainly give you some space for quilting!!! Lucky you!

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    How nice! Have fun!
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    What a great idea!!!

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    Tell your father-in-law to prepare to be swamped with orders!

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    My dining room table is looking at me now....LOL Great table thanks for sharing!

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    I would love that set up. I read somewhere on here that you can use a heavy clear plastic on your table instead of the supreme slider. You can buy it by the yard at walmart for about 2 dollars a yard. I bought some but never did get my table done. That's another project for me.

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    Spray baste
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    sew slip(larger cheaper version of the slider)
    This is what I use when practicing

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing, your FIL is a keeper Have a Blessed day Ellen

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    I went to the hardware store and had them cut a piece of Plexiglas for me much larger than a Supreme Glider for a LO less money. Have your Daddy In Law look at a pic of the SG and then cut the hole that you need for your machine. It is easy to move out of the way when you need to and much sturdier. Get the thinnest Plexiglas you can get. HAVE FUN!

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    You are a very lucky girl, he did a great job.
    God Bless you all.
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    that's awesome....enjoy!

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    You lucky outfit you!
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    What a great idea. Good for you.
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    wow that is great

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    Wish he lived closeby!! My hubbie doesn't like to do any woodwork. He helps out a lot with other things but I would just love for him to like to build stuff....can't have everything, I know.
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    Boy, aren't you loved! What a great gift. Hope to see some great projects coming from that table. Don't forget to share them with us!
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    So cool! I bet you are gonna love that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagging View Post
    Boy, aren't you loved! What a great gift. Hope to see some great projects coming from that table. Don't forget to share them with us!
    I will def. share! There hasn't been much quilting going on around here with all the summer things (ie. end of school, t-ball practice, hubby working crazy overtime) hoping to get back to it really soon.

    I love the plexi glass idea and will look at the walmarts around here and into the sew slip, can't complain about saving some money!
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    I had a request for more pictures and info on the table.

    I am no woodworking expert but I can walk through the steps mike took.

    1. center machine on table (he used a square to ensure everything was perfect)

    2. double and triple check number 1!!!!

    3. cut out hole

    4. set insert on blocks and lower machine into hole to fine-tune and check for any additionally needed cuts.

    5. decide placement of screws on bottom (we chose directly on the right and left machine opening about 2in. wide by 10 in. long piece of wood)

    6. mark and drillholes for bolts to go through #5 (he recessed the top so that the top of the bolt would be flush with the top of the drilled piece)

    7. insert bolt and use hammer to ensure top is flush.

    8. double check place ment, mark placement on bottom of insert and mark holes for screws on the side thelong part of the bolt is coming out of.

    9. Drill screwholes

    10. put wood glue on top of wood (part that we used the hammer on) put in place and screw into place

    11. give about 15 min. for glue to start setting up (would be over-night if screws are not used)
    *note- after letting sit and double checking place ment we had to cut an extra notch out of the wooden piece to accomodate machine plug in and pedal plug in

    12. put solid board (we used oak) up against bottom of screws and mark all four screw holes.

    13. drill out holes (you may have to fine tune it a couple times to ensure the board will go far enough up the bolts) ... I bought 3/8 in. wide bolts that were 7in. long.... mistake, they only needed to be about 2-3 in long at the most, the guys ended up cutting about 3/4 of them off lol

    14. screw nut up to top of all 4 bolts then add wood board (that is not a typo, we will add a second bolt under the board to)

    15. add second nut under board on all 4 bolts.

    16. fine tune placement of board with machine (helps to have 2 sets of hands here) and screw bolts on bottom to exact fit.

    17. screw bolt on top of board down and tighten both bolts at the same time to help stabalize and prevent any shifting of board while sewing.

    18. put insert back into table, put machine in hole, plug in, enjoy!!
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    What a great father-in-law!!!! He did a wonderful job and you are going to love using that great surface now.
    Congratulations.

    Kat

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    I was planning on doing that exact same thing with my sewing desk! I wasn't able to do it, because I don't have a drop-in bobbin like yours, so I'd have to remove the machine every time I needed to get into the bobbin area.

    Yours turned out so well!

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