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Thread: Homemade Quilting Table

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    Great idea and great job. Enjoy!!

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    You're amazing! You can run that sewing machine and a saw. I'm impressed. Nice job!
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    I love your table! Thanks so much for sharing. Now if I can figure out how to sew sideways?

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    Very clever. Good job.
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    That is so cool!

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    OOOOOH my gosh. as many quilts as I have done on my machine. I have never thought of turning machine sideways. wonderful idea. You did a fantastic job.
    SMILE- it will make everyone wonder what you are up to.
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    You are definately a "problem solver". Fabulous job. I envy you the ability to machine quilt on a regular machine. Happy stitching.
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    I just found this thread from a couple of years ago.

    What a great idea. I've been wanting to make myself something like this, and I think the photos and directions that were initially supplied have solidified my resolve to try to make one for myself.

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    Fantastic!!! What an awesome solution.

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    Thank you OP & thank you whoever bumped this up. I have a standard office desk that I sew on. Since I'm 6'1" with a 36" inseam, my knees are quite close to the underside of the desk. (at work, I had to take out the center drawer) If I did a cut in & dropped the machine (not a cabinet machine), I'd bump my knees on the dropped wood. Owie. (Knowing it is there & staying away from it does not work for me.)

    I have an old (something or other) machine with a vertical bobbin. I've been thinking of setting it up as my FMQ machine (the bobbin thread doesn't have to make that 90* angle like a drop in bobbin.

    This table idea will work for setting up that machine for FMQ!

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    Thanks for sharing this. Just showed my DH and now he knows his next project!

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    Good job. Great idea.
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    Love it, so cleaver. My husband made me a quilting table from the top of an old end table we found at a garage for $3.00. He waxed it so many times, things just slide on it and it is perfect. If I could figure out how to post something on here I would post it.

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    you have inspired me to make one for myself. I always wanted one and you make it look like a DIY project that I can make. Thanks for the info.

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    Kudos to another fantastic idea. This forum always come through with the best hints!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laurlync View Post
    After reading posts on here about turning your sewing machine sideways to quilt, I decided to build my own quilting table from wood and fabric scraps I had around the house. I used a piece of 1/2 inch plywood which I cut 16 inches by 32 inches so it would fit on top of my sewing cabinet. I then cut a slot out for my machine to fit in. I measured how high I needed it to be to give me a flat quilting surface and ripped four 14 inch long 1 x 4's on my table saw to attach as skid-type legs and attached them to the plywood leaving room on the ends to attach the batting, fabric and clear vinyl. I attached the legs with several nails then used my palm sander to round off all the edges. I covered the top with 1 layer of 80/20 batting and a piece of fabric which I attached with a staple gun and added a piece of clear vinyl on top of that.

    It works great and is light enough to move when using my machine for piecing. I can also take it with me when I travel and set it up on a table.

    My mother has the same machine I do, so I made one for her as well. It only took a couple hours to build each one. I thought about putting something on the front to give it a more finished look, but decided I like having it open to put my extra bobbins, clippers and other items out of the way but within easy reach.
    Looks great but wouldn't you still have bulk inside the harp of the machine? I must be missing something.

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    How smart you are !!!

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    Great idea for your quilting table.

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    so do you get dizzy or messed up sewing size ways I would like to try this but not sur eif it would work for me with needle on side not front

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    What a brilliant idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by raksmum View Post
    That is really a good idea!

    Sorry I missed the previous post on quilting sideways. What is the purpose of quilting this way
    me too pls. help

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    I wish I had your talent! Great idea and great job!

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    Fantastic ,very clever ,well done ,very smart idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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