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Thread: My New FMQ Table

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    My New FMQ Table

    During the summer we live in a mobile home and I do a lot of fmq but I don't have a good setup for my fmq'g, so I decided to invest in the small Arrow Gidget table so my machine could be flush with the table for easier fmq'g. It came today, I put my machine in and it fit perfectly but there are gaps, which I knew there would be. They in no way affect the fabric as it moves over the table but I needed to cover them up. I copy patterns onto plastic placemats so I took a Christmas plastic placement and cut it to fit into the gaps so now they are covered and pretty too. There is plenty of space to fmq a runner but sometimes I need more support. I had a small table that I got at Costco in the closet that was adjustable and on his highest height, it's the same height as the Arrow table so I now have an extra table for added support for bigger projects. The table was less than $100 and shipping was free. I found it on this website http://www.internetsalesusa.com/sear...+table&x=0&y=0
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    Great set up.

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    Looks like it works just fine. Good ideas all around!

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    I have a sewing machine table like that, I love it. Mine needs to be a bit taller. I also use a fold up 4'x8' table beside my dining table, works real well.
    You have a great set up and can sew away.
    Another Phyllis
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    ​Looks like just the ticket for your machine.

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    I have that table just to use when I go to retreats! I love it!

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    going to copy your idea as I have the same table and have used it for years. thanks

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    That's a nice table. Thanks for sharing the link and the picture.

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    Just wonderful and looking great, good job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    If there is a will, there is a way, and you have found the way. Great idea.
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    That is a very good idea, but I guess I may be a little "dense". How do the placemats keep from falling? How are they attached? I have to do this for my machine in a cabinet and I just use a ruler and tape it to keep it in place, but I like your idea.

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    I have that table! I love love love it!

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    I have the same table and it's great except when I have a bigger project. I will have to find an adjustable table like you have to fit beside mine. Enjoy!
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    Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Where there's a will, there's a way!!! We can usually figure something out to keep us stitching....great find!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash View Post
    That is a very good idea, but I guess I may be a little "dense". How do the placemats keep from falling? How are they attached? I have to do this for my machine in a cabinet and I just use a ruler and tape it to keep it in place, but I like your idea.
    There is actually a small lip in the opening that holds the placemats in place.
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    That's the same table I use for sewing. I really like it.

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    Great setup.
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    Please explain or show how you filled the gaps. I have thetable but the gaps drive me crazy. Thanks.

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    Very nice set-up!
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    Very nice, Leah Day recommends that if you can, put your table up against the wall so that the fabric doesn't fall behind the table and pull on the quilt effecting the quilting process. A corner would be great so that you have both walls to keep it where it needs to be.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    Very nice, Leah Day recommends that if you can, put your table up against the wall so that the fabric doesn't fall behind the table and pull on the quilt effecting the quilting process. A corner would be great so that you have both walls to keep it where it needs to be.
    That's a great idea. We have an entertainment center and the part where the TV goes is currently empty. I put the table against it so the quilt can fall on the TV shelf, and not onto the floor. Reduces the drag considerably.
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    This would be perfect for me to use when I go south for the winter.
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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    Very nice setup.
    Where did you get the small table next to your sewing table?
    I could use one.
    Veronica

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    Good thinking! They sell those smaller portable tables at Walmart too!
    Karen in Kentucky

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