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Thread: My sewing table

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    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
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    We had a discussion in chat Monday about the sewing area we use. I promised a picture. It's on a computer table, with the quilt tray on it which meets the upper section of the computer desk. For the slick top I used the spongy type shelf liner. It stays in place and works terrific at holding my machine in place.

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    pretty nifty. :wink:

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    I like the "Tool Belt" in front of your machine!!! I need to try one of those!! :D

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    Pretty messy, no need to really straighten it all up while I'm working up all the BOMs, I'll get it tidy about a week from now and then mess it up again with a new BOM. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I LIVE for a messy sewing room... that means I'm getting to play around in there!!! :lol:

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    Sharon, I do believe you've stolen my machine! Or it could be Patrice's! How do you like it?

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    Kathy, I love it! I bought it last December and I've already put a lot of miles on it. It is really quiet and does a smooth seam. Don't you love the automatic tension??

    How do you like it?? :lol:

    Sharon

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    Carla, me, too! If the carpet in my house doesn't have threads everywhere my family knows I'm really sick. Even when I swear I'm going to vaccum every time I finish for the day :shock: I don't! I just pick up another needle and do something else :roll:

    Isn't that why we were taught to sew when we were young????

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    Sharon, is it the Ingenuity? I have a tension dial so don't guess it's auto or maybe I missed something. But I do like it a lot except....... I can't chain piece without lifting the presser foot, on my Futura embroidery is wonderful, I can just keep putting them up to and it just takes it right in. I sewd on it while the Ingenuity was in the shop but usually keep it set up for embroidery, that way I can do both at the same time!

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    Don't vacume those threads... Get a lint roller & tape (or zip-tie) the handle to a paint pole, broom handle, or large dowel and roll it across the floor. It will pick up the threads, pins (if there aren't too many threads), pet hair, dust bunnies :roll: (uh, so I hear), and anything else down there. You can attach a duster to the other end to reach the ceiling fan & upper corners of your rooms. (short person tip :lol: )

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Sharon, is it the Ingenuity? I have a tension dial so don't guess it's auto or maybe I missed something. But I do like it a lot except....... I can't chain piece without lifting the presser foot, on my Futura embroidery is wonderful, I can just keep putting them up to and it just takes it right in. I sewd on it while the Ingenuity was in the shop but usually keep it set up for embroidery, that way I can do both at the same time!
    Why won't it let you chain piece?

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    Carla, I think there is too much presser on the presser foot, I know the feed dogs should grab it and pull it on in but they don't, they just unravel all the threads they can reach!

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    :shock: That's not cool!!

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    Kathy, I don't think they worked on it well at your "shop" cause I chain piece absolutely all the time. Yes, it's an Ingenunity. I love it. Of course, I found a new little clear, 1/4 inch, presser foot to use that helps a lot, too.

    Are you using the foot that came with the machine? Think that might be the reason????

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    Carla, good tip. I just need to get to the $ store for another lint roller.
    :lol:

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    ? what is the yellow and blue thing under your machine/pockets
    thank you
    frankie
    I think I could use 1 for myself and make a few for family members
    who sew with me to make covers for kids for gifts
    could use for other things too like scrapbooking
    thank you
    frankie

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    ? what is the yellow and blue thing under your machine/pockets
    thank you
    frankie
    I think I could use 1 for myself and make a few for family members
    who sew with me to make covers for kids for gifts
    could use for other things too like scrapbooking
    thank you
    frankie

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    I love that spongy shelf lining...its great for keeping the girls knick-knacks on their headboards without leaving a greasy little mark that handy tack leaves sometimes. I like your little pocket thingy too!!! I've been looking at one of those closable sewing table/cabinets. With our limited space it would be sooo great...it has storage for the machine when not in use...and draws for even more additional storage. Have you ever seen them?

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    good idea... now to go and make one

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