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    Old 04-17-2010, 08:51 PM
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    A few people asked for pictures of how my husband modified a cheap sewing cabinet I bought so that my sewing machine would sit down inside of it like the expensive cabinets.

    You could also cut a hole in a table or counter top and use hanging brackets for the shelf. I have the little brass pop in shelf brackets on mine but little blocks of wood could be screwed in to hold up the mdf board shelf.

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    Open cabinet showing hole & shelf
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    Entire front of open cabinet
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    Close up of little shelf holders
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    Old 04-17-2010, 09:09 PM
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    Ingenious DH, I wish mine could do something like that! I'm better off trying to learn myself,lol!!
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    Old 04-17-2010, 09:41 PM
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    i have that cabinet and never thought of that. cool idea!!!!
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    Old 04-17-2010, 10:17 PM
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    I have that cabinet also. Now I am going to have it with a set in machine. thank you.....
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    Old 04-17-2010, 10:38 PM
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    How very clever. What a great commonsense approach.
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    Old 04-18-2010, 04:54 AM
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    How do you change your bobbin without getting down on the floor if it is sunk down in a cabinet? I have a Bernina that you change the bobbin from the front not the top.
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    Old 04-18-2010, 06:13 AM
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    Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    How do you change your bobbin without getting down on the floor if it is sunk down in a cabinet? I have a Bernina that you change the bobbin from the front not the top.
    this is a pain with a dropped machine...my old kenmore was like this and I had to lift it up everytime I wanted to change the bobbin....
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    This would also work with an old wooden table. Would have to modify how the shelf to hold machine was fitted in. Might give this a lot of though for myself. A table would be so good when working with larger quilts.
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    Old 04-18-2010, 07:09 AM
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    That is nice! 'looks like a WalMart cabinet in its original form, right? Thanks for sharing
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    Old 04-18-2010, 07:19 AM
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    Yes, it is the Sauder cabinet from Wal-mart. My machine has a drop in bobbin so changing that is not a problem.

    I saw Eleanor Burns & her son modify and old table to drop a machine with insert into but I wanted a fold up cabinet so I could push it out of the way if I ever needed to.

    You would cut the hole for the specific machine or small extension table you were going to drop in. My machine with extension table was a hair too big so hubby cut the hole just for the machine. I'm attaching a picture of my favorite quilting machine.

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    My Elna 7200--easy rectangle shape bottom
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