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Thread: Sewing Extension Table

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    I decided to get creative, and make my own extension table. I wasn't ready to pay over $100 just for one that was only going to extend the space a little bit.

    So, this is my new extension table that I made, all by myself.

    This is when its up against the machine. I will add more photos after I publish the first time.

    You know the old saying, "measure twice, cut once." Well, I measured the machine and that part is all well and good. But, I forgot to measure the table! So the table my machine used to be on, was too narrow (front to back) to put my new extension table on. LOL :P Luckily I had another table to use, and its perfect as far as width.

    The pieces can be arranged and rearranged to what ever works
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    Heavy duty velcro strips hold the sections together
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    Pre-cut PVC with smooth bottoms - glued on
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    WOW ... AWESOME ... I need to do something similar ... but still awaiting inspiration to hit :)

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    What an excellent job :!:

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    Wow, I barely got this up and you guys responded already! Thanks! :-) I had the lady at Lowes cut one piece to get the piece in front. Then just used the leftover piece, and one other whole piece to put the rest together. It's portable, sturdy, and it really works! LOL. The legs are just pvc that is pre-cut - my machine is about 3" high, and these legs were just short of that, but with the height of the plexi on top, its almost level - not that far off that it makes a difference.

    And, its portable so I can take it anywhere with me (a little bulky but not that heavy).

    And it didn't cost that much.

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    This is great!!!!!!!!! I will be looking into getting something like this set up. You are right the "bought" ones are way too small. Also great way to make a light box!!!!!!! Could use some of those LED lights thats that are battery operated!!!!!!!!

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    Good job!

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    Can you round the corners so the quilt doesn't get hung up? You look like a can do person to me ;-) Very clever.

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    I was wondering about the corners too - are they smoothed out or sharp? Great job! Are you going to take orders?

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    great idea- I have a question - how stable is it when manipulating a quilt over it. Looks like the supports would shift around. Do you have rubber on the bottom and top of the pvc pipe to keep it steady?

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    Good for you -- if it works. I bought a large one and only used it once, quilt kept getting hung up on it, took a smaller one to Goodwill.

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    YOU GO GIRL!

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    great job

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    What an awesome idea... I just showed it to hubby.. Ya know hint hint lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana2
    This is great!!!!!!!!! I will be looking into getting something like this set up. You are right the "bought" ones are way too small. Also great way to make a light box!!!!!!! Could use some of those LED lights thats that are battery operated!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for that idea! Never thought to glue pvc to my plexi glass to make legs! Now I can have a great big light box!

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    Good idea, what kind of glue did you use?

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    Where there's a will, there's a way! Brilliant!

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    What a great table. You have inspired me. I'm going to try to make one soon.

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    Very creative.

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    Very creative and ingenious.

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    Oh, that's fabulous. Nothing like improvising! Great job!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Clever girl! This will undoubtedly make your sewing go much more smoothly. And it didn't cost you an arm and a leg! Well done! :thumbup:

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    wow, I have been thinking about buying one, but yes, the price of them keeps stopping me.

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    ooooh I want one too! I agree the $$ and the size of the smaller ones had kept me from buying one.
    Awesome job making your own.

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    Can you tell me what and how thick the material you bought at Lowe's

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    What a clever idea. I have one of the purchased ones but my husband kindly replaced the plexglass when I broke it at one of my retreats. He is a machinist. Another wonderful advantage of the clear top is that I store my scissors, extra bobbins, my accessory case etc. etc. underneath of it. They are out of the way and I can see them at a glance just by lifting the fabric off of the surface. That doubles the use of your table surface. My husband also cut the legs off of my sewing table so that with the slide on plexglass surface the machine is just the right height to be easiest on my back and neck.

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