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Sharon posted on Tue, Oct 16 2012 10:49 AM

I have seen ads for two different portable sewing machine tables in various quilt magazines.  It seems that they are only available online.  I would like to see them before I buy, but also would like to know if anyone has one and what they like or dislike about them.

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Gremlins are at work.  Three identical responses showed up so I tried to delete one and it deleted them all.  The table I have is the Gidget (just in case someone comes late to this party and wonders what the heck is going on!).  http://www.amazon.com/Arrow-Sewing-Cabinet-Gidget-Table/dp/B00351RN4W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350428107&sr=8-2&keywords=sewing+table

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Sharon replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 11:29 AM

Thanks, that's the one I looked at first.  The ads I saw showed how steady it was at any speed. But I usually sew at a medium pace also.  Guess I'll go online again and try to decide.

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Try putting a thin cushion, like the rubbery shelf liner, under the machine and see if that will help. I know you cannot put much under there or it will leave a lip on the top around the bed of the machine. It's worth a try.

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Hi Sharon and welcome to QCA, glad you are here and look forward to getting to know you. BTW, you may want to consider changing your user name, as it is now it is your email address and anyone can see it, even nonmembers.

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Carey replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 1:16 PM

In the keepsake quilting magazine they have a design plan for a quilting table and storage shelves. I don't know if you know anyone whose good with tools lol. But my boyfriend is planning on making one of his own design for me.

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 1:37 PM

I have horn cabinets with airlift quilters dream from 90's really like it .  drawback is its laminate and can chip or crack.

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Carey, my hubby made mine out of a used table and it turned out really nice. I think it cost me abt $40. If you need to be able to put the table away, the folding ones would be nice though.

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Happy replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 1:52 PM

I have a horn quilters table and love it

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Sharon replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 2:25 PM

Thanks to all of you,  Anyone have a Sew Steady?

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Sharon replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 2:31 PM

How do I change my user name? 

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It looks like you figured it out Sharon... WTG

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Marie replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:17 PM

I'm going to add my two cents here in hopes that someone might know what I could do about my problem with my table.  I bought the Janome table to fit the Horizon machine, it sits down into the table so I have a nice flat surface to work on.  Unfortunately I am very short, under 5', and the table is too high for me.  I raise my chair so that my arms are in the correct position when I sew and I have my foot pedal on a storage box but I'm forever slipping off the chair.  Any ideas for this munchkin?

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gini replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:18 PM

MNNancy, just got a portable table that she loves, but i can't remember the name of it.

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Ginny replied on Tue, Oct 16 2012 3:46 PM

Marie, I don't know what to say except,"I want to see a picture".  I'm sorry, I don't know how to help you.  I also am vertically challenged, but apparently my Horn table doesn't sit as high as yours apparently does. 

 I just get this picture of this little elf sitting at this great big sewing machine in Santa's workshop.

I,m sorry I know it isn't a laughing matter for you.  You may kick me in my behind for this.    Ginny

 

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