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    I’m looking for a new sewing table. I’d prefer a table that has an area where I can also cut fabric on. Also I’d like my sewing machine to be even with the table, if that makes sense? The sewing machine can go up and down....Any sewing table brand name suggestions? Storage underneath is a must.
    Also, I get that MSQC has less people working in their machine quilting area, I do understand. But, I emailed to ask how much longer it’ll be for my quilt to be mailed back to me? They’ve had my quilt for SEVEN weeks. The person who responded to my email, said 2-3 more weeks! So it could be 10 weeks in total before I get my quilt back, WOW. I’m not happy.....first time the company has not made me happy.
    Thank you! Have a great weekend.

    #2
    Realistically, the most economical way to get the perfect sewing table is to make it yourself. I probably won't take the plunge until we find a new home with a larger space for my quilting studio, but I've been researching what options are available. IKEA has several options for base units for storage; I would construct a table top out of plywood to go over these base units. I plan to incorporate my Sew Steady table into a cutout in the plywood. Here are some videos that have given me inspiration:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIRsCbNVyBg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQklRFzj3ns

    Of course, these tables do not have a lift to raise your machine up and down. One consideration for including a place to cut fabric is the height of the table. You don't want to get a sore back from being hunched over.

    I brought a king size quilt top to a local LAQ and we agreed on the custom quilting design. That was in January 2019 and I'm still waiting to get it back. Compared to that, ten weeks doesn't sound too terrible. 😉
    Last edited by MSN; June 20, 2020, 02:17 AM. Reason: Removed duplicate link.

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      #3
      MSN....did you realize that the bottom two links are the same? They don't look the same....but they ARE. (They are dated the same too.) Just thought you might want to know this.
      Jacqueline ( Sugar ) Dorer-Russell
      http:\\www.sugarssmilinpapercrafts.BlogSpot.com

      "I miss the me I was when you were here"

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      • MSN
        MSN commented
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        Thank you, Sugar. I fixed it.

      #4
      I love my Koala table. But I do not use it for cutting. I made my own cutting/pressing station with foru bookcases and a large piece of plywood. Covered with batting and cotton fabric. I have my cutting mat on it and use the large area around it for pressing. When I need to press a large piece of fabric or to sandwich a quilt,I just move off the cutting board. Works great,I love it.
      Karen
      Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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        #5
        This is the third link that I was trying to post. She apparently wasn't satisfied with her first attempt at making a table, so she redesigned it.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQklRFzj3ns

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          #6
          Thank you for your responses. I’ll be showing my husband the tube video, hopefully he will have the time, or I can wait Till he does. He’s a handyman so he should be able to tackle this for me. I never thought about that.

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          • MSN
            MSN commented
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            Spend some time thinking about what features are important to you and how you want your sewing table to be configured. Personally, I like the flexibility of the hinged side table so I could raise it when needed but not have it taking up valuable space when I don't. It's your table -- make it work for you!

          #7
          Sounds like you’re wanting a custom table, if you Google solid wood sewing cabinets you’ll find quite a few options. I have a Koala cabinet and it’s all pressboard, not happy with that at all! For what I paid I could have purchased a solid wood cabinet.
          https://www.countrylanefurniture.com/sewing-cabinets

          That being said, I now use that cabinet as my cutting surface and purchased a Arrow Gidget 2 table for my sewing machine, I’m much happier with this set up and it works well for my space.

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            #8
            Oh I love Arrow products. my chair is one. my tables are a folding tables and a metal office table with wood look top for my cutting table. works well enough on risers. If i could afford better, i'd have it.

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