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    Missouri Star

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    Lightbulb table hack

    My DH and I created a new surface for my machine from insulation board and plywood. It was pretty easy and didn't cost much at all. We used a box cutter to cut the insulation board and a saw on the plywood. Lowe's did the first cut for the ply so ours was very easy. It took two layers of 1 1/2" insulation board and one of 1/2" plywood to be tall enough for my machine. After getting it stacked to the right height I taped it all together then covered with contact paper. I ran out of contact paper so used a little packing tape to finish some edges.
    It worked like a charm for some stitch in the ditch, have not tried FMQ yet but it should work just as well to support my king quilt. The surface is about 34"x55".Click image for larger version. 

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    I had seen this before and didn't think it would be so easy but easy it was.

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    Looks like it will work great. I like that it goes all the way to the wall, which I did not realize at first, would be a problem, having a gap there.

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    Nice set up. I see you also have a suspension system and a TV.

    May I recommend that you upgrade your lights? Full spectrum 5000k LED light bulbs will make such a big difference. The price of LED light bulbs has come way down.
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    That is really a good idea!!

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    Nice thinking. Looks like a good setup.

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    Thanks so much for sharing!

    DH just grabbed his tape measure out of the tool drawer and went down to my sewing room!!!!!!


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    What a nice sewing area,,, that table is awesome... should make quilting go a lot smoother) Have fun..GB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astatoo View Post
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    DH just grabbed his tape measure out of the tool drawer and went down to my sewing room!!!!!!
    Your husband rocks! He not only goes through tutorials with you he builds things too. What a supportive guy.

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    Hi Claire,

    My husband made the same thing for me out of insulation board..great minds, etc. He supported the end of the board with the end of my ironing board. That way I can quilt and turn 45 degrees and iron, too.

    I hope you enjoy it!

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    Wow you are one lucky lady! You and hubby put this together by yourselves without a pattern or directions or anything??? I would still be at Home Depot with a list in one hand and scratching my head with the other. I think this is fantastic!!!

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