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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    I like that extra outfeed space! That gives me ideas for a future upgrade. Maybe I can do a drop leaf add on to the back of the sewing table later on.
    I think with planning a bit it can work. I would have to pull the table away from the wall but that is doable!

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    Be sure to put your machine as far right as you can.
    You need the area to the left of your machine
    As an open area for your fabric as you piece
    your quilt.

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    Something not often considered- when you are sewing your body is not centered on the needle position. Normally it's a bit to the left a few inches so the stitching line is somewhere between your nose and shoulder. A misplaced table leg or cabinet will make this uncomfortable so be sure you have room to the left for your legs and chair. A lot of smaller cabinets don't take this into consideration and sometimes you have to straddle a table leg, or whatever.
    You gots to risk it to gets the biscuit-

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    A very good point about the room needed as we are sewing and where that sew line is in relation to our body.

    I have not yet had time to secure the cabinet and cut that hole thankfully.

    My dry run did reveal I like the machine more to the left though. The space to the right of the machine is going to be big enough for a couple
    small WIP totes.
    I found having a small ironing station to the right will work well for me. I will build one on locking swivel casters so I can roll it under when not needed.

    All kinds of good points to consider before cutting that hole, knee lift space, body space, wasted space, room for block pieces, room for outfeed, and how it will work for me.

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    I got that hole cut and the machine in!!

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    Babs quilts I am totally impressed!!! When I first read your post I thought how overwhelmed I would be trying to figure out how to do that. I wouldnt have a clue where to start. It looks great. Congratulations!

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    I'm impressed.. l love all that top space!! I fill up mine way to fast with ironing and blocks already cut out and ready to sew together. My leader and ender project. And don't forget the Cup of coffee....

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    You did an awesome job!!!!! I'm quite impressed.

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    Default Re: Cutting my table for a drop in machine.

    Thanks y'all.
    I still have a few things I want/need to do.

    It took some serious planning and math to get the tables the same height. As you can see the brown cabinet had to be reworked to fit. That one was free to me. The bottom was broken so off it came. That meant figuring out how to build up the top and keep it sturdy. That little cubby it created will hold 18" long or shorter rulers. The upside down carpet pieces make it so I can slide the table if needed. Once I get carpet under the machine table they should line up exactly.

    Painting the raw wood will happen once I decide if it works like I want it to.

    The cutting table...I am pretty happy that I could make it out of that cubicle desk and only will be tossing out a very small piece.
    Before the top was weird for cutting on. It was 20" deep with an odd angled end. What is now the top was once the back. Now it is 29" deep all the way across.

    There were 2 pieces 10 inches wide and 29 inches tall that will become the top of my rolling multi use table.

    I like creating whether it be wood, metal or fabric. There is a sense of accomplishment in creating I am sure we all can identify with.

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