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Date: 11/8/11 11:35 AM

Has anyone seen this graphic of Leah Day's Horizon in an Arrow Gidget II? I have the Gidget 1 as they now call it, also known as the 601 table. I had never put the Pfaff in the well because I was happy with it on the table with it's own extension table. Then I took up free motion quilting and reading Leah Day's large and interesting website. I had wondered how to fill the hole in the table left after sitting the machine down in it, and this picture is the answer!

Horizon with Sew Steady

She took the legs off the Janome (Sew Steady) table it came with. This seems to really work even though there is a slight ridge around the extension of course. SO - after sinking my Pfaff in the well, I ordered her a small Sew Steady table, and I will take off the legs as Leah did and see how that works out! I am eager to see, as now I am sewing carefully with space all around the free arm. The Pfaff extension table will not fit well at all in the well.

Leah's blog post is here:

Update on Leah's Horizon

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Date: 11/8/11 11:47 AM

I was looking at the Sew Steady site on Sunday and thinking I need to buy one of these for my Pfaff 2036. I have to use the cover over the well area of my Unique sewing cabinet. The cover is Birch, just like the rest of the cabinet. If I put my sewing machine in the well, I find it harder to sew. The height is better for me, though.

my unique sewing cabinet with cut out

I will buy one of these next spring for my sewing machine. I want a flat sewiing surface so I do not have to hold the fabric as much. My cabinet has the fold down extension table, so when I learn to quilt in a class and begin to do them at home, I will move my cabinet out so I will have a lot of room to quilt----however, the sewing machine will have to go in the well to do that, and that means buyiing the insert. (circular logic? )

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Date: 11/8/11 12:36 PM


I sure wish you wouldn't keep flashing that red machine around these parts. I am already pining for that PINK one.. and the red one is just gorgeous.
Not that I pick machines just due to their color.. but its excuse enough..

Clever what we can do when we look to our common sense for solutions.. not to mention all the net sites that show repurposed furniture and so on.. GOOD for Leah.. Do let us know how it works out.

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Date: 11/8/11 8:22 PM

Your cabinet is really a nice one! I remember when you ordered it, and it is one nice piece of furniture. One trouble with a vertical bobbin machine in a table is getting to the bobbin, so I think the see-thru table will help with that. :)

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Date: 11/8/11 8:24 PM

I do not have that Janome Horizon of course. I should get some pics of the Arrow table with the Pfaff and then with the thing when the Sew Steady comes...yes, more pics...And this way, if I need to use another machine to quilt at some point I am all set because I have a large Sew Steady table for the Viking already. What a good idea.

I was hoping someone might give some experiences with the Arroq foldable 601 or the Gidget II.

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Date: 11/8/11 9:53 PM

The verticle bobbin is a pain when the machine is in the cabinet well. I usually keep it on top of the desk. I really love the cabinet. I wish I had bought another one. Oh my. The price has more than doubled for what I paid in March 2008.

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Pfaff 2036, my class machine
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Date: 11/8/11 11:23 PM

Muffet, I am so proud of you for creating a nice arrangement for FMQ'ing. I can't wait to see your pictures... How is your practice going?

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Date: 11/8/11 11:28 PM

My little 240 in my Sew Perfect table has the same probem... it is a vertical bobbin in a desk where easy access to the bobbin case is inconvenient but a dream for my Janome. I wonder how others with front loading bobbins address this with their sewing tables?

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Date: 11/9/11 0:30 AM

Warbler, I am ashamed to admit I have done only practicing and one placemat...I have enjoyed practicing, and watching Sue's video. I am glad I bought that DVD. She is really good at teaching, and the DVD is excellent. I need more time to practice, and now that i have rearranged a bit it should be better.I am in love with stippling.I just ordered a sampling of threads from Superior Threads online, so that will be fun as well. I couldn't seem to remember which threads are made in USA, and that does interest me.

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Date: 11/9/11 0:32 AM

Can you get to the bobbin case and open it and change the bobbin with the machine in the table? I think I will be able to do that in my table. I took a test drove so to speak tonight on that very issue. How is the 240 doing?Nice machine.

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