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Front loading bobbin in a SewPerfect Table
Does any one have one or similar?
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Date: 4/23/12 1:39 AM

HI On my quest for the perfect sewing table, I have tought of making my own. But then again that is a hassel, and if I can find one that is affordable and not too ugly. LOL>..
I am considering the Sew Perfect Tables, they are affordable compared to some of the other options and Tony the owner will cut the top to the size I want. I have two machines, one a top loading Janome so that is no problem. The other a front loading Bernina. All the sewing tables except for the Unique Sewing tables has the front table piece that is in front of the machine. You can reach down under and see into the well where the machine sits, to take the bobbin in and out BUT can you clean it from that position or do you have to pull it out of the well to do so? I somehow can not imagine you would not have to that.

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Date: 4/23/12 10:30 AM

I don't know if this will help or not, but I can share my experience with my vintage Bernina 830, which has a front loading bobbin.

It's actually my mom's machine and it has the original sewing table with a fold up extension portion. There are no drawers or fronts on the table, just the approx. 1 inch depth of the table top. When I am sewing with the flat bed extension up, I can reach under the tabletop and change the bobbin. I have to remember to leave the bobbin door open and insert without seeing what I'm doing. I could only do this with my Bernina because it is so familiar to me.

I could remove the shuttle for cleaning with some effort, but I could not replace it without seeing where to align. I've only tried that once when I was quilting because it was easier to unfold the extension.

I would suggest that you measure the distance from the bed of your machine down to the top of the access door to your bobbin.

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Date: 4/23/12 4:05 PM

This is an excellent question. Right now I have my 240 on an Arrow table so that it can be set up along side my 6600. I have been thinking of getting an insert for the 240 so it too can sit in the SewPerfect Table, if I want to take advantage of having a large flat area to sew. I can access the bobbin area to change the bobbin and I can use my Mini Dust-It to get into the bobbin area to clean. I also have a watercolor paintbrush to get into the harder to reach areas too. It can be done but it is a little cumbersome. I have no choice for upgrading my table. I don't really want to either, because the SewPerfect table is so solid.

If someday I happen to upgrade my machine to a Bernina 630, I would just deal with the arrangement as it is, because I am a *use it up, wear it out* kind of person. If I had the option of upgrading my table, the Unique Sewing Furniture is very very nice. The 548 with the cut out exposing the front, without the bar to accommodate an embroidery unit is what I would go for... even if I didn't own an embroidery unit.... On second thought. What would support an extension table if the machine is so close to the front edge of the table? I guess my questions would be best answered by the Unique Sewing Table people.

Sorry if I'm not much help here... You definately have me wondering!

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Date: 4/23/12 9:46 PM

I have the 820 and 630 both in tables with that strip in the front. I can access the bobbin areas of both. It's a bit awkward/tight on the 820. The 630 is totally easy to lift out or tilt back if needed, and the lifts work well with it. The 820 is too heavy to use the lift or to lift or tip manually. The extension tables that come standard with the machines don't need any support from the table, they're strong and stable on their own. But the 820 table is too thick, IMO, to sit above the cabinet during FMQ, so I also wonder if a table without that strip in front would support a plexiglass insert properly. If the SewPerfect would be roomy enough around the bobbin area of the 820, the savings compared to a Unique cabinet would be very appealing. I do like the metal legs, looks super sturdy, and it's height adjustable.

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Date: 4/23/12 9:57 PM

Greater compatibility with cabinets and tables is a clear advantage of top-loading/horizontal bobbin systems. Why do I never love the easy/cheap option?!?

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