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Date: 2/19/13 11:44 PM

I know I posted *ages* ago about Sew-Ezy vs Sew Steady tables, etc...but that was before I redid my sewing room, and now I have only room for a Sew-Steady extension table so I can finally take the plunge!

I have room for quite a large extension table. My choices are:
18x24
24x24
32x24 (yikes, huge! and also quite pricey)

I'd just as soon do the 24x24 and be done with it - but do I even need that one or is the 18x24 "good enough." I plan to do considerable sized quilts at some point. (That is the goal.) I have a large, long sewing table, so the quilt wouldn't just immediately be dropping off the extension table to the floor.

Thanks for the help! :)

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Date: 2/20/13 11:39 AM

Just bumping up for insights! :)

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Date: 2/20/13 12:30 PM

I'd get one as big as possible. It really does make a difference when drag is reduced to a bare minimum.

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Date: 2/20/13 1:33 PM

This is an extension table and not the table the machine will sit on? What size is your sewing table? If this is to be your sewing table, then as big as you can afford. You will use the room.

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Date: 2/20/13 2:21 PM

I have found the large (18x24) table to stick out too far on my Sewing table - it actually is out over the edge of my sewing table by over an inch - the smaller table is not that wide from front to back. I think 24x24 you would really have to see how far out in front it is going to come and measure your space. I love the smaller tables (11.5x15) and have 3 for 3 different machines, one of which is/was my main FMQ machine. I have two very large ones and one of them is a Sew Steady and that is the one that sticks out in front. This means it is easy to hit it, crack it etc., so presently I haven't got it in use, and I have the machine inside the well in the table. The Janome 6300 came with a very large extension table that I use flat on my sewing table with the machine in the well, and it does not stick out in front. I love that use. You will love the tables. :)
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Date: 2/20/13 3:02 PM

Thank you for clarifing this for me, Muffet. Now I understand what she is asking.

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I really enjoy quilting. I love to play with fabrics, colors and pictures. I recently discovered how much fun applique can be. As I love making pictures, landscape quilting can be challenging, but seeing the picture come to life is so rewarding.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 2/20/13 4:32 PM

Thanks for all of your input.
My sewing table is approx. 31 1/2" by 89" or so.
Picture of my sewing room table

The depth is closer to 33" because it's about 1 1/2" from the wall.

(You can see the rest of my sewing room in the set:

Flick photo album of sewing room

I don't need to have the white drawers sitting on the table, they can be hung from the wall. Also, I don't need to have two machines on the table (and wouldn't if I were working on a big project).
-- Edited on 2/20/13 10:58 PM --

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Date: 2/20/13 8:37 PM

sewing room pictures

Lots to look at.

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I really enjoy quilting. I love to play with fabrics, colors and pictures. I recently discovered how much fun applique can be. As I love making pictures, landscape quilting can be challenging, but seeing the picture come to life is so rewarding.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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