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table AND accessory pack AND Universal table grid
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Date: 10/8/13 11:40 AM

Silhouette patterns is having a "holiday" special on this combination of items, a bit more than $150 incl shipping. Sounds like a good deal, maybe, and I do think I'd benefit from a larger flat surface to sew on. Not sure about the rest of it, though. Do I need a "Universal Sew Straight Guide,"? a table grid? Does anyone own these items and find them to be quite useful? thx for any input....

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Date: 10/9/13 1:47 AM

I have extension tables on two of my machines and love them. I have the Sew Steady table with the extras including a drawer for my Viking 670. The price was such that I couldn't pass it up (with the extras). I find I use the table grid and guide more than I originally thought I would. The drawer on this table I could do without, which you would think would be the opposite.
It is hard for me to open due to authritis in my hand, but otherwise I do believe you can always use more storage for bobbins, etc.
The table is very well made and fits perfectly. All in all, very good purchase. Hope this helps!

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Date: 10/9/13 6:57 AM

I have several friends who have just the table and they love it. I have a similar table, but it came with my Janome. As to the legs on the tables, I'm wondering if these are the ones that snap off easily so you can pack the table into the bag. The ones for my Janome table I have to unscrew and it's a PITA. I don't use my table much because I have a modified desk for my machines.

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Date: 10/9/13 11:50 AM

I have a large green table mat with a grid on it, if that is what you mean. I love mine and would not do without it now.
I cut out patterns with a rotary cutter, so this mat is a must. Mine is 3 panels long about 40 " by 80" I am guessing here. I have an older teak table that hubby modified for me, he put longer legs on it to get it higher so as not to hurt my back. I use the space under it for storage in big plastic bins.

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Date: 10/9/13 12:23 PM

Thanks for the heads up on this special! I've been looking for something like that and I could not pass on such a good deal. :)

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Date: 10/9/13 12:48 PM

I have 2 of these tables, one for an 1980's Babylock sewing machine and another for my Brother NX600. The older table has 4 screw-on legs. The NX600 table has 4 screw-on legs and one suction cup leg. It's the large table you see on the sew steady home page. At the time I purchased my tables, there were only two sizes (the two smaller ones) and no accessories.

I love my sew steady tables!!! Some considerations: I never transport my machines or tables, so stowing them in the tote bag isn't important to me. You'll need to remove the table to use the machine in free arm mode.

Since you can see under the table, you can leave all kinds of things underneath--sissors, thread, pattern instructions, extra bobbins, pencils, notepad, cell phone, etc. If I had cats or toddlers the spinner drawer would be nice to keep those items safely stored.

The seam guide looks wonderful, especially for quilting. Definitely more hi-tech than the stack of post-it notes used as a seam guide!

As for the ruler decal, I wonder if it leaves a residue or the corners would peel up and catch lint?

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Date: 10/9/13 1:07 PM

hey, thanks everyone, I guess I'd better warm up my checkbook for this purchase.... Kate

ps: dolphindancer, thx for note about cats, that makes it a done deal for me, since one of mine is obsessed with pins....
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Date: 10/9/13 1:13 PM

I too have a Sew Steady table and LOVE IT!!! I only got one for my main SM, but it's invaluable. I got a pretty large one and leave it up all the time unless I need to use the free arm (which is not that often).

I DID NOT get the accessory pack - no need for it. I don't quilt, so don't need the ruler thing, don't need the drawer storage and don't need the bag since it's out all the time.

But I highly recommend their products!

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Date: 10/9/13 7:00 PM

I ordered a Sew Steady serger table via AllBrands the other week, it was cheaper than through Silhouette Patterns.

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Date: 10/10/13 9:46 AM

After a bad customer service experience with AllBrands I avoid them despite some good prices. The combination price is much better than dealers near me so I took advantage. Love the drawer too. I didn't think I'd "need" the accessories but I don't have the machine set up all the time or all the time with table so do use the storage case. I don't have that grid, I wonder if that can be had separately?

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