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Message Board > Sewing Spaces > Table for serger, SM, coverstitch machine ( Moderated by Deepika)

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Table for serger, SM, coverstitch machine
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Date: 9/29/12 12:31 PM

I have previously used these 3 machines (SM, serger, coverstitch) on the dining room table, but now have space available in a mostly empty bedroom. I already have my favorite SM in a dedicated cabinet in there but would like to have the other 3 set up and ready to use. A sewing studio set-up is out of the question financially; do you think I could use the 4' plastic tables usually on sale around Thanksgiving at Costco & other places? I'm thinking two of them could be pushed together, and covered with a mat to serve as a cutting board. Your thoughts on this? Thanks.

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Date: 9/29/12 12:54 PM

I don't have a fancy-schmancy sewing area, just 1/4 of a finished basement area for sewing and cutting and another 1/4 for storing fabric that I probably will never use.

I was okay with your idea until you added cutting mat. I don't think your intended configuration would be steady enough for the pressure of a rotary cutter.

My husband made a extension table for my serger from wood. I use it to help hold bulkier fabrics as I am serging. I slip my serger manual and companion books under the table for easy access as needed. This is steady enough for a cutting mat, but too high for safe, comfortable, accurate cutting with a rotary cutter.

The serger sets on a banquet table that is at a right angle to my sewing machine table. That is where I keep a small cutting mat for trimming with a rotary cutter.

Serger supplies are stored in a rolling card (without the wheels; using sliders) under the banquet table.

If you can find a site that has these tables, please post for our viewing pleasure.

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Date: 9/29/12 1:17 PM

I have a dedicated sewingroom and too many machines. I have an embroidery machine set up on my mom's Singer cabinet - works fine because I rarely sit to embroider. I have a 4 foot table that you are referring to for my Elna Excellence with the extension table attached to it. This works great because there is so much room left over for my quilts to rest on. I like the height of this table the best for FMQ. This table works well because I use an adjustable office chair to take from machine to machine. My coverstitch and serger sit on older sewing machine cabinets but since I use them less than my Elna I just take my chair to them.

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Date: 9/30/12 8:14 PM

Much thanks for sharing your ideas PattiAnnJ and Julkane. I appreciate you taking the time. It might be easier to continue cutting on my covered/protected dining room table, then move to the room where the machines are. I will go shopping this week,but I am not in a hurry.
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Date: 9/30/12 8:17 PM

sorry, tried to spell PattiAnnJ correctly but hit the wrong button.
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Date: 9/30/12 8:55 PM

I bought a couple of inexpensive filing cabinets at a garage sale and then about a 10ft piece of counter top from home depot. This works great and only cost about $30 total.

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Date: 9/30/12 9:17 PM

I set up my new sewing room recently and purchased tables from Ikea. They are pretty inexpensive and nice and sturdy and actually look nice as well! I got the Vika Amon/Vika Adils products as they are mix & match. You can pick the size table top you want - prices start at $10.99 for the table tops (I think mine were around $20 & $30 for my two tables) and then you purchase the legs you want separately. I bought 4 of the Vika Kaj legs which were $15 each. But they have ones as cheap at $3.50 each. So you could have a nice solid table for around $25

What I really like is that you can customize the size & shape you want. They have corner pieces or short pieces, long pieces and then different finishes, so you can have birch, white or black and then get the various legs in a height that works for you! They are quality products that aren't expensive... now I am starting to sound like an Ikea ad! NAYY

I am planning on getting two of these bar tables for my cutting table. But right now I just use a card table that you can get at Target for around $20 with a cardboard cover and then a rotary cutting mat on top.

HTH and good luck!

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Subject: Topic moved Date: 10/1/12 0:14 AM

This topic has been moved from Bugs/Errors and Bug Fixes to Sewing Spaces

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Date: 10/2/12 1:38 AM

Today I found 4' tables at Costco. Adjustable height is 24", 29" or 34". They are sturdy; the legs fold under for storage. $36.99 before tax. Bought 1 to try out.

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Date: 10/2/12 9:52 AM

Oh do let us know how it works. If I get a new sewing machine next year, I want to set the other up as embroidery only. Id prefer standing, so the taller the better.

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