Sunday, January 25, 2009

Quilting Table

Sorry but blogger didn't publish this picture along with the others.

This is a close up of the styrofoam I used I think it was 3/4 inch. Using 5 of them brought it up to the same level as my sewing machine. I taped them together so they would be stable.
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Quilting Table

Here's a wonderful thing that I want to share. I found this idea on Y Tube under quilting.

My sewing machine is not level with my table. So, when I freemotion quilt, there are times when the quilt drags no matter how much I manulipate it.

The idea is to bring everything up to the same level. I bought styrophone pieces. I couldn't find thick ones, so I just taped 5 pieces together. That's what I needed to be level with my machine. I then measured the distance from the front to the desired depth of my machine and cut a hole. See the red lines on the middle picture? It cuts really easy with a seriated knife. I then slid it into the proper place, and added another piece of styrofoam to the back to cover more than my table. See the final photo ?

Then I took very heavy plastic ( I found it at Walmart in the sewing dept) and covered the whole thing and tucked it underneath. I then cut out the plastic around the face plate.

It works great and the quilt just slides like butter. I think it cost me somewhere around $18.00.

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I thought you might like to see the picture I worked from as I was making Lovey.
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Too Long!!!

I didn't realize that it has been so long since I added anything to my blog. I guess with Thanksgiving and Christmas the time just got away from me.

It's not that I haven't been busy working, as I started a very large piece and then put it aside to do a commission piece. She is a tiny(10 pound )Shitshu. In real life she is all black except for her beard and chest.
37" wide by 44".

I also did another piece which is of a chow which is going to be a gift. I'll post it after I gift it!
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