Sunday, January 25, 2009

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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3 comments:

quilting forum said...

seem like things never go unnoticed.

Quilt Rat said...

What a great idea........I am going to have to try this Thank you!

Kathie Briggs said...

That's really inventive. And for $18 it's amazing.