Yeah. . I’m cheap. You gotta save money somewhere when you buying gobs and gobs of fabric right? I say that jokingly but you know it’s true!
So a requirement (okay it’s not a necessity but it’s nice to have) when you’re free motion quilting with your machine is to have you sewing table level with your sewing machine. Basically you want more room to move the quilt around and you don’t want it hanging off the machine 2 to 3 inches because it can screw up the sewing bad. Unless you have wicked free motion quilting kungfu. . .then you’re my hero!
Now I’ve been searching online and the classifieds for a good sewing table. Oh! The one I had was a good one, a Ikea:
It served as a cutting and sewing table. . oh and don’t forget where the crap-lands-table. “Oh! Oh! I don’t know where to but this 5yds of fabric. . I do now!”
Yeah so I had to find a replacement – so I thought if I went to the thrift stores once a week and found a sewing table I (when I say “I” it really means “Handy Husband”) could mod the table to fit my machine.
I found a nice table through the classifieds. . 1980s-ish don’t you think?
I measured the opening and made sure my machine wasn’t too small or too big for the mod.
So we took out the craziness in the bottom and began to fashion us a shelf to hold my machine. Sure it’s not going to be super nifty and hide my machine inside but for $20bucks. . . beggars can’t be choosers – plus the most important thing to me is that I have more room to quilt and that sewing machine level with the table.
The shelf isn’t pretty. . but who cares! It holds my Pfaff well, what do you think?