New goodies, part 3

I ordered an extension table for my sewing machine to give me a bigger working area and it’s arrived! With my previous quilts, I found that I had to hold them up to stop them dragging and pulling on the needle during the quilting, so I’m hoping the extension table will help take the weight a bit. Roses for Rosa is ready for quilting so I’ll be able to test the theory today!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy
    Oct 04, 2009 @ 14:26:21

    Have you tried moving your machine to your dining room table? I have tried that the last few times and it works much better. I have an extension table too but it seems like putting it on the big table helps the weight problem.

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    • whatktmadenext
      Oct 04, 2009 @ 17:20:19

      I would love to do that although as I live in a small flat, I don’t have a dining room so quilt at the kitchen table (and it’s only 29″ square)! But hubby has been informed that when we move somewhere bigger, it must have room for a sewing room 🙂 I don’t think he’ll have any objections though, given how he occasionally has to eat standing up if all my quilt stuff is on the table!

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  2. Cheryl Arkison
    Oct 08, 2009 @ 04:41:41

    The bigger the quilt, the harder the challenge… I am working on a piece and I have it draped over the dining room table and my shoulders as I work. I’ve found a way that works for me to take the weight and still leave my hands free to move the quilt. But it’s a workout!

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    • whatktmadenext
      Oct 08, 2009 @ 19:54:20

      Yep, I’m with you on the shoulder drape idea – it definitely helps take some of the drag out of the quilt. And you’re not wrong with saying it’s a workout. I’ve mentioned to a couple of people that I’ve been quilt-wrestling lately, but they don’t really believe that it can be that much hard work!

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  3. Cristin
    Oct 08, 2009 @ 12:41:46

    Once I got an extension table for my Janome, its like heaven, seriously! You’ll still need a BIG table for quilting, but the extrension table gives your hands room to lay flat and move the quilt around. Here’s a link to mine – if you can spot it behind Hazel 😉
    http://cristinwilson.blogspot.com/2009/06/cute-cute-things-hazel.html
    Cheers!

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    • whatktmadenext
      Oct 08, 2009 @ 19:51:12

      I’m totally loving my extension table. It’s like you say – that extra space for keeping things flat. I had a peek at yours (Hazel is very cute!) and that was a really lucky find!

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