Oh my goodness, I thought I'd share with you my new sewing table and machine, only to find that blogger has changed! This is my first post in the new format...
In June, I purchased the Janome Continental M7 sewing machine. With my old table and trying to 'make it work' I quilted two quilts, but not to the standard I wanted. I found myself sitting at the machine and to reach the foot pedal required the quilt and my arms to be at shoulder height. It seriously didn't work.
As luck would have it, I got a new job in July, which meant that I could get a custom made sewing table.
|Back view of table with wadding underneath.|
Pure joy is having a sewing table made just for me and my machine can sit as a flat bed and quilt piecing and machine quilting is all on a flat bed. My table was made by a local craftsman who came to my house, chatted with me about my needs and then proceeded to make exactly what I wanted. At 2.4m long and 1.2m wide (the size laminate sheets are made to), I have loads, upon loads of space.
|Long view from one end.|
My cutting mat goes on one end and I no longer have to keep on clearing space between cutting and piecing.
|Front of table|
My old Horn chest of drawers, which houses my threads and bag making supplies nicely fits into one of the gaps and I can comfortably sit in front of the drawers to write in my notebook or hook-up with quilty friends on zoom with the laptop. The vertical spots and shelf on the end hold my rulers, graph paper and notebooks.
I am one very lucky woman!