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New Cutting Table!

2013 January 27
by elizabeth_admin

Folks, I’m pretty darn excited here at SEWN Headquarters.  Mama has a cutting table.  I had some unexpected child-free time this morning and went out to buy a fold up portable hard top banquet table.  I’ve already set it up with my cutting mats.  So Excited!



I can’t wait to use it tonight!

Happy cutting!

24 Responses leave one →
  1. January 27, 2013

    You lucky duck! It looks fab, and I like those jumbo cutting mats too.

  2. January 27, 2013

    Did you know that bed risers raise banquet tables to an ergonomic cutting height?

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      January 29, 2013

      Yes, and I already have some. Now I just have to find them. 😉

  3. January 27, 2013

    Oh, nice idea! I do hope that the height is okay for your back though Elizabeth 🙂 I tried working from a dining room table a few times and it just killed my mid-back. Though to be fair I have been told by a physiotherapist that I do have a very tight upper/mid back (courtesy of years a tree a desk job LOL!).

  4. January 27, 2013

    And when you’re not sewing, you can host banquets! 😉

  5. January 27, 2013

    I started out on a banquet table and had one for years. I just decided that I wanted one that had drawers under it so that I could store things…it’s the only reason I changed. Congrats on no longer cutting on the floor!

  6. January 27, 2013

    I have that identical setup–exact same table and same two mats–and have been very happy with it. Such a luxury to have plenty of cutting space, and can be easily stored away when guests come. Although I may follow BMGM’s suggestion to add some risers. Generally I’m not cutting for long enough at once to bother my back, and I have an ottoman handy to sit while pinning, but risers would probably be another layer of luxury, since I generally set up for several days at a time (I sew in my living room).

  7. January 27, 2013

    Awesome! I finally had the experience of cutting on a table (and not the floor) for the first time last night. Such a treat to my lower back. I am sure you will enjoy it – have fun cutting!

  8. January 28, 2013

    Wow, that is some cutting table!! I’m still using the floor, or the dining room table! And can I just say, I’m super jealous that you have access to all those fabulously coloured lingerie elastics… so beautiful. We have an extreeemely limited range here 🙁
    In answer to your question, if you’ve got everything you need it takes no longer than a day to make a bra, whether it even takes a full day depends on distractions. Really only a few hours, uninterrupted. Good luck!

  9. January 28, 2013

    It’s definitely a great idea… I’ve got the same but I added a door to the top and my hubby extended the legs to make it a little higher for me which has added the extra height I wanted… it’s not necessary but it did make a difference. You can see a pic of it here and I’m sure you’ll enjoy your new table as much as I do mine 🙂

  10. January 28, 2013

    What a luxury! Happy cutting 🙂

  11. Judi permalink
    January 28, 2013

    I have the same one also. I’m happy for you!!!

  12. mrsmole permalink
    January 28, 2013

    They do make those same tables with adjustable heights. I used the same tables when I taught 12 women in my garage machine embroidery (low height) and sewing (higher height). The cool thing is they fold up in half for easy storage. Buy another one and you can cut 60 inch wide material with ease since you love knits. Happy for you!

  13. Angela permalink
    January 28, 2013

    Congrats on the table! The lace you used for the undies are gorgeous. Where did you get them?

  14. January 28, 2013

    Awesome! Happy cutting! I still have to take over the dining room table to cut. Maybe that’s why I find it tedious.

  15. January 28, 2013

    Congrats & enjoy cutting on your new table. I cut fabric once on the floor and never did it again, my sciatica flared up something awful.

  16. January 28, 2013

    Awesome! How funny — I just set up one of those tables in my house too and it works well! Everyone was tired of seeing all of my sewing stuff strewn all over the dining table, as well as the trail of miscellaneous threads that led from the dining room to my sewing area upstairs! I felt pressured to restore the dining table to its original purpose, but in the end, I love the new set-up much more. Have fun!

  17. January 28, 2013

    You’re probably wondering how you did without such a nifty table!

  18. Nancy permalink
    January 29, 2013

    I thought I invented PVC pipe to raise tables. I have 3 sets! It is also great to have higher tables when you pin a quilt.

  19. Elaray permalink
    January 29, 2013

    Having a large cutting surface is great!!!

  20. January 30, 2013

    We’re all dying of anticipation to see what will be cut on this table! Need good tools.

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