Friday, August 26, 2011

The quest for the perfect fabric cutting table

I'm lucky - I get to set up a sewing room.  Of course I have to share with the elliptical machine and the TV - but I get to have my own space.  I have an arrow sewing table that works really well, but no cutting table.  Right now I have to cut anything out either on the floor or the dining room table.  Both are not ideal.  So I decided that it's time to look for a cutting table.

You would think that this is easy - but it's not.  At least not for me.  I want something that looks decent (as it will likely be set up all of the time) and is functional.  My first try:  Ikea.  I bought the table top fro the VIKA system:   Ikea Table Top
along with these legs:  Ikea Table Legs

I thought this would be great as you can adjust the height of the table!  Well - what a disappointment.  It wasn't as stable as I would have liked.  So back it went.  So now the search starts over.   I had wanted Ikea to work since they're much more economical than anything that is specifically made for the sewing room.  For instance, this table:  Sewing Cabinet  I love the way it looks - but it's out of my price range. 

Sorry for the links, but I don't know how to show the picture on their websites directly.  :/   Not that anyone is reading this, but if anyone has any solutions, I would love to hear about it!