Setting the Table for Helmi
Fortunately, my studio is spacious enough to accommodate both of us "working" at the same time, but until now I've only had a sewing space set up for me. Also my cutting mats had definitely seen better days and were wrecking havoc with my rotary cutting blades. I was totally thrilled to find 36" x 48" cutting mats from a rather local vendor of a wide variety of cutting mats. This Etsy shop owner, Theresa Torres, is the very best to work with. I ordered four 36" x 48" mats one day and two days later the mats were at my doorstep. Ya' gotta love such great customer service.
I set about clearing the two worktables and immediately placed my new mats. Then I whipped out a second sewing machine and set it on the table that I was going to call "Helmi's Table". Since we are going to be working on a LARGE quilted project, Helmi is going to need an extension for the machine I have set up for her
I use 2" insulation board for a variety of things and have couple of small pieces that are left over from previous projects. I used one of these to make the extension.
|2" Insulation Board|
|I measured the arm of the sewing machine|
|I cut opening in insulation board to accommodate sewing machine arm|
|I placed and glued cut blocks of insulation board for risers near opening|
|I cut and glued more insulation board blocks for additional supporting risers|
|Front view of installed extension|
|Back view of installed extension|
|One long view of the extension|
|Another long view of the extension and new cutting mats|
Always remember, never fear to experiment.
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
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