A Quilting Table

For Christmas, I wanted a new sewing table.  For years, I have used an old computer desk and it was just no good.  I wanted the bed of my sewing machine to be level with the table top to make sewing easier.  I looked for a premade table to purchase and, oh boy, were they expensive!  Even the used tables were outrageous!  Way more money than I wanted to spend.  (I prefer to spend my money on stitching supplies and quilt fabric.)

Then, I had the brilliant idea to search the web for plans on how to make my own table.  And, voila!  I found numerous tutorials on how to make your own custom sewing table. I ended up using the easy to follow instructions of the Blue Dinosaurs blog.  She uses an Ikea INGO table and a few simple supplies found at your local hardware store.  As luck would have it, there is an Ikea store just down the road from me.

So, I did what any self-respecting grown woman would do – I begged and pleaded with my wonderful husband to make this project for me.  And he said yes!  Did I say how wonderful he is?   He even went to Ikea without me to buy the table.  And words cannot describe how much he dislikes that store.  He is a great guy, isn’t he?

This is the result.

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Isn’t it beautiful?  I love it!  It still needs a little sanding and eventually I will paint it a pretty color.

I can’t wait to use it!

Here is the link to the instructions:

http://bluedinosaurs.com/diy-platform-sewing-table/