Friday, May 29, 2009

A Cheap Fix

My sewing machine sits on an old fashioned student desk, only 18 by 24 inches. It's fine for sewing individual blocks, or strips, but when I have to sew bigger things, it's tough. Larger things just fall over the edges, making sewing a straight seam difficult. Usually I just move the machine to my dining room table, but that's a pain in the neck.A 20 x 30-inch piece of tempered masonite, scavenged from the basement, and a couple of 99-cent spring clamps from the hardware store,

solved the problem.It's not perfect, but it made sewing the Laughing Out Loud Quilt top so much easier.

7 comments:

Jackie said...

If it makes sewing easier than that is all you need!

jovaliquilts said...

Brilliant solution!

Clare said...

You clever girl!

My machine is on the old dining room table which isn't really big enough as it also doubles as the cutting table. If I need to put together a huge quilt I have to take everything off and move the machine.

ROZ said...

Yeah!

Bebesboutique said...

recycle, reuse, thinking out side the box! Way to go!

Sara said...

I think that is a smart use for the board...we learn to use what we have on hand...

You did good!

Piwacket said...

You are one smart cookie!