Saturday, June 12, 2010

Sewing table and cabinet

OK, enough vacation photos! Now to the good stuff - quilting!

This is my sewing cabinet, and slides UNDER my sewing desk. Since "UNDER" my sewing desk is filled with more stuff, the cabinet usually cannot slide UNDER, without a major reorganization job. I keep my small ironing board on top of the rolling sewing cabinet, and naturally, UNDER the ironing board is also crammed with whatever I can't decide where to put (what grammar)! The brand name is Roberts, and I had to search some to actually find a real one to inspect before purchasing. I bought this set 10 years ago. The cabinet and desk cost as much as a decent sewing machine - I have NEVER been sorry about spending so much money, as my productivity increased tremendously.

My sewing desk/cabinet are THE best things I ever bought for myself! Both are on wheels, the desk has one drawer, but the best part of the desk is that the entire back is on a full length piano-type hinge and folds up for large projects - such as a quilt! My sewing room is small, and my DH also uses this room for his hobby, so when I open the back up, I have to move some of my other stuff to another room. (There is still room for DH to work at his desk.)



The other piece of furniture I found useful is a K-Mart, low rolling microwave cabinet, also white, on wheels, under $20.00. It has a shelf and the top is almost the same size as a 18 x 22 cutting mat. Works great, and matches with my desk and cabinet, but I haven't seen it's top for several years - ! LOL, and I am too embarrassed to show it!

8 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I have a Horn Sewing cabinet and Horn drawers that could be twins to what you have. I love them. And, yes, they were pricey but worth it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I also have a sewing machine table that opens in the back for large projects. I love it. But when I bought it a few years ago, we did not purchase the rolling drawers. I checked recently and Koala does not make the same cabinet anymore :-( I think I will check at K-Mart!

Joyce said...

I'd love a cabinet like that. I just have a plain table which is fine but I'd like to have all those drawers...
Remember that a messy room is a productive room.At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hey I have that cabinet. I love it!!!! The furniture is great. Makes sewing so much more enjoyable.
Never be too embarrassed to show us. lolol Your among friends.

AnnieO said...

Getting a sewing table ensemble like that is a dream of mine but so far that's what it has remained! For the amount of sewing I do, though, I think it would be worth some monthly payments for the joy of sewing with my machine level with the table surface.

Roslyn said...

You are so right about the sewing furniture-I invested in a Quilters Cabinet from Tracey's Tables & wow, what a difference it makes to have a really good efficient set up. Love Ikea too!
I like your scrappy churndash blocks...... the older I get the more I love scrappy.

MARCIE said...

It really pays in the end to have a good sewing station and cutting station as well. And I love hearing that you have a table whose top you cannot see. (Only one?)
Looks like you had a wonderful trip west!

Purple Pam said...

Love your churn dash blocks. Thanks for sharing those wonderful vacation photos.