I love the sewing tables
that my mom had, but they are small. They certainly won't be able to support the memory quilt
I plan to make from my oldest daughter's clothing. The quilt would end up dragging on the floor when I sewed the pieces together. Mom's vintage sewing tables are nice, but not big enough for a quilt project.
Marguerita had a work space that was too small for her quilts, so she decided to make her own quilting desk
. She used two inexpensive folding tables from Sam's Club, and foam insulation and window insulation
she bought from her local hardware store. The vinyl window insulation really helps to slide her quilts around so that she isn't pulling and tugging when she needs to move them.
I love her new quilting desk and it has really given me inspiration to get going on cutting up the clothes needed to make my memory quilt, and I especially love that I can slide pictures of my girls under the vinyl so that I will be inspired to keep going when I don't feel like quiting. It also helps that I don't have to shell out big bucks for a table that I won't be able to put away when I am not working on a sewing project.