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Hello, my name is Carmel and I live in Ireland. I started quilting and appliqué as a hobby a few years ago. I made several wall hangings etc. I am now nearly ready with a Carrie Hall sampler to put it together. I was at the show in Birmingham and really enjoyed it. After clearing out the spare room I am now thinking about buying a sewing cabinet. I have been looking at the Horn quilter. They are a lot of money and I'm wondering if I can justify the cost but it would be really great not to have to keep moving the machine from the kitchen table. This site looks really good and I can see me spending lots of time on it..
|Carol Dodge||30/08/2016 10:04:06|
573 forum posts
Hi Carmel and welcome. Lots of fun and friendly advise on here. Also lots to take part in if you want.
I was lucky enough to purchase a cabinet at our local shop that sells second hand furniture. Got a very good deal and it had an old sewing machine with it.
Edited By Carol Dodge on 30/08/2016 10:07:15
|Beryl Hedley||30/08/2016 10:05:58|
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Welcome Carmel. I'm sure you will enjoy this group.
I can not give you any advice on the Horn cabinet but they are lovely.
I am fortunate to have a room for all my sewing things so don't have the problem you have.
I am sure someone will be able to help you.
675 forum posts
Hello and welcome to a friendly world where you always be broke having bought another fat quarter....
If you have room to put a second table, then there is a fair table for around £25 at IKEA or they have a shelving system that is good for storage and cutting/ironing on with a table top. I've seen the Horn cabinets at FOQ and I couldn't justify them.
**LINK** alex drawers and Linnmon table top
**LINK** Kalax shelves make nice supports for the table tops too...
|Margaret S||30/08/2016 11:00:22|
3884 forum posts
Welcome Carmel. You will enjoy it here.
I have looked at Horn cabinets and cannot justify the cost - think of all the fabric that you could buy instead! I think that it really depends on whether you plan to put your machine away when you are not using it, or whether it can sit covered on a table.
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I can relate to what Jayne says about being broke with regard to patchwork - there is always something tempting. I would have to order the cabinet online as Horn don't have any outlets in Ireland. I wasn't overly interested in them at the FOQ, bad timing to change my mind. Its too much money to buy on spec so I will have to get something else until I get a chance again to have a proper look at them.
Whenever I manage to get my quilt finished I will put up a photo.
|Carol B||30/08/2016 16:25:55|
3000 forum posts
Welcome Carmel, I am sure you will enjoy visiting this forum.
Hope you manage to set your machine up to suit you. I don't have a cabinet, just have my machine on a table top, luckily the table is the correct height for me and the machine, something to think about when buying a table or cabinet.
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Hello and welcome Carmel,
I looked at cabinets too but felt they were to restricting (plus very expensive!) I started off with my old study desk from Ikea with nice white Billy bookcases (also from Ikea). As I needed more work space I looked for other ideas and a friend put me onto this table **LINK** (can't do the nice linky thing I'm afraid). Now have two of these forming an 'L' shape and am really pleased with them; they're very sturdy and best of all there's lots of space under them for storing things! Plus they fold down very neatly and easily so I can move them easily when ever I want.
The only advice I would give you would be to clearly decide what you and get what works for you. Make it up as you go and enjoy the process of designing your studio!
|pamela jeffrey||31/08/2016 09:07:17|
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Hope you find the cabinet you want.
|Eileen Heathorn||31/08/2016 09:39:33|
365 forum posts
Welcome to the group. Have a look on ebay for a cabinet.
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