Sunday, September 30, 2012

Help! I Have a Question

Remember I mentioned my husband's gonna build me a fancy schmancy sewing table?  Well, my question is how big do I want it.  We bought a 4 foot by 8 foot (sorry metric users, I have no idea what that is in meters) piece of wood.  I'm keeping the eight foot, but the question is the 4 foot.  Do I keep it four feet deep or do we cut it down to just over three feet (a meter-ish, I know that one).  I plan on keeping it at least three feet so my cutting mat fits well, but four feet is a bit of a stretch.  Really, I mean that literally.  I can't quite reach the back without standing and leaning across.  Do I ever really need to reach the back?  Should I take all the space I can get?
Do any of you have big 'ol tables and love them or are they just a bit ostentatious?

With the humongo table came the acknowledgement that the guest room is really my sewing room.  I was a little embarrassed to have taken over an entire room just for little me, but my husband was the one who said it out loud and is okay with it.  So I guess I can admit it.  My name is Amanda, and I have a sewing room.

6 comments:

Jane said...

If you can fit it and you quilt your own quilts then I would DEFINITELY keep the 4ft depth. Having space behind your machine for the quilt to sit is very useful.
Yay on having your own sewing room!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

If you have the room I would keep the big table. I agree it helps to have the extra room if you are quilting a bigger quilt, and I use a big table for basting, so I don't have to crawl around on the floor when pinning.

Audrie said...

As long as my bed/sofa still fits in there I'm good.

Donna said...

When I had a big sewing room and a big cutting table, I loved the size of it. One of my habits is to leave items out and I have to work around the clutter, and the more table, the more time between de-cluttering. I have a small space now - no big table, and I miss it. I'd say keep as much depth as you can fit.

Amy F said...

We are currently debating the same question. Although my sewing table isn't slated for production until early next year. Boo!! I'd love a 4 foot table, but my sewing room is kinda small...and we need the desk to be "L" shaped to fit my serger and the office/computer area. Mine will probably be more in the 3 foot range.

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

VeeV said...

absolutely....
Bigger is Better....
and....its perfectly ok for you to have a sewing room!!