I have made my basement into a patchwork studio and I love to work there. My work surface is 2.50 m long, which is really nice, but it is only 0.80 m wide. That's enough for small sewing projects, like the bags I make, but for quilts it is to narrow. As I got tired from laying out the quilts on one of the bedroom floors and bending all the time, I searched the internet for quilting tables.
There is no space for a table in the basement, so I have to put it in a bedroom. That means I have to be able to put it away when I need the room for my daughters and friends to sleep. This "official" tables are quite expensive, but I found a nice DIY idea.
I bought two pieces of insulation material, the blue one, they use in building projects. Now I have to buy two cheap folding tables which I will use as the legs.
I used an office desk, and a table with some books on it, to try out the idea. And here is the result! Not bad, isn't it?
I bought the 3 cm insulation, because I thought that was enough, but this material is very light and it would have been better if I had bought the thicker one. Next time! On top of it I put some vinyl, the one they sell per meter in the supermarket. I can easily take the "table" apart and store it under a bed.
I must say that it is a bit fragile, you couldn't put something heavy on it, but just to lay out projects and cut big pieces of material it is great.
Yesterday I finished the quilt, laying on the table. Now I have to take some pictures and show it to you. I love the elephant material, which I ordered via Amazon.