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building a big table ? help

Susan -homedecsewing | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Hi All, I have been asked to join a blind and drapery company, to manage the sewing dept. It is a new shop and they want me to design the main table that the industrial machines will fit into. Does anyone have some idea of the best placement for this. I’d like to have it built in the most efficient way for drapes. Can both blind hemmer and Juki be in one table? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. thanks Susan


  1. KharminJ | | #1

    Oh, Congratulations! on your new position, Susan! And good luck/have fun with the worktable design. I'm not familiar with either of those machines, so I don't even have two cents to contribute, but I send you "good design juju" - *that* I can spare!Kharmin

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    artfulenterprises | | #2

    You are talking about highly specialized industrial machines I gather...My best advice is to contact the dealer who sold your company the machines and discuss the issues with him. Or, if you are aware of any other companies doing this type of work, you might call the owner and request a tour of the workroom.Having used a few industrials in my day, I'd say the biggest issues might be building a table that accomodates the weight of the machines and still leaves access for any maintenance/repair that might become necessary. As for the logistics of stitching draperies like the pros, you got me there...I've always had to do it the hard way...and not very often since it's danged hard!Best of luck to you....

  3. Palady | | #3

    Applause!!  Applause!!  Applause!! on your being asked to do this.  There's a company out of Cincinnati, OH that offers "Supplies and Equipment for the Apparel, Tailoring, Drapery, and Dry cleaning Trade."  The last page of their catalog has an offer to help set up use of space.  Might you consider checking them out?


    This next URL is for a company at which drapery is missing from their information.  but they do offer a large variety of sewing supplies and they sell industrial machines.  Perhaps you could get info.


    Please post when you're up & running & let us know how things are going.




    1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #4

      Thank you , I wish I could be so excited, I'm trying, it's hard to be self employed, then go back to work for someone else. But I'll work it out, I'm sure. i will let you know how it goes.

                                                            Thanks again, Susan

      1. Ceeayche | | #5

        Susan, I echo the cheers for you and your new challenge.

        As for the transition back to working for someone else....  So, you'll learn a few things, stretch out a bit--- and maybe be bored/stifled a bit under someone else's reign.  Collect your check, weather our economic storm and get what you can out of it!  It may not bee what you want, but embrace this blessing Susan.  Count it all joy!

        1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #6

          Thanks, I will !   Susan

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    ThreadKoe | | #7

    Susan!  Yay!  What an opportunity to stretch your wings!  Congrats!  And Good Luck!  This is Wonderful News!  Wish I could offer you some info, but the best I can do is offer you good wishes.   Cathy

    1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #8

      thanks, I talked to some fellows over at breaktime, their a great bunch over there. And i got some ideas. Thinking about using 4 3x6 lightweight folding tables, with 2 little ones in front and back of the machine to guide the fabric thru. These can be moved around for diferent configuations, as i will be building cornices and such also.

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        ThreadKoe | | #9

        Now that makes perfect sense to me.  That way you are able to have the flexibility and the large workspace!   See, you are on top of the game already ;)  Cathy

      2. Ceeayche | | #10

        See there a beautiful solution!  Rock it Susan!

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