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I started a group ("On the Road Again Quilters") for people who like to take trips in their RV to add to their stash and who might also do a little piecing/quilting along the way. I have a tiny space now that might allow me to set up my sewing machine. I'm looking for ideas for a narrow folding table that can be put away when not in use. My husband thinks I'm a little nuts but I think it will be fun. I don't like just sitting around watching the campfire send smoke my way. Any ideas?

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Comment by Darlene, WA on February 10, 2009 at 4:35pm
That sounds fun. It would sort of be a memory quilt of all the places she visited.
Comment by Cornwoman on February 5, 2009 at 4:24pm
My aunt, who is also a quilter, spends about 6 months a year in a tiny little trailer on the road. She carefully plans her projects for the road because she has so little space in the trailer. If I remember correctly she said that she puts her sewing machine up on the tiny table in the trailer to do her sewing while my uncle is out fishing. There isn't room in there for a table of any size to be added.

One year she planned a quilt where she took background or border fabric with her, and then picked up fabric to make her blocks from each of the states that they were traveling through.
Comment by Darlene, WA on February 2, 2009 at 7:16pm
I measured and I think I need a folding table that is about 15" wide. I'm still tempted by the one from Nancy's because it lets the machine sit in the opening which would be nicer. Robin, you might be right - I could just use one of those wooden folding tray tables. I could put it next to the ironing one and I'd never have to move. LOL! I'll have to look around a little or when we get the water damage fixed at our house. Right now everything is a giant mess! Even my sewing room is going to have to have the floor ripped up. Bummer!
Comment by June Edwards on February 2, 2009 at 6:28pm
I did some quilting in my rv last summer ..especially on rainy days . ..I have a portable sewing machine that fits in the bedroom for storage.. I have a table top ironing board that fits in the clothes closet have lots of storage space to put my material.. sews on the table . when its just my husband and I it works just fine ... Days that we have the grandchildren i do other crafts that my involve them ...or play games .. my sewing will be the first thing packed for the summer rving..just love it
Comment by Darlene, WA on February 2, 2009 at 3:24pm
Laurie, I looked at the Nancy's website and I think that is perfect. I'm going to go out in a little while and measure but I think that's the best since it folds up so flat I can store it in the closet or under the bed. We don't have as much storage under this bed as we did in the old one because the bed is in the slideout and I guess that's where they put the slide-out mechanism. I still can get a lot of fabric in there though.
Comment by Mobycat on February 2, 2009 at 3:06pm
When my husband wanted the RV, last fall, the deal was that I could take my quilting with me. We have only gone on short trips so far. I store my cutting mat, tools, iron and sewing machine under the bed. I cut on the dining table, set up the sewing machine on the other side. My Olfa pressing board goes on top of the stove (we don't use it, because we cook on the grill outside).
It works quite nicely.
I haven't taken my featherweight with me yet. I keep thinking something will happen to it.
Comment by Robin on February 2, 2009 at 2:58pm
Oh no Darlene you're not nuts...the featherweight is the first item in the trailer. I sew on the table if it is just the two of us but when the grands come along I need soemthing else too. I have been thinking of a wooden TV tray...you know like the ones we use for an ironing station. Why wouldn't that work? Robin
Comment by Casey on February 2, 2009 at 2:58pm
Boy am I glad you asked that question. We bought a camper last summer and I have all this really neat storage room that I could fill with fabric purchased during our travels. Last summer I only took things that could be hand sewn. This year I planned to take my extra machine. I'm glad to see everyone is full of good ideas. Thanks everybody. Casey
Comment by Laurie Chaney on February 2, 2009 at 1:52pm
Hi Im new to this site ..its great...anyway if you go to www.nancysnotions.com they have a sewing table that has a recessed area for your sewing machine to site in...but folds to a height of 3.75" item number is ST601 the price is 125.00 also does anyone have sites for a Featherweight sewing machine...I got a great deal on one but would like to get a carrying case for it...thanks Laurie
Comment by Darlene, WA on February 2, 2009 at 12:37pm
Thanks for all the tips. Is the table from Costco narrow? We bought one last year to take for setting up the TV outside for "Movie Night" with our grandchildren but it is too wide.

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