I’m contemplating purchasing a table for my 900CPX. My experience with the binders was that my materials i.e. garment and binding need to be better supported. They pull away either onto the floor next to me and in front of the machine, or through the back and onto the floor. Either way, the drag adversely affects binding and probably has a similar if lessor effect on my other cover stitching.
Both my serger and sewing machine have huge tables, similar to the Dream World Table:
Sold by KenssewingCenter. I’m real happy with my tables at the SM and serger. I wanted and purchased a free arm SM. Because of the table, I’ve happily adapted to sewing without the free-arm. The tables can be moved away and the free-arm made available. But the tables are so large I have to take them off and put them into my stash room. Not a long trip, but it’s quicker and easier to reverse the garment and sew inside out.
I would already own the DreamWorld table for the 900CPX, except for posts on PR that said it was not strong enough for use with the binders. They said if you planned to use binders, you had to have this the Janome Coverpro Resin Extension :
Also sold at Kens. I’m not sure why I would pay an additional $30 for a smaller table. Is it really that much of an improvement? I understand that it “locks” into place because of that little finger extension in the back. But my existing tables are fine. They do wobble away and I push them back into place. It’s doesn’t happen that often or often enough to be annoying to me. If it did, I’d get out the clear duct tape and fix that problem.
Please, tell me what you think. Take the poll and add a comment. Especially would love to hear from people who own either table but also feel if you’ve made a decision or contemplating buying a table, you’d have valuable input for me. I often feel and have actually heard from a few, that comments aren’t made because a person doesn’t want to be subject to ridicule or other forms of on-line nastiness. Rest assured. My blog doesn’t get a lot of traffic so your comment would probably only be read by me. Also it’s my blog and I delete rude comments. This is a time, I really
want need some input. Which table should I buy, the one I want or the one engineered to work?