Quilting just got SewEzi! // A Sewing Table Review
Working through the Skill Builder BOM this year I have really fallen in love with free motion quilting, but quilting on a 12.5” block is a whole lot easier than a large quilt. One of my biggest FMQ and straight line quilting struggles is dealing with the “drag” from the bulk of the quilt catching on my sewing table extension. This would make it stressful every time I’d sit down to quilt a larger quilt. Throughout the entire quilting process thoughts would race through my mind, “I need a Longarm Machine (ha! too expensive), I need a quilting frame, anything, just save me from this headache!” So what was my problem? I needed a completely flat surface while I quilted.
On my request, Barbara at SewEzi sent me a SewEzi Table so I could test it out at home and share this review with you (as with any of my other reviews I vow to share my honest opinion, from heart as stated in my blog disclosure).
When my very own SewEzi table arrived at my house I was really excited. I have used the table for almost a month now and before I share my personal experience I’d like to share some important details about the table.
SewEzi: The Truly Portable Table (details from seweziusa.com)
SewEzi is the only truly portable sewing table. It is designed for comfort and portability. Your sewing machine will be at the proper height, enabling ergonomically correct posture while sewing. You can sew longer and be more productive. It has wheels and two handles for easy transportation.
Your Sewezi table can be setup to fit nearly all commercially available sewing machines. Don’t worry if you don’t see your machine on the insert list. Barbara at SewEzi USA will produce an insert for your machine at no extra cost as long as they can access a machine to measure the template.
7 Reasons SewEzi really is so easy!
Stops sore shoulders and back: Designed exclusively for sewing, SewEzi puts your sewing machine at the proper height for correct posture and comfort. You can sew longer,be more productive.
Lightweight and sturdy: SewEzi is so light, you can easily take it to class, retreats, or on vacation, yet its sturdy construction will provide many years of sewing enjoyment.
Folds flat for effortless storage: SewEzi’s specially designed legs fold tightly beneath the table. Goes into the backseat or trunk of your car easily, sets up in seconds!
Easy to transport: Built-in handgrips and durable rubber wheels make it easy to take SewEzi wherever you want to go. Compare to those heavy, bulky, “unfriendly” sewing tables.
Compact: SewEzi is perfect for limited spaces, yet you still have a large, flat sewing surface with rounded corners on which to work.
Custom fitted to most sewing machines: A special 1/4″ thick clear acrylic insert fits snuggly around your sewing machine bed to provide you with a large, stable sewing surface. Custom inserts are available for Bernina, Brother, Elna, Husqvarna, Janome, Juki, Kenmore, Pfaff, Singer, and White. If you can’t find one for your machine Barbara at SewEzi USA will make one custom!
Complete with carrying case: SewEzi comes with a fitted, heavy-duty nylon bag to protect it in storage and during transport. Built-in pocket keeps your acrylic insert close at hand.
The SewEzi table has a few extra options which can be added to make your table even more functional.
The Wooden Insert
Quick Change System
My SewEzi Table Review
Packaging and Assembly
The instructions were pretty easy to follow for assembly, and it took me a little under an hour to have it completely setup. The only step which I felt a little confused by was getting the machine set to just the perfect height. I plan to use the table for both my Janome and Juki machines so I had to set it up just right using the Quick Change System so I could easily switch back and forth.
Quick Change System
I requested an additional Quick Change System, and acrylic insert for my Janome 4120QDC. I usually use my Janome for travel, and its amazing walking foot. Then I usually use my Juki for free motion quilting and super speedy chain piecing. My plan was to just switch back and forth as needed. The Quick Change System saves you from having to unscrew the sewing machine tray and adjust the height every time you switch your machine, so it does make that process “quicker”. However, since I am using this as my primary sewing station I am slightly lazy about taking my Juki station apart so I can travel with the table and my Janome. I also found that since I love sewing with the table so much my Janome hasn’t gotten much use. I think the best solution would be two SewEzi tables one for each machine!
Strength and Sturdiness
One question I have already been asked from a close friend was how sturdy the table is. No one likes to sew on a wobbly table! The table I was using before was from Ikea and at high speeds it would shake, which drove me nuts. The SewEzi table is very sturdy, with little to no shaking and wobbling, even when I am going full speed on my Juki!
Using the table on a regular basis
My SewEzi table is always set up and used on a regular basis. I do not use it just for traveling. I butted the SewEzi table right up against the front of my old tables, which turned out to be even more helpful. I have a table to the left of the machine and behind the machine, which helps even more because very little of the quilt hangs over the ground. If you don’t have a table to set up in this way I would strongly suggest doing the same with the SewEzi extension table.
Taking the table on the go
Last week I took my SewEzi out for its first sewing day which turned out to be a great success. The table comes with a fantastic bag which protects the table while traveling. I was really impressed with the quality of the bag. The zippers are heavy duty and it fits the table perfectly. The bag also has two pockets: one for your table accessories and one for your acrylic insert. Taking the table down is fairly easy as long as you’re careful not to pinch your fingers! The table also has those awesome jelly skate rolls which makes things so easy.
I honestly don’t know how I was quilting anything without this table! Having any drop down sewing table would help with quilting considerably, but the SewEzi table just adds icing to the cake because it really is truly portable! I will never have to sew with my machine on a tabletop again, even at guild meetings and sewing parties! Now, I may have to get myself another SewEzi for my little Janome who is feeling oh so neglected : )