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I'm currently using a really dorky tray made of curtain rods and attached plastic trays to hold easy to grab gadgets. It sits on top of the rollers. Does anyone have suggestions for a more stable gadget tray made for or that can be adapted to the Millie?

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I'm all for homemade tools...how about putting velcro strips on the rods and you trays. Or change the rods to yards sticks, maybe that would be more stable....good question...if you get more suggestions I will stay tuned.


Mary Beth 

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I seem to remember someone was selling beautiful wooden trays that they were making. It may have been a few years ago, and I don't remember who it was now.

Sorry...I guess that wasn't any help. :)


Sandra Darlington

Darlington Quilts

2005 APQS Liberty, Circle Lord Enhanced

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Handiquilter has a plastic tool caddy that rests across the rollers. It measures 31'' long X 6". I don't know if that is the size that you're looking for or want something bigger. I know I've seen others around but at the moment I can't remember where.

Dianne

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I have the wood & acrylic tray and I love it....let me look for the link...

http://www.snugglerscovequilting.net/page7.html

The tray fits every machine, they are almost custom and it has dividers so that I can keep my extra threads, scissors and remotes close. They provide great service, I'm not affilated just a happy customer!


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APQS Millenium

Quilted in the Woods

Bucks County, PA

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http://quiltedinthewoods.blogspot.com/

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A question about your tray: does the tray move around when you advance the quilt? Or does it impede the rolling of the quilt in any way? I notice in the photos that the tray sits on the Take Up roller.

I'm putting together my Christmas list and thought this might be a good addition!


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Lil' MnM (Millennium)
laurie@finishingtouchesquilts.com
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Since my table length is only 10' I am frequently using the space that this tray would occupy. Thanks Kim for the link. It's always good to know about things. I use a Tablemate off to the side on the floor, somewhat like a TV tray to hold my things nearby. I can move it with one hand since it is lightweight and stable.

Vicki


Vicki Bohnhoff

Dancing Stitcher, Anthem, AZ

480-444-9602

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Millennium w/10\' table, Viking Designer SE

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Hi Laurie,

I'm not Kim but when I read the description on that web-page just now I believe it said something about those small legs on the bottom keeping the tray in position when the quilt is rolled or during pivotal access (open rollers to check batting) on a Gammill.

I have the 30" throat and was happy to see that it goes all the way up to 36 inches.

Some days, I believe I spend more time looking for my tools (Towa gauge, screw drive, pin bowl, bobbins etc) than I do actually quilting. Maybe this tray will help keep me more organized. I just sent an email with the URL to my Santa.

Thanks for the link Kim.


Linda Card

APQS Chat Member since August 2005

Ramona Quilter Longarm Quilting Service (Retired Dec 2013)
Gammill Optimum Plus (sold to a friend Dec 2013)
Ramona, CA (Moved to Central Texas Sep 2014)

My webshots site: http://community.webshots.com/user/legcard (not active)
Blog site: http://ramona-quilter-big-dream.blogspot.com/ (not updated in months)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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Hi Laurie, It floats on the rollers with little dowel legs to keep it from shifting. The man will ask for you type of machine and you can give him the actual measurements of you area.

I do have to take it off my 12' table for the larger quilts and really miss it then but other wise it's terrific.

I'll take a pic and post it a bit, have to finish a quilt first!


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APQS Millenium

Quilted in the Woods

Bucks County, PA

http://community.webshots.com/user/Kim5749

http://quiltedinthewoods.blogspot.com/

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The gadget trays from the website Kim mentioned are great. So great in fact that I thought I needed two of them when they first came out! :)

Turns out, tho, that I only use one. Would love to sell my extra one.

It is oak finish....excellent condition. Not sure I'm allowed to post pricing here....so if you are interested please e-mail to: scrapbasket@kc.rr.com

Thanks!

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I have used these trays for several years on my Millie. I use two. They ride the bars fine when I advance the quilt. At first I was concerned that they would damage the leaders by the ubbing but haven't. :P:P Sure is nice to have tools so handy.

Judith Fosse

Southern Illinois

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I have several of these trays. I use two for my Millie and love them. My friend got carried away with making these, I would love to have the space back from storing these, so I will sell the extras really cheap. If you are interested please email me at mcb4034@yahoo, I can send pictures.

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How about one of the small (but tall) carts like hairdresser's use. They have storage underneath and the top is a tray where they set the stuff they need for their client, perm rollers or hair dye and foil, etc. I know they have wheels and roll easy. They also don't take up a lot of space.


Merry Jo

Merry Jo Rembold, Julian, CA

APQS Sales Representative

Millie & Quilt Path

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Hi MerryJo, Yeah, I have a TV tray from Costco that sort of serves that purpose now because it fits under my machine. I don't want it on the side, I don't have enough room in my studio as it is. :D I think that something that rides on top of my rollers would do the trick for me. I'll let you know how it works....right after Christmas. :D


Linda Card

APQS Chat Member since August 2005

Ramona Quilter Longarm Quilting Service (Retired Dec 2013)
Gammill Optimum Plus (sold to a friend Dec 2013)
Ramona, CA (Moved to Central Texas Sep 2014)

My webshots site: http://community.webshots.com/user/legcard (not active)
Blog site: http://ramona-quilter-big-dream.blogspot.com/ (not updated in months)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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Originally posted by meg_marsh

I use the Topper - easy to put on and take off as room is needed for quilting - only a 10' table. Otherwise I use the table behind me

Meg I hadn't thought about keeping my Topper on and using it as a shelf! Good idea because you are so right it won't come off unless you want it too and I'm sure setting a tray on it would work wonderfully!

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