Monday, October 15, 2007

My Janome 6600 Table Came!!!

This is what I was using for a table and this is what I have now!



Here's a closer shot of my table



For those that are debating on having this table, here's my review.


This table is a great price at around 250 dollars. I bought mine online from Ken's Sewing Center off of Ebay. Ken does have a website at http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/. He has it priced at 249. If you go to his site, do a search for Janome and go to page 3. I've never seen this table anywhere else online. Even my Janome dealer had no clue what I was talking about when I asked about this table. You'd think they'd really be pushing this table as the Janome 6600 is so popular. I paid 235 with 35 dollars shipping. I don't know if he would have given me a better deal if I'd talked to the store on the phone.


This table is STURDY. I wasn't sure from the pictures and I'm the skeptical sort. It's not cheaply made at all. It has all metal legs. The top is very nice and smooth and my Janome 6600 fits PERFECTLY. I haven't sewn on it so I don't know how much vibration the machine will have while sewing. This table won't fall apart or come loose.


It also has some nice features. There are 4 feet underneath that allow you to adjust the table so it's level with the floor. It's nice and open underneath for plenty of leg room. I'm nearly 6 feet tall so that is great for us tall people. There is a door on the surface for those of you who want to put a side loading machine on it. It's big enough to get your hand in to get the bobbin out. There are perfectly placed holes for your knee lift and for the slide to lower your feed dogs. It also has a VERY small drawer on the left end. It won't hold much, but it's nice to have. Underneath the drawer I found enough space to put my 4-drawer plastic organizer. Nice.


I was surprised at how small it is. See the picture. It's only about 18 inches across the table and almost 4 feet long. It's perfect for those of us with small spaces. I'm not sure how a queen size quilt will work but I'll let you know. The only thing I'm not sure about is that the table doesn't fit up against the wall. I worry about a quilt sliding down the back which is one of my pet peeves. You can get an idea of how small the table is next to my sewing/dining room table combo.



It's VERY easy to set up. It took me about 20 minutes to put together. The table isn't heavy, but it's awkward. However; it's easy enough that you can do it by yourself. The directions are on the back of the box so don't panic if you don't find paper instructions. Just follow the pictures. Hex screw driver is included. You can see my plastic set of drawers underneath the table.


I'm so excited to have this table and as soon as I get the mess off my "dining room table" I'll start sewing on it.

10 comments:

Jen said...

I'm so glad you like it!!! FOr those few times that you're going to quilt a queen size, turn your table so that the back of it is against your banquet table, let your quilt sit on that. That's basically what I did when I quilted that big queen sized log cabin. Sure it made our living room look crazy for a few days but it was worth it.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

Oh I'm so glad that the table finally came. I'd love to have one of those but it will be a while. It must be so nice to be able to sew with a machine that is set into the table top. For large projects you can always put a table behind it to hold the bigger quilts.

Anonymous said...

Sew Vac City in College Station also carries this table, and Can ship anywhere in the US. I love my new table.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am glad I found your blog. I am deciding between the Janome 6600 and the Husqvarna Sapphire 870 which I also notice you have. So any comments on which way to go would be appreciated.

The table seemed to be an attractive extra to go the Janome way.

Cheers,
Annie
kaniva@bigpond.net.au

Anonymous said...

Just purchased the Janome MC6600 too and it came with the option of the 3 piece roller bag or Janome sewing table. Was not sure if I wanted the table but after reading your post I can't wait for hubby to put it together. BTW LOVE my new machine...it sews like a dream!

John said...

You are correct that this table seems to be a closely guarded secret. There is very little about it, even on the net. You have the most information (including nice images) that I found. I just now ordered the table from Ken's. The cost has gone up to $398, so you got a great deal. Congratulations!

I'm just now embarking on a quilting adventure, having also purchased a used Elna 7300 that's essentially a Janome 6600. I've been sewing for 8 or so years and I really enjoy it. FYI, I'm a 64 y/o male who also does woodworking, photography, landscaping, etc. I was kinda shy about buying my first sewing machine, but quickly discovered that it's just another very useful tool (like my table saw) and you can save a LOT by making your own custom things, like dog beds.

Thanks, again, for posting this information.

jacque said...

Thank you so much for your post and pictures. I just purchased the table and machine from eBay and am able to put all together from looking at your pictures. I have no box with instructions. It must have been thrown away.

Kathy, Anchorage AK said...

Ok... you have sold me on the table. I am on my way to the local dealer to check it out! Thanks for the advice on putting a table behind when working on a larger project...that was one of my only concerns :-) My dealer has it for $500 (but I live in Alaska...so the price is due to shipping)... but can't wait to use my 20% off!!!!!! YAH Kathy, Anchorage AK

Anonymous said...

Desperately looking for the resin extension table in your first pic. Where did you get it please? Thank you.

Bethany said...

I think I purchased the table at my Janome dealer or it came with the machine.