Do you remember nearly 2 years ago when I lamented in a previous blog post that I couldn’t find the *perfect* sewing table? Well I’m happy to announce that my dream finally came true!! Meet the “Christa Cabinet” – the perfect table that I designed in conjunction with Arrow Sewing.
Now before we get too far, I must tell you that as of this writing (November, 2021) the table won’t be available to purchase until May of 2022. But I can’t hold a secret that long so I wanted give you a sneak peek soon as I could!!
The Christa Cabinet Arrives May 2022
The Christa Cabinet has a drop in table that can fit most large sewing machines. I took some unofficial measurements with my measuring tape, but final ones will be out soon. Here’s the specs so far:
- 56″ wide plus an extra 16″ on the right with extended leaf
- 22″ deep + 18″ with back extension plus 14″ with front drawer extension.
- Sewing machine cutout is 24″ x 13.” It fits my BERNINA 770 perfectly!
- 29″ high with locking casters
- Adjustable manual table lift
- Acrylic insert add-on is customizable to fit your machine
- An optional pair of “quilt block” stoppers attach to the back or side to keep the quilt from falling off the edge of the table. These are completely my own invention!
I cannot tell you how excited I’ve been to test out this table/cabinet over the last few months. It works beautifully to hold up the weight of the quilt! The Christa Cabinet will be available through all Arrow Cabinet distributors, and if there’s enough interest, I’m considering drop-shipping it myself, which means I order for you and then Arrow sends it directly to your home. You just pay the MSRP (or less when it goes on sale) plus shipping.
Video Unboxing of the Christa Cabinet Sewing Table
When my cabinet arrived earlier this year, I had fun filming the unboxing. It came with white glove delivery service from FedEx – which I didn’t even know what a thing. All I thought when they were carrying it up my stairs was, “Pivot!! Pivot!!!”
Click here, or the image above to see the unboxing video on my YouTube channel.
Let’s Get Real about the Numbers
Right now the estimated MSRP is coming in around $1500 which is a fantastic price for this level of table! After doing tons of research on all of the current tables out there, I really wanted to make this one affordable. Just to compare, the table I had been using prior to this which did NOT have all the upgrades cost me around $800 waaaaay back in 1995! The current high end tables on the market now go for about $3-$6k. [Insert eyes popping out of head emoji here!!] That’s way out of my price range and I figured it was way out of most quilters’ reach, too. After all – wouldn’t you rather spend that kind of money on the machine itself??
So leave me a comment if you think you may be interested in getting this cabinet. As it gets closer to launch date I’ll share more details. I can’t wait!!
30 thoughts on “My Christmas Wish Came True – Check out My New Christa Cabinet from Arrow Sewing!”
Signed up to receive more information about this table! I’m currently using an inexpensive sewing cabinet that I eventually had my husband modify so I could have my sewing machine level with the top of the cabinet. It’s done it’s basic job, but for FMQing I have to pull out various tables to place behind and to the left of the cabinet. Any time I have looked for another cabinet/table, the costs have been far to high. This looks wonderful!!
Will the table be available in Canada. And where could I purchase it.
This looks like just what I need. I like the price too.
Definitely going on my fantasy sewing room list. Still waiting for an adult child to leave, but may have to give up my study.
I would love to recieve more information on your cabinet. I need something that will hold the weight of the quilt as my back is not good.
I’d love to see this table in person. I need something just like this!
If it goes on a sale, I would love it!
This looks like exactly what I’ve been looking for. Do I have to wait til May! ?! My kitchen table just isn’t working anymore. Thank you for developing such a well thought product. I simply can’t wait
Thanks! May will be here before you know it!
I definitely want this table! Wish it were available now.
I need to do some measuring to see if it fits in my space. Love the price point and the simplicity of the table and yet meets the need.
I would be very interested in this cabinet for my Bernina 770. I look forward to any updates!
You’ve thought of everything! I don’t have room in my current studio for this, but in my dream studio, it is just what I would have, so I will keep it in mind.
Thanks so much! It only took me 25 years, LOL!!
Christa Watson Instagram @christaquilts website/blog: ChristaQuilts.com
Definitely interested in looking forward to updates on purchase and availability. Thank you for being so conscious about the price point…
Happy new year!
Yes! It might be just the table I have been waiting for!
Just started looking around at cabinets- looking forward to learning more about it!
I am interested. It looks like it might be just the right table. I have a 740. Will be interesting in cost of insert and quilt blocks.
This cabinet looks great and I would definitely be interested in one for my Brother Dream 2. The price point is great!
I would love to get updates on its release date.
Looks great-I am interested in finding out more about it. Thanks
I’m definitely interested! I’ve been searching for a new table for a couple of years (I’m still using a folding table 😦 ). I’ve been patiently waiting to see what you found and this table looks like it’s just what I want!!
I’d like to hear more about it. Nice price!
It’s gorgeous and the price is fantastic. I just need to measure my Janome M7. If the measurements fit, I’m going to give myself a birthday present next spring. Good job!
It might be a little tight for an 880. I have mine in a 25″ opening. Having the insert be stable is really the issue.
This looks awesome! Ave a nice price point! Would the quilt block stoppers be available separately? They look like they might fit my current table.
Looking forward to learning more about it. Knowing what machines it will fit.
Will it hold my 880??
It looks fabulous!
I’m not sure of your machine’s dimensions. But you can measure it and see if it fits in the cutout space. Christa Watson Instagram @christaquilts website/blog: ChristaQuilts.com
I have been ” shopping” for a cabinet for several years but just couldn’t find what I wanted at a price I could agree with. I think you have hit it out of the park! Please keep me updated as I am very interested!