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Thread: elevated platform for sewing machine

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    That might not be the right description, but it is acrylic and it slants the sewing machine . I know some people have used door stops to do this. I received one for Christmas. Would someone please explain this item to me and what are the benefits of this item.

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    The angle makes it easier to see your presser foot area. Many people find that it takes the strain off of your neck and upper back,and allows better posture while you are sewing.

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    How high is the slant? I have never seen one of these.

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    I have seen but not used on personally. I was told that they are designed so that the user can see the presser foot are more easily as well as to reduce neck and back strain.

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    Never seen it either - can you post a picture?

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    They are designed to tip your machine toward you so it sits at an angle. Imagine your machine tipped from the back and you think it will fall toward you!! I use a skinny 1/2 inch board covered with a non skid rubber material to do the same thing. The "tip" should only be a few degrees. Try it and you'll see what a difference it makes on your shoulders and neck! :lol: :lol:

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    They made these after people were using door stops to tilt their machines :wink:
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    Several of my sewing buddies use wooden versions of the acrylic one seen in Amma's post. They've got Singer FWs they use for classes, retreats, sew days...they won't travel without their slant boards after they realized what a difference it made in visibility and comfort.

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    You reminded me that I have one and I need to pull it out of the closet. It really helps - particularly with posture and back pain. It sets the machine at a slight angle and it makes sewing for longer periods much easier.

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    My machine sits on a table - I have a 2x4 board that the back two legs of the table sit on - making my machine & table slant.

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