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Thread: Sitting pretty?

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    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
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    Sitting pretty?

    I have been sewing strips around charm pack blocks (2.5 strips around 5" precuts) and some of them seem just a bit off - they seem to be pulling to the right as I sew.

    I sew at my dining room table while sitting on a wooden stool. Works for me for now anyway. Finally figured out I wasn't lined up straight with my machine so the usual guides I use to get that 1/4" seam were just off a bit. Once I sat straight with the machine the problem stopped.

    Make sense to anyone else? As I got to the end of each block I was pulling it just a tiny bit towards me and ... I was off.

    Perhaps I just started paying more attention, but whatever the reason it seems to be fixed.
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    That makes sense to me. . . . . good luck with the rest of them!!
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    Makes sense to me too. For 15 years I sat on a wooden stool --This Christmas I bought myself a "task Chair" and it is the most wonderful change in the world! No backache, no buttache. Best $40.00 ever spent.

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    What's a task chair?
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    Makes sense to me! I have amblyopia (lazy eye) that wasn't diagnosed til I was 5. Since my eyes don't coordinate I use my L eye as dominant, and had the worst time trying to get an accurate 1/4" seam. Finally realized I tilt my head to the R and wasn't sitting square to the presser foot so I had been making slightly wider than accurate seams. Just off by a few threads, but it adds up! Sort of like looking at the liquid level in a glass measuring cup from the wrong angle ("parallax error"). There's a new line of fabric that is 3D with special glasses- but doesn't work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raynhamquilter View Post
    What's a task chair?
    A task chair is a computer chair, usually on wheels that doesn't have the arm rests on it.
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    Makes sense to me. It's amazing what contributes to the end result being accurate or not accurate.
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    I will be more attentive to where I sit in relation to the needle. Thanks for the tip.

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