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Thread: tilting your sewing machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagey
    Talked to a woman at the quilt expo and she was telling me that tilting the sewing machine toward you helps with back and eye strain. How many of you do this and what do you use? Is this harder on the machine?
    Wow. Never thought of doing that and after years of ER Nursing believe me my back can use all the help it can get. I will try that today!!!! Thanks

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    I bought a tilt board at the Houston international quilt festival many years ago and used it for years. It does help with back and neck strain and if your table is not the best height for your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I tried this..but I am too vertically challenged..could never see my needle area...
    Seems if you are short, tipping the machine would be ideal. No???????

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    Sounds like a great idea.

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    Wasn't someone making them and selling them here?

    Here it is:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-54134-1.htm
    It's closed but I saw more recent posts listing the lifters for sale.
    You could PM to see if they're still making them.

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    Most economical would be using the rubber "door stoppers": simply
    prop two of them at the rear of your sewing machine.

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    I haven't tried the lifters, but I may just have to try it, as these old bones get more and more sore nowadays...

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    Will have to try this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I tried this..but I am too vertically challenged..could never see my needle area...
    Seems if you are short, tipping the machine would be ideal. No???????
    That went rattling through my noggin too. I put the door stoppers in the back so the machine tilts toward me. It doesn't lift it very much. I like to vary the angle, easier on the neck too.

    piney

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    Why would tilting a computerized machine damage it?

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