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Thread: What chair do you use??

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    Super Member kwhite's Avatar
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    I am in the market for a new sewing room chair. It needs wheels. I have a bad back and get fatigued quickly but love to (need to) sew for hours at a time. Do any of you have a really wonderful chair that I can check out at my local stores??

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    I used to have a folding chair that I had a pillow on to put me up a bit higher, but have graduated to a small computer chair. It's just the right height, but my feet don't touch the floor, which is ok, I rest them on the base of the chair. It was like $30 from Kmart. Bought it about a year ago for Courtney, but since she no longer uses her computer desk, I have the chair. I took the area rug out of my sewing room, moved the ironing board down to the height I needed so I can just wheel myself over to the ironing board, iron and then go back to sewing. Hubby says it's lazy of me doing it that way, I say it's not. Saves me from getting up and down, up and down and is easier on my feet. We have pure ceramic tiles in this house and after standing on them for any length of time, my feet start to hurt. Slippers weren't working, so this now is. :)
    Ok, kinda long........

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    May I just say....not a good enough chair. I have a drafting table to cut and piece because it's tall and I don't have to bend over (I had surgery last year on my back). All I have right now is a stool used for a kitchen island. I am waiting for a drafting chair with wheels and arms to go on sale. I feel like a spoiled baby for wanting it, but it would help so much!

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    I need a chair with wheels too, and no arms so it doesn't matter which way I sit on it.

    I have a piano stool, and it's great for at my machine but a pain to shift back and get up from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Hubby says it's lazy of me doing it that way, I say it's not. Saves me from getting up and down, up and down and is easier on my feet. ....
    That is not lazy, it's ergonomic! You are conserving energy while maintaining productivity. "Green" quilting!

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    Moonpi, I don't think it is lazy! If you think about it, we do so much shifting from sewing to ironing to cutting table that it is best to have wheels. (I like arms because I sit and stare at what I have made...make sense????)

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    Go to an office supply store and try out chairs that fit you! There are so many different styles for different body types. Some have wider bases and are more comfortable for some. For good support, go for a 5 caster bottom. Make sure you try the height adjustmentsto make sure you can actually make them go up and down. Some of the chairs are much more difficult to adjust. Check out the chair back to make sure it can be properly adjusted for your back. :lol:
    I think there was an article about ergonomics recently in the newsletter. I am sure I read some of these tips there and that there was more advice that I forgot! :?

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    I splurged and got a suede covered chair with lumbar support. I love it and it sure helps on the back. Oh it's also on wheels and moves up and down.

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    Sorry. I meant to address the last statement to tlrnhi. :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Hubby says it's lazy of me doing it that way, I say it's not. Saves me from getting up and down, up and down and is easier on my feet. ....
    That is not lazy, it's ergonomic! You are conserving energy while maintaining productivity. "Green" quilting!
    Exactly!! :) :)

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