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Thread: What have you added to your sewing room to make your body happier?

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    What have you added to your sewing room to make your body happier?

    I have added an ergonomic cutter. Replaced the foot pedal with a hand unit. A slotted ruler for cutting, and a TENS unit for my back.

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    A recliner!

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    I'm in the final stages of finishing my sewing room and thanks to hubby's suggestion (I "HAD" to have a love seat so he could join me or I could have friends over) I'd add more room so I could include a cutting table.

    I have my Koala table to use to lay out fabric when I spray baste my quilts. But it would be nice to have a larger table.
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    Does the TENS unit work well for your back pain? I would need something like that for my neck shoulder. That's where I get most of my discomfort while sewing for more than an hour.

    I recently treated myself to a better chair with a good lumbar support and my sewing area is set up in almost a square so all I have to do is "wheel" myself around to whatever I need (sewing machine on one side - next ironing table - behind serger - other side work table). I have just enough space to walk out of that work area but it works for me. My cutting table (with my bar stool) and fabric are in the other bedroom. The bar stool has really helped to relieve my back pain when I have a lot to cut. I cut the long cuts standing up, then do the sub-cuts sitting down.....HUGE difference in how my back feels.
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    Floor mats for my tired feet.
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    a rolling chair. i'd love to get a rolling stool, saddle type, for my quilting frame, too.
    Nancy in western NY

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    I also have back issues and I have found that sewing on my cutting table (which is propped up with bed risers) using a bar stool helps to keep me from "hunching over" which my therapist says is the worst thing ever for your back. (I do sew on the regular sewing spot if it is just a couple of minutes or so.)

    I love my TENS. I get neck/shoulder pain also (which is caused by my bad spine).

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    My youngest son. He is ONLY 39 hahahah

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    Bed risers on my cutting table. It is much easier on my back now that it is higher up.
    Marie

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    Sorry for asking. What is a TENS?
    Trying to sew, quilt or read everyday.

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