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Thread: rolling vs folding chair for sewing

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    Senior Member QuiltNama's Avatar
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    I started with a folding chair and now I keep it folded up behind the door for company, bought a rolling chair and much happier. The rolling chair can be adjusted and moved, the folding chair got to be a pain. JMHO

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    love the rolling chair. gets me from place to place quicker and I am a lazy quilter. hehe

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    ditto on the rolling chair for convenience

    Add to the fact that most folding chairs are lower than a standard chair ... and for most of us it would be too low for comfortable sewing.

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    The exercise ball is the best of all - comfortable, rolls away when you want to stand up, rolls under the sewing desk when done for the day - good for core strengthening too.

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    I have a rolling chair and I would not replace it with a folding chair. It is an old wooden rolling desk chair my dad got with a roll top desk years and years ago. The one downfall? Threads get stuck in the rollers. I have to burn them off from time to time.
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    I like to sit up higher than most chairs, so I confiscated my DH adjustable chair he used for reloading. It's just perfect and I can raise the seat up high enough if I want to use it at my cutting table. I also have a stool that drummers use. I use this at my embroidery machine as I don't sit there very long at a time. Both chairs are easy to get out of and both are very comfortable. BTW, I can get a back for my stool but just haven't seen the need for it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiLu View Post
    FYI - I was told when shopping for my new office chair that the arms on the office chairs will come off if you do not want them on.
    True, took mine off years ago.

    Like a good pair of shoes, a comfy ergonomic chair is a must. Be sure to check what kind of casters are on them. They make them for carpeted floors or hard flooring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    I have a rolling chair that I love. I need the one I can adjust up and down and one that gives me good back support.
    Ditto for me. I used a folding chair for a long time but it just doesn't give enough support as the back is usually lower than a rolling chair & of course, it is not adjustable for heights. I too would prefer to be able to put it away when not in use but the other issued are more important in my decision than just that one. Most rolling chairs come with arms but I just removed mine & absolutely no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty pat View Post
    I have a rolling chair that I love. I need the one I can adjust up and down and one that gives me good back support.
    Ditto for me. I used a folding chair for a long time but it just doesn't give enough support as the back is usually lower than a rolling chair & of course, it is not adjustable for heights. I too would prefer to be able to put it away when not in use but the other issues were more important in my decision than just that one. Most rolling chairs come with arms but I just removed mine & absolutely no problem.
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    I have used anything and everything as a chair. Hands down a rolling chair with arms is the only way to go ! I have 3 and love everyone. 1 for the computer, one for my sewing machine and one for my other sewing machine, I still have some orphans that don't have a chair yet. Personally I love the arms, thinking of how it looks and deciding if it looks like it is supposed to, just lean back and go on or stop and decide if the material has made some alien move and changed how it looks. It is really nice to have arms when taking apart and rearranging the pieces

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