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Thread: rolling vs folding chair for sewing

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    I have a roll around chair. Not onlydoes it roll it has five legs which makes it more evenly balanced, it raises and lowers, and the arms 'roll' back to be out of the way, the this allows the chair to roll right under my sewing table
    out of the way. Loved it so much we also bought one for the computer. Picked it up at Walmart for around $70 (I
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    I have a bad back and my husband bought me an ergonomic chair that is great for my back. Little did he know that now I can quilt longer than I used to....LOL
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    I also love the arms on my chair.
    Quote Originally Posted by neece View Post
    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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    I think a good chair with great back support is as important as your sewing machine. I have never sat in a comfortable folding chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie C View Post
    I think a good chair with great back support is as important as your sewing machine. I have never sat in a comfortable folding chair.
    Oh how true ... I have always wondered who designed folding chairs, as I have yet to find any that are comfortable or at a right height ... for anything!!

    A good chair is valuable as a sewist ... less strain on your back, plus the height adjustability is important according to the task.

    I have a drafting chair, which at its lowest is about the highest a standard chair goes. The low setting is perfect when I am straight stitching, yet I like it a little higher when I get into quilting mode. Higher still, I can sit up to my cutting table if I want to sort patterns or design PP patterns, etc.
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    I think comfort is way more important than style. Try out every chair you are considering of both styles and think about sitting in them for hours. You want to come away from an afternoon of quilting with a sense of satisfaction in your accomplishments, not a loss of sensation in your behind.
    "Accomplishment is a consequence of effort" -- Michael Crichton

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    I love my rolling chair. I also know that one of my quilting teachers fell off of her non-roller chair trying to pick something up and broke her leg.

    I use an office chair mat under my chair (I also have carpet) and it works great. I bought a floor model at PIQF of the sewer's chair, but I think any decent roller chair without arms would be fine. I even take my chair to classes where I know they use folding chairs. Otherwise, I get a back ache. I had sciatica a few years ago and sitting in a folding chair prolonged periods of time irritates it.

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    Most folding chairs sit with the sitter leaning back into the backrest. A good ergonomic chair has height, seat tilt and back tilt adjustments that fit the person.

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    I have been shopping for a new chair. Mine isn't very comfortable. I haven't found one I like. It has to roll. I prefer no arms and it need to be height adjustable. I like to sit up higher when I FMQ vs when I sew. ANy suggestions on a good brand.

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    I have a small rolling chair that is uncomfortable for the computer, but for some reason is great for sewing. Can't explain that. But it is small, and fits in my crowded room.

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