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Thread: rolling vs folding chair for sewing

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    Question rolling vs folding chair for sewing

    I was planning to buy a new rolling chair for sewing but then I got to thinking how nice it would be to fold up the chair when I wasn't sewing so it wasn't taking up so much room. Does anyone use a folding chair? Would I regret it?

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    I love my rolling chair. Good back support, adjustable height, with all the getting up and down to press or square up it is easy to roll up to and away from my machine. It is much more comfortable than a folding chair, I have used both. If you get a roller make sure NO arms, had one, kept getting fabric stuck on or round arms.

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    Folding chair does sound nice, issue is that I don't think you will find one comfortable enough or with enough support to use. If you are only sewing for 10-15 min at a time that would be one thing but we all know you will be in that chair longer! Heck other than your bed it will probably be the most used piece of furniture you have

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Heck other than your bed it will probably be the most used piece of furniture you have
    LOL No kidding. My computer chair is right up there too though. Maybe a folding chair is a bad idea. lol. I'll start shopping for a smaller rolling one that wouldn't take up a ton of room.

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    I used a folding chair when I first began and found myself struggling to turn and get away from it when getting up and having to turn it often when I had to get up or reach to get things.. I gave myself a present and bought a sale chair at staples and enjoyed it so much.

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    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.
    Nikki in MO

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    As far as a fold up chair taking up less room, personally, I'll take the rolling chair anytime over fold up.

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    I'd love to find a chair where the arms fold up rather than having to take them off completely. I have had office chairs where you can leave them off and I've had some that they have to be on because they help support the back.

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    ​I like a rolling chair so I can freely move closer to the machine or roll the chair back to get up. My sewing room has carpet so it would be a pain to push back a folding chair.

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