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Thread: Sewing room carpet floor

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    Sewing room carpet floor

    I have carpet on my sewing room floor. While its warm I dislike it for a lot of reasons. The biggest is my chair won't roll on it. My husbands says to just get up when you need to iron or cut! So much easier to roll over there! I have two office desk plastic type mats down now. One is very thick and hard. The other is poky on one side and much thinner. I'm always rolling off the thick one and its just not working. Does anyone have an answer to what to lay down over carpet to solve this problem?
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    Your husband probably has the best idea...I consider that my exercise while quilting. You can buy those plastic things in all different sizes...maybe google them and see if you can find a big one or two and butt them next to each other.

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    I also have carpet in my sewing room and it is hard to move the chair. But I intentionally have my iron board across the room, to make me get up and move. It is not good for us to sit all the time!
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    Well your hubby has the right idea. I had my cutting table upstairs and the rest downstairs for awhile so if I needed to cut and sometimes iron I would have to go up the stairs....Oh here's and idea for the hubby...have him rip the carpet up and put in hardwood tada roll away baby lolol )
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    Lots of quilters use a small cutting mat as well as a small ironing surface to use near their sewing area. These come in handy for pressing seams and triming blocks as you sew. Check out some of the sewing rooms and you will probably see some examples. I first noticed these at retreats. To make a small ironing surface: Using a board about about (20x20 or whatever size you have)cover with batting and fabric and staple down on bottom side. Sometimes you could find an old wooden TV tray in place of board. (This way the pressing surface has it's own table.) For the large pieces you could get up and cut everything out first then stack them and sew away. Hope this is helpful.

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    I have laminate flooring in both our hobby rooms. I wouldn't have carpet, one main reason is I'm a diabetic and am afraid of a pin falling in the carpet and stepping on it. Sorry I can't help! Your room looks real nice!
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    I have what I think is the best of both worlds in my sewing room - hardwood flooring with an area rug in the center. Warms up the room as well as helps with sound deadening but I'm able to move my chair easily when I need to. That said, I agree with those that agree with your hubby. Getting up and moving is the best solution. Your body will thank you in the long run!

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    My sewing room is upstairs on carpet. My husband went to a warehouse where they make thick plastic pads for desks and bought a BIG ONE FOR ME. I think it was about 250 dollars, but I love it. He drew the pattern and took it to the place to get it cut. He gave the dimensions.

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    My studio is upstairs and has a hardwood floor. I do have rolling office chairs at my machines. However, my ironing board is set up downstairs. On purpose. This way, I get exercise after each step in my piecing (I do chain piece). Keeps my back from seizing up on account of sitting too long.

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    I also have carpet & use the plastic mat with the pokeys.... it's okay.... not great.... BUT.... I'm not willing to pull the carpet out as this room is "on paper" a 3rd bedroom should we ever decide to sell. Today I must have tripped over the edge of that plastic at least 3 times..... but I still think it's worth keeping the carpet for the warmth & for the resell value.

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