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    Super Member Melinda in Tulsa's Avatar
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    I use an office chair too. It was fine with the arms on, but I removed them so I could get just a tiny bit closer to my machine.

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    I have two office chairs - think they are from Office Max. Both are comfortable.

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    I took the office chair from the computer table and use it for sewing. It is comfortable, you can adjust the seat, arms, it swivels and leans back really nice (the computer table now has a kitchen chair..lol)... :wink:

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    Bought a stenographer's chair (without arms) from Staples for $69 -- have it for 10 years, good as new and very comfortable.

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    I use a office chair as well and definitely recommend taking the arms off as they can get in the way when you are at the machine. I get backaches often, so I even take this chair with me to long classes and retreats. I've gotten so used to a chair with wheels, that it's hard to go to class and not be able to scootch in just a little. :lol:

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    Just bought chair at Staples that is WONDEFUL and was just at $100... It is the MOST comfortable chair I have ever sat in!!!
    My Must Haves were...
    1) Removable arms (a must as far as I am concerned)
    2) Back adjustable height wise.. (wanted back of chair, right in middle of my back
    3) Back adjustable "seat" wise... Can bring back closer to front of chair (I am short legged, so this is a must also)
    4) Height adjustable
    5) Would be nice but not a must...Tilt feature so I could raise my feet up off the floor a little (for my foot control of course!)
    Staples chair has ALL these features!!! yipppeee!!!!!

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    I got mine from Staples - go sit in them and see what works best for you

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    I use an armless office chair. It swivels, height is adjustable and so is the slant of the back. I rolled up an old towel, used masking tape to secure it around, then looped a bunji cord through this roll. I fastened this to the back of the chair using the bunji cord.
    A physical therapist told me to save $... use a rolled up towel to support the lower back. My contraption might not be the best looking but my lower back is supported.

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    I have a computor chair without arms from walmart for $20.00. They have a few different colors.

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    Mine is an office chair, without arms. Adjustable up and down feature is important. Back can be adjusted in and out also. Think I paid around $80 for mine. Its great as I can roll from the machine to the ironing surface etc.

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    I have an office chair also, but since we put in a laminate floor, when I push on the foot pedal of my machine, I scoot half way across the room. Its a riot. DH is figuring a way to lock the casters for me so its easier

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    Mine is an ergonomic computer chair from Staples and I just roll it from the computer to the sewing machine. Was around that price when I bought it; but that was a few years ago now. Sitting comfortably certainly makes a big difference!

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    Ikea has a pretty good selection of chairs and you can try them out. I found one I liked with a low back which fits low on my back. This kind seems to work best for me.

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    After herniating a lower back disk in February and have moderate arthritis in both my SI joints, DH bought me a chair of my choice for my birthday earlier this summer. I picked the Koala chair and was just under $200 with taxes. LOVE it! The wide range of seat heigth, from low standard chair to drafting chair seat heigth. Has great lower back support for me, and also love the foot rest it has.

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    New to all this, have been reading lots, learning lots, now I figure its time I interacted. I have an unusual chair or rather a stool. It is a workbench stool bought at local motor spare parts outlet (males in my family are all in the motor trade) on sale. has like Harley Davidson motor bike saddle seat. all adjustable thingy's, back, height seat etc., no arms, good solid base with foot rest and wheels, great. No 2 son wants it for his workshop, no way - til my will's read anyway. Love all the chat you girls and guys have.

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    I also went to Staples and tried out all the office chairs until I found my perfect fit. It has arms that are easily removed when they are in the way. I don't lean back when I sew but I like to rest my back while using the seam ripper or trimming, etc.

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    I use a computer chair, but could not find one without the arms...so my DH took them off for me. Very comfy to sit the tush on.

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    Chairs were a major consideration while setting up a sewing clinic for my 4-H students. I wanted an adjustable chair because of the various heights of the kids. I wanted 5 points of contact to the floor to reduce the "lean-back" potential so prone by active kids. I couldn't afford 4 office chairs in one pop, so I visited the flea market.

    I found good chairs, at different vendors, different markets, for $8 and $10. I tried each one to be certain that the backs and seats were adjustable and the wheels rolled easily. The students will make seat covers or pads for the backs and seats so that all chairs in the room will match, also for long term protection.

    So, good task chairs, or computer chairs, as they may be known are available at almost disposable prices. Just try them on for size.

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    I use a gym ball - gives my pelvic floor a workout while i sit and sew or type.

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    I use an office chair too. I think it came from Lowes, back when they had a little bit of furniture. It's leather, has wheels and arms, and reclines and swivels. I love it. :)

    Be sure to check to see if any are listed on CraigsList before plunking down a lot of money. I see them all the time on our local CraigsList. DH found a used but decent chair for just $5. :thumbup:

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    I agree with Emma S Staples is the place to go. I got my chair their for under a $l00.

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    I use a bar stool I got at Bed,Bath, & Beyond - it raises & lowers so I can raise it and sit to cut fabric or lower it for sewing - at the lowest level I'm still a tad higher than a regular chair so I have a better view of what I'm sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQUILTIN
    I have an office chair also, but since we put in a laminate floor, when I push on the foot pedal of my machine, I scoot half way across the room. Its a riot. DH is figuring a way to lock the casters for me so its easier
    I have hard wood floors and had to put a throw rug under my chair so it would stay put, but I can still roll away when I need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NannaJen
    New to all this, have been reading lots, learning lots, now I figure its time I interacted. I have an unusual chair or rather a stool. It is a workbench stool bought at local motor spare parts outlet (males in my family are all in the motor trade) on sale. has like Harley Davidson motor bike saddle seat. all adjustable thingy's, back, height seat etc., no arms, good solid base with foot rest and wheels, great. No 2 son wants it for his workshop, no way - til my will's read anyway. Love all the chat you girls and guys have.
    This is interesting. I was just reading about the carpet cutting blades that work for rotary cutters that Harbor Freight carries. Now I read this post...Harbor Freight has these stools also. I've been looking at them and may now buy one. Along with the cutting blades. Poor Harbor Freight...they don't know what's hit them! :-D

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    I found a set of four older vinyl dining chairs w/rollers at an estate sale for $10. They needed a lot of cleaning, but work great for my sewing and computer workstations.

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