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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Do any of you sit while cutting blocks? I have problems with my back from time to time, and was wondering if anyone cuts blocks, etc while sitting.
    Curious.

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    I sit n cut, sew, and everything in between! :-D

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    I also sit for everything!

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    I will sit til my back starts hurting then I will stand and cut for a while. Otherwise I get big knots in my back.

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    never been able to cut when sitting
    believe me I have tried!

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    ditto

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    I used to sit all the time. I now have a great cutting table so stand most of the time now. I use a Martelli cutter and it is easy to sit and cut with that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    never been able to cut when sitting
    believe me I have tried!
    Me too!
    It seems as if I have no control when I sit and cut.

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    Super Member KathyAire's Avatar
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    I stand to cut and to sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaceruby
    never been able to cut when sitting
    believe me I have tried!
    me either!

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    I can't say I have sat to cut! I just naturally stand up :) I think I feel more in control standing.

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    I've always stood to cut and I was just thinking to myself after getting Rhonda's templates that maybe, just maybe I can do it sitting down. Doctor doesn't want me doing it standing up until I heal from surgery. No bending over the table. But I think I might can swing it sitting down. I'm going to give it a try.

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    I have better control cutting when I'm standing. I don't see how I could hold the ruler steady while sitting.

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    Since I am in a wheelchair,I have to sit and cut.Then I swing around to my machine and sew away.LOL

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    I also sit when I cut. Almost have no choice. Have been sitting for years, so feel very comfortable doing it.

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    I can rotary cut on my coffee table sitting on the sofa while watching the Yankees :D

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    I am trying to learn to cut standing up. Right now I cut everything with my board on the floor. So you see, I have a very large cutting table! LOL I am just more comfortable using the floor and seem to have more control as well that way.

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    I have back issues also and I can only sit to cut. I lower my table to make it easier.

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    always have to stand while cutting out fabric. Can't get a good hold of cutter and ruler otherwise.

    Happy standing,
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    I do both , as I can't stand for long with my bad back.

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    I bought a gripper from Harbor Tools to put on my ruler. Now I can grip it well enough to sit and cut.

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    I can't sit and cut. For some reason I need to stand.

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    I have to sit as well. True quilters will do anything to keep quilting. :)

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    I use the Martelli cutter when I sit and cut. My olfa makes my wrist hurt when I sit, but the Martelli ergonomic one works just fine :)

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    When I can't stand up long enough to cut with my rotary, I go old school and use scissors. Also dangerous but easy to accomplish while seated.

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