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Thread: light for sewing room

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    ]My Daughter needs a good light to sew by. Any suggestions? Have any of you used the Ott light?? Thanks, Nancy :D

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    I don't have an Ott, but it looks just like an Ott light and I love it. So much better than a shadowy overhead lite. I got mine when I bought my Oreck vaccum. My best investment. lol


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    I have two ott lights. They are great. I bought one at Costco and the other was a coupon buy at Michaels. Shop around for the best deal. JoAnn's and Michaels put them on sale all the time or at least have coupons you can use to cut the price.

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    :oops: what's an ott light. and why is it the best style? i need a good light for my sewing area. right now i use a pole light :cry: not so good.

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    Ott lights have bulbs that have full spectrum lighting. They tell you the exact color you are working with. I love mine. I have a table model and a floor lamp. Like Yvonne said look for coupons for JoAnn's and Michaels or watch for them to go on sale cause they can be pricey.

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    I have an ott light for hand quilting. It was rather pricey but worth it. Marge

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    I don't have an Ott light, mine is a Day light and I wouldn't sew without it now. Best thing I ever bought. :)

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    I love my ott light... not just for sewing, but for reading too! And it is a must for hand work (for me that is). I bought mine (and one for my mother) at Joanne's online when they were having a 50% off sale on them. They do that a couple of times a year. Barb C

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    it isnt fair....i want to live in america too as we dont get coupons..i will have to save forever to get the things i need not to mention the things that i want as well.... :cry: :cry:

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    Thanks so much girls for all the info about the lights, it was very helpful. Nancy

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    I have an overhead light fixture in my sewing room. I use the GE full spectrum lightbulbs in it. I think it makes a significant difference.

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    I have a table top OTT light by my machine...I got it at one of the big office supply stores & it was much cheaper than at JoAnn's (unless you have a 50% coupon! lol). Works just fine.

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    blahel...come onnnn over!!! :D We'd love to share our coupons with you!! :thumbup: It takes a true quilt-aholic to want to move from their country to get good deals on quilting supplies!!! LOL

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    Don't tempt me jbsstrawberry!! My stash is so woeful as it all fits into a very small plastic container... :( if i lived over there my stash could be twice as big! if i could get coupons for 50% off i could get twice as much for half as much!!! Now isnt that an incentive for you all to go out and use those coupons to add to your stash!!!


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    Check out Lowes.

    They are discontinuing the table top Ott Lights for 9.99. I got one last night in St. Joe, MO. :lol: :!:

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    Here is a picture of mine. I got it as a Christmas present last year. It has a heavy base on the table with spots for bobbins in it. It has one arm for the light, one arm has a clip which holds my pattern and the third arm that you don't see very well has a magnifying glass so I can tread my needle.
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    dcurvy, that looks like a great light, thanks for posting. Will look for
    it. Nancy :)

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