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Thread: Long Arm Chairs

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    Question Long Arm Chairs

    I would like to know if anyone has used a sadle chair with thier LA ,and if you have where did you get it? My knees just can't take standing for the long haul any more. Thanks

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    Unless your LA is table mounted it would be hard to use a chair. You are moving the machine alOng the frame so chair would be in your way. Maybe I am wrong, but wouldn't you have to get up an move the chair very often?

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    A friend has a tall stool on rollers she uses, works great for her

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    when i was a frequent visitor on the yahoo group homequiltingsystems, a few of the quilters loved their saddle chairs. personally, i thought about it, but decided against it in favor of being able to move around at will. to be kind to my knees, i just limit my time at the frame with frequent brakes.
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    I don't have one but a girl at the hair salon I frequent uses one. You could check your local beauty supply store; if they don't have one they could possibly order one for you. I did a quick search and found them here. Not as pricey as I thought they would be. http://www.sallybeauty.com/on/demand...implesearch=Go
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    have you tried an auto shop store? Or woodworkers? Sometimes they have rolling near standing height stools
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    I bought this one - http://www.bizchair.com/st205-os.html
    It seems to be good quality. I haven't used it as much as I thought I would. I know some longarmers use theirs all the time.

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    Harbor Freight has a biker stool they sell that a lot of people like. I think I want one.

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    i love my saddle stool and i purchased it at the quilt expo in overland park kansas
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    Some quilters down here are using an IKEA higher chair and love them.
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    Look at office chairs with wheels or breakfast stools I have a breakfast stool but it has no wheels and I have to move after doing one area. This is good for me as I stretch move etc very frequently and don't have problems.
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    Interesting, I stand. I will have to give sitting a try.

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85 View Post
    i love my saddle stool and i purchased it at the quilt expo in overland park kansas
    I'm not near Kansas but I'm sure I'll be able to find one in upstate NY .I want to do a quilt with a lot of tiny quilting in the back round so that is why I asked.

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    Look at the link that Dunster posted - the few people that I know using stools are using either that one or one so similiar I can't tell the difference. If you are planning on really using it - now is not the time to be frugal, get something that someone has successfully used.

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    I have a friend with a saddle stool and she loves it so much, she takes it with her to retreats. She does not need to get up to move when she quilts; the stool has wheels and it rolls on both carpet and hard surfaces. It is definitely near the top of my wish list!

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    We're looking at getting saddle stools for our shop. While we do stand at times at the LA, when doing ruler work we like to sit. We'd looked at Nolting's warehouse while we were there last week, but found that Staples sells them online for about half the price. Definitely on our "to purchase" list to help save our backs

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    I bought this after checking all kinds and i love it. The only reason i chose this over the saddle chair because of the back support and the seat is comfy:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    I use my secretary chair that will go extra high and is on rollers. I slide along as I sew.

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    I am looking at purchasing a saddle seat also to use when doing detail work at the front of my LA. What is the benefit of the "saddle" type seat compared to just a regular padded seat?

    I found a saddle seat stool that adjusts up to 35" high for $131 and free shipping, but just looked at the bar stool with regular seat that Charming just posted. I don't need the back support as I will be leaning forward anyway, but wonder about the differences in the seats.
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    RRHAIGH - I guess the difference is what it feels like on your behind! I never sat on a saddle style chair but understand lots of longarmers love that style. They just roll along as they need to.

    It's on my to buy list also. Thanks ladies for posting the links!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    What is the benefit of the "saddle" type seat compared to just a regular padded seat?
    A saddle seat fits female anatomy better. You end up with much less lower back pain. If you can find one in a store near you, take a magazine and sit on one for half an hour, see how you like it.

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