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Old 03-15-2011, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
I usually chain for awhile, then press. My ironing board (full size) is across the room. It makes me get up and move, otherwise I would be sitting WAY to long. I tried setting up a pressing area next to my sewing machine, just didn't work for me.
Same here.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MTS
Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
I usually chain for awhile, then press. My ironing board (full size) is across the room. It makes me get up and move, otherwise I would be sitting WAY to long.
Same here, same reason.
Me too, have to get up and move around
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
I usually chain for awhile, then press. My ironing board (full size) is across the room. It makes me get up and move, otherwise I would be sitting WAY to long. I tried setting up a pressing area next to my sewing machine, just didn't work for me.
Me too. Mine is in the next room. I have to move once in a while or I get so stiff I can't move.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:19 PM
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i have my ironing board at the same height as my sewing table.. and directly behind me.. btwn me & dd... so both of us have our backs to the ironing board & can both spin around to press...

works in our limited amount of room..
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:21 PM
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My iron is several feet away from my sewing machine, this way I have to get up and move! Keeps from having circulation problems. My cutting table is the same way - about 7 feet from my sewing machine - same reason.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MTS
Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
I usually chain for awhile, then press. My ironing board (full size) is across the room. It makes me get up and move, otherwise I would be sitting WAY to long.
Same here, same reason.
Me too.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:14 PM
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I press constantly and I purposely have my ironing board in another room at the opposite end of the house. Trying to get my 10,000 steps a day in. It helps, but I'm still not there.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by GrandmaLola
I made a small pressing board--that just fits the top of a wooden folding tray/table that I bought really cheap at Walgreens. I keep it next to my machine where it's handy to just turn and press. Then the whole thing folds up and get's tucked away when I'm done.

I also have my ironing board set at the same height as my cutting table with a large pressing board on top, so for larger projects I can sit (I have physical issues with standing for any time at all) and get all my pressing done.
I am thinking about making a pressing table from a wooden TV tray you can get at Walmart for $8.95. Saw a tute for it on you tube I think. I think that would be just the thing for my small room and small sewing surface.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:35 PM
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I keep my ironing board up and get up to iron when needed. It really is good to get up and move around. Sitting is bad for circulation and your back when sewing for long periods of time. So my thinking is sit, stand, sit, stand lol :)
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by lbc
I press constantly and I purposely have my ironing board in another room at the opposite end of the house. Trying to get my 10,000 steps a day in. It helps, but I'm still not there.
Great idea to count steps! I need to get the pedometer..(sp) Now that the weather is getting better, I plan to get a good walk in at least every other day if not more. Winters are bad on the hips, thighs and waist!! ;)
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