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Old 09-13-2011, 07:05 AM
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Talked to a woman at the quilt expo and she was telling me that tilting the sewing machine toward you helps with back and eye strain. How many of you do this and what do you use? Is this harder on the machine?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:07 AM
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I have used the rubber door stoppers you buy @ the $ Store...
I know it helps me to see better......
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:08 AM
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I have an old, non computerized machine that I do this with. I like it tilted for FMQ work because it's more comfortable. But I have not tried it with a computerized machine.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:12 AM
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I use a book about an inch thick or so. Don't know how I was able to sew before doing this
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:14 AM
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Interesting...so by tilting your machine, it makes that much of a difference? I have a computerized machine...I wonder if it would do damage after awhile...does anyone know?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:21 AM
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I did it long ago. My machines are all computerized. It doesn't hurt them in the least. Nancy's Notions actually sells a tilt board that is adustable and has cut outs for your knee lift bar, cords etc. The only thing that bothers me sometimes is seeing in the bobbin case when I am changing bobbins or cleaning etc. I have my whole sewing table set up at just the right height where my arms are level with my sewing machine surface when they are bent at the elbow. It does help with fatigue and neck strain. You can accomplish the same thing with door stops under the back of the machine. The tilt table is just more stable and I love gadgets. I don't remember what I paid for it but it has been well worth whatever it was.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:28 AM
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I read this before but, have forgotten to try it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:48 AM
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I am going to try this.....thanks
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by luv-e
I have used the rubber door stoppers you buy @ the $ Store...
I know it helps me to see better......
That's a great idea. I would think using the rubber door stoppers also keeps the machine from sliding. thanks!
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I tried this..but I am too vertically challenged..could never see my needle area...
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