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Thread: rolling vs folding chair for sewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​I like a rolling chair so I can freely move closer to the machine or roll the chair back to get up. My sewing room has carpet so it would be a pain to push back a folding chair.
    Ditto on this~
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    I actually like the arms on my rolling chair!

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    You need to have excellent back support when sewing at your sewing machine. That is what is most important !!
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    I used an exercise ball and loved it! until I rolled right over a dropped pin. Now I am back to my armless rolling office chair...
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    When it comes to furniture for quilting, I like to find and buy the best quality that fits into my budget and ergonomic requirements. It is important to consider long term orthopedic issues. I feel this is an investment in my future health, with bonus of (hopefully) keeping me quilting longer. Then maybe I'll get those UFOs done.

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    You're quite right. My task chair's arms will come off. I have a roller chair my DH put together as my sewing chair. He took the base for the casters off a task chair. The hydraulic adjustment is attached. I can adjust as I want.
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    FYI - I was told when shopping for my new office chair that the arms on the office chairs will come off if you do not want them on.

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    I finally got a chair. A rolling office chair from staples. Some of the chairs there could be put together without the arms and some could not, because the arms were holding the seat and back together. I got one that could be put together without the arms and my 14 yo son put it together for me while I was running an errand. What a nice surprise that was to come home to! It's a bit short though, even at the tallest setting, so I put a thick cushion on it to boost me up a little.

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    I move far too much not to have a chair that scoots around the room. I'm set up in a U so I really need it. When I sew in the kitchen though, I use a non rolling chair but it does have to swivel for quick leaps to the ironing board. :-)

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    I like my new chair but I don't like having to use the cushion. It feels unsteady. So I'm going to order some giant wheels for it to replace the ones that are on it. I have 2" wheels on it and I can get 4" ones. I think the extra 2" should help a lot. Also the new wheels will be more suited to my hard floors. The ones on it now say they're best on carpet.

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    bumping this up. My office chair is comfortable for the most part, but it presses behind my knees (because I'm too short) and makes my legs ache. So I'm on the hunt for a chair again. I guess i want something that rolls but maybe has a smaller seat and no back?

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    I use a rolling chair or a regular chair. I would worry a folding chair would not give me adequate support.
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    I'm not considering a folding chair anymore. Just looking for a chair. Someone suggested a saddle chair so I'm going to look at those. But since I have to order online I hate to get something that I might have to return. Our staples closed.

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    I LOVE LOVE my new rolling chair!!
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    What kind is it? I think I should not have bumped this and just started a new thread. Everyone is still answering the original question.

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    I like my swivel office chair with its arms. It rolls around easily on the carpet. I can't imagine being comfortable in a folding chair or even a stool for very long.

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    I'm not looking for a folding chair anymore. I wish they could lock this thread.

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    I got a nice rolling desk chair at Ikea. Very reasonable, but back and seat are adjustable and quite comfortable. Someone told me you can get a great wire/mesh piece to fit over the back that just fits your spine. I love mine.

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    You can adjust the position of the chair to the correct height of your DSM. That is really important.
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    I adjusted it all the way up and it was still too short. I put bigger wheels on it. I ended up getting an inflatable bubble thing for the seat but haven't tried it yet.

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    I agree with the armless roller chair, however I have recently bought 3 in an effort to find a comfortable one. I have problems with sciatica and unless the seat is flat and not puffed up or padded in a curved way, it bothers my hip. Funny that I use these chairs at work without a problem but they are actual office chairs and much more expensive than the one's from Menards, Sams etc. I now have one of those "Forever Comfy" chair pads from Wallmart on the padded chair but that's not the greatest either.

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    I have a folding chair in my sewing room but it's there for my hubby's short occasional visits.
    I don't think it would be comfortable for long term use. I have some back issues though. It's a personal thing. The nice thing is that folding chairs are not expensive and are nice to have around. You could try one and if it doesn't work for you, then invest in a more supportive one.

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    I have two of those OLD office chairs. I love them. They have arms and the seat is indented/carve for your bottom. You are suppose to be able to raise the chairs but I think they are to gummed up. I wouldn't change them for the world. The arms are attached to the back so there is no way any thing catches in or on them. The newer office chairs have the arm rest that not attached and are a real headache. Newer isn't always better.

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