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    Your husband???Sorry could not resist

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    I have a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood thaty I use on the carpet in front of my hand quilting frame. Works out great with either my rolling office chair of a small plastic "lawn" chair I sometimes use.

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    I actually have laminant flooring on top of my carpet. My son had some left over pieces from his house so I just click them together and lay them right on the carpet. They do shift sometimes, but you just push them back in place and you are good to go.

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    That's a good idea to lay laminate planks over the carpet. Easy to remove if you ever need the carpet to show. Make a laminate area rug!
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    I had one of these bamboo chair mats at my last house, had 2 of them next to each other. I consider them better because they do not curl up for me to trip over them. I still had to lift my feet up upon approach, but had fewer stumbles. This one is on Amazon but google bamboo chair mats.


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    Most regular ironing boards have a variety of hights, so just raise or lower it to the size you need it to be, and plug the iron in at the same receptical you plug in your sewing machine. Then you will not need to move too far that you move onto the carpet. Hope it works out for you, lol
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    Cover the top of an inexpensive wooden TV tray with batting and fabric. You can put it right next to your machine for pressing seams when piecing.

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    Go to an office supply store and they have clear mats that are made to go under your chair. They have little "spikes" on the back to make them stay put on the carpent. I've had mine for about 15 yrs so they really hold up and are only about $30.

    Sorry, just read you have this; why not try to get another one that is like one of the ones you already have so it's the same height. Or you could get a large piece of vinyl floor covering.
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    Oh, that's too bad. I'm afraid I don't have a solution. At least your chair swivels too! Did you want the carpet in your sewing studio? We have hardwood. I wear thicker winter socks when cold.
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    Its best to get up now and then and move your legs and muscles.
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    I have berber carpet and my chair rolls fine on it.

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    I also have an office mat for mine. It works pretty good, but I am with you, I would rather have hard wood floor in there.

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    I also have to get up to iron and cut but consider that a good thing - Otherwise I can hardly walk when I finally move away from the machine after sitting 3 -4 hours in the same position.

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    I too have my ironing board far enough away from my machine so I have to get up to iron. Exercise is good for us!
    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn View Post
    I also have carpet in my sewing room and it is hard to move the chair. But I intentionally have my iron board across the room, to make me get up and move. It is not good for us to sit all the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momellis View Post
    Thanks for all the good advice. I do get up to do pressing at my ironing board or to cut something large. Its just a pain to "fall" off the plastic mat to just roll to the small ironing area or roll to the other side to cut a small section. I would love to take the carpet up too but will probably sell someday and keeping it the same as the other 4 bedrooms. I was just wondering if anyone had found something better to put over the carpet except the desk mats. Thanks again.




    What about buying a 2nd mat same height and attaching them together. Or move so can sew and iron. up to cut. I've also used a piece of thin plywood to raise 2nd mat so all level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    A friend of mine used a piece of plywood with carpet squares on the top. She could roll around on it without any effort and didn't damage the carpet with the rollers.
    Paint the plywood in a favorite quilt pattern. My floor is white with dk green. Easy to wash and see pins. Holding up great.

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    I have the carpet and even a throw rug on my other room, I like having chairs with rollers but only because its easier getting out from the sewing table. I get up and go to the ironing board, etc when I need anything. For one thing it gives me a chance to stretch my muscles. I'll take carpet any day, so much easier to vacuum and warmer on my feet as well.
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    I'm sure the old body would appreciate getting up and moving around but..... I vote for plywood

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    Office supply stores sell a piece of plastic to go under your chair. My husband had one for his office and I have been thinking of getting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    I have laminate flooring in both our hobby rooms. I wouldn't have carpet, one main reason is I'm a diabetic and am afraid of a pin falling in the carpet and stepping on it. Sorry I can't help! Your room looks real nice!
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    To help find pins in carpet, use glow in the dark pins.

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    I get up, I need the movement to use other muscles. I can knit, but I don't, I find I sit too much then. Food for thought: sitting rates high as bad for your health.

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    You can buy plastic hall runner. Any length. Cut and place as you like.

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    My husband has one of those for his office. I don't have one for my sewing room partly the expense & trouble and partly because I am always dropping things - pins, threads etc. I just have to get up.

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    I have carpet in mine and love it. I have one roller mat at my desk, just to scoot out and away, then I get up and go to what ever I need. My room is really small so it would be easy to just roll to everything but its my way of getting up so that I'm not sitting too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I also have carpet & use the plastic mat with the pokeys.... it's okay.... not great.... BUT.... I'm not willing to pull the carpet out as this room is "on paper" a 3rd bedroom should we ever decide to sell. Today I must have tripped over the edge of that plastic at least 3 times..... but I still think it's worth keeping the carpet for the warmth & for the resell value.
    I always wear shoes in the house, and I'm sure its because my mom sewed, too. My son refused, and we had more than one problem with him finding a pin with his foot. As we say around here, "Gravity is not your friend." My ex is a carpeting contractor, and you could take the carpet out of that room, roll it up, and save it in the garage until you sell the house, and replace it. It will look newer than the other carpet, and you would have to be careful of the tack strips, which I doubt you would want to remove and replace. You can get a contractor (or maybe hubby) to put a transition strip in the doorway- that's the name for those little metal strips they put between carpet and another surface. When you replace it, you'll need a contractor to do it, because you'll need a seam in the doorway, and they will need to stretch it onto the tack strips so it looks nice and tight. The tape they use for seaming as about 4" wide and has hot glue stripes. They use a special tool called a seaming iron that slides along the seam and melts the glue. Moving at the right speed is crucial, as is using a tool box to weight it down behind the iron as you go along. This thread started 5 years ago- have you moved yet?

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