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Thread: cutting table...(LOL)

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    Junior Member Leah Stewart's Avatar
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    During my move to my new to me home my sewing desk got to damaged to repair (fell off the truck) and I gave away my kitchen table way before the move, so, now I have resorted to cutting on the floor! LOL. I guess that just shows my love of quilting!
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    Oh my just see that makes my back hurt worse :lol: :lol: :(

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    A quilter has to do what a quilter has to do!:) Whatever it takes.

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    Oh lord, I will say a prayer for your back!!

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    Sorry about your cutting table, but you are a true quilter, nothing can stop you!

    Way to go!

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    I'd have to sew on the floor too because I'd be down there for awhile :D :D I might even have to eat and sleep there! :D

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    I don't have the knees for that kind of table. Yep, you definitely have a love for your craft.

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    I broke down and bought a six foot fold in half table to use as a cutting table and as a vendors table at craft fairs. It is sturdy and a life saver.

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    Do you have an ironing board. I use my ironing board for cutting & like it because height is adjustable.

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    Oh you poor thing!! I don't know if I love quilting that much!!! LOL!! My back and knees are aching for you!

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    LOL... luckily I am 26yrs old so it takes an hour or two for my back to start hurting. I just cannot stand to sit around when I have so much material. LOL. My ironing board is a folded towel I place on the floor. Funny thing, I did sew my quilting bee block on the floor, I had to get it done before the end of the month... which is what made me think, if I can do this for on block I most certainly can do it for a couple. Although, I will be yard selling for a desk or table. And please send all those prayers for my back this way! LOL. I knew only other quilters would get a kick out of this! :-D

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    I do all my cutting on the floor. Not able to stand for any length of time & while sitting I do not get enough leverage while cutting. It is not easy, but better than not being able to cut at all. We do what we gotta do!

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    Where there's a will, there is a way!!

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    At the ripe old age of 26, I felt anything was doable, and all my cutting was done on the floor. And I sewed all the time!! When cleaning, it was faster to walk on my knees to the next spot, same with weeding the flower beds. Now at the really ripe old age of 72( tomorrow) I am paying for it. Do take care of those joints now!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    At the ripe old age of 26, I felt anything was doable, and all my cutting was done on the floor. And I sewed all the time!! When cleaning, it was faster to walk on my knees to the next spot, same with weeding the flower beds. Now at the really ripe old age of 72( tomorrow) I am paying for it. Do take care of those joints now!!
    I used to get down on my hands and knees to mop and wax my floors too. I don't make those silly mistakes anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    A quilter has to do what a quilter has to do!:) Whatever it takes.
    Ditto!!

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    True dedication to your art! May God bless your back and knees!

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    You go, girl. Your perseverance will serve you well in life.

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    Before I got a drop leaf cutting table, used my kitchen counter. Now the cutting table is used in Mom's room so i use the kitchne table...little low but a little better than then floor. I can get down to the floor but getting up is the hard part.

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    Oh! That is called true love for quilting in my book! When you finish that quilt it will have alot of love:)

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    Looks like you've got plenty of space. - LOL - But in the interests of your back I hope you get a table soon.

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    You are obviously a lot younger than me. My knees couldn't take that. Have you tried your kitchen counters? They're usually at a good height.

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    What about putting a board on your ironing table,your mat on top of that and use that as a cutting area ?
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    LMAO... I never thought of the kitchen counter! Thank you guys for mentioning that... I will definitely start cutting there until I get a table. :-D

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    Happy Birthday Clem You are blessed with strong knee's to caring on to our most important mission's in life Happy Birthday to you and many more

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