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Old 03-09-2014, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Debbie C View Post
May I suggest you try your local craigslist or perhaps a warehouse sale with office furniture? Try out all you can find in your price range. Best chairs to sew have NO ARMS for ease of movement, height adjustment and great back support. I would not be without my clearance room office chair from Staples ($29, originally $99). Also you might find one at yard/estate sales. Best of luck in your hunt!!
There's no local Craigslist here or any warehouse stores but I'm about to look at staples right now.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:19 PM
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Rolling chair quilters:

I like them too but the threads get caught in the chair rollers. Then it is lay the chair down on the floor, find my pointy tweezers and my very sharp, scalpel-like de-threader and go to town. Growling and snarling. The cutting and tweezing helps but it is a long, arduous project.

I have tried to avoid getting the threads caught; but, ....

There has got to be a better way. Help?!

Thanks in advance from the thread wad queen.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:41 AM
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You can get a "secretary's" chair which doesn't have arms at all. Why pay for something that you don't need? I love my office chair & it's lumbar support feature. Folding chairs aren't tall enough for me, either. I got my chair at Staples years ago. I don't have a problem with thread in the wheels.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:44 PM
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I bought three different rolling chairs and never liked any of them. I sit on a wooden stool to sew, not real comfortable but the best I have found yet. I get up and move often. Sitting too long at a time encourages blood clots to form in the legs. I stand as much as I can. Always stand to press and cut.
I use a folding chair with a thick tie on cushion, easier to stretch my legs out when I use my home computer.
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Old 03-10-2014, 01:45 PM
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I just use the chair at my dining table. Someday I'll get an ergonomic chair specially designed for me :-)
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:39 PM
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The only time I don't want a rolling chair is when I'm using a treadle machine....rolling backwards isn't good.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:27 PM
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Rolling. I've been using my kitchen table for a couple weeks now while I move things around and even though it's hard flooring, I hate my kitchen chairs when I'm sewing. I like being able to swivel around and such as needed. I didn't realize I moved around so much while sewing until now.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:16 AM
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I found a great adjustable chair with a "tractor" seat at Target awhile back.
google for one. Fits the toosh great as it is contoured just for that.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:53 AM
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rolling chair with a high back to rest my neck
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:38 PM
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I bought a rolling stool with tractor seat from WalMart. I can push it up under a table & out of the way. If I had it to do over I'd get a rolling stool with padded seat like they have in my doctor's office. The tractor seat tends to scoot backwards because it's made of plastic when I try to sit. I have to hold it steady to avoid a fall in the floor until I'm seated.
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