Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ergonomically Correct

For a few years now I have had my sewing machine on a oak desk that a sister and I shared when we were in high school. It was a lot better than the kitchen table, but far from perfect. My sister Karen had the bed and dresser that matched the desk at her house. I talked to her about taking the desk home so I would have space for an actual sewing table. Thankfully, last Friday she and my b-i-l came up from west TN and took it home with them.

Before they arrived I already had my sewing table delivered. Yesterday a custom insert arrived. Yay! Now my arms are at a right angle when I sew. This is a much more ergonomic set up. I have an adjustable chair, too.
The insert makes the bed of my sewing machine flush with my table. I love it! Maybe now I can learn to free motion quilt.

Well, what did I sew today? I began to sew together the strips of my bargello quilt. After 8 rows, it's very long and narrow. I think I like it so far.

May all your ups and downs be with needle and thread.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the correct table sure does help and the machine flush with the table is perfect - I just got my new table a couple weeks and love it.

Dana Hess said...

Congrats!! Love the wall hanging AND the bargello! Enjoy!!

Design Originals by KC said...

So happy for you Donna to get your own sewing table that is so ergonomically fun! Love your bargello.. and the wall hanging over your sewing machine too! Enjoy... Kathi

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Having your sewing machine flush is just wonderful isn't it! Love love love the colors in your bargello quilt! Enjoy!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

How wonderful that you have an ergonomically correct table now!

Rebecca in AK said...

That looks like a very nice set up! It is so important to get the right height between sewing machine and chair. Your Bargello quilt is coming along nicely. Is that a Husqvarna Sapphire 875 I see in the photo? If it is we have the same machine!

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