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Quilting With Hand Problems

Keep your work area "ADJUSTABLE".

Hand, neck and back problems are something a lot of quilters have to deal with. When these evil little things take your hobby to a back burner it's a sad thing. I've not been working on much the past few weeks due to problems with my hands and a few days ago got a shot in my wrist and hopefully this will help.

I've tried to learn all I can about setting up an ergonomic work area and doing what I can to help the strain on backs and arms. I'm short so I don't keep my foot pedal on the floor, it's on a office style foot rest which raises it up about 2.5 - 3 inches. That helps! I got the side table to fit my machine (clear plastic on adjustable legs) and that helped with the stress in my arms, plus it makes sewing a lot better too. I use an office chair with arms, but I know folks who don't like arms, but it helps me during those little mini breaks and if you have iffy knees it also helps you get out of the chair if yo…