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Judy Oliver
Judy Oliver
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Date: 1/9/12 12:49 PM

I am going to purchase a koala sewing table and due to the price since they are not cheap I want to make sure I am making a good decision on the height. I am thinking of going with the 59 inch heights along with the back leaf extra table, which my thinking is that I can eliminate the Joanna cutting table I brought and use the sewing table also as a cutting table. I am just concerned sewing with that height may not be good on my back. I do have a chair that can lower as well. Any experiences for those who have bought a taller sewing table and has it been good experience?

a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
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In reply to Judy Oliver

Date: 1/9/12 1:27 PM

I know you're going to change that height from 59 inches. But.....I'm very surprised to find that I am sewing at a different height with my two machines, a Pfaff and a Bernina. I use the serger at the same height as the Pfaff.

Here's how I found my ideal height. For a long time I used office tables with metal legs and a metal apron reinforcement around the perimeter (different than the newer plastic office tables). Hubbie was a sweetie and used a tube/pipe cutter to take down the height of the tables. Then, starting from the lower height, I used blocks that he cut to find the exact right height for me for sewing and cutting.

The sitting height is important to me also so I can sit properly for good back support and I have an impaired left knee so I don't want to sit so low that it strains the knee.

Do you have a low sitting table in the house that you can experiment with and block it up until you reach the ideal height? Or sit at a low table and block the machine up to the right height instead of the table to find your ideal working height.

I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

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