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Posted on: 11/10/08 11:13 PM
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I use a fold-up table that's about 28 inches high for my sewing machine . After a day of sewing hunched over the machine, I had some nasty upper back strain. When I raised my chair height, then my feet couldn't sit flat on the floor.

Then it dawned on me to place some thick large books under the machine for more height. I used two books that are each 1 inch wide at the binding, and the problem is solved. For added security, I used "Miracle Hold" gripper cloth under the books. There is no machine wobbling or vibrating movement, even when using just the free arm.

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Joni2 said...
My Miracle Hold gripper cloth is ancient, so I searched the Internet and found only Miracle Hold rug pads. However, I did find a product that looks exactly the same, called Grip It Shelf Liner. The web site is http://www.stacksandstacks.com, and a 1 x 5 foot length is $2.99. You can use this stuff to keep all kinds of things from slipping or to stay in place.
11/11/08 12:02 PM
Merry G said...
What is Miracle hold & where do I get it?
11/11/08 9:48 AM
NanJones said...
Just a little more on this review. I used wooden blocks to put my table higher. Worked fine and when I gave my daughter the sewing machine and table she commented "Don't forget the blocks".
11/11/08 0:41 AM
 
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