Monday, July 25, 2011

Quilting Tip 07/25/11

Tip of the day: Some folks like to put their ironing board next to their sewing table, low enough to iron while sitting, so they can sew and iron without ever standing up. However, I like to get up and walk to my ironing board and give my muscles a good stretch every now and then. Ultimately I can sew longer and get more done if I keep myself moving. Where is your ironing board?

:-) Piece Out, Jess

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Scrapatches said...

Hi, Jess! :) I have a small ironing board adjacent to my machine so I can press seams and blocks as I go along, but it is higher than my machine so I have to stand to use it. This gives me a chance to stretch from time to time. Since it is higher than your typical ironing surface, it is better for my back than leaning over. When I need to press long seams and sections, I set my full size ironing board up in another room and take a break before or after I need to use it. Works for me ... :) Pat

The Quilt and Needle said...

Sounds perfect Ms. Pat!

scraphappydenise said...

My space is small enough that i don't have to walk very far.... but I do stretch by standing up to press my seams. I used to have to walk across the room, (maybe that's how the pounds have snuck up me...)