I don’t know
about you, but when I sit down at my sewing machine, my mind is completely focused on the project at hand—the colors, the textures, fitting everything
together just right. I hardly give a thought to how I’m sitting in my chair,
hunched over my machine, until it’s time to stand up and it’s too late—my back
Heather Thomas has addressed this problem with her article, “Ideas for
Ergonomic Machine Quilting.” Heather also writes a series of articles for
Quilting Arts Magazine® on free-motion stitching, and her insights into ergonomics and machine quilting are not only
illuminating, but practical and easy to incorporate into your regular quilting
ways you can prolong your machine quilting sessions just by adjusting the way
you hold your body and the way you sit in your chair, as well as tips for
arranging your sewing table to maximize the ergonomics of your work area.
download Heather’s article and check out other free stuff in our Online Extras section.