Improvement! Now let’s get back to some quilting!

As many of you know, I’ve been battling issues with my neck for quite a while now. And due to that, I had to curtail most of my quilting activities, at least on the longarming end.

Mike and I have been working on this and after several adjustments and changes and modifications, I think we have this conquered!

First off, we adjusted the table height. It’s no longer set at “proper ergonomical height”, but rather set for a comfortable height for me on my saddle stool with the curve in my back that is here to stay.

Then we added the EdgeRider Wheels. That made a major improvement to the fatique level I was experiencing. No more extra movement in the carriage, a much smoother ride, and less vibration!

But the biggest improvement came this week. Gammill came out with a new hopping foot, one that is cut out in the front.

What this means for me is that I am no longer twisting my neck to see down inside the hopping foot to see where I am placing the needle. I like small intricate quilting and this was a major issue for me. And where before this foot I could only quilt for one hour a day maximum, I can now quilt for several hours a day. Not all at once, I still need to take frequent breaks and do the exercises my chiropractor has recommended, but I can QUILT AGAIN!

4 thoughts on “Improvement! Now let’s get back to some quilting!

  1. I’m glad you have been able to find some work arounds to get back to doing what you love! Enjoy every moment!!

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