Anita's quilts and quilting

A professional longarm machine quilter for hire and some of the work I've done.

Roller blade wheels

I use a drafting chair on wheels in my quilting studio.  There is always thread bits and lint and dust on the floor no matter how often I dust.  That stuff gets inside the chair wheels making it very difficult to move around.

About once a year I would need to  replace the chair wheels because they would get all yucky and compacted and wouldn’t move.  There simply isn’t a way to clean them so I’d have to replace.  That can be a large expense.  Here’s what they looked like a couple of weeks ago.  What you can’t see is how tightly they are compacted inside.

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When I was looking for replacement wheels I wanted something that would be easy to keep clean.  I wanted exposed rather than hidden whatever that thingy is called.  Axle?  The part that lets the wheels roll.  I’m having a senior moment here.  So while looking for castor wheels I found these roller blade wheels.  They are fantastic!

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They really are like roller blades for chairs.  WHEE!  WHEE! WHEE!  I’m roller blade zipping around my quilting studio.  I have to be careful though because the chair can zip right out from under me when I set down.  I should be able to clean them easily because the axle is exposed.

These are from PenTrean.  I found them through Amazon.  They come in a set of five for a very reasonable price.  I love these new wheels.

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2 comments on “Roller blade wheels

  1. Theresa
    April 27, 2016

    I think your solution is very smart. The chair wheels remind me of my vacuum cleaner beater bar. I have to clean that every few weeks. Long hair, dog hair and thread really gathers. And even after vacuuming, I get what I call “floating clouds of dog hair.”

    • Anita
      April 28, 2016

      Yes, I can relate to that beater bar problem. I’m glad I switched to laminate flooring.

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