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