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Thread: It holds my pedal in place!

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    Great ideas out there! Here's another one. Not only did my pedal keep moving but I needed to have it slightly raised because of my height. A few years ao, DH took an old metal computer printer stand with a slanted angle (higher in the back and lower towards my foot) to it. He placed a nice piece of wood with a short lip across the bottom so the pedal would not slide off. I put a piece of sticky shelf liner to keep the pedal from going sideways. It's been a Godsend and I have taken it to a couple of quilt retreats.

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    I bought some of that rubbery shelf liner that comes in rolls. I didn't like it for my kitchen shelves because the dishes wouldn't slide in and out but it works very well for my foot pedal. I have vinyl planking floors.
    Pat

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    Get-A-Grip Pads

    http://www.martellicatalog.com/mm5/m...egory_Code=GAG

    I have one of these and love it... and wished I had another for the other machine!! (duh...need to put that on my Christmas list) I no longer have the creeping pedal that scoots under the edge of the table and keeps sewing after I move my foot.

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    Sometimes you can get the same thing cheaper when you buy at the retail store.

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    I'm using a leftover piece of area rug pad on my hardwood floor. It's the open waffle looking kind and is a bit more thick than the shelf lining type. BTW the shelf lining type wasn't gripping enough to hold the pedal after repeative use.
    Joyce

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    I just use the button to sew. Gave up on the traveling foot pedal, however there are some new suggestions that I may try.

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    That's a good idea. I covered a 6x9 inch piece of 1/2 inch plywood with shelf liner. Raising the pedal 1/2 inch off the floor helps me not to kick it accidentally
    Who needs therapy? I quilt!

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    I bought one of those rolls of rubber type shelf "paper" and cut it to put under the foot. That way it does not matter if it is carpet or floor. Cheap and functional

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    It depends where I sew. But at first I used the machine button and not foot pedal. Now I put that stuff you can buy to put on dashboards to keep still use same stuff for my hands when quilting. I also plac epedal against a solid leg of the coffee table . My other problem. With a foot pedal is .........how do you stop a dog going asleep on the pedal.
    I have the same problem with a cat built like Jabba the Hutt. But she's a purr machine and I love her.

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    I put an old pillow on the floor under my sewing table against the wall. The foot pedal pushes against that and doesn't go ANYWHERE. My serger pedal is backed by two boxes of "stuff" that are stored under the table anyway. It doesn't move either. When I take my machine to the living room to sew while "listening" to TV, I wind the cord around the table leg as suggested somewhere else here. I have to look for it often, but at least it isn't very far away. My 302A Singer in the kitchen has the foot pedal installed onto the inside cavity of the cabinet at knee level. This cabinet was custom made to my specifications in 1956. (It's large desk size, my machine is lowered into its bed, and has a wonderful amount of flat bed space.) I had been using my knee to run my mother's machine since 1943, and I really like this way. The pedal is always there. But now, no one has cabinets.
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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    I love reading these comments. I could not stand chasing my foot pedal. For the last 4 years I simple press the start button and I'm sewing. I find I have much better control of my speed with the slide button. I had a lot of tension in my leg and my back when I used the foot pedal, because I was always stretching for the pedal.
    I love the start sewing button, the needle threading button, the cutting button and the needle down button. Yep, I think I have my dream machine. It took 50 years of sewing to be happy with this machine.

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