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Thread: Knee lift versus foot pedal

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    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
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    I think I've finally found a way to keep my foot pedal from creeping all over the place (industrial strength velcro!!), but that problem has made me wonder about using the knee lift that came with my machine. I know my Mother always used a knee lift. I'd be really interested to know what you all use and why you prefer your choice.

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    I can't make that thing work to save my soul (or sanity). I bump it when I don't need to, don't push it when I should, and scrape myself when getting out of the chair coz I forget it's there. Talk about old dog and new tricks.

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    Isn't the knee lift used to lift the needle on your machine?

    I love mine and have learned where to place my chair/machine/knee to make it all work.

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    Senior Member Linda B's Avatar
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    I thought it was used in place of a foot pedal. Guess I'd better get the manual out to look that up before doing anything drastic!!!

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    I've owned several sewing machines with a knee pedal, so when I got my knee lift it really caused some problems. I gave up after 2 quilts, and lots of mistakes.

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    I have a lift but never use it.

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    A Knee lift and a Knee control are two different things. A knee lift lifts the foot a knee control runs the machine.

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    I love my knee lift!

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    All our machines in high school had the knee control. I've really gotten attached to my push button stop/start.

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    Super Member Snorky Lvs2Quilt's Avatar
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    The knee lift on my machine just lifts the foot up and down. It doesn't control the machine. My mom had a Kenmore sewing machine that had a knee control that did make the sewing machine go. Hers never had a foot pedal.

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