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Thread: My foot pedal has grown legs and is constantly crawling away. Tips?

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    There must be a simple fix for this. My foot pedal is in a different place every time I go back to it for a few more stitches. I have checked underneath but don'.t see any little feet. It's driving me crazy!

    Should I get a dish mat or some other rubber mat to put underneath? The surface below is low carpet, so I am sure that's contributing to the movement.

    Let me know if you have ideas for an easy / cheap fix.

    thanks!

    Wendy in Oregon

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    Junior Member Diamondrose's Avatar
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    I use a piece of the stuff (no idea what it is really called)that you put under throw rugs to keep them in place. I have a wood floor and the controller stays where I want it.

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    That bumpy shelf liner or a piece of rubber helps a lot to keep the pedal in place :D:D:D

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    Yes, what they said. Or, you can buy a slanted door stopper at the dollar store and put that behind the pedal to keep it from running away.

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    Double sided carpet tape works. I tried the rubber shelf liner, but on wood floor it didn't work. There is also a thing called Pedal Pad that you can buy from Connecting Thread that is slightly sticky and works. Ask me how I know?

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrose
    I use a piece of the stuff (no idea what it is really called)that you put under throw rugs to keep them in place. I have a wood floor and the controller stays where I want it.
    You talk like I do: "Piece of the stuff". To technical for many. :lol:

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    I tried everything, including the "Stitch-Ez" from one of the quilt sites. I finally tried a floor mat (back seat) of a previous car and it works - no more moving of the foot pedal. The mat is made of a heavy, thick rubber material.

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    I read somewhere that you can use one of them slider things for furniture , turn it up side down and not sure if you taped it to that or what .

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    Super Member sew cornie's Avatar
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    I use a silicone hotpad. Only cost a couple of bucks and works great on carpet.

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    I put the rough, pokey side of velcro tape on the bottom of mine. It sticks to the carpet!

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