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Thread: R u n a w a y. Foot Pedal

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    I hear you, Glenda Tex!! I have the same machine as you and continue to have the same problem. For me, a mouse pad made no difference whatsoever. I bought one of those plastic foot pedal holders ( like a chair pad) but the pedal was too wide. I even hollowed out the sides a little to try to make it fit. Now it fits but the foot won't depress all the way. What a flippin' pain. I guess I'll try the velcro. I would have bolted the darn thing down to the floor by now if I didn't move the machine to quilt.

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    If you have carpet, find a couple of pieces of velcro - use the side with the hooks on it -and glue them to the bottom of the foot pedal -the hooks will keep your pedal still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter Lois
    If you have carpet, find a couple of pieces of velcro - use the side with the hooks on it -and glue them to the bottom of the foot pedal -the hooks will keep your pedal still.
    This is exactly what I have done. It works very well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda TX
    I sew with a Janome 6600 and love it but my foot pedal is always trying to run away. Any ideas on keeping it within reach???
    Rubber shelf paper! Cheap Walmart fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleone
    Have tried the mouse pad, didn't work for me. will try the rubber liner first if that doesn't then will go to the velcro.
    Thanks for the tips.
    Velcro may cause your carpet to pill. Ok if you never want to sell your house with your carpet

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    ditto

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    I use 2 cheapo mouse pads glued together with the "sticky" side out. The pedal stays put on the pad, and the pad stays put on the carpet. I think I paid a dollar a pad...

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    Salley from the Grace Company shared this tip with me. And it seems to be working. They sell a product called True Grips. First, you stick the little rings on the back of your rulers so they don't slip. Then you take the little dots (these come from the center of the rings) and use them on your templates so they won't slip and lastly you take the outer piece (this looks like swiss cheese now) and you put it on the bottom of your foot control. No waste and works great. Oh, I have carpet in my sewing room.

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    Thanks everyone for your remedies. Wally World here I come!!!

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    The picky side of velcro. Stick it to the bottom of the feet pedal.

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