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Thread: Am I the only bare foot quilter out there?

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    Am I the only bare foot quilter out there?

    It has gotten colder here in DE, and I got concerned about my cold feet, then I realized that when I enter my sewing/office nook I leave my slippers at the door. I tried to use my machine with my slippers on, it is an entirely different feel. Just couldn't do it, yesterday I bought slipper socks (with those little rubber things on the bottom) and am struggling to get used to them. What do you all wear on your feet when you are at your machine?
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    I take off my sandles when I sew at my machine. I don't like the feel of having shoes on when I am pushing the machine pedal. I feel I have better control of the pedal without shoes on.
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    I have some lighter weight & very flexible slippers I use to sew with. Definitely too cold to go barefoot this time of the year.

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    i use socks this time of year but summer i am barefooted. i cannot use shoes
    on the foot pedal i just dont judge it right when pushing down.

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    I take my shoes off as soon as I walk in my door, I always sew barefooted...I do once and awhile wear my socks if it is cold, since my machine is in front of a large picture window...
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    Always sew barefoot. Can't control machine well with shoes now.In FL almost always barefoot. One of the small pleasures of being retired.

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    I am a barefoot kind of girl. Now that I am older I do put on socks occasionally to wear around the house.
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    Shoes on!
    (sandals in the summer, and they stay on)
    YIKES ... I could never go barefoot ... and find pins on the floor! OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!
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    Socks in winter, barefoot in summer.

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    Can't walk without shoes , so shoes on all the time.

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    No shoes or socks in the summer but I wear thick bed socks in the winter

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    I usually go barefoot, but if cold, I will wear footies or socks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GemState View Post
    Socks in winter, barefoot in summer.
    I'm the same way

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    Barefoot or socks for the most part. Spent too many years going barefoot as a kid.

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    I put on shoes every day as part of getting dressed. I don't take them off to sew.
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    If I'm in the house I wear slippers (year round). I can sew either with them or barefoot.
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    I end up with left foot encased in socks and or slippers and right foot bare for the machine pedal.
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    i always sew barefoot at home. when i quilt away from home, though, i do wear shoes, although i really want to take them off
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    I wear slippers in the winter, and flip flops in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GemState View Post
    Socks in winter, barefoot in summer.
    Me too. I love my fleece socks in winter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joset View Post
    i use socks this time of year but summer i am barefooted. i cannot use shoes
    on the foot pedal i just dont judge it right when pushing down.
    That's what I do too!
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    Barefoot 99% of the time, socks the other 1%. I have to take off my shoes to test a machine--the owner always laughs but knows I do this. Even at retreats, the shoes come off. I simply cannot sew with shoes on, never could, and likely never will! I get teased about this a lot at retreats.
    Laurie in NYC

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    I am not a fan of being barefoot, so I always have some sort of footwear on. When I use my sewing machine, I can't sew comfortably in most of my shoes so in the winter I have one special pair of sewing slippers, and in the summer I have a special pair of sewing sandals.
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    Barefoot here unless it's bitter cold then best case it's just socks. I even wear my flip flops outside in the winter unless I'm out for an extended period and it's really cold. Hate shoes!

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    I can't sew with shoes on either. I sew with a slipper on the left foot propped on a small stool and right foot bare. When it's really cold I have one of those tiny cheap heaters I put in front of my feet for a little added warmth. I never thought others had this same issue....I feel like there is more control with my bare foot. I like to drive barefoot too, but can't always do that! LOL

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