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Thread: bouncing machine

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    Super Member ceannastahr's Avatar
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    I think I saw something some where once about this problem but here I go anyway. I use my sewing machine on my dinning room table now ( because my sewing room is temporily occupied by my son) when I'm sewing it seem to slide away from me and does a little jig as its leaving. Any sugestions on how to keep it in one spot. I'm getting tired of chasing it.

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    I would say...same as the foot control tip on a vinyl floor...use that rubber shelf liner! I don't have this problem (I put two rubber door stops behind my machine to lift it up to tilt it for eye sight problems) so mine doesn't slide...but I can see where that would happen!

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    I use a place mat, or something that is about that size. AKA a small wall quilt.

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    make sure it's on a steady part of the table (like over the leg)

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    I took my bath mat with the suction cups on the bottom works good

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    Ruth, I like your idea about the bath mat. I would of never thought of that. I have the same problem on my quilt table with a bouncy machine, so I finally put one of my old cutting mats under my machine and it seems to help. I also have a measuring grid right there too. I'm still trying to get my husband to cut a hole for a drop down machine. I think he's scared to do it!!!

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    I buy those place-mats that look like non-slip shelf liners. Three for $1.00 at the Dollar store.
    I also use them under my computer keyboard.
    I have lace cloths on my end-tables that were always moving(cloths, not tables). I cut some white ones to fit under the lace. Worked great.
    Works good on the floor under foot pedals, too.
    Also works for under my piece of Corian, (from a garage sale) that I use to cut the backs off my books that I bind. Keeps everything right where I want it.
    Joyce

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    Dollar stores also sell rubber sink mats. I have used one under my serger for years. My sewing machine does not creep but the foot control will creep across the carpet. Since I am sewing in the living room, the sink mat does not look too good, but the Rubberamaid shelf liner is really great since it grips on both sides and I can cut it to fit. We are a creative bunch.
    June

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    Well i bought a roll of the rubber shelf liner and its working great under my machine. Thanks so much for the help. Then I took a piece of it and put it under the the thread caddy I made for my emboridery machine now it doesn't fall off the stand if I it accidently hit it. Also like the hint about the keyboard too. Amazing all the things I have stuck in place for a dollar. Thanks everybody your all great in my book.

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    I have so much of this stuff....I use it everywhere.... we bought it for our motorhome cupboards and then bought more for home! I have a coffee table that lifts and the tabletop sitting on the base would "vibrate" and rattle everytime somebody walked thru the room so I stuck a couple of small pieces of it under each corner of the table top and now it doesn't rattle anymore! It is great stuff!

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    LOL! We're all so funny! I love it. It's amazing what ppl do!
    I use my rubber shelf liner under cakes in the back of my Durango when I transport them.
    I have a set of 4 little rubbery shelf liner-like mats that are round. I guess they're like the placemats, but way smaller. I don't remember what they were originally for.
    I use them to get a grip on jars when opening and put them on top of the monitor to set the speakers on. One of those might work better under the foot pedal, well, not better, but you wouldn't need to cut it.

    I need it anywhere I sew. Carpet in the bedroom and laminate everywhere else...it looks like hardwood, but it isn't....it's slick!
    :D

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