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Thread: Foot Feed Stays in One Spot

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    Foot Feed Stays in One Spot

    I finally this morning took the time to put strip(s) of sticky backed velcro on the bottom of my sewing machine footfeed. Mine are used on carpet, so the loopy part of velcro really keeps them stuck in one place. Don't know why I waited so long to this. Took all of 2 or 3 minutes to accomplish!
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    What a great tip! Wish I had done that when I had a carpeted sewing room.

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    How funny, I just did the same yesterday! Not sure why I didn't think of it sooner - my pedal would wander all over the place before. Now it'll always be right where it should be. I can't even remember if I thought up the idea myself or saw that someone else had done it...either way it works really well!

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    Wow!! Why didn't I think of that. I get so tired of chasing my foot pedal around under my sewing table....
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    I use the rubber shelf liner. It also works wonderful.
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    Took me a while to figure out that you were talking about the control that sets on the floor!

    Another DUH moment for me.

    Sounds like an excellent - and easy - way to keep that pedal in one place.

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    I have hard wood floors and use a mouse pad under my foot control

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    I found that using a rubber car floor board mat with the little spikes on the bottom, works well for me. On top of the mat I use the rubberized shelf lining..the foot pedal stays put.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Took me a while to figure out that you were talking about the control that sets on the floor!
    Don't feel bad, you're not the only one! At first, I thought she was talking about the presser foot, lol.

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    I too, use a mouse pad. There are some cute quilt ones available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Took me a while to figure out that you were talking about the control that sets on the floor!

    Another DUH moment for me.
    LOL!! Me too! I was picturing you mucking about with your feed dogs, or the underside of the presser foot, or some other item I don't have on my machine, and I was thinking, she's gonna be sorry about that.

    Then that DOH! moment....now to scrounge for that strip of sticky backed velcro I bought eons ago!

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    You don't think it will rough up the carpet in the one area over time?

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    That's what I've used for years! It's amazing what velcro can be used for. When I moved into my shed, I got one of those floor mats for my chair to roll around on. I put the fuzzy side down on the mat and then stick my foot feed to that. Before, I just used it with the carpet in the house. The carpet there was 30 yrs old, so I didn't worry about the wear to the carpet.
    Last edited by sylviak; 06-12-2012 at 07:33 PM.

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    Oh, Moreland. I sure had a laugh at myself. When I read your post I sat here for the longest time trying to figure out how velcro will help you attached to the bottom of your pressure foot. Then I read further and understood. I, too, use the rubber shelf stuff under my foot control on my wood floor. Works pretty good. Your idea sounds terrific if you have carpet.

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    What wonderful tips here as have vinyl flooring in my studio and always chasing the foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby View Post
    I have hard wood floors and use a mouse pad under my foot control
    Great idea! I'm teaching a 10 year old to sew and have moved the sewing machine downstairs to the hardwood floored living room, instead of my carpeted craft room (which is too messy right now!). The foot pedal slides all around---so your great advice comes at the perfect time!!!!!!
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    Thank you for this post! I didn't think of this and it sounds absolutely perfect. I even have the Velcro! Thank you again for all the time I'll save from not having to chase that foot pedal around the sewing room!!!
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    This thread is so funny! I have hardwoods and a square of carpet sample stuck under the legs of the sewing cabinet but even that does not work. I tried shelf liner - no better. I have even considered nailing it to the floor. NOT! Or using a bungie cord to wrap around the thing and the table leg. So far, I have developed great toe-dexterity and can grab that thing as long as my legs reach it. Sometimes I just have to bend over and pick it up. It so slows me down!

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    This is why I love this site! I can't believe this is so easy to do; and I have waited all these years to learn it.
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    I put a piece of quarter round molding long enough to go from one leg of my sewing table to the other. It keeps the foot petal from moving forward on any type of floor. I sew with the petal underneath my chair. Less stress on my foot and leg.
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    Smart, I think the rubberized shelf liner would be the one to use for ceramic floor.
    Last edited by OKLAHOMA PEACH; 06-14-2012 at 09:24 AM.

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    OMG! How funny, I was chasing my foot pedal last night and going grrrrr. That is about to change tonight thanks to you ladies!
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    What a great tip. I'm always chasing my foot pedal.
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    I have a ceramic tile floor in my basement sewing room. I have tried everything, the rubberized shelf stuff, scraps of wood stolen from my husbands workshop, a throw rug, and a car mat. Strips of velcro worked for awhile, but I didn't stick it to the floor. I've decided to turn the problem over to my husband and have him make a play pen for the peddle. Hey, it works for wayward babies, it MAY work for my wayward pedal.
    Kay Kuilts

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    On the Pfaff Tiptronic, I was able to turn it upside down so the side that I should push on with my foot is the bottom instead of the top. That seemed to solve the problem for that machine! Crazy! But it worked!
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