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    What clever ideas and creative ways have you found to keep your foot pedal from scooting across the floor/rug? i am always fishing around with my toes to try to find it!

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    I purchased the foot petal stand with velcro. I'm getting too old to keep fishing around for it!

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    Sew barefooted! I wrap my toes around the front of it so it doesn't go anywhere!

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    I usually wedge mine up against the table leg.

    I have heard a lot of people use that drawer lining stuff. It is kind of puffy, like made out of foam.

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    A small bathroom mat, the type with rubber on the back, or a car mat may work, depending on the floor surface!

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    I use a piece of the rubberized shelf liner/rug underlay.

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    I use the lil non skid strips you get at lowes homedepot and cut it into smaller pieces nad attach to bottom of foot peddle works on carpet and vinyl. havent tried tile floors yet.

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    I use a mousepad...the ones made of the spongy material...works great for me.

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    I bought a doormat at WM and cut off a piece about 8x10", works pretty good, it has a foam on the back. If it moves I just tug on the cord to get it back.

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    I use a couple of strips of the loop side velcro on the bottom of my pedal. I have carpet and it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    Sew barefooted! I wrap my toes around the front of it so it doesn't go anywhere!
    This is what I do too ... I never have a problem.

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    I sew barefooted but depending on the height of my chair and where I am sitting I elevate my foot. and that actually helps keep the foot pedal from moving unless I move it when I get up or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    I use a piece of the rubberized shelf liner/rug underlay.
    This is whatI use too, works on all surfaces, my foot never wanders off :thumbup:

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    I use a small box that I cut one side out of and put my pedal in. That way it can't get away from me because the box butts up against the bottom of my sewing cabinet!

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    Wow, you guys are brave to sew barefooted. I drop way to many pins to let my bare feet touch the ground. The moving foot pedal problem bugged me for years. My new machine just has a push button that I just love. No foot control required.

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    I have a silicone hotpad under mine. Works great.

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    I use the rubber drawer liner. Works like a charm.

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    There is a rubber skip proof that you can buy at Joann's that you put under carpets to prevent them from skidding and that works for the foot too. I like the idea of the box too.

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    One of my best quilting buddies showed me what she does. She puts the pedal on the floor upside down! It works, too. You could always put something under it like no-slip stuff used for throw rugs.

    I bought a Pedal Sta at a regional quilting show. Not sure I'd pay that much again, since learning the method above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahm4605
    I sew barefooted but depending on the height of my chair and where I am sitting I elevate my foot. and that actually helps keep the foot pedal from moving unless I move it when I get up or something.
    That's what I do! I place the heel of my foot on the railing of the chair and use the front of my foot to press the petal.

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    I have a waffle-textured rubber pad under mine; sold as shelf liner material here in earthquake country. You also might try the non-slip material they make to go under throw rugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masmipa
    What clever ideas and creative ways have you found to keep your foot pedal from scooting across the floor/rug? i am always fishing around with my toes to try to find it!
    I sew on a manufactured wood floor. I'm tired of chasing my foot control around. In the very near future, I'm going to ge some of the rubbery meshy stuff that you anchor rugs with and see if that helps. I spend almost as much time "toeing" my foot control as I do sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    I use a mousepad...the ones made of the spongy material...works great for me.
    Sounds good. If I can find the mouse pad that I don't use for the mouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    Wow, you guys are brave to sew barefooted. I drop way to many pins to let my bare feet touch the ground. The moving foot pedal problem bugged me for years. My new machine just has a push button that I just love. No foot control required.
    About sewing barefoot.

    One day I was sewing and had a terrible time with the foot control. I just could not get it to cooperate with me. I tried for an hour or so to determine what was wrong.
    I WAS SEWING WITH SHOES ON. I never, never, never wear shoes in the house to start with. Don't know why I was wearing them that day. Anyway, got my control back when the shoes came off.

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    I use a mousepad also, and keep one in my traveling kit.

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