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Thread: janome muffling mat

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    hi quilt family

    can anybody tell me if they've tried the janome muffling mat---if so, does it work----does it really muffle the sewing machine sounds where you can really notice---is it worth buying ???????????????????

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    I'll have to look it up, I never heard of it before. If it works it's worth it.

    Amazon has it for $8. I would like to know what it's made of. The shipping is $8!

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    I use a thick quilted place mat under my Janome and it works for me. I also tilt it forward with 2 rubber door stops at the back. Makes it easier to see what I'm sewing, and stops my back and neck aching from leaning forward.

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    Hubby said he could buy thick gasket material at a mill supply store to make a vibration absorbing mat. I don't mind the $8 cost but I just won't pay that much for shipping, I have a stubborn streak about shipping charges.

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    I use the gripper stuff you put under rugs and it not only holds my machine in place on the slippery table, but keeps any noise down.

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    thanx everybody ! i'll probably go the cheapest route on this 1.

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    Great tips - will try these to muffle the sound - sometimes I try to listen to tv as I am machine piecing.

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    Well this is a duh moment. I am not happy with the sounds my Janome makes (or for that matter any machine I've had!) NEver thought to try and muffle the sound.

    Makes sense to me!

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    My husband built me a table made of very thick solid wood boards and covered it with vinyl tile squares for the surface. Its very very heavy so the sewing machine doesn't vibrate or make any noise.

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    I bought one for my machine at my local Janome dealer for $8.oo and I think it helps. But I would not pay for shipping etc. if it wasn't local. Marge

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    I turn my hearing aids to 'eliminate background noise'. Works for me!

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    i did what i thought i woodnt do n bought 1 of these things-----all i can say is it looks pretty under my janome machine-----keeps it absolutely still----but i dont c 2 much of a difference with keeping noise down-----dont think its worth buying

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    I have a very cheap Kenmore that I use just for piecing or when I need a different colored thread. But noisy, you can't hear yourself think. I put some leftover batting under it and it works a lot better and no cost. I am like you, shipping puts a knot in my panties. Hope this helps you, also the rubber mat works to, so if you put both?????

    Rita

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    I feel must warn you all about that woven look nonslip stuff. I have found if it is in constant contact with plastic it will transfer its pattern to it permanantly, I had a small piece under my plastic pins holder lid with the main part sitting in the lid and it transfered the pattern to the nice clear lid, ruined it as far as I'm concerned. I certainly wouldn't want that formed in the body of my sewing machine. :shock:

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    Just as an update, as of 1/10/11, Amazon (Ken's Sewing and Vacuum) had them for $12 now!

    At the moment, I use a quilters pressing board under my serger (large rectangle board covered in cotton duck sells in Joanne's for $24 which you can get for $12 or $10 depending on your coupons). I needed something asap.. and already had the board. My serger sits on top of my 1923 Singer walnut cabinet... so I don't want any scratches or bleeding to happen to it! I may make a padded batting filled pad out of some leftover homedec materials instead..

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    I use and old cutting mat under my machine.It keeps the machine from sliding around and the edge sticks out from the front so I have a handy measuring guide.

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    I have a closed cell foam kitchen rug I found at Walmart, under my embroidery machine. If I step out of the room I can't hear the machine running. It is 3/8 of an inch thick and can be cut to size if needed. I paid around 10.00 for it. They still sell them in the throw rug section.

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