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Thread: My foot pedal has grown legs and is constantly crawling away. Tips?

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    There must be a simple fix for this. My foot pedal is in a different place every time I go back to it for a few more stitches. I have checked underneath but don'.t see any little feet. It's driving me crazy!

    Should I get a dish mat or some other rubber mat to put underneath? The surface below is low carpet, so I am sure that's contributing to the movement.

    Let me know if you have ideas for an easy / cheap fix.

    thanks!

    Wendy in Oregon

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    I use a piece of the stuff (no idea what it is really called)that you put under throw rugs to keep them in place. I have a wood floor and the controller stays where I want it.

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    That bumpy shelf liner or a piece of rubber helps a lot to keep the pedal in place :D:D:D

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    Yes, what they said. Or, you can buy a slanted door stopper at the dollar store and put that behind the pedal to keep it from running away.

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    Double sided carpet tape works. I tried the rubber shelf liner, but on wood floor it didn't work. There is also a thing called Pedal Pad that you can buy from Connecting Thread that is slightly sticky and works. Ask me how I know?

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondrose
    I use a piece of the stuff (no idea what it is really called)that you put under throw rugs to keep them in place. I have a wood floor and the controller stays where I want it.
    You talk like I do: "Piece of the stuff". To technical for many. :lol:

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    I tried everything, including the "Stitch-Ez" from one of the quilt sites. I finally tried a floor mat (back seat) of a previous car and it works - no more moving of the foot pedal. The mat is made of a heavy, thick rubber material.

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    I read somewhere that you can use one of them slider things for furniture , turn it up side down and not sure if you taped it to that or what .

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    I use a silicone hotpad. Only cost a couple of bucks and works great on carpet.

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    I put the rough, pokey side of velcro tape on the bottom of mine. It sticks to the carpet!

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    Once again, the quilting board comes through- foot pedal solutions for any type of floor and any budget! Thanks everyone, I have the same problem...

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    These are all wonderful ideas. Thank you so much for taking the time to post them. Much appreciated!

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    Pedal Sta - love it

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    Griprite non-slip liner.

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    I think my furbabies move mine and then sit back and kitten laugh at me!

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    Mouse pad ............

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    I use a small car mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew cornie
    I use a silicone hotpad. Only cost a couple of bucks and works great on carpet.

    What a great idea! I have some of those. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emerald46
    I use a small car mat.
    Another great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    I think my furbabies move mine and then sit back and kitten laugh at me!

    Mine did that once, they were playing under the table and I had to keep pulling it back to sew, when I'd stop they'd grab the cord and pull it towards them. They got tired and fell asleep and I forgot they were under there and all of a sudden my sewing machine started sewing all by itself. I'm trying to figure out what's going on, then find them asleep on the foot peddle behind the sewing machine table.

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