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    Need Help please

    Okay people need some help with a Singer Foot Controls ....
    Well I would like to have a Hand Control for my Singer so I can do my Quilting without the foot control. Do anyone of you understand what I'm talking about and if so where can I get one for my SingerConfidence 7463....


    I have a quilting table so the foot Control does not reach the floor, so I have to hold it in my one hand and more the sewing machine with the other hand... Not good at all.... So please Help....
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    Can't see how a hand control will help you as I need both hands quilting. Not knowing your exact set up and not having a picture to look at , I have two ideas. The first is, build a box that won't slide on the floor, and put your foot control on top of that on one of those grippy anchors that will hold the control is place. You can build it as high as needed so you can reach the peddle to push it. The second one is (and this will sound funny)....but how about if you put your foot control under the right side of your upper thigh when sitting on your chair, so all you have to do is lean a bit to the right (or left) and it pushes the control down so you can sew with both hands? You'd have to be sitting in a slightly larger seat that's pretty flat, but try it, it may work. Hope one of the ideas works for you...

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    Just thought of something else. What if you anchored the control to the left side of the cabinet underneath so you could push it with the side of your leg at the knee? It would take some practice to perfect using it that way, but it could possibly work, too.

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    this would not work.. I'm standing not sitting at the table. I think I need to place a pic up for you all to see what I mean.

    Be back soon today with that pic..or pics..
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    as you see its much to bigName:  IMG_20120826_132443.jpg
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    Can you go to a local sewing machine shop and have them to make you a longer cord???
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    i would think an electrician could also lengthen the cord for you,,,,that should be a simple fix
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    Yes that would be to have the cord longer then I would have to keep moving it with my foot as I quilt on a 10 foot table. I think someone out in the quilting world would know how to make one or can it be done?
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    Yes, definitely, longer cord is the answer. Do you have a good sewing machine repair person? He or she should be able to do this pretty easily.
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    nope so I will have to see if I can find one.. I just would think there would be one for it.. It would work great if I remember were I seen that at...
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    I forgot sorry everyone... Thank you for your help with this..
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    I have the Hinterberg Stretch Machine Quilting Frame. And it came with a set up for the foot pedal. It sat on a platform and there was a handle like a bike brake that I squeezed to control the speed. Are you sure there isn't some option like this for your frame? I'm afraid making a super long cord isn't going to fix the issue. You will still have to move the foot control, and I would think the cord would get in the way.

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    Do you have room for velcro to put it on the machine near your hand? To put velcro on your machine and on bottom of your foot control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    That certainly looks like a winner!!!!
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    Peg, I made handles for my table top frame with PVC pipe, purchased just the electric cord without the foot from a sewing place and the 'switch' I installed in the handles was the on/off switch from a torch lamp. Here are the pics. Name:  SuperQuilter # 2.JPG
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    The cord comes out one back corner for the electric and the machine. Worked really well for me. The switch was a dimmer type switch so it was on/off and speed. Get on some of the quilt machine sites on Yahoo and there are lots of different ideas to make this happen.

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    I think you want Nifty Grips - they convert your foot pedal into hand controls:

    http://www.machinequilter.co.uk/the-.../nifty-grips-2

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    This is exactly what I use on my Janome on a frame. Just research which kind of plug in your machine has and match that to the model of Grace control you need. If your machine is listed in their compatability list, you're ahead of the game It comes with velcro straps so you can put in on the handle bars of a frame, or you could put it on your machine - on the handle maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peg1991 View Post
    Okay people need some help with a Singer Foot Controls ....
    Well I would like to have a Hand Control for my Singer so I can do my Quilting without the foot control. Do anyone of you understand what I'm talking about and if so where can I get one for my SingerConfidence 7463....


    I have a quilting table so the foot Control does not reach the floor, so I have to hold it in my one hand and more the sewing machine with the other hand... Not good at all.... So please Help....

    Could you have someone mount the foot control on a table leg so you can use it as a knee control? One of my old sewing machines had a knee control----------and I loved it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peg1991 View Post
    Yes that would be to have the cord longer then I would have to keep moving it with my foot as I quilt on a 10 foot table. I think someone out in the quilting world would know how to make one or can it be done?
    Scrap my response. I didn't pay attention to the fact you are working on a long frame.
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    If the cord is too short to reach the floor, would a foot rest or stool with a board nailed to the back of it be ok to put your foot on?The board would stop you from accidentally pushing it off the foot rest.

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    Sorry, did not understand your question until I saw the pictures. My frame has a lever next to the handle.When I pull it (like a bike brake), a pedal pushes against the foot control. I release my hand from the handle and it stops the machine. It would be quite simple to rig something up on the bed in order to do this.

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    Use a block and set the control on a block until you can get an extension for your control. (Even a concrete block would probably do the trick.....)

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    are you standing or sitting?.

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    I like the idea of putting the control on my right thigh area, bracing it so it's closer and easier to use.

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