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need ideas to keep my foot pedal from traveling

Old 09-01-2020, 04:31 PM
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I recently read that one thing to do to reduce back strain is to keep your pedal from traveling. Now, I've tried putting a square of shelf grippy liner under it but it did not help at all. Other suggestions? I have laminate flooring and have to admit that I end up with lots of thread under the machine. Has anyone every put a dollop of rubber cement under the pedal to get it to grip the floor? Other ideas?
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Old 09-01-2020, 05:32 PM
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There are several threads about traveling foot pedals here on QB. There are three that stood out for me, however, I haven't tried any. I don't think there was a picture, but someone put a board (2x4?) across the back legs of sewing machine cabinet to keep it from getting pushed back behind the cabinet. Post #2 at https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...l-t302957.html and post #3 at https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...l-t300212.html

A couple of other threads about this problem - https://www.quiltingboard.com/links-...l-t189858.html and https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...l-t187295.html

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Old 09-01-2020, 06:32 PM
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My sewing machine sits on an old dining table. My husband made a 3-sided wooden box that just fits it. The box is screwed onto one of the table legs. That pedal goes nowhere!
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:39 PM
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I heard recently to use a mouse pad under the pedal. Haven't tried it but I'm sure you have one to test.
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:52 PM
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Years ago I read to turn the pedal around back to front. I was using a machine with a foot pedal at the time, tried it, and it worked.
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:37 PM
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Depending on the machine that you have, my Janome I have turned the pedal upside down. Do you have a sewing room so the machine is kept in one place? You could put velcro on the pedal and the opposite piece on the floor.
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Old 09-02-2020, 12:36 AM
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I am fortunate to have a sewing cabinet. I use a pool noodle behind my pedal and it rests against the sewing cabinet and it keeps the pedal right where I need it.
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Old 09-02-2020, 01:20 AM
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I can't remember the name of it, I call it tacky, but it's the sticky clay like stuff you can use to stick posters to the wall. I love this stuff, it doesn't stain and just peels off when you take something off the wall or floor as the case may be. Just stick a piece about the size of a quarter on the bottom of the foot feed, position it where you want it and press down. It won't walk away and comes up with just a little tug if you decide to move it.
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Sheri.a View Post
I am fortunate to have a sewing cabinet. I use a pool noodle behind my pedal and it rests against the sewing cabinet and it keeps the pedal right where I need it.
Wow! This is something I haven't tried. Will do it today. Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2020, 02:53 AM
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I have a empty storage box that fits between my foot pedal (turned around) and the wall so it stays put.
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