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Thread: R u n a w a y. Foot Pedal

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    Does your Janome have the start/stop button? It is just below the reverse button on mine. Unplug your pedal and use the start/stop button. I have two food pedals for my two Janomes and don't use them at all. So much handier and I have better control of my sewing this way. I could never keep mine where I could reach it. I tried all of the above methods and none of them worked. The start/stop button is different than the on/off switch.

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    I use the latex/silicone cabinet liner. It gives the petal someting to grip. works on my carpet or new floor mat

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    I use what looks like rubber shelf liner, but it's made to use under carpets so the carpets won't slip. I happen to have some extra.
    I wrapped my foot pedal in it, secured with safety pins so it made a nice bundle. The foot pedal stays right where it should. I'm sure the rubber shelf liner works just as well.

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    Double sided mounting tape. I tried the shelf liner and it still scooted around for me. This tape is like a little piece of squishy styrofoam with sticky tape on each side. My foot control is slightly recessed on the bottom so regular double sided carpet tape wouldn't have made contact with the floor. I had this other tape already and it works perfectly. Ann in TN

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea
    the rubber shelf liner works great. { you can get it at wal-mart} cut a peice a little larger then your foot pedal, sat you pedal on it and It should stay.
    I use this and it works perfectly. No more chasing the foot pedal around.

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    Love the shelf liner. I use it even under my machine and cutting boards.
    What is a good Quilt Store close to you??? I will be in Arlington Labor Day weekend.

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    I have tried the rubber shelf paper. In fact I've tried several of them. I am currently using the heavier duty type. Relatively thick. I am using it on a concrete floor and this time it seems to be working.

    Good Luck

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    I put a little kitchen rug under the machine and a piece of velcro on the bottom of the foot pedal works great.

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    I went to the dollar store and got some sticky back velcro and added a couple of the rough side strips to each of my foot petals. I have carpet and they don't move unless I pull them up and move them. I love it!! :D :D

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    Put a placemat under it. There are some that are a rubbery plastic with bumps. That would work.

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    DH just left for his man cave to get the name for what he gave me to use on my foot. It DROVE ME CRAZY until I rolled some of his carpet sticky stuff on the backs to keep them in place. I rolled this on the back of my big bernina foot, let it dry overnight, and put my machine foot where I wanted it to STAY. That sucker hasn't moved since.
    DH is back. It's Great Grip Non Stick Rug Coating made by Flexible Products Co. He says it may not be made anymore but surely someone still makes this wonderful stuff.
    Unless I absolutely have to move my foot, I am NOT touching it. It says it will restick but I am not taking any chances.
    Thanks, DH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    I hear you, Glenda Tex!! I have the same machine as you and continue to have the same problem. For me, a mouse pad made no difference whatsoever. I bought one of those plastic foot pedal holders ( like a chair pad) but the pedal was too wide. I even hollowed out the sides a little to try to make it fit. Now it fits but the foot won't depress all the way. What a flippin' pain. I guess I'll try the velcro. I would have bolted the darn thing down to the floor by now if I didn't move the machine to quilt.
    I used double sided tape because nothing else worked, i also have to move mine to quilt so i have 2 sets of tape on the floor and so far it has held it in place quilt well, i have laminate floors in my sewing room and it is very slick so the shelf liner or anything else i tried did not work

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    I bought that rubbermaid shelf and drawer liner. Put a piece under the foot pedal and Wow. No more skid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda TX
    I sew with a Janome 6600 and love it but my foot pedal is always trying to run away. Any ideas on keeping it within reach???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl
    Pedal Sta- sold by connecting threads, nancy's notions and clotilde
    love it best 9 dollars spent
    Hunting for the pedal is a problem I've had all my sewing life. The rubber liner only worked for me for short periods of time before it too shifted out of place. Maybe because we have hardwood floors.

    Thanks for this recommendation for Pedal Sta Dolphyngyrl! :thumbup:
    I checked out prices for the Pedal Sta and the best I could come up with was at JoAnn's online store. After applying the 40% off one item coupon (code EDFX239, valid through August 27th) the price came out to only $8.39. But of course, after tax and shipping that upped it again to $15.49. Can you all believe how much that inflates the cost these days?! Still a cheaper price than the other sites i found and one I gladly paid to be able to stop doing the pedal hunt whenever I sew.

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    I think I had read on here one time that a lady was using a bathroom rug, one that fits in front of the toilet, put the foot pedal in the sq.cut out. I don't know how this works It sounded like a good idea when I read it. As for me my husband made me a slanted footholder like a gas pedal and I have the rubber on the bottom and that helps on my laminate floor.If your machine is facing the wall I have a flat board against the wall in front of the sewing pedal at my serger. I hope this is understood and not too confusing.

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    I tried the waffle looking shelf liner and it did not work. THen I got the solid foam type at the dollar store and it works great. Easy to clean up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda TX
    I sew with a Janome 6600 and love it but my foot pedal is always trying to run away. Any ideas on keeping it within reach???
    Learn to use your start/stop button. I started sewing slowly while learning to use it and when I was confident with it I went faster. I don't use foot pedals anymore. No more cramps in my calfs after a long weekend of sewing. It really is easy to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda TX
    I sew with a Janome 6600 and love it but my foot pedal is always trying to run away. Any ideas on keeping it within reach???
    I've taken duck tape and taped it to the floor. That's about the only thing I've found that works!

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    glue to the foot pedal some of the rubber shelf/drawer lining material & it will not walk away. I did this to my Pfaff foot & it now stay where it is put.

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    I have one of those rubber floor squares, intended for workshop floor. Can get them at the home improvement stores. I placed it with double sided tape on my tile floor, then foot pedal on the square. Wouldn't need the tape on carpet, as they are heavy enough to stay in place. No damage to the floor, and so far it's working.

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    Had to laugh.... such a variety of ideas. I have the same problem with my 6600, but the permanent solutions made me laugh. The floor in my quilting room is painted wood, rather slippery, and not mine to change. BUT I use fold down/up tables and may use only two if it is a small project, or 4 (and the ping pong table if it is large. That means where my foot pedal is for any project moves around, so no "permanent" solution is possible.

    Right now my DH is helping me quilt a 7x8' landscape quilt with a lot of appliques on it and I have tables behind, beside and in front of me to hold the "roll" while I sew down and applique. The tables are fairly high so I am standing while sewing which helps keep the pedal where is belongs.

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    I sew bare foot or with socks on. Then as the pedal moves, I can hook it with my big toe and bring it back.

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    I often quilt bare foot. turn the foot pedal upside down, your toes curl over the ridge of the pedal, it takes care of a lot of the problem, but you can also glue some of the shelf liner to the top (now bottom)to help the little bit of crawl that might still happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I like the mouse pad idea! Thanks
    I tried this & it didn't work for me--pedal kept running away :D

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    (only read p 1) I use rug-grip fabric. grips a bit better than the shelf liner.

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