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Thread: sewing machine muffler mats

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    Member LauraEllen's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever used one of these pads? They are supposed to reduce vibrations and noise from sewing machines.
    If you all have good things to say I might consider purchasing one!

    This is a link to one on ebay...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Janome-Sewin...item25672951ca

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    never needed one.

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    I use a piece of non-skid rubber like shelf liner under mine when I am in the RV because of vibration. I already had some that I line shelves with in the RV, and it worked real well.

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    There was someone on this board that made her own, a quilted one. I don't think she called it a muffler mat. You can make your own with scraps.
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    Why not just make a quilted rectangle? LOL
    I did and it works great and didn't cost a thing. Made it from scraps!

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    I use the shelf liner and get it from the dollar store. A roll for $1...works for me!

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    I use a micro fibre pad that is supposed to be used for a dish drainer at the dollar store that works the same way.

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    I got mine free from my dealer with a new machine. I like it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Why not just make a quilted rectangle? LOL
    I did and it works great and didn't cost a thing. Made it from scraps!
    I made mine "sandwich style" - quilted it, turned up the front edge and made pockets to hold my tools. It took about an hour to finish and I love it! I made a matching pin cushion (small can from mushrooms - filled with a baggie of crushed walnut shells for weight - with a "puff" of batting on top for pins - covered with same fabric).

    I've made several of these as gifts too. On one, I cut an old fabric measuring tape and sewed it along the top edge of the pockets. The lady that I gave it to said that she "LOVED" the measuring tape accent and uses it all the time to check the measure of her blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraEllen
    Has anyone ever used one of these pads? They are supposed to reduce vibrations and noise from sewing machines.
    If you all have good things to say I might consider purchasing one!

    This is a link to one on ebay...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Janome-Sewin...item25672951ca
    I need something similar to sew at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Diego Quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by SuziC
    Why not just make a quilted rectangle? LOL
    I did and it works great and didn't cost a thing. Made it from scraps!
    I made mine "sandwich style" - quilted it, turned up the front edge and made pockets to hold my tools. It took about an hour to finish and I love it! I made a matching pin cushion (small can from mushrooms - filled with a baggie of crushed walnut shells for weight - with a "puff" of batting on top for pins - covered with same fabric).

    I've made several of these as gifts too. On one, I cut an old fabric measuring tape and sewed it along the top edge of the pockets. The lady that I gave it to said that she "LOVED" the measuring tape accent and uses it all the time to check the measure of her blocks.
    Great idea!

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    My machines are pretty quiet and they don't vibrate much so I never thought about it. I do use the waffle nonskid stuff under my foot control. Helps keep it from walking away on the carpet.

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    I use a quilted placemat. They are great, I alo use it as a pin cushion when I remove pins when I am sewing.

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    I just use a sheet of craft foam.

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    simply go to your local carpet store, they sell the SAMPLE pieces that are bound all around..usually under $3.00...use one of those..they last longer and work better.

    THese are great for the lightweight cheaper machines, keeps them from bouncing..and for when you got a class/sew in and they have the plastic banquet tables that will vibrate your machine on to the floor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    simply go to your local carpet store, they sell the SAMPLE pieces that are bound all around..usually under $3.00...use one of those..they last longer and work better.

    THese are great for the lightweight cheaper machines, keeps them from bouncing..and for when you got a class/sew in and they have the plastic banquet tables that will vibrate your machine on to the floor!
    GREAT idea!!! I have one old machine that is rusty on the bottom....sews a great stitch, but I don't use it much as it leaves marks on my sewing mats. I'm going to stop by the carpet place tonight! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasSunshine
    I use a piece of non-skid rubber like shelf liner under mine when I am in the RV because of vibration. I already had some that I line shelves with in the RV, and it worked real well.
    I do the same - but I do have an older Brother mechanical that could benefit from a muffler mat. I'd be interested to know if they really work.

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    you can use the rubbermaid that comes in a roll (its' made for shelves. It will do the job must cheaper

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    I don't know anything about these mats but I have purchased from the seller a few times and they have great customer service and quick shipping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I don't know anything about these mats but I have purchased from the seller a few times and they have great customer service and quick shipping!
    I agree, Ken's is excellent.

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    At our dollar tree store they have the braided throw rugs for $1...you could fold them and put them under the machine. Have not used one...I use the nonskid shelf liner with mine...but if you needed more sound muffling...the braided rugs might work.
    just a thought.

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    I use the cheap anti - slip mats and they work very well.

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    I just use a towel folded up under mine.

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    I actually have two of those Janome mats I got from our local dealership (free with machine purchase) - side by side under my embroidery machine. I have to admit that I really like it.
    I never thought to take one with me for taking classes with bouncy white tables. I really hate those tables! If I get to take a class again, I'll try it out :)

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    I have one & a Janome 6600P. I got it because the extension table kept moving away from machine when I sewed. I tried the rubber shelf liner (didn't work all that well), so bought the pad. It doesn't work any better, but I do like having a giant pincushion right beside the machine that doesn't get knocked off!

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