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    I glued a mouse pad to mine...workes great !!!

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    I have vinyl flooring and have tried the shelf liner and mouse pad and it STILL wanders, The silicone hot pad might be an idea. I don't think I am coordinated enough to use the start/stop button on the Janome though might get used to it - after I had to do a lot of 'unsewing'. (I still catch myself trying to use the knee lift for power and how many hundred years has it been since I used a machine that ran that way?) Short of nailing it to the floor, I have no other ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I buy those really cheap rubber drawer liners from the Dollar store and cut them into smaller pieces. Just place my foot pedal on it and it stays put.
    me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgran2
    Can you tell me what is your favorite method of preventing your sewing machine foot pedal from traveling across the floor. Some days I feel as if I've "walked" a marathon with my foot pedal.
    Duct tape would work...

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    Piece of shelving liner under the foot pedal and sew barefoot. I think my foot keeping the pedal from sliding and my shoe helped it to slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgran2
    Can you tell me what is your favorite method of preventing your sewing machine foot pedal from traveling across the floor. Some days I feel as if I've "walked" a marathon with my foot pedal.
    If you have a carpet I put a peice of Verlco on mine if you don't have carpet just put Verlco on the floor where your pedal is and the other side of the verlco on the pedal its self? 8-)
    This velcro idea sounds like a great one to me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Woodhull
    That's why I have Janomes. I have tried every imaginable method to keep my pedal in place. None of them worked for me. With Janome, I use the start/stop button. It is especially easy when piecing as I keep one finger on the button and the other guiding the fabric. After I hit the start button, my hand goes down to help guide the fabric, and when I get to the end it is so easy to move up and stop it. The foot pedals are packed away so I will have them when I trade up.
    I have a start stop button on my Bernina 820 that does make things easier in MHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I buy those really cheap rubber drawer liners from the Dollar store and cut them into smaller pieces. Just place my foot pedal on it and it stays put.
    That's what I use too!

    j.

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    My sewing room is carpeted so I got some cheap (from the dollar store) self adhesive velcro and put the 'hook' side on my foot. It never moves now unless I pick it up and move it!! :lol:

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    I use some of the rubber shelf liner...works for me..

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    I use a industrial strength velcro on put on the pedal and on the floor and it won't run away from me anymore.

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    I use them too buy them at family dollar

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    i have a scrap box and shelve gripper foot pedal doesn't move and i have a quick place to throw scraps..

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    I'm using a retired mouse pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I buy those really cheap rubber drawer liners from the Dollar store and cut them into smaller pieces. Just place my foot pedal on it and it stays put.
    Ditto - they are also good for putting under your hands when quilting - instead of using gloves or machingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau
    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I buy those really cheap rubber drawer liners from the Dollar store and cut them into smaller pieces. Just place my foot pedal on it and it stays put.
    Ditto - they are also good for putting under your hands when quilting - instead of using gloves or machingers.
    Thanks for the tip!

    j.

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    You all have some great ideas. Makes what I've been doing for years look GETO! I found a low box (small juice can or tuna sized), cut top off and put pedal in box and the I still have room for my foot. Pedal is to the end and it can not go any place.

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    i use the rubber disk jar openers under my foot pedal. I got several at a home show, advertisements on them usually for elderly directed sales. These are also good for putting under grandchildren to keep them from slipping out of high chairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I buy those really cheap rubber drawer liners from the Dollar store and cut them into smaller pieces. Just place my foot pedal on it and it stays put.
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I buy those really cheap rubber drawer liners from the Dollar store and cut them into smaller pieces. Just place my foot pedal on it and it stays put.
    Same Here!

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    I use a Pedal Sta II
    You can get them at clotilde.com , nancysnotions.com, i think even at connectingthreads.com

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    I ordered a peddle mat from Connecting Threads for $7.95 and it works great .I gave them as Christmas presents to my quilting friends they loved them. No more walking peddles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    I buy those really cheap rubber drawer liners from the Dollar store and cut them into smaller pieces. Just place my foot pedal on it and it stays put.
    Thank you. Sanity saved. :-)

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    Just last night I used a mouse pad on the wood floor and it worked fine.

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