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Thread: traveling foot pedal

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    I occasionally get water or at least a damp floor in my basement sewing room. I have one of those inexpensive boot mats with the one inch sides. theyhave treads on the bottom and work beautifully. My foot sits comfortably, nothing slides and I know everything will stay dry.

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    I have a friend who uses a part of a shingle. Yep, just like the ones on the roof. They stay put that way.

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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 for me.

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    I got a piece of 3/4" plywood about 6"x9" and glued some of that rubber shelf liner (kind of waffly looking) to both sides. My foot pedal sits on the top and doesn't slide around and the shelf liner on the bottom holds the little platform in place on the floor. It also has the added benefit of raising the foot pedal that 3/4" so I don't accidentally step on it.

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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.
    I buy cheap rubber drawer liners at the dollar store and cut to the right size. I also use then under my machine to keep it from vibrating across the table top. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G'ma Kay
    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.
    Too funny! I used my silicone hotpad for my kids to sit on in their highchair too. Just like it works for my foot pedal, it kept them from "traveling" too. :lol:

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    I had a friend make a small 3 sided box. I painted and stenciled. Inside box I put a mouse pad and glued it down. I've had it for years. A small pictureless tute. LOL

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    Log on to Connecting Threads and search for a pedal mat. Works great.

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    Traveling? I thought I was just not putting my chair back in the same place! Or that my leg was shrinking ;-) Great thread!

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    For years this was a huge problem for me. I tried so many different products and tips. When I bought a new machine last year the greatest thing about it was I no longer needed to use a foot pedal. It has a button that I push. I LOVE IT.
    I love my whole machine.

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    Can't you just staple your foot to the pedal?

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    Turn the foot pedal back to front. I read this tip years ago and it's always worked for me.

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    Hot Glue some Rubber Shelf Liner on the bottom

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    Boy! can I relate to that!!! Interested in the replys.

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    Wow ;) !
    How about having it surgically implanted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranCFries
    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.
    I am trying to learn all these quilters abbreviations but can't find GETO, help! feeling a little dorky! thanks

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