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Thread: Even McGiver Woud Think I'm SO Clever

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    Even McGiver Woud Think I'm SO Clever

    I wrote yesterday I was not sure about using my Juki exclusively for FM because I couldn't set a speed on the stitching. Well I think I figured out a way. If you look at the pic of the Juki pedal you can see there is a closed gap between the solid pedal housing and the base. I cut a small piece of mouse pad material and with double sided tape secured it there. Now it gently restricts the movement of the pedal. IF this works the way it should I'll replace the malleable material with something solid.
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    That is a brilliant idea. Please tell us how it worked out.

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    Ditto but I used a piece of wood. Quilters are very resourceful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelleoc View Post
    that is a brilliant idea. Please tell us how it worked out.
    perfect!
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    Great idea. I purchase a speed regulator for my Juki. The foot pedal plugs into the speed regulator and then the speed regulator plugs into the machine. You can adjust the max speed by turning a dial on the speed regulator

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    I also have the speed regulator, for my juki it is great

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    My old Elna has a 2 speed foot pedal
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    that is clever. I also bought a speed controller for mine because I couldn't control with the foot pedal

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    My Babylock has a speed controller on the machine, just slide the tab to whatever speed you like and sew away. Love it. Great for teaching newbies to sew.

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    Well, how smart are you? Genius, I would say!

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    Well you have proved that the old saying "necessity is the mother of invention" .
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    MacGyver would be so proud - great solution!

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    What a brilliant quilter you are! I will try this too!
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    I'm certain that quilting makes us smarter. We solve problems every day, foot pedals, too little fabric to complete a project, weird instructions written in a pattern. Hooray for you and your brain.

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    Great idea...thanks for sharing..

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    Thinking of MacGyver does anyone know what is first name is? I DO. Ring in
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    I did something similar with my Brother 1500s. I taped several pieces of cardboard under the pedal so it wouldn't depress all the way. Come to think of it, now that I'm getting a bit more proficient, maybe it's time to take out one piece so I can go a bit faster. We quilters really do rock when push comes to shove!

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    Oh! Brilliant!

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