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Thread: Legs of sewing stool scratching the floor -- solved!

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    Legs of sewing stool scratching the floor -- solved!

    My sewing stool is 60 yrs old, just like the Singer cabinet it goes with, and my Singer 15-91 (and I am that old also!). I love the stool, but its wooden legs like to scratch our laminate floor. The felt pads that we tried to use always came off too quickly, even after my husband glued them on. So, I did something else, something I learned from a church custodian who was tired of table legs scratching up his newly waxed floors. Tennis balls! See the pic. They look funny, but they're working fine!
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    Our school does this to dampen the sound of the desks/chairs in our classrooms! Especially helpful for my youngest, who was highly distracted by sounds!
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    Clever girl! It looks quiet funky too!

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    What a great idea!

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    you could always cover those with your fabric of choice...

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    I would use baby socks and a rubber band to keep them on.

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    I have seen this done before and it does make a wonderful difference. Thanks for sharing.
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    awesome...will try to make a mental note of that for my sister..hehe

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    Good idea! I have also seen crocheted/knitted "booties" to slip on the legs.

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    Looks very "sporty".

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    So smart!!! Why didn't I think of that.....thank you!

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    I have that same stool - even the same color! Thanks for the great idea.

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    thanks for the great tip!
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    quite ingenious...... like on walker legs.... I used to have a terrible set of kitchens chairs that were hard on my floors, I found a set of "teflon/silicon?" chair feet that nailed onto the bottoms, sure made them glide nicely. I got mine at the hardware store, but I've now seen them at WallyWorld......
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    They are cute and functional. They look like booties for stool legs. Thanks for sharing.
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    Does this stool have a removable seat with storage about 3" deep underneath? If so then I think I have one thinking it was Aunt GG's vanity seat! Aunt GG was a marvelous seamstress so it is feasible for her to have one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Does this stool have a removable seat with storage about 3" deep underneath? If so then I think I have one thinking it was Aunt GG's vanity seat! Aunt GG was a marvelous seamstress so it is feasible for her to have one!
    OBTW great idea
    Yep, the seat lifts off and there is storage in there. It's probably a sewing stool! I keep assorted extra sewing feet in there, and the original manual, but not much else. I'm a 'if I can't see it, I forget about it' person, so hidden storage doesn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost View Post
    Yep, the seat lifts off and there is storage in there. It's probably a sewing stool! I keep assorted extra sewing feet in there, and the original manual, but not much else. I'm a 'if I can't see it, I forget about it' person, so hidden storage doesn't work.
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    A quick fix, and inexspensive too.

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    lol I would paint a face on each one !! Great idea for sure !!
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    I love your idea. Thank you.

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    These are popping up on the ends of clothing racks in stores to keep people from getting hurt. Also, one day I was in a dept store and the janitor had a tennis ball on the end of a mop handle. He was walking around wiping the black shoe marks from the white floor. Worked like a charm!
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    Great idea. Will have to file it away for future use when we install laminate floors.

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    That is a wonderful idea!

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    How clever! Maybe you can cover them with something quilty looking?
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