Where is that foot paddle?

lowraineJune 11, 2012

Do you ever wonder how to keep the foot paddle in one place? Well I saw a post recently that suggested we put a piece of velco on the bottom of the paddle thus causing it to stick to the carpet. The piece of velco with the hooks would be the piece that attaches to the paddle base. Thought I would share that with all the quilting viewers. If this post needs to be someplace else I would appreciate someone moving it for me. Thanks

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jennifer_in_va

This is the perfect place to post a great hint as that!! What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 4:19PM
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toolgranny

I have hardwood floors so have to use non-skid stuff under the peddle. It still moves a bit but is better. Thanks for the carpet idea, though.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 4:32PM
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magothyrivergirl

I use a commercial carpet sample under my pedal and I take it to workshops with me as well. That helps a little.
I used a piece of Velcro initially on the plastic pedal when I purchased my machine a few years ago. Then I started having problems with the speed. The Velcro adhesive had gunked up the bottom of the pedal preventing it from depressing completely. So, be careful. I never have a problem with my metal pedals moving around on my other sewing machines.

It is a great tip, just be aware. I wish it worked for my situation, as I am continually trying to solve this problem.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 5:00PM
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lowraine

My paddle now is plastic so I need to keep that in mind. thanks

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 5:10PM
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lowraine

I just remembered the perfect solution to the paddle problem. Years ago I purchased a singer machine in a cabinet. The paddle was inside the cabinet so you had a leaver next to your right leg that you just pushed. That machine was retired when I purchased the new one from WalMart. He of course sits on a table. Does anyone sell machines in a cabinet anymore? They were great. I loved mine. Loaned it out, came back damaged so I gave it away and gave the cabinet to my daughter.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 5:14PM
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    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 7:38PM
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K8Orlando

I have a piece of velcro - the sticki backed kind - on my pedal and it works great. Never slips on the carpet. For those few times I move it to the kitchen table i put the pedal on a rubber backed bath mat. It never slides!

Kate

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 11:35PM
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nanajayne

I use an old rubber mouse pad under mine when I use the pedal, which isn't very ofter as I like the touch button. With the Serger I have to use the pedal and the pad works great.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 11:53PM
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