Does your sewing machine advance toward the rear of your desk as you sew? Does your foot pedal slip until it can't be reached? Get some of that non-slip shelf liner. Cut a piece to fit your machine and another for your foot pedal. Wa-la, problem solved. This liner is also good in your hubby's workshop to hold things in place. I believe you can also use it to keep a bowl from slipping as you wisk. I have it for my machine and foot pedal, and it works great.