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    madampolo's Avatar madampolo is offline Senior Member
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    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.
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    Good idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Great idea....I am going to do this. I was looking at a foot pedal mat that I could purchase because my foot pedal moves around all the time.....this is much cheaper. Thanks!
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    Did you have to glue it to your foot pedal? or just placing it under works well enough? I need this! I am always chasing that thing!

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    I have hook velcro on one of my foot pedals, it sticks to the carpet, most of the time!

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    I already had the non-slip liner under my foot pedal and it wasn't strong enough for me! I did end up buying a foot pedal mat (it's much thicker and stickier) for about $5. and it works great. No slipping at all now. Don't have that problem with the machine since it's set in the table.
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    What a great idea. I am always chasing my foot pedal on the 'tile' floors. Not so much on the carpet.
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    I do not glue the liner to anything. My foot pedal will work itself off of the shelf liner, but I think I had cut the liner too smal. I have wood floors so the pedal really moves around without. My sewing machine creeps, too, but is VERY stable with the liner.
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    Great tip! I am always searching for my foot peddle, and have thought about doing this..when I get my machine back from repairs, I have a roll of shelf liner sitting and waiting...Thanks!

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    Default Re: Slipping Sewing Machine

    Great tip, Madampolo. Thanks for sharing. My foot pedal is always going walkies too and several things I've tried haven't done the trick so far. I think your tip will.

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