Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tip Tuesday! - Stop the Creeping Foot Pedal

"Tip Tuesday!" - Stop the Creeping Foot Pedal

I love learning new things and then sharing that knowledge with my quilting friends. So, every Tuesday I'll provide some tips, hints, tricks, tutorials, shortcuts, etc. that I've learned over the years and share them here on the blog. 

"Tip Tuesday" will be a collection of information about a wide variety of subjects garnered from a large variety of sources.  I am not an expert by any means and do not take credit for being the great wizard behind all of these hints and tips. I will gladly give due credit whenever possible.

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Read, enjoy, and be inspired!

Have you ever been sewing along and then just feel like that something just isn't right? 

You don't quite know what's wrong, but something just doesn't feel natural. It's almost like you aren't relaxed and enjoying the hum of the sewing machine.   

I try re-positioning my hands but that doesn't solve the problem.

I finish the pieces on which I'm sewing and get up to press. 

The proverbial light goes off when I sit back down to sew and I can't find the foot pedal.

It has slid under the cabinet yet again and now I have to fish it out with my feet. 

Ahhhh, I get it back in position and comfortable, productive, and enjoyable sewing returns.

So, what can you do to stop the pedal movement? 

You can buy special non-slip pads for your pedal like these below.

Pedal Sta II Sewing Machine Pedal Pad, , hi-res

Martelli Non Slip Sewing Machine Foot Pedal Pad

You can put some of that squishy shelf liner under the pedal and that seems to work well. I try to remember to keep a piece with my machine for those times when I'm not sewing at home (classes, workshops, etc.)

But, you can also make your own and here's a tutorial to help you do just that!

Sew a non-slip sewing machine foot pedal pad - a genius idea to stop the foot pedal slipping away from you.  I'm on it!

Make one (or two) for yourself, and then make some for your quilting friends. They will love them!

1 comment:

Gotta get to it! said...

I have an OLDER sister (and you do too) who uses a mouse pad under her foot pedal and it seems to work for her.