Stop foot pedal scooting across the floor

1 01 2017

I have lovely hardwood floors in my house. But they are a darned nuisance for my Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen’s foot pedal — it wants to slip further and further away from me as I put pressure on it. I tried putting that non-slip stuff underneath it (you know — that slightly tacky plastic mesh stuff you put under rugs or in drawers to stop things sliding around). It worked to a point, but eventually the foot pedal would creep away. I needed to come up with a better solution…

On one of the forums, someone had suggested putting Velcro dots under the foot pedal if you’re on carpet. Well, my machine isn’t on carpet, but that got me thinking… Perhaps Velcro dots would work with something else that doesn’t slip on wooden floors? Hmmmm….

Something like an old neoprene mouse mat, perhaps? That’s neoprene on the top and bottom, not the newer mouse mats that have a slippery top surface.

So I tried it, and I’m here to report that with the combination of Velcro dots on the feet on the foot pedal AND a neoprene mouse mat, my foot pedal no longer slides or creeps away from me. I call that a win!

I haven’t tried this on tile, but I expect it would work similarly – worth a try, anyway.

Velcro dots stuck to the base of the foot controller

Velcro dots stuck to the base of the foot controller

Foot controller with Velcro feet sticks to the neoprene mat, which sticks to the wooden floor

Foot controller with Velcro feet sticks to the neoprene mat, which sticks to the wooden floor


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2 01 2017
Dona Martyniak

Rhonda, I enjoyed your trip to Boston and Houston. We lived in Boston many years ago and visited many of places you did. I especially enjoyed your pics of the “sewers” and I chuckle each time I see one here. At a parking lot husband and I park in frequently under one of parking spots there are 3 sewers. One big one and two smaller……I’m trying to get pic. Husband wondered what was in big one….one huge sewer or lots of smaller ones. Two smaller ones must be for one. Very curious. Gotta love the English language. DH is from Poland so language is even more of issue to him. Enjoy all your posts, I am very newbie to Sweet 16. Dona

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2 01 2017
Kathy

Oh thank you!! This has definitely been a challenge for me!

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