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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
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    Well, I started my very first quilt on my treadle 66-1 today. It is working so nicely....about 15 minutes into sewing the old belt broke. I put on the new one, and finding it stiff and slips some. I tightened it up, and it is sewing better, but still slips some and seems like the belt is stiff. Am I correct? It needs to soften up? Anyway, I LOVE the feeling of the treadle, and my seam is just wonderful!
    Janice,

    After a day or so the belt will need to be shorten a bit. That is why I like to use dental floss to sew the belts together.
    Before attaching the leather belt, I try to stretch it, but that doesn't always work well. I have found that as your treadle the belts loosen up and need adjusting.

    The other day while I was using my Davis NVF, I realized that the belt was slipping and that belt had been on the machine for a couple of months now.
    Thanks, Monica. That's what I suspected. I did put it on with the staple connector, but I'm going to change over to the dental floss. Also, the first time I threaded it through I got it twisted, and that caused a real problem. I undid it, cut it a little shorter, rethreaded it, and it's going better, but still slipping. The belt is leather and it's really stiff right now. I'm working on a little quilt, and I'm going to keep going so it's my first "all treadle" quilt. Hopefully the belt will soften up some by the time I'm finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack

    Well, I started my very first quilt on my treadle 66-1 today. It is working so nicely....about 15 minutes into sewing the old belt broke. I put on the new one, and finding it stiff and slips some. I tightened it up, and it is sewing better, but still slips some and seems like the belt is stiff. Am I correct? It needs to soften up? Anyway, I LOVE the feeling of the treadle, and my seam is just wonderful!
    Janice,

    After a day or so the belt will need to be shorten a bit. That is why I like to use dental floss to sew the belts together.
    Before attaching the leather belt, I try to stretch it, but that doesn't always work well. I have found that as your treadle the belts loosen up and need adjusting.

    The other day while I was using my Davis NVF, I realized that the belt was slipping and that belt had been on the machine for a couple of months now.
    Thanks, Monica. That's what I suspected. I did put it on with the staple connector, but I'm going to change over to the dental floss. Also, the first time I threaded it through I got it twisted, and that caused a real problem. I undid it, cut it a little shorter, rethreaded it, and it's going better, but still slipping. The belt is leather and it's really stiff right now. I'm working on a little quilt, and I'm going to keep going so it's my first "all treadle" quilt. Hopefully the belt will soften up some by the time I'm finished.
    You need a couple kids to sit and run it full blast for a while...

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
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    Anyone in the Sacramento area looking for a straight-leg treadle and Singer 66 made in Kilbowie Scotland, not Russia like the poster states, here is a posting:
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2581730225.html
    Oh, I would LOVE to have that cabinet for sure. I'm coming to the TOGA, but I'm sure it'll be gone by then.
    Do you think we will have room in the car? Silly me - I'm having 2nd thoughts and am thinking of finding a cabinet for the machine from yours.
    Haha!! I KNEW that would happen!!! Luckily we saved all the hardware for the cabinet...hinges, screws, everything, which you have some of, I think. And if you find that you are just craving to put the machine back in it's cabinet, we can work something out. I am craving a Mission Style cabinet, so if you find one, we can swap or something. We'll talk about it on Friday night!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Thanks, Monica. That's what I suspected. I did put it on with the staple connector, but I'm going to change over to the dental floss. Also, the first time I threaded it through I got it twisted, and that caused a real problem. I undid it, cut it a little shorter, rethreaded it, and it's going better, but still slipping. The belt is leather and it's really stiff right now. I'm working on a little quilt, and I'm going to keep going so it's my first "all treadle" quilt. Hopefully the belt will soften up some by the time I'm finished.
    You need a couple kids to sit and run it full blast for a while...
    That's possible....my 11 yo DGD loves the treadle!! Maybe I can pay her in candy!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Anyone in the Sacramento area looking for a straight-leg treadle and Singer 66 made in Kilbowie Scotland, not Russia like the poster states, here is a posting:
    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/atq/2581730225.html
    Oh, I would LOVE to have that cabinet for sure. I'm coming to the TOGA, but I'm sure it'll be gone by then.
    Do you think we will have room in the car? Silly me - I'm having 2nd thoughts and am thinking of finding a cabinet for the machine from yours.
    Haha!! I KNEW that would happen!!! Luckily we saved all the hardware for the cabinet...hinges, screws, everything, which you have some of, I think. And if you find that you are just craving to put the machine back in it's cabinet, we can work something out. I am craving a Mission Style cabinet, so if you find one, we can swap or something. We'll talk about it on Friday night!! :-)
    Don't laugh! You are rubbing off on me! LOL I am even thinking about how to do some rearranging in my sewing room so I could have room for one. You can tell me what you think Friday, "oh great queen of fitting lots of machines in your room". :mrgreen:

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    [quote=miriam][quote=jljack][quote=vintagemotif]
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack

    You need a couple kids to sit and run it full blast for a while...
    LOL

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    [quote=QuiltnCowgirl][quote=jljack][quote=QuiltnCowgirl][quote=jljack]
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    Don't laugh! You are rubbing off on me! LOL I am even thinking about how to do some rearranging in my sewing room so I could have room for one. You can tell me what you think Friday, "oh great queen of fitting lots of machines in your room". :mrgreen:

    I'm not the queen, but I bet ya can fit one more treadle in your sewing room.
    My command center, as my husband calls it, is about 2 1/2 yds by about 1 3/4 yds and has 5 treadles, four of which have machines sitting up ready to use and the other treadle has my cutting matt and other items sitting on top. Chair sits in center. Bit of a mess right now since I have multiple projects going on.
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    [quote=vintagemotif][quote=QuiltnCowgirl][quote=jljack][quote=QuiltnCowgirl]
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    Don't laugh! You are rubbing off on me! LOL I am even thinking about how to do some rearranging in my sewing room so I could have room for one. You can tell me what you think Friday, "oh great queen of fitting lots of machines in your room". :mrgreen:

    I'm not the queen, but I bet ya can fit one more treadle in your sewing room.
    My command center, as my husband calls it, is about 2 1/2 yds by about 1 3/4 yds and has 5 treadles, four of which have machines sitting up ready to use and the other treadle has my cutting matt and other items sitting on top. Chair sits in center. Bit of a mess right now since I have multiple projects going on.
    Would you have more room if you got rid of the chair? I use a drum stool for my industrial and I use benches for everything else.

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    [quote=miriam][quote=vintagemotif][quote=QuiltnCowgirl][quote=jljack]
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    Don't laugh! You are rubbing off on me! LOL I am even thinking about how to do some rearranging in my sewing room so I could have room for one. You can tell me what you think Friday, "oh great queen of fitting lots of machines in your room". :mrgreen:

    I'm not the queen, but I bet ya can fit one more treadle in your sewing room.
    My command center, as my husband calls it, is about 2 1/2 yds by about 1 3/4 yds and has 5 treadles, four of which have machines sitting up ready to use and the other treadle has my cutting matt and other items sitting on top. Chair sits in center. Bit of a mess right now since I have multiple projects going on.
    Would you have more room if you got rid of the chair? I use a drum stool for my industrial and I use benches for everything else.
    OMG!! Heavens no! I love the feel of this space as it is now.

    Mine was just a suggestion!

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    Pictures of my "new' two spools. Someone wanted a specific photo, if none of these show what it is you wanted to see, let me know.

    Mary Elizabeth, after the one and only owner before me
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    The cabinet is in great shape!!
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