Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • Difference Between Treadle Belts? >
  • Difference Between Treadle Belts?

  • Difference Between Treadle Belts?

    Old 11-20-2011, 08:03 AM
      #1  
    Super Member
    Thread Starter
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
    Posts: 3,992
    Default Difference Between Treadle Belts?

    My DD bought two treadle belts some time ago. Both were red not the usual brown ones. The first red one she put on broke the first time she began to sew with it. And it kept cracking and breaking. Any suggestions? I don't like the red color, ugh. Does not look vintage to me.
    Caroline S is offline  
    Old 11-20-2011, 01:04 PM
      #2  
    Junior Member
     
    Baby Catcher's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Wisconsin
    Posts: 155
    Default

    I don't know the answer but you can get the tan leather ones from Sew Classic. She provides great service.
    Baby Catcher is offline  
    Old 11-20-2011, 02:07 PM
      #3  
    Super Member
     
    Charlee's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Idaho
    Posts: 6,442
    Default

    I never have bought a treadle belt per say...I buy leather bootlaces and use those!
    Charlee is offline  
    Old 11-21-2011, 11:55 AM
      #4  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: near Peoria Illinois
    Posts: 1,638
    Default

    Originally Posted by Charlee
    I never have bought a treadle belt per say...I buy leather bootlaces and use those!
    That sounds like a good idea. Charlee, how do you know what length to buy? There wasn't a belt on my treadle when I bought it.
    BarbaraSue is offline  
    Old 11-21-2011, 01:48 PM
      #5  
    Senior Member
     
    4dogs's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Fletcher NC(cool, green mountains)
    Posts: 646
    Default

    is it less expensive to buy the leather boot laces? I am gonna need to buy a belt soon, I think................
    4dogs is offline  
    Old 11-21-2011, 04:09 PM
      #6  
    Super Member
     
    quilt addict's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: Southern California
    Posts: 2,743
    Default

    To measure the length you need you can just run a piece of twine or something through the path and then measure to see how long it is. I was thinking of using yarn but that may stretch. I think I will try the bootlace for my next one to put in a cabinet too.
    quilt addict is offline  
    Old 11-21-2011, 04:11 PM
      #7  
    Super Member
     
    Charlee's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Idaho
    Posts: 6,442
    Default

    The leather bootlaces come in a 72 inch length, I buy those and cut them down to size.
    Charlee is offline  
    Old 11-22-2011, 05:23 AM
      #8  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2010
    Location: Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts: 3,140
    Default

    Originally Posted by Charlee
    The leather bootlaces come in a 72 inch length, I buy those and cut them down to size.
    I've been cleaning up my treadle and need a new belt. I think I'll give these a try. Thanks for the tip.
    Scakes is offline  
    Old 11-22-2011, 05:27 AM
      #9  
    Power Poster
     
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Somewhere
    Posts: 15,506
    Default

    I've heard that you can use oxygen tubing
    miriam is offline  
    Old 11-22-2011, 12:14 PM
      #10  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: near Peoria Illinois
    Posts: 1,638
    Default

    Originally Posted by Charlee
    The leather bootlaces come in a 72 inch length, I buy those and cut them down to size.
    Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try. How do you fasten the ends together? On another thread someone used dental floss to stitch the ends of a belt together. Not sure how to finish the boot laces.
    BarbaraSue is offline  
    Related Topics
    Thread
    Thread Starter
    Forum
    Replies
    Last Post
    Up North
    Main
    11
    07-19-2011 05:12 PM
    MissSandra
    Main
    8
    06-15-2011 04:33 PM
    blzzrdqueen
    Main
    4
    04-17-2009 12:47 PM
    kyssyfur
    Main
    1
    05-01-2008 02:56 PM
    NewsletterBot
    Main
    11
    08-10-2007 01:53 PM

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter