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    HELP!!! I have aquired a treadle machine but she needs a belt. Where can I find one? I want to get her ready to go ASAP.

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    http://www.sew4less.com/presserfeet_...3&ModelID=6279
    Here is a site to order them.

    Maybe this will give you a direct link.
    http://www.sew4less.com/QuickSearch.php

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    Thanks. Is there a certain size or all the same? I am very new to treadles. Sue

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    They come in one long strip and you put it on and staple it together.

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    Sue, I don't bother with "treadle belts"...(You can find them on ebay, btw, for about $8)
    I use a leather bootlace trimmed down to size. Use an awl to pierce small holes in each end and a small paperclip bent to shape with pliers works as the "clamp".

    You can use anything, really...I've heard of ladies that use old pantyhose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Sue, I don't bother with "treadle belts"...(You can find them on ebay, btw, for about $8)
    I use a leather bootlace trimmed down to size. Use an awl to pierce small holes in each end and a small paperclip bent to shape with pliers works as the "clamp".

    You can use anything, really...I've heard of ladies that use old pantyhose!
    Wow, Cheap maintenance huh???

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    Where is a good place to get needles for the girls and what size and brand are best? Do they go in the same as a FW?

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    granma, it depends on the machine you have. Would need to know that in order to determine the needle size you need.
    Some take the 15x needles, some won't work with them....and not having the right needle can damage your machine...

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    Charlee, I never thought about needles when I got mine going again( grew up with it untill we got "uptown" and got an electric one! I never heard Mama mention needles so I just put the same one I use in my other machines, it works fine so I sure hope it's okay. how would I know if it wasn't the right one? When I sent Billy a pic. to identify it he didn't mention that I needed anything out od the ordinary.

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    Thanks. G4850255. what is the best thing to clean the grime off without hurting her?

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    I always get a treadle belt at my local sewing machine store. The leather ones are best, the plastic ones crack.

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    Thanks for the info.

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    I got one at a sew and vaccuum repair place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granma1
    HELP!!! I have aquired a treadle machine but she needs a belt. Where can I find one? I want to get her ready to go ASAP.
    You need to send Lostn51 a pm, he will answer all your questions about machines, He help me get my 1893 Singer Treadle up and running and parts and decals.
    Thanks. Just search for Lostn51 and click on his pm. Hope this helps. and Good Luck with your gal.

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    Mine has a piece of aquarium tubeing for a belt. It has a little dowel inserted and glued to keep the ends together. It came that way when I bought it at a garage sale and I never changed it, works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    Mine has a piece of aquarium tubeing for a belt. It has a little dowel inserted and glued to keep the ends together. It came that way when I bought it at a garage sale and I never changed it, works great.
    Cool! I have a bunch of tubing from an oxygen machine. I will have to remember this!!

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    Hey there here are the links to cleaning the machine and if you do not want to go that far into it you can always send it to me for a full service spa treatment!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45816-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45983-1.htm

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46696-1.htm

    Billy

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    Thanks for the info . We bought another treadle today with 2 cabinets. Is 3-1 oil ok to use. My newer machine never has to be oiled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granma1
    Thanks for the info . We bought another treadle today with 2 cabinets. Is 3-1 oil ok to use. My newer machine never has to be oiled.
    Please don't ever use 3-in-1 in any sewing machine, it gums them up and is horrible to clean off.
    I get my treadle belts at the local Pfaff dealer. I use the zoom oil they sell at Joann's & Wal-mart, the long tube makes oiling hard to get to places lots easier.

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    Go to EBay. I saw some on sale there for about $4 yesterday. Also you can buy that little clip you need. Do a search on the EBay site for that too.

    Quote Originally Posted by granma1
    HELP!!! I have aquired a treadle machine but she needs a belt. Where can I find one? I want to get her ready to go ASAP.

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    I would use dish water detergent and a soft cloth, like an old sock. Wash gently, don't rub. Rinse with clear water.

    Carol J.

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    Go to the parts ordering dept at Sears. They will fix you right up. Need model number if possible. I order mine from them if not in stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaForFour
    Go to EBay. I saw some on sale there for about $4 yesterday. Also you can buy that little clip you need. Do a search on the EBay site for that too.

    Quote Originally Posted by granma1
    HELP!!! I have aquired a treadle machine but she needs a belt. Where can I find one? I want to get her ready to go ASAP.
    The staple to close the belt comes with the treadle belt. You can also sew the ends together with a large needle and waxed dental floss. I sew mine as I usually end up
    breaking the staple.
    Sharon W.

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    Boy , you guys have all the answers. I was really glad to get the info about the oil. My husband thinks 3-1 is the answer to everything. You guys are great.

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    treadlelady.com has belts, etc.

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