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Thread: Do you have a Babylock serger? Do you like it?

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    Hi More Experienced Sisters of the Cloth, My mom has a serger and is probably going to pass it on to me. I really don't know what they do and if I would use it. Please share your thoughts and experiences. Thank you! :?

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    Do you make clothing? I seldom use mine for anything else. It is great when using knits or fabrics that ravel. You can get a rolled edge for napkins and tablecloths....

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    Sergers are wonderful tools - don't let them intimidate you! I had one for six months before I would touch it and now don't think twice about threading/using it! You can even use it before prewashing your fabric to keep it from raveling!

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    I use my serger to bind the raw edges of all my fabric before I wash it.
    i got mine years ago when I was using a knitting machine and you would cut a band out of a sweatshirt and make a knit pattern band and then sew into the sweatshirt so you have a pattern around the middle.
    When I first got mine I read the instructions and put it back in the box for 5 years. Them one day decided that was stupid. So I dug it out but I couldn't get the thing threaded so I got my husband to thread it for me and he still does.
    Now I love it . Also great for quillows out of polar fleece.
    but don't unthread it and if you want to change colors tie the new thread to the end of the old and pull it through so it never unthreads. i haven't tried it but a sewing teacher I had told me that.
    Ho also don't run it at 90 mph because you will run into problems at least on mine doesn't like going fast. but it gives me no problems if i run it at a normal speed.
    hope this helps.
    kjym Kathy

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    I have a Babylock and it is the best purchase I've made!! I has an auto threading system for the loopers and a needle threader, well, for the needles. My first serger purchase
    was good for the day (80's)-but it was a pain to rethread if something broke. I have sewn for myself and family plus did alterations for several stores. I know they are pricy, but worth every penney!! Like kjym, I also serge both ends of fabric before I wash it. I just can't say enough positive things about owning a serger, especially the Babylock!!

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    I have a Babylock Imagine Wave. I love it, altho since taking up quilting, I don't use it much. But I wouldn't part with it. It definetly has it's uses.

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    I have a Babylock serger and I like it a lot, when I use it. I don't have room to keep all my machine sitting out so I do not use it as much as I could.

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    Sisters of the Cloth, ooooh, I kinda like that.

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    I have a used Babylock Imagine and LOVE it. I use it all the time when sewing clothing. Can't imagine being without one.

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