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Thread: Help with Babylock Imagine Serger

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    Senior Member joivey's Avatar
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    Does anyone have a Babylock Imagine Serger? If so, could you possible help me with the threading? I can do the loopers fine, but have not tackled the automatic needles threader and I cannot see well enough to do them by hand. I understand how the threader is supposed to work, but I can never fine the hook you are supposed to put the thread through so it will thread automatically.
    Any help would really be appreciated as I am becoming very frustrated.
    Jo Ann

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    I have a Babylock Imagine. You need to make sure you move the lever on the threader to L when you thread the left needle and to R when you thread the right. I was told to then hold the thread tightly, horizontally against the needle, then release the button. That way, you don't have to actually see the little hook. It is kind of hard to explain in words - my machine came with a DVD that shows how to do it. If your machine didn't come with one, maybe your LQS could loan you one!

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    Thank you so much. I'll keep trying, but I'm quite sure how to hold it horzontally against the needle. Practice, practice, I guess.
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    I hold it horizontally by holding one end in my left hand which is also depressing the threader button and the other end in my right hand so the thread goes horizontally across the front of the needles. The trick is to release the threader button and thread at the same time! I wish I lived closer so I could show you. There is a lot of truth in "a picture is worth a thousand words"! Keep practicing - you will get the hang of it!

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    Thank you so much. I will keep trying. It was working great, then it wasn't and now even when I thread it, it stitches along and then messes up. I think I will leave it alone tonight and maybe tomorrow will be better. Thank you for trying to help.
    Jo Ann

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    If it is messing up after you start stitching, you might want to start from scratch and make sure the loopers and the needles are threaded through the machine correctly.
    Here's hoping it works tomorrow! :lol:

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