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    Ilove my baby lock.

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    I have the basic ones. one is a kenmore and one is a singer. very old by the way but still going strong. my first one didn't have the freearm on it so i got a free arm later. so my suggestion is maybe one with the freearm would be something to concider. If one ever bites the dirt i would love to get a self threader. that would be nice. either way i love my sergers. just did 2 quillows the other day they make sewing the edges so fast since it sews and cuts at the same time so fast, then it was all nicely even i just ran another stitch around it with the regular sewing machine on the outside .. . then i just had to birth it. now if i could get the decorating done so fast LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Weisberg View Post
    I am looking at buying a serger machine. I have never had one. My question is which one do you recommend? I am excited to get one now that I have been looking at them.
    I have been using my serger for the past week and LOVE it. I have 2 BabyLocks. The first one I got 12 years ago - Babylock Eclipse DL, and then hubby bought me the BabyLock Imagination last year. Have to say, I still use the 12+ year old Eclipse 95% of the time.

    Lasst week I used the ruffler foot to make a dust ruffle, and then I made a quilt/embroidered coverlet for king size bed, and after I did the quarter inch seams on regular sewing machine, I also serged ALL the seams (this will be washed weekly). And today I even serged all the seams on a polar fleece doggie blanket that I embroidered. I know you don't have to do fleece, but since this will be washed weekly I wanted to make doubly sure all the seams will stay.

    I absolutely LOVE my serger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I've tried this and for some reason, it just doesn't work for me! I tie the ends in a square knot, but the thread breaks before it finishes its journey. I sure would like to know what I'm doing wrong.
    Peckish, don't give up. Give those knots a little tug to be sure they are really tight. And cut off most of the loose thread from the knots. Leave about a half inch. Hope that works better.
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    I love my Baby Lock with the burst of air self threading I had an Elna that I lost in a house fire and it frustrated me no end when I had to rethread it. However, with my Baby Lock no problem whatsoever!! Check it out and you'll be sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I recently got the Brother 1034D for a basic model. So far it works fine and I have had no problems with it.
    I have the same one and no problems even after it fell off the table(tv tray) onto its head . The part that telescopes broke off , thats it. I was so surprised I thought it was dead for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Baby Lock with the burst of air threader.What a nice machine.Won't sit there like allot of sergers because of threading problems. Like Mawluv said get the best you can afford.
    I, too, have a BabyLock with burst of air threader & what a fantastic feature. You should still know how to thread your serger manually but the air threader makes things sooooooo much easier. Like Mawluv said & I totally agree, "get the best you can afford" & make sure you check out several brands. I don't know how I would manage without my serger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    Peckish, don't give up. Give those knots a little tug to be sure they are really tight. And cut off most of the loose thread from the knots. Leave about a half inch. Hope that works better.
    Are you making sure you loosen ALL of your tensions before pulling your thread thru? Either that or you may be using, excuse the phrase "cheap" thread in your serger. Your tensions, either dials, levers or whatever must be turned right down to 0 to allow your thread to pass thru the threading channels. Hope this helps.
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    I have had a My Lock 34 D for about 10 years. I did upgrade to a Viking 910 several years ago. I loved both of them and once I understood how to thread, no problems. I really need to say, it is what works for you and how you understand and plan on using your machine. Same as a sewing machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts View Post
    I have the same one and no problems even after it fell off the table(tv tray) onto its head . The part that telescopes broke off , thats it. I was so surprised I thought it was dead for sure.
    Well that's encouraging!! I too would love the self threading Baby Lock, but, alas, mine cost $200 and the other one is several thousand dollars. Mine seems to work fine for me at this point, and I do use it for non quilting related items.

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