Awhile back, I was looking for empty thread spools to wind cotton crochet thead onto so I could use it in my serger to edge baby blankets. Well, I received some spools and proceeded to wind the thread onto them. My serger was always pretty finicky, but went on strike with the thick thread. So I took it into the repair shop to see what was the matter. While there, I was just browsing at the new BabyLock sergers and fell in love at first sight. They offered me a great trade-in for my old serger, and since I had a little $$ stashed away for a rainy sewing day, I treated myself to an early Christmas present. I have to tell you, it is like night and day. It threads itself and handles the heavy thread without even a single adjustment. I am in sewing heaven...Now I just need some new grand-babies to make blankets for!