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    Serger Thread???

    Can I use serger tread in my DM when I'm piecing? Just found thread in one of my drawers.
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    I have used them many times on my DSM with no problems. I have to put it in a jar and then thread it through a safety pin taped to the top of my machine and then I thread it through the machine. Now, if only they had bobbins for DSM that could hold that much thread.
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    yes, but bear in mind it is made for a machine that is putting three or more threads into a seam, therefore it is much thinner than standard DM thread and may not make as strong a seam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivelyLady View Post
    I have used them many times on my DSM with no problems. I have to put it in a jar and then thread it through a safety pin taped to the top of my machine and then I thread it through the machine. Now, if only they had bobbins for DSM that could hold that much thread.

    Amen to the bobbins!

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    I have read about Serger thread disintegrating under the heat of an iron. When you think of what serger thread was made for - knit tops like turtlenecks that don't get much ironing- this makes sense. I don't have first hand experience.
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    3 to 5 strands of serger thread is needed for a strong seam. I would never use it for piecing. I spend way too much money and time on my quilts to risk any long term issues. Just my two cents.

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    Serger thread is 50 wt., just like Mettler thread. I can only use 50 wt. cones and was told that if I want colored thread to try Serger thread. Not a thing wrong with using Serger thread! My Bernina loves it!! Gutermann is 40 wt and my machine refuses to sew with it. Am going to the dealer and finding out why. I paid enough that it should sew with 40 wt and should sew with spools, not just cones. Amy Gibson, famous for her sewing, uses 50 wt. Presencia thread, like I use now. Don't let anyone tell you it's not strong enough. It is! If they buy spools of Mettler, they are buying 50 wt.
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    that is all I use for sewing anything. the big cones last sew much longer than the small spools and are so much cheaper. Especially since DH bought a whole box full at an auction sale and I bought another box on the same sale. I will never run out of thread. Have just about every color under the rainbow and my machines have no problems using it. I always double sew my seams when I quilt sew it will never come apart unless someone takes it apart.

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    That's all I ever use and seems quite strong enough.

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    I've used serger thread for years with no problem. I've never had it melt with an iron. They even make a holder you can buy that sits behind your machine so you can use serger thread on your single needle machine. I worked in an interior design workroom for several years. We used serger thread there making slip covers, bed comforters, draperies and pillows. Never a problem.

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