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Can I use serger thread?

Old 11-12-2022, 10:53 AM
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Haven't used myy serger for a long time. I have 4 cones of MaxiLock serger thread on it. ? is...can I use serger thread to piece quilt blocks without having to play with the tension?
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Old 11-12-2022, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
Haven't used myy serger for a long time. I have 4 cones of MaxiLock serger thread on it. ? is...can I use serger thread to piece quilt blocks without having to play with the tension?
I have been using serger thread for years. People will say that it has only two strands, regular sewing thread has three strands. But Ariefil thread is only two stranded. I've never had a problem with it as I put it on a thread stand so that the thread feeds off the top of the cone and never changed the tension. And none of my seams have ever broken because the thread was not strong enough.
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Old 11-12-2022, 11:07 AM
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Mavi, TY for the quck reply. l don't have a thread stand, Any suggestions what I can use?
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Old 11-12-2022, 11:23 AM
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Oh crap. Just did a tug test on the thread it snaps really easy. Maybe toss out and buy new?
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Old 11-12-2022, 12:14 PM
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Take a close look at your serger thread. Most are very uneven with thick and thin spots. In a serger seam, the multiple threads give stability, so the strength and evenness of the thread isn’t an issue. That isn’t the case in piecing or quilting. Just go buy a cone of a high quality piecing thread like Superior Threads So Fine 50 wt. You only need a cone of beige to do pretty much all piecing unless you do a lot of bright white quilts. It is amazingly inexpensive per yard if bought on a cone.
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Old 11-12-2022, 02:51 PM
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I used serger thread for piecing all the time. The only problem that I have found, is that it is a bit linty. I just have to remember to clean out my machine a little more often.
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I use it for piecing and FMQ. So far no issues
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Old 11-12-2022, 04:04 PM
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I use it all the time with no problems.
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Old 11-12-2022, 05:21 PM
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There is serger thread, and then there is serger thread. You really need to pay attention to the brand and the content of serger thread. Personally, I would go the brands website and see what they are recommending their thread for.
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Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
Oh crap. Just did a tug test on the thread it snaps really easy. Maybe toss out and buy new?
Yes, toss it out, just as you would any thread that fails the tug test.
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