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Thread: In Love With My New Serger!

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    In Love With My New Serger!

    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!

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    Oh your machine sounds wonderful! I am so happy for you. Merry Christmas.

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    Babylock sergers are the best.I have one also-4 yrs old and still the best serger I have ever had
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    Babylock sergers are very nice. Good for you for buying yourself a wonderful gift!
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    Congratulations on your new serger. So how do you wind crochet thread for the serger? I've never used anything but serger thread on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Congratulations on your new serger. So how do you wind crochet thread for the serger? I've never used anything but serger thread on mine.
    So glad you asked that question! I'll be watching for answer.
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    Have you used wooly nylon thread? Makes an easy finished edge.

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    I still have the old style ..pain in the ... to thread ... One of these days ... I keep looking and drooling over the Baby lock machines. I bet you can't stop playing with the new toy. !!

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    There is nothing like a good serger, congratulations to you and Merry Christmas.
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    For those that want to know about winding crochet thread to use on your serger......I use empty spools that I have saved for this purpose. I just watch a tv show and wind the crochet thread on the empty spools. It just feeds better when you do this. Oh and you only need to do this for the loopers. Just use regular thread for the needle.

    Also congrats on the new machine. I love mine as well!

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    Congrats. sound like a wonderful machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotta-sew View Post
    For those that want to know about winding crochet thread to use on your serger......I use empty spools that I have saved for this purpose. I just watch a tv show and wind the crochet thread on the empty spools. It just feeds better when you do this. Oh and you only need to do this for the loopers. Just use regular thread for the needle.

    Also congrats on the new machine. I love mine as well!
    i use my yarn winder and wind little center feeding balls of crochet cotton... the hole in the middle is big enough to sit on spool holder and still feed from the center, but i usually put them in coffee mugs right behind the machine... fast to do and you can do as many as you need in minutes... i buy dark crochet thread whenever i find it (not as plentiful as light colors) as i like this edge on the outside of bag seams...and the dark is easier to keep clean (and tough)...i do this on my elna serger because my babylock serger is 32 yrs old and has only 3 threads...it would still do it but i would have to overstitch the actual seam to make sure the chainlock held... but my babylock does work a lot and still stitches perfectly...

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    Smile Your new serger

    I also have a Babylock serger & know exactly how you feel. I used to have Singer's Quantum 5 thread serger & it was an absolute nightmare to thread, especially the 4th & 5th Lower threads. OMG the Babylock is a dream. Here in Canada they are VERY pricey but I got it on sale & they took my Singer as a trade so I saved a few $'s there.
    I still mostly tie my threads on but the option of threading itself is a dream come true, especially for those of us who are getting older. Good luck & I hope you love it as much as I love mine. Congrats.
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    I just bought a Elna pro4 DC serger at a thrift store. It was $100 without a pedal. I found out the pedal is $85 should I spend the money on it. I have never owned a serger before and don't know much about them.

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    I just found a Serger at the Consignment store and talked them down to 60.00 - it looks like it has bearly been used. its an Elna 614. It seems to have everything. Once I finish my quilt that I need to finish...I will try and figure this out. I would love to hear how others use your Sergers. I wish I had someone that I knew locally that uses one. This should be interested to try and learn. It does look like it may take a while to learn and master.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    Babylock sergers are the best.I have one also-4 yrs old and still the best serger I have ever had
    I agree! I bought mine used on ebay about 7 years ago - it was several years old then and I am still in love with it. It is an IMAGINE and I have never had one bit of problem with it.

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