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Old 07-09-2010, 07:58 PM
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Does anyone know if using overlocking thread will hurt my sewing machine (Janome 6500). I recently bought two spools (they were on sale so I thought I would try them), and they seem to work for piecing. But, I don't want to find out that I am hurting my machine. Thank you!
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:30 PM
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Any sewing thread other then the glazed or waxed threads are fine for machines.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:36 PM
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Thank you That is what I was hoping:)
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:16 PM
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fran, where in ohio are you
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:24 PM
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Canton - and someone else just posted from here, too. They are hoping to sell their stash. Where are you from?
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While overlocking thread can be used, you need to be aware that it could leave more lint than regular quilting thread. It is also made a little lighter than a lot of threads since in serger work you're using three or more threads to do the same work that two threads are doing on regular sewing.
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Thank you, Kate! It did seem thinner. I think I will go back to my regular thread once this is gone. I appreciate the help.
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:38 AM
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Canton - and someone else just posted from here, too. They are hoping to sell their stash. Where are you from?
I am in Mansfield
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:39 AM
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It will be fine-maybe a lot of lint, but will be fine!
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:43 PM
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Thank you for the replies - I appreciate it!
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