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    I bought a serger and have never used it because I have no idea how to thread it and if you have to watch a dvd to thread the darn thing i'm not really interested. I do good to operate my sewing machine and my quilting machine.

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    I have a brand new White, ( brand new because I never used it ). It is probably 10 yrs old. I just never could thread it.
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    Sounds like a lot of you could use help from my Super Hero Threading Monkey!
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    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE mine. Just upgraded from Babylock Imagine to the Evolution. So sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilttiger View Post
    Love my Babylock Imagine serger....it comes with automatic threading . This is my third serger. The first one was a real bear to thread!
    I have a Babylock Eclipse with auto threading. Amazing sergers and extremely dependable. Big thumbs up!!

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    I have two sergers, both 18 yrs old I think. One Singer & one Viking. I use the Singer all the time. A person gets used to threading them and I use a floss threader for dental. that sure helps. I wouldn't want to be with one!

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    Can't do without my serger. I have the same brother as you. My DH threads it for me. I have done it and much easier than the simplicity and singer I have.

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    my sister actually uses hers to do her 1/4" seams on quilts. Brave woman.
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    My serger is probably from the late 1960s or 1970s -

    My tip for the last part of the threading process (when I have to start over) -

    I poke a stiff thread - like quilting thread or stiff nylon through that one arm that has holes on both ends - and then tie on the serger thread and pull it through. I could never get that thin, soft thread to go through those two holes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    My serger is probably from the late 1960s or 1970s -

    My tip for the last part of the threading process (when I have to start over) -

    I poke a stiff thread - like quilting thread or stiff nylon through that one arm that has holes on both ends - and then tie on the serger thread and pull it through. I could never get that thin, soft thread to go through those two holes .
    That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. And to echo some of us - not everyone can afford to or want to spend the $$ for the self threading Babylock. Other alternatives seem to work for lots of us. To each our own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mariolkapolka View Post
    Krystyna,
    I also have this serger and love it. I found preaty good video on how to thread it on youtube - filmed by young woman, and threading is a snap now, there is also another video on how to figure out the tension.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ohtf7H_gyc how to thread
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTdjgIKIBr0 how to figure out tension problems
    I found them to be very informative, and was able to thread my serger right way first time
    Thank you for the links . I have trouble getting the tension right. That is a great video. Thanks again

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    Oh yes I love my serger! Home dec sewing would be a real drag without it. What did we do before a serger??

    I don't have a problem threading mine. But, I have always been mecnanical and I love puzzles. LOL...
    RedGarnet222

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    My original serger was an Elna, I liked it except for threading it. I now have a Baby Lock Imagine It is a joy to thread. Just put the thread in a little hole, push a button and a puff of air threads it. greatest invention ever!!!!

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    With my SIL we purchased a serger between us and decided to go on a days class together. She ended up with an interview day of class so my brother went with me so somebody in their house could work the machine. Never again. I have sewn all my 50 years of life not him he could use a sewing machine. During the day the other ladies Sid don't bring him again. He was far better than any of us. On the trip home asked him why he was so brilliant at it. Answer he looked at it as a machine not a sewing machine . Since then I've done the Same still not as good as he is.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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