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    Raise Your Hand If You ...

    Raise your hand if you love your serger ....

    Put it down if you love threading it ...

    Thank goodness I have a Super Hero to help!

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    I am with you .. love the serger hate the threading.. mine is an oldie .. a real pain in the ... to thread. I could use a serger super hero!

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    I have two sergers I picked up on Craigslist (long story) and I've yet to figure out how to thread either one.

    I have a friend who can help me, but not a Super Hero! I'm jealous!

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    Love my Babylock Imagine serger....it comes with automatic threading . This is my third serger. The first one was a real bear to thread!

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    This post made me laugh out loud and I agree completely. Could not live without my serger, but would love to have a serger super hero when it comes to changing threads.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    had a serger, hated it, traded with another sewer for an extra machine, made us both happy
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    Get a Babylock with the air jet threading. It makes a world of difference.

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    I have 3 sergers. One is a Brother 929D, a pain to thread but it is a little work horse. Also has a sleeve arm on it, or removable piece so one can get to cuffs, hems for pants easily, etc. I love it, but it doesn't offer to many options.

    Also have a Janome compulock, which sews like a dream. It will also do coverstich although, I haven't ever converted it to do coverstitch.

    Hubby thought I needed a Pfaff and bought me the 4874. It is a bit intimidating in my book, just because of the many various ways in which to thread it for the various stitches. I don't like it near as much as the Janome. I think I have used it one time to make scrubs for my daughter. That's about all it's been used for.

    For little projects my go to machine is either the Brother or the Janome.

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    Krystina, I have the same serger. I know it's a pain to thread and I avoid it as much as I can.
    If I have to change thread color, I take a DEEP breath, cut all the threads leaving long tails
    and I attach the new thread to the old thread. Switch tension to zero (don't forget to note
    where your tension was LOL). Bring all the threads slowly through. Re-thread the needle,
    don't forget to reset the tension, and you're done. Easy as pie. *yeah right* LOL

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    That's the way I always thread the serger. The part I have trouble with is getting the tension right. I say the reason serger thread spools are so big is because it takes so much to get it right.
    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    Krystina, I have the same serger. I know it's a pain to thread and I avoid it as much as I can.
    If I have to change thread color, I take a DEEP breath, cut all the threads leaving long tails
    and I attach the new thread to the old thread. Switch tension to zero (don't forget to note
    where your tension was LOL). Bring all the threads slowly through. Re-thread the needle,
    don't forget to reset the tension, and you're done. Easy as pie. *yeah right* LOL

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    I've had two and love them both. The secret to threading is PATIENCE, a small LED flashlight and the instruction book. After you have threaded it correctly, take the thread out and do it over again till you familiarize yourself with where each thread goes. One of my favorite tips is to match the thread color to the suggested thread color the shown on the machine, that way you learn what each needle does when it sews. Always start the threading with the lower looper, then upper looper, right needle and finally left needle. Hope this helps

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    I have a serger collecting dust. Used it all the time when I was clothes sewing, but now it just takes up floor space in the closet.

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    Love it, hate threading it. My husband does it for me. Don't use it. I keep threatening to sell it but I keep it around "just in case".

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    I have that very serger. I don't change the threads all that often because for the pajama pants I have been making, it doesn't really matter. But, I did take a class where I bought it and she had us take all the threads out and rethread. I don't know if I remember, but, I was able to do it. I would now just tie the new threads to the old ones if possible. I don't use it for half of what it can do, but, I'd wanted one for a long time and for what I have used it, I'm very pleased.

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    I bought a new Brother Project Runway and it is so easy to thread. I bought this for I was making 50 pillowcases for the children's hospital and my old one would not stay threaded, but it was time that serger was 17 years old. Almost old enough to vote.

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    I love my serger!

    I love my serger! And I don't really mind (too much) when I have to re-thread it. If I am just changing thread colors, I but the old thread near the spool and tie the new thread on to the old piece and run the machine until the new color thread is all the way through the serger. BTW: a square knot works best - you know - right over left and left over right. You learned it in Girl Scouts.

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    I have the Babylock Imagine and love it!

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    This new one replaced the wonderful Singer I picked up at an estate sale -- sadly lost in the flood of Hurricane Sandy. But when I got it and opened the manual my head immediately started to hurt. Our son was the serger king and did all the threading and adjustments. So, I found this one online at Walmart. Sadly since we lost the house, our son is no longer living with us, but he did come over to help the other day. I read the manual and said to myself, "Self, you can do this." I was wrong. Hubby got it going. Two needles are confusing, but I'll get the hang of it one of these days. Yes, the Babylock self-threading was tempting. The price was not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reginalovesfabric View Post
    I bought a new Brother Project Runway and it is so easy to thread. I bought this for I was making 50 pillowcases for the children's hospital and my old one would not stay threaded, but it was time that serger was 17 years old. Almost old enough to vote.
    Haha!
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    My Mom gave me one she bought at an estate sale. Along with boxes of threads, trim, a floor quilting frame plus a lap hoop on a stand. Use everything but the serger. Sits on a shelf in my sewing room, its more of a decoration than something I use.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    ONCE! I forgot to check and ran out of thread on one of the paths...took me two days of trying, screaming, stomping of feet, crying, threatening to throw it out of the window....finally disconnected it, went to shop....she threaded it in seconds.....I will NEVER let it run out of thread again...Wish I could get the new self threading one...but I don'T use one enough to justify the $$$$$$

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    I love my serger! I have the Babylock Evolution and it is a breeze to thread. I use it ten times more than I did my old one that was hard to thread. They streamline all types of sewing, but I don't use it for quilting except to serge around the edge of the quilt before binding.

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    I have a Viking 936 serger, it is a work horse. I love it, hate to thread it. If I ever have the need to buy another one, I will buy one that is a self-threader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heljoy50 View Post
    I have the Babylock Imagine and love it!
    I love, love love my Babylock Imagine!!!
    This too shall pass.
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    I sold mine since all I was doing was quilts, don't miss it at all.
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