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Thread: Serger

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    I just serge. With two needles you have two straight seams on top. If you only use one needle there is just one straight seam. With both you have the looper threads on top and bottom.

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    thanks. That's what I did. Just made myself some pajama pants!! I used an old pair as the pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I just got a serger and it seems to work fine, so I'm glad CaroleLee started this thread.
    Huge thank-you, your message is full of great tips.
    loving my serger, but always learning
    Dee Lowe
    Las Vegas Nv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DACO48 View Post
    I've used one for years, great for clothing. The rolled hem works great for tablecloths, napkins. I also use it to finish the edges of placemats. A serger is great for making cafe curtains or putting lining in any flat work. I really like it for putting an edge on the fleece blankets. I use wooly nylon in the upper and lower looper( as it stretches and covers a bigger area) and thread in the needle. I've also used fine crochet thread in the upper and lower loopers and thread in the needle to hem a tablecloth. You can use lots of fun threads in the upper and lower loopers. You just have to re-adjust the tension. Another hint: I keep a lined note card with a sample of the thread and fabric, write down the adjustment numbers of the knobs on the card. That way if I use that particular thread/fabric again, I don't have to spend all that time fooling around adjusting. I store the cards in an old recipe box close to my machine. My last hint would be if your machine is new, take time to write your factory settings on a piece of masking tape or blue painters tape and attach it to your machine. That way if it gets all out of whack you can set it back to factory settings and it should be fairly close to perfect. I also do this when I have any machine, sewing or serger, cleaned and adjusted. Hope this helps.
    opps I hit the wrong quote......thanks for taking the time to post your message, lots of great advise.
    Thanks again.
    Dee Lowe
    Las Vegas Nv.

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    I have used my serger to do the "6 hour quilts". I used to use it constantly when i did garment sewing, esp. for my kids. I used the rolled hem a lot when I did heirloom sewing for them. I rarely use it now that the majority of my sewing is quilts.

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