Hey Lennie

Machine recommendations plus tips and techniques for using these special machines.

Hey Lennie

New postby DorothyL on Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:19 am

How's it going with the new machine. Figure it out yet?
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Re: Hey Lennie

New postby MartySews2 on Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:33 am

One tip for coverstitching, use Wonder Tape (not quilter's tape) to hold the fabric in place while stitching.
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Re: Hey Lennie

New postby lendube on Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:27 am

Hey Dorothy! Well, I think it's going fine. Maybe you saw that my ds figured out the lower looper threading the night before I went to the class. New Year's Eve day I went and practiced and learned a few things asking questions, etc. We found out that the machine's tension was off and needed to be adjusted. (This machine was used for demo at a show recently so we got a nice discount.) Just got it picked up yesterday and have been too busy to sit down with it. Hope to today. I'm thinking I'm really going to love it. Had to think of you going over the stitches. There's a stitch called a "safety stitch". It does what you do to seams. There's a three thread overcast with a straight stitch at the seam separate from the other stitches.

Thanks, Marty. I'll try to remember that.
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Re: Hey Lennie

New postby DorothyL on Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:36 am

Lennie,
My serger has all those stitches and such and almost all I use is the regular 4 thread over edge to finish seams. I do kind of like the rolled hem for some things -- it has two styles -- I use one. The chain stitch is fun for decorative stuff sometimes. I've used but not mastered the cover stitch but I really like the little flowers on my sewing machine to hem knits.
I am one of those people that does not get the most from my serger.
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