OT Polly's Serger Thread

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While you were making the little quilts, did you get a chance to change the
thread on your serger?  Was it a little easier this time?  Sure hope so.
You had some good suggestions from different friends a week ago.
Barbara in SC



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I don't even know why I'm going to tell you this because it sounds like such
a cop out - but I didn't find anything to change it to.  I looked in the
stash and I looked locally but didn't find a thread as pretty as I've seen
on some of you Serger Experts' lovely stitching.  What are you using?  Polly


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For pretty serged edges I *love* the YLI 6 decorative threads; they
have a lovely sheen to them.  My local Viking dealer carries it, and I
think the local LQS does to.

-Irene


On Sat, 5 Jun 2010 09:33:31 -0500, "Polly Esther"

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I'm not one of the Serger experts, but mostly I was referring to changing
thread color.  I keep mostly white on the serger at all times and only
change when I need a darker color.  I almost always have a sulky thread on
both loopers.   I use a Coats & Clark poly/cotton on my needles.  For the
past year or two I've only used the needle closest to the loopers because I
always sew on the SM and then finish off the seams on the serger.  The one
needle does a good job of serging a baby blanket OR a regular blanket after
the  mfg. binding gets old.
I try to only change the color thread if I "have to".  I also get thread at
the flea market on cones of at least 3,000 yards, but I also have cones with
10,000  and sometimes 20,000 yards, like are used in industrial sewing
halls.
Barbara in SC
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On 05/06/2010 15:33, Polly Esther wrote:
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I use all sorts of different threads for different things...  I don't do
a lot of decoratice stuff on the serger other than edges...  Rolled
edges in contrasting floss or woolly nylon look good.  My needle threads
are usually Empress Mills 120's poly or polycore (cotton wrapped poly)
to match the fabric.  As I usually use my sergers for garment
construction, I try to match the thread colour to the fabric as close as
possible.  Customers expect it.  I have also used YLI cotton in my
serger.  And occasional bouts of silk!

Sergers reallt are not difficult to change the thread on.  I end up
doing it several times a day on some projects, even with two sergerts
threaded up and going strong!

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I think you have hit on something here Kate.  Mostly we just
tie off thread to change colors and we don't get too familiar
with the quirks of how to do it.  The more often you actually
need to rethread all the way the easier it should get.  You
probably win the prize for most threading of sergers.

Taria



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On 05/06/10 19:31, Taria wrote:
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Mine hates being rethreaded by tying on the new thread  If I do that I
still have to rethread from scratch, so now I don't even bother trying
to tie on.

Lizzy

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On 05/06/2010 20:02, Lizzy Taylor wrote:
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Some are OK with it, some are fussy.  Both mine will respond just fine,
but you have to remember to unloop the needle threads from the loopers
before pulling through, as well as releasing the tension.

Neither of the Toyotas liked being pulled through.  I usually need to
dust out the machine when I change the threads, so I very rarely pull
through.

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