blanket stitch with serger information needed

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I own a New Home Serger and was told it is possible to do the blanket stitch
with my machine.
I stopped @ a dealer and was told it is done using only one needle but, they
were not  familiar with how it is done .
Does anyone know how I could possibly use my Serger?
I wanted to do the blanket stitching around baby print ,fleece blankets.
I do not like the Serger only  finish look, since I sell things for gift
giving.



Re: blanket stitch with serger information needed
I just finished taking a Huskylock serger class. No matter what machine you
have you'll never know enough not to learn something new, better, faster,
etc.
The way we made a BEAUTIFUL  blanket stitch, if I can explain......that's
the best part about a class, you actually SEE it done......first get some
Solvey type stabilizer (med to heavy) and cut into about 3/4" strips. I use
medium weight.  Set your  serger up (remove right needle) to left needle -
wooly nylon, lower looper - cotton, Differential-normal, stitch length 5,
stitch width 7, tension-left needle 0, lower looper 7. These are the
settings I start with to run a test before fiddling, your machine may have
different settings but this should give you a bit of an idea.
Lay the stabilizer strip on top of the edge fabric as you sew through the
serger (using the cutting blade, don't roll it). When you have finished hold
the fabric close to the serged seam with your right hand and pull the
stabilizer (should be on top) firmly with your left hand. This will pull the
threads about to make a blanket stitch that is very nice looking. I have
used contrasting wooly nylon and cotton thread to match the fleece. Then you
can wash or do whatever method you choose to remove the water soluble
stabilizer. Tear away is a PITA to remove unless you are into tedious
tweezer work and if you are using fleece I'd give a test run if you try
Heat-Away

Like I said, those are the settings I use on my Huskylock 905, your mileage
may vary but the technique would be pretty much the same.

Val


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Re: blanket stitch with serger information needed
val-
thank you for such a great description! i have an older huskylock (i purchased
used on ebay....) but i am going to give this a whirl!

betsey
betsey
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