Coverlock machine janome 1000

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The time has come the Walrus said........ for me to get serious about a  
coverlock machine.

I have autumn projects in my head that need a coverlock finish. I would  
like some recommendations for where to buy a janome 1000cpx as that is  
my choice after much perusing of reviews. Who has a good deal going at  
the moment?

I am in France as most of you know but could get it sent to a relative  
in the Uk as I will be there at the end of Sept. Of course some savvy  
businesses do deliver to France while others seem to think they have to  
cross the channel and put it in French post box so charge an exorbitant  
price or refuse to send internationally. I am wary of getting a USA one  
because of voltage concerns, I could of course be wrong on that score .  
Correct me if I am.

I am watching a barely used 2nd hand one in France on a craigslist type  
site but the seller hasn't got back to me with a  delivery price yet

So any good and bad experiences welcomed . Thank you.
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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: Coverlock machine janome 1000
Claire in France wrote:



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However, you really only have to do it once (for each weight of  
fabric).  Cut some 4" squares of various weights of the fabrics you  
usually use, and stitch 1" hems on one side.  Write down the setting  
for tension (all dials), stitch length and differential feed which  
gives the best result.  Keep a small notepad with a hemmed swatch  
and your notes near your coverstitch machine, et voila!  You will  
probably still want to make test runs on actual fabrics for new  
projects, but you'll be ahead of the game with your prior notes on  
hand.

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Needles are critical to getting good results, even more so than  
serger and/or lockstitch.  I'm not at all sure why it is so  
important, but I have paid to have my BL machine serviced twice when  
it started skipping stitches, and all that was needed was new  
needles. :-(

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Good luck with your events!

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Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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So after quite a faff, I finally picked up mu new to me Coverlock on  
Friday. It was delivered to a shop that takes parcels but the mix up  
over the name on the parcel and they denied having it on Tuesday,  
Wednesday, Thursday and finally on Friday admitted it had been in their  
store since Tuesday when I got an email saying it was there. You  
couldn't make it up really.

Happily got I it home on late Friday afternoon and taught myself to  
thread it. I worked out a few quirks. Those tall things I thought were  
cone holders turned out to be  the legs for the extended table! Typical  
of me.

I then make sure it stitched and settled down to watch a couple of very  
good videos on You Tube. Despite a busy weekend I have made some time to  
play. Better informed  by the videos I have had several test runs  
marking them with   tension settings etc so I know what's what.

Now I am just itching to get a T shirt cut out and stitched.  I think  
this machine is going to be a great  asset.

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: Coverlock machine janome 1000
If you have any problems or questions about using a cover lock machine, just  
remember that a good many on this newsgroup enjoy using them and will be  
glad to offer an answer, or a suggestion, to any questions!  Uh,   my first  
unasked for suggestion is to be use to lock the stitch at the beginning and  
end of a seam that is not joined to another piece.   You can send me a  
question anytime------not that I am an expert, but I have been serging  more  
than 15 years.                  Barbara in SC




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Thank you for that Barbara.
I watched this video on YouTube and she explained about the locking  
really well. It was news to me. I  left one piece unlocked just to see.  
brilliant stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8j3BEKmJHw

I am sure I will be back with more questions.

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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