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Hi

I just wanted to ask how overlocking thread performs if used in a
regular sewing machine for straight, zigzag stitch etc. Google gets me
nowhere on this. I might end up having to try it, but you folks would
hopefully already know.


thanks, NT

Re: Thread types
On 10/08/2011 14:03, NT wrote:
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I've never had a problem using 120's poly or polycore serger/overlocker
thread in regular sewing machines.  Just use a decent quality thread.  I
use Empress Mills most of the time.

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I was about to warn you that serger thread - if you're talking about plain
old Maxi-Lock cones - wouldn't be very strong.  In a spirit of fair play, I
went over to the serger to see how hard it would be to break a thread.  To
my surprise, it was quite hard to snap in two.  The next question would be
how much lint/fuzz it would throw into your sewing machine.  The SMs here
don't much like getting boggled with thread lint.  You'll want to stitch a
while with the overlock thread you have and see if there's a problem.  Polly


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Re: Thread types
I've used serger cones many times for my sewing machine(s).  I do not,
however, use it for piecing or quilting.  I prefer cotton for that.

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Re: Thread types
On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:22:51 -0400, "Alice in PA"

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What kind of cotton thread do you use?  I haven't found anything but
100/6 crochet cotton that was strong enough for seams.  

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Re: Thread types
On 11/08/2011 06:18, Joy Beeson wrote:
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I use Coats Cotton, YLI cotton, and Aurifil cotton as my seam threads of
choice.

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Aurifil is my favorite, but I also use thread from Connecting Threads.

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Re: Thread types
On 8/10/2011 6:10 AM, Kate XXXXXX wrote:
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I used to know a man who was disabled and on a very limited income.  He
did have a P.O.E.M. embroidery machine that he used and stretched to
every conceivable trick.  He didn't usually have the money to buy
top-line thread, so he used whatever he could get his hands on,
including serger thread.  His work was still beautiful.

Have you ever wondered what our ancestresses did before they could run
into JoAnn's or Hancock's to pick up thread?  I think they spun their
own, and I'll bet the quality varied, even with the same spinner.  We
all have good days and not-so-good days.
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OK in a pinch, but I wouldn't do it on a regular basis.  If you look at the
"raise the needles" photos in this series:
http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/22801244
the black thread in the needle and the blue thread you see stuck behind the
the needle are Gutermann Mara 100, decent but not wonderful sewing machine
thread.  The neon green stuff in the bobbin (chosen to make it easier
to spot in the photos) is Maxilock, a common serger thread.

Kay


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Thanks everyone. Now I know :)


NT

Re: Thread types
I've used it for years with no problems, but I must say all my threads are
what I consider the best: Maxi-Lock(USA).  Other countries may have
different names for their best brands.

I used to put the cone in a plastic jar behind the machine for ease in
threading, but a few yeas ago, I got a stand for it, which is a real gem.
Emily



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