OT Polly's Serger Thread


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
Reply to
Bobbie Sews More
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
Reply to
Polly Esther
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
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IMS
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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Bobbie Sews More
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!
Reply to
Kate XXXXXX
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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Taria
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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Lizzy Taylor
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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Kate XXXXXX

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