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Florence, AZ, US

64 yr old grandmother learning to quilt and spend more time crafting and sewing.

craft interests: embroidery, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 03/13/2012

recent comments

Re: Four Serging Techniques

I need help. We are getting ready to move so I have already packed my current threads magazine. I learned so much on serging in the article in the current magazine. Can someone help me and send me the information on how to adjust the tension by looking at what my stitch is doing. I absolutely love that issue. I currently have three sergers, 3 different brands and love them all. My favorite thread for them is Gutterman and can be found for a reasonable price at Joann's. Betina, I just recently purchased a used Janome 1200 D serger from a local quilt and sewing store. It is a dream. I would have given it back to them the first two days until I learned the secrets to threading it. I got it because I wanted the overlock stitch with an additional chain stitch. I can almost thread it in my sleep. We had moved and my kenmore serger was buried in the garage. Couldn't find it with three different storage buildings. A friend gave me her mothers 25 year old Singer Merrit lock. I finally got it working (has gray thread on it), the Janome has brown on it because I am making my husband some western bib front shirts and the Kenmore has white on it. I hate thinking about giving the two light weights up so will hoard and use them a little longer. Husqvarna Viking has a lighter weight model with a lay in bottom looper threader but I haven't tried it. It does look nice. Keep an eye out on Craigslist in your area and most will let you try out one you might be looking at. Good luck too you...

In the mean time if someone could send me the guides on the stitches I would really appreciate it.
Thanks, Cindy