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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Bob 'n Serge ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 6/11/09 11:59 PM

A while back I remember that Bob 'n Serge were discussed for using on our CP's and thought I'd let Aussie owners know to check your local Spotlight's current Stocktake Sale (ends Sun 14th June) as my local store had them yesterday for 50 cents!! I bought two, one for my Compulock and one for the CP as I had decided not to bother when they were $10 each, but 50 cents is heaps better!

Just thought someone maybe be interested.
Bronwyn ;-)

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Date: 6/12/09 0:40 AM

I'm a user of the Bob'n Serge. On the unusual colors of serger thread, I use a bobbin for the needle thread and one of the loopers for regular serging and the big put-up for the other looper. Who needs 3 or 4 spools of these unusual colors. I purchase the inexpensive bobbins when Joann's has a 50% off the notions wall. I know you don't have Joann's down under, but maybe you have a chain type fabric/notions source that does have good sales where you can purchase them at a greatly reduced price. They don't have to be any particular size - just whichever is the cheapest for this use.

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Date: 6/12/09 10:19 AM

I have this and was quickly surprise how fast I ran out of thread. Unless it's a small piece you doing you will constantly be winding bobbins, which in my means re-threading the needles wasnt' worth the hassle.

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Date: 6/12/09 10:30 AM

I feel like I might have to get one of these. The lady at the fabric store looked so distressed when I bought 3 big spools of mettler thread the other day, I thought she was going to make me take them back! She shook her head and said "this is an awful lot of thread" several times. Glad I didn't go for the full 4 I'll need for that dress!

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Date: 6/13/09 11:58 AM

I mainly use the bobbin for the needle thread where it usually lasts through the project. I have a method of winding serger thread on the smaller Mettler spools that I have emptied so it holds much more than the bobbin. Necessity being the key word here - I just can't see trying to find the space to hold lots of the larger spools of serging thread. I have soooo much thread in my sewing room - especially since I got into embroidery in the last few years. Another thing is that except for your basic colors, chances are you won't be using that much of those other colors.

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Subject: Bob n Serge Date: 6/17/09 2:39 AM

I have the bob'n'serges ( I got mine from Spoty too!), but I must say I really don't use them, because I match the left-needle- thread to the garment fabric and then just use what-ever else I have in the way of serger cones for the others. BUT if I was making something special, for a gift, I would definitley go to the trouble of using the bob'n'serges. I've heard folks say they get about one whole top serged from four filled-up bobbins.

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Subject: Bob n Serge Date: 6/27/13 7:46 AM

Are the Bob n serge holders still available in Australia?

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Subject: Bob n Serge Date: 6/27/13 12:44 PM

I use the Bob n' Serge on my coverstitch machine when I have an unusual color shirt to match. I only have to buy on cone of serger thread that way. There is plenty of thread on a bobbin for this application.

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Date: 6/27/13 10:55 PM

I have the Bob n' Serge,I only use it with certain colors on special projects when I think it's important to match colors.The Bob n' Serge was never intended to be used like regular serger thread.

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Date: 6/27/13 11:07 PM

It's purpose is to use bobbins with better feed. If I do not use the Bob n Serge I have difficulty using bobbins with my serger. This makes the feeding perfect. using bobbins is fantastic if one is making a garment and you want a perfect thread match. Serger thread does not come in all the colors that sewing thread does. i love this gizmo...worth every penny IMHO

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