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Maxi-Lock Stretch Thread
Has anyone ever used it?
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Date: 3/18/12 8:04 PM

I am not sure if this post should go here or under Sergers...

I just ran across this thread on Cleaner's Supply. Has anyone tried it (for knits, I assume)?

Maxi-Lock Stretch Thread

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Date: 3/18/12 9:22 PM

Not me, and I actually have not ever seen that kind of Maxi Lock thread brand "woolly nylon" in the fabric stores, even the ones that sell the normal (non wooly nylon kind of) Maxi Loxk serger thread. Maybe it's something new from them, since never seen it on any Maxi Lock thread stand display anyplace?

But Maxi Lock makes nice normal serger thread, so if they are starting to make or distribute "wooly nylon" with their name on it, I would think/guess it's probably just fine, and made nice.

Just know that you would not even be using "woolly nylon" kind of specialized ovrlocker thread for most knits garments at all though under most circumstances, just regular old serger thread instead.

You just need/want that "woolly nylon" only for a very few specialized kind of things. Also, even if you used it for those few very specialized things, you would probably be only using it in just one looper, and not even as a needle thread at all.

So if new to overlocking and you have a set thread budget, don't blow it all at once, just on ton's of that woolly nylon kind of thread at all, as then you would later find you have no money left over for the more just spun polyester kind of overlocker thread, that you are really going to want for most kinds of things instead.

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Date: 3/19/12 6:24 PM

I love the MaxiLock stretch thread (wooly nylon). It has great coverage - much better than Gutterman or YLI. I only have a few cones because I have so much YLI to use, but my sister bought almost every color when they first released it. It's a great value and great thread.

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Date: 3/20/12 10:34 AM

Does your sister use it only in the upper and lower loopers??? I have a skin condition that appreciates softness.
Also on the Cleaners Supply, there is only the pink listed with a note that says that an online colour chart will soon follow. I was hoping to put in an order. I suppose there are other colours.
I like Maxi Lock thread for my serger and would be very interested in this stuff.
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Date: 3/20/12 6:16 PM

My sister uses it in the upper and lower loopers. I don't know if she's ever used it both at the same time, but you could try it. We got ours at Atlanta Thread and they have a huge selection of colors. I think when she got hers, it was an introductory special and the price ended up being less than $2 each, but that was quite awhile back. Check out Atlanta Threads - they have great specials and good service.

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Date: 3/20/12 6:45 PM

Many thanks to everyone for sharing this information on Maxi-LockŪ Stretch thread

Maxi-Lock is not available in Australia
The quality texturised nylon threads are pricey !!!!
I'll plan on buying some Maxi-LockŪ Stretch during my next trip to the US.

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Date: 3/20/12 7:04 PM

I found a photo of the threads :)

Maxi-Lock Stretch Assortment

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Maxi-Lock STRETCH Cone Thread available in 2,000 yard cones,
18 colors, 4 cones per color, 72 cones total.


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Date: 9/6/13 11:20 AM

Can anyone verify that this thread is comparable to wooly nylon (thread width expands and contracts as it is released or put under tension), or is it just a stretchy thread?

A catalog I have states that it is good for stretchy type garments.

I am willing to give it a try, but would I need one or 3-4 cones?

Thanks bunches!

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Date: 9/6/13 11:56 AM

I just saw this in the WARWAK catalog. The description is:
Stretchy Thread. Great for swimwear, lingerie, fitness clothes or other stretchy type garments.

It sounded different than Wooly Nylon but now I don't know. If anyone has tried this, please post!

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Date: 9/6/13 12:14 PM

I think it like regular serger thread, but has more stretch.
Haven't tried it yet, but I think it would be great for serging leotards or in a coverstitch machine.

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