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How to end on my Babylock
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Date: 3/28/12 8:48 AM

I just got a Babylock coverstitch last weekend and so far I love it! When coverstitching a sleeve, how do you end the stitch? The manual has me confused. I watched Debbie Cook's tutorial but unless I'm wrong, it was for a coverstitch that didn't have the automatic tension release like the Brother I had. Do you use the same method for my Babylock?

Also when using the chainstitch, how do you keep the thread from just pulling completely out?

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Date: 3/28/12 9:00 AM

I'm so glad you asked this question. When using my Evolution to coverstitch hems for the first time I ran into this same situation and didn't know how to finish. Because I didn't know how else to handle it, I ran off the edge with the stitching and then went back and pulled those stitches out by hand afterword.
Surely there's a correct way to do this and hopefully someone here can enlighten both of us.

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Date: 3/28/12 9:26 AM

I had this same question a few years ago and Debbie Cook has a tutorial on her blog here. Hope this helps.




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Date: 3/28/12 10:07 AM

I can't wait to try this!!!
Thanks for providing the link.

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Date: 3/28/12 2:26 PM

Okay thanks!

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Date: 3/28/12 2:37 PM

You're welcome.

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Date: 3/28/12 4:01 PM

I use Debbie's method with my BL coverstitch and teach others too. Pass it on.

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Date: 3/28/12 4:25 PM

Just tried it and it works like a charm! Now I'm experiencing skipped stitches. I tried new needles. I'm sewing a t shirt knit. I tried a size 10 bp knit needle and a 12 bp needle and it still skips but just on the yellow one.

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Date: 3/28/12 10:41 PM

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Just tried it and it works like a charm! Now I'm experiencing skipped stitches. I tried new needles. I'm sewing a t shirt knit. I tried a size 10 bp knit needle and a 12 bp needle and it still skips but just on the yellow one.

The Babylock Coverstitch requires special needles not sewing machine needles. I think its EL705 or something like that.
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Date: 3/29/12 0:50 AM

I have a Viking Huskylock 936 that uses these needles. The exact number for the needles on the Schmetz needle pkg is ELx705. These needles have a slightly longer scarf (in back of needle), thus giving the CS machine a tiny bit longer to form each stitch. This helps to prevent skipped stitches.

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