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Date: 6/14/12 2:24 AM

I'm looking for a serger that makes a perfect rolled hem with 2 and 3 threads on sheers. Anybody have one?

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Date: 6/14/12 2:42 AM

I recently used my Elna 945 to do a 2 thread hem on the edge of some very fine merino wool knit fabric. I was very impressed with the result and will certainly be using this stitch again.

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Date: 6/14/12 10:01 AM

3 thread on my Janome works great.

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Date: 6/14/12 10:13 AM

Both my Janome 634D and my Juki 654DE make fabulous 3 thread rolled hems on chiffon and other sheers that I use in skating and dance dresses. I don't use the 2 thread feature very often at all. The Janome works really well with metallic threads in the loopers which is a great design detail in some cases.

The thing I like about both of them is the ease of switching back and forth between the rolled hem and regular serging or from 3 to 4 thread.

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Date: 6/14/12 10:48 AM

How interesting, i just threaded my Janome 1200D for the 2 thread rolled hem just this morning before work. I used a wooly nylon in the looper and I think it worked just fine. I only used it a little though before I had to leave

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Date: 6/14/12 11:57 AM

My Juki MO-655 does a beautiful 2 thread rolled hem. I love the machine, it doesn't have any electronics, totally mechanical (so it is less expensive than the smart sergers), easy to thread and a real work horse in the sewing room.

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Date: 6/14/12 12:37 PM

Thanks everybody. Tourist, which Janome?

My Pfaff 764(old) always did a great 3 thread as does my little even older 3 thread hobbylock, but I have a few $$ to get me my first brand new serger in my life and want to narrow down. I do lots of hemming on silk chiffons and soft organza which is almost invisible. I would love a soft, less thready 2 thread. I don't like or use woolly nylon on these fabrics because I want less thread coverage but a good roll. The pokies won't happen on soft fabric if the roll is perfect even if the stitch length is long. I actually like a longer than recommended stitch length if possible because it is softer.

The problem with some machines with wide feet and/or top knife that is far away from the needle is that often the first half inch of the fabric doesn't catch and that is not acceptable. Actually it is a PITA!!!!! I have a Pfaff 4874 combo that I'm supposed to love that does a great rolled hem if you can get past the first inch not working out for you. Ha-Ha! Nada! I'm also not impressed with the 4874 supposedly having auto settings. I've never chosen a stitch that I didn't have to tweek a lot. Maybe mechanical is the way to go. I guess that's nother thread.

I'll look up the Juki Kathi. Where did you buy it and do you know what a decent price would be?

Thanks again everybody else. I will lok up your machines!
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Date: 6/14/12 1:55 PM

Ro - I have the Juki 735. If you have time you can always stop by my place and check out if you like the rolled hem on it. I'm planning on going to the next meeting (when/where is it? I'm not sure if moved since piecemakers is trying to sell the building). I could try remember to bring it with me.

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Date: 6/15/12 12:23 PM

Oh Tina, I'm so excited! I was researching online and would love to get the feel of the Juki, but the 734E. I have a Pfaff combo and want to get a dedicated coverstitch, maybe the Brother 2340cv or the Janome 1000cpx. I am spending my life reading about those machines on PR.

Our meeting is ths Tues. at piecemakers. I bought my current combo from a member of our group, so I would be embarassed to try another machine in her presence. I will sell my combo. Thanks for the offer anyway. See you Tuesday! I will bring myserger books for you to see.

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Date: 6/15/12 4:42 PM

Great! I'll let my husband know that the day hasn't changed yet.

You can alway stop by my place to try it out. I know you're not looking at the exact same machine, but it may help get a feel for Juki's. The Juki 734DE looks just like mine - looks like it threads like mine as well. But I know schedules get busy, so up to you.

See you Tuesday!

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Juki F600
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