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Amsimmo
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Date: 6/25/12 7:54 PM

Hi!
I have practiced serging a tiny rolled hem on tulle using a Bernina 800 serger and the sample turned out great.

I'm frustrated because the hem is gathering. The tulle itself is stretchy, so I have adjusted the differential feed and it hasn't helped.

I'm using woolly nylon in both loopers and maxilock in the needle.
Needle tension is 3, upper looper is 2-3, and bottom looper is maxed out at 9.

I'm taking a break so I don't hurl the thing through a plate glass window.
Help, nice people! Please!

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Date: 6/25/12 7:59 PM

Can you press a little bit of washaway stablizer on the hem? A thin strip would work. That way, the tulle will feed correctly because the needle has something to "bite into". You might also want to change the tension on the bottom looper. I keep my thread tensions about the same on most of my techniques, unless I'm using cotton thread, then it's lower.

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Date: 6/25/12 8:11 PM

Thank you so much for the advice! I'm digging through my box of stabilizers with one hand and typing this reply with the other!

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Date: 6/25/12 8:41 PM

You may get exactly what you like with the stabilizer. And also, here's another thought. Tulle doesn't need to be rolled since it won't fray. I'd try a narrow 3-thread hem. It gives a delicate thin edge finish and works well on curves or grainline changes. I often opt for this on sheer scarves that roll well say lengthwise, but not crosswise. And when you're done, you're done- no washing out the stabilizer. Good luck. I don't have a Bernina so I can't advise settings. I use a Babylock and haven't had to adjust anything.

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Date: 6/25/12 10:11 PM

I would try a 2 thread stitch (R needle and lower looper)
I have used this very successfully on some fine merino knit recently and I really like the result.

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Date: 6/25/12 10:18 PM

Thank you, everyone, for all of these tips. I printed them all out and put them in the big, blue binder.

I just finished my niece's veil and the blusher; while I couldn't talk her into leaving the veil unhemmed, it looks great and she is happy. Now I can start on my outfit. Please pray it is not 114 degrees for the wedding. That is the average temperature at this time of year where I live!

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Date: 6/26/12 4:21 AM

Maybe you could suggest a Betazoid wedding :-D

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