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alexisart
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Date: 7/11/12 3:13 PM

I got my machine yesterday and just got to try it out. It came with a little sample of fabric that was stitched. I seem to have it all figured out and I loaded it with red, blue, red in needles and white in looper to get a good look at how the stitches were going. For the most part mine look about lie there's but on the underside I'm just not sure - their sample is all white. My loops seem a little bigger. From the manual that came with it I can not really tell if my stitches are properly adjusted or not - I find the pictures they have useless. The top looks good and to me the bottom does but I'm just not sure. Is there a picture anywhere, a nice closeup, that would really show what a good stitch looks like? I just don't want to end up doing something and having it be a mess. So far I find this a little more complicated then the 1034D serger was to get used to.

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Date: 7/11/12 6:14 PM

You want tiny loops on the wrong side. They should be visible but not big.

Coverstitch machines are usually set for woven fabrics. That is, with all the tensions set at 4 you should get a good stitch on a woven fabric using the right needle, good quality thread and thread nets on the needle threads. For knits you will need to increase the needle tensions to approx 6, although it will vary from one knit to the next. HTH

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Date: 7/11/12 10:42 PM

Check out Sew4Fun's blog! She has ALL the answers on this coverstitch machine!
You should bookmark it to refer back to as it's really INVALUABLE information!!

Good luck and welcome to the Brother CV club!

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Singer Curvy 8763
Brother 1034D
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