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Can I use this in a regular sewing machine?
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Date: 1/1/13 9:40 AM

I'm considering this class:
http://www.craftsy.com/class/sewing-with-knits/114
Supposedly it does not require a serger- which I do not have. It does call for the Maxilock serger thread. I think I read somewhere about being able to use this thread on a bobbin. Please give me input. My machine is a Bernina 930.

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Maggie

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Date: 1/1/13 12:09 PM

You can use it on a bobbin. Some people recommend loosely hand winding it on the bobbin. These bobbins don't last long, so if you have quite a bit to sew, I recommend winding a couple of bobbins before hand.

This is for wooly nylon, not maxilock.
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Date: 1/1/13 12:10 PM

You can use it on a bobbin, but it is thin and fragile.

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Date: 1/1/13 12:17 PM

I learned to sew knits in the 70's on regular machine, using the Stretch and Sew Method. While I have a serger, I often use my sewing machine. I have never felt the need to use wooly nylon on it.
(I have lots of it, and use it for other things)

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Date: 1/1/13 6:14 PM

Hmm,

Thanks for clarifying. The directions call for Maxilock which I thought was wooly nylon after doing an internet search. Please confirm- I can hand wind the wooly nylon but not the Maxilock? Can I wind the Maxilock lke regular thread?

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Maggie

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Date: 1/1/13 7:23 PM

You can wind maxilock like regular thread.

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Date: 1/1/13 7:23 PM

You can wind maxilock like regular thread.

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January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

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Date: 1/1/13 8:10 PM

Thank you all so much!

Maggie

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Date: 1/2/13 8:07 AM

What you are talking about is Maxi Lock Stretch (it is just like Wooly Nylon just a different brand). The regular Maxi Lock is just plain serger thread.

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Date: 1/3/13 1:10 AM

Woolly Nylon is a product of the YLI Corporation (NAYY). It is a nylon serger thread used for knits, stretch fabrics, rolled hems and edges. It can also be used in the upper and lower loopers of your serger. It has a LOT of elasticity and when you unwind it, it doesn't look at all like regular serger thread. Be careful not to apply the high heat of an iron to it because it will melt.

If you are sewing wtih twin needles, you can wind Woolly Nylon or Maxi-Lock Stretch by hand onto your bobbin and it will provide extra elasticity in your twin needle stitching. Use regular sewing thread for the needle threads.

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