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Date: 4/22/13 1:26 PM

Hi there,

I have a Janome Coverpro and I love the results I've been getting with my binders. It looks very professional inside and out. However, I notice that the inside of the binding feels kind of scratchy against my skin. It's probably because I'm just using regular Gutermann thread, but I'm not sure what the best alternative choice would be. Maxilock? Any other ideas?

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Date: 4/22/13 2:27 PM

You can use wooly nylon in the bottom thread. I haven't done it yet, but know it is possible and is much softer.

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Machines: Juki F600, Juki 654 serger, Bernina 550 for art work, Janome Coverpro 1000cp barely used
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Date: 4/23/13 8:22 PM

I use wooly nylon quite often, as it is softer, and does not unravel as easily.

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Date: 4/24/13 6:37 PM

Thank you! I will try it.

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