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Date: 7/16/13 6:32 AM

I don't have a serger, but I'm reading that this thread is good for swimsuits. Can I use this thread in my sewing machine?
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Date: 7/16/13 7:37 AM

I've used it in my bobbin. I wind it using the machine bobbin winder, thread it through like bobbin thread and sew. I've done this with a Viking 770 and a Brother 6000.
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Date: 7/17/13 6:37 AM

i actully use it for knitting. if i use `100% wool it helps reinforce the heels and toes. kinda gives it an interesting look too....

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Date: 7/17/13 8:16 AM

In the bobbin for twin needle hemming of knits

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Date: 7/17/13 11:19 AM

I also use it in the bobbin with a twin needle for hemming knits. I usually wind it on by hand to avoid stretching it.

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Date: 7/17/13 12:45 PM

I use it with a single knit and or universal needle for just sewing knit seams, not all the time, just when I think I need the extra stretch in the seam.

My machines wind a bobbin very well. I watch it being wound, and if it looks like it's winding more on one side, I will gently put a finger in and lift it, but I rarely do that. I've not had a problem with stretching. Lots of cotton knit underwear recently that gets lots of use in the washer/dryer.

Try some test swatches.
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Date: 7/19/13 11:11 AM

This is very good to know. I haven't used WN yet but, as I sew more and more knit, I am very interested in trying it out.

I have a question, slightly OT: in a serger, is it used in the lowerlooper (?) only? I have a Brother 1034D and, to put it in technical jargon, the green and the blue are the threads that do the zigzag. Does the WN go on both or just one of those?

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Date: 7/19/13 12:38 PM

It can go in one or the other looper, or both. It creates a really filled in edge with a narrow seam that might be too heavy looking for the edge of an outfit.

One WN cone might be better in that case. My cotton knit undergarments were a white cotton knit with those delicate little holes in it, and I had tan thread in one serger and navy in another. I just didn't want to rethread. I've also used the sewing machine when I had really stretchy black legging fabric and I didn't want to rethread a serger.
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Date: 7/20/13 9:46 PM

Quote: Padmé
It can go in one or the other looper, or both. (...)

Thanks for the info, Padmé!

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