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Looper Thread Problem Maybe
Shirley Lea
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Date: 9/22/13 3:48 PM

I love this machine--have not used it a lot at all--it has been perfect---I tried using it and I think the threads were crossed--they all broke. Anyhow, I've changed all the needles, threaded and rethreaded everything. I was using 4 spool threads (have done this before) for decorative hemming plus looper. It seems to sew fine but won't "chain off" like it did before. The theads just come straight through with "globs" of looper thread here and there and if I keep going a thread or two always break. It's fine as long as there is fabric---but I always used to chain off? What could this be? Please reply. I am sliding the looper tension bar to the correct position before I thread the looper. I have changed threads in the looper--doesn't matter.

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Date: 9/22/13 5:57 PM

Sergers can chain off to form decorative loops, cover stitch machines can't.

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Date: 9/22/13 6:56 PM

As Sew2006 said, you cannot chain off on a coverstitch! The stitch is formed on fabric only. Place fabric under the foot and sew a sample to test your machine.

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Date: 9/22/13 9:52 PM

Thanks.....don't know why I thought I had chained off before.....what it's the easiest way to remove your fabric....that seems difficult....thanks for your help!

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Date: 9/22/13 11:22 PM

A coverstitch is an entirely different machine from a serger. Your manual can be helpful and there is even a Yahoo! group for the 1000CP/1000CPX. Also, check out Debbie Cook's blogspot with some very helpful coverstitch information:

Stitches & Seams

She has a great tutorial on how to end the coverstitch:

How To end a Coverstitch

As with every new machine you acquire, allow yourself time to familiarize yourself with it. I make samples with the scraps from each project, using the time to finalize my tension settings, choose the correct needle size and make the best thread choice. You 've got to allow time to play.

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Date: 9/22/13 11:40 PM

It's funny what we can forget about our machines when we haven't used them in awhile, this typically happens to me with embroidery.
You can't typically chain off a cover stitch as noted - except on Babylocks. Don't know what they did to magically let it happen, but if that's important to anyone, you can do it on theirs.

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