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Posted on: 3/1/11 9:14 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people   Very Helpful by 17 people   
If I need to change the thread on my serger for a new project, I try to remember to run a test stitch on a scrap of my fabric before I change the thread. Since the thread doesn't match my fabric, it makes it easy to see if the stitches are forming properly and whether I need to make tension adjustments.

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HagridsMom said...
why don't I ever think of these things? thanks!!
9/22/11 8:04 PM
rag doll said...
Thanks, great tip, most ofen works, sometimes though threads can react differently in the tension discs. Even different colours of the same brand can be different due to the extra dye on the thread. Just to be safe I run a quick test on a scrap, after the thread colour has been changed, before sewing on my garment pieces!
3/10/11 0:36 AM
JillyBe said...
Wonderful, simple tip - Thank you!
3/6/11 4:04 AM
Mary M. said...
Thanks! Great tip.
3/4/11 11:40 AM
elsew said...
What a time saver! Great tip! Simple is as simple does!
3/2/11 8:14 AM
 
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