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Stilltheone

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Date: 5/31/07 11:43 PM

I just got my serger today! I didn't think it would come until next week. I looked on the Amazon site and saw that it was headed my way. My little dog and I were sitting outside waiting for it, LOL.

Now I need to buy some thread for it. What do you use in your Brother serger? What color(s) do you find you use the most?

I have ordered from Newark Dress Supply and Home Sew quite a few times and have been delighted with their service and products. I see that they have serger thread and would like to get some. Suggestions please!

Also, is threading it as daunting as it looks? I haven't yet done anything with it or watched the CD's that were enclosed. I also have ordered a serger book, can't remember the name of it right now and it is supposed to come tomorrow.
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*edited to add- I don't recall seeing any serger thread here at either Joann's or Wal*Mart and besides a small independent store and a quilting shop, that is all we have in the area for sewing so I figure I need to order online. I think the prices are excellent at Home Sew, don't you? Shipping for an entire order is only $5.80!
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Date: 6/1/07 0:25 AM

Wow! I found a better price here. http://store.atlantathread.com/maxilock.html Sorry, I can't get the hyperlink function to work.

I got my dress form from them and was very please with their fast service and great price.

What about Wooly Nylon? Do you use it? If so, for what?
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Date: 6/1/07 2:31 AM

I have the Brother 1034 D but haven't used it yet. HOWEVER, one of the reasons I bought it is because you can use regular thread with it, not just serger cone thread. HTH.

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Date: 6/1/07 3:31 AM

I use Moon brand serger thread in mine and it works fine but it also works well with the unbranded thread I get from a UK mill too. It doesn't seem to be too fussy really, though I admit I haven't yet tried fancy threads with it.

This machine is not very difficult to thread. I had a bit of an issue with it at first, just until I got used to it. The key thing is to thread it in exactly the order it tells you to do it since this makes a big difference.

If your thread breaks on the loopers (blue or green thread path/dial) you will have to rethread from scratch, including the needles. I found this out the hard way.

The most difficult bit I find is the lower looper which you have to put through a little catch thingy that slides out. It says to put it under the little latch, but on mine this breaks the thread so I just put it carefully next to the latch and push the slider back in. That normally works.

It is a good machine and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I am enjoying mine. I have only had mine a few months but wouldn't be without it now.

Enjoy your new machine.

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Date: 6/1/07 6:18 AM

I usually use Maxilock (from Joanns when thread is on sale) in my Brother 1034D. I have 6 colors (4 spools each) in neutral colors and red. It's an initial expense outlay but they last "forever".If I need a special color I wind 3 bobbins from a spool of regular thread and use the spool and 3 bobbins on the serger.



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Date: 6/1/07 8:56 AM

In advertising the Brother 1034 serger, they do make mention of the machine being able to use regualr thread, as if other sergers can't. However, the fact ofthe matter is most sergers can use a variety of threads, not just serger cone thread. But keep in mind, it is more economical in most cases to use serger thread than regualr sewing thread as it tends to be less per foot. Also, it is a little thinnner and so not as bulky as regualr SM thread. Sometimes this is preferable.

There are times that I want a certain color for the needle thread on my serger, and I will occasionally use regualr SM thread just on that spindle. I do have to use the spool cap with it though so that it feeds properly.

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Date: 6/1/07 1:10 PM

On my 1034D I used C&C regular 500 yd. spools for quite awhile, but now I have a large supply of Maxilock from Atlanta Threads. They are great to deal with, and the price is just not to be beat. I also have ordered from Beacon Fabrics in Florida. I have gotten Wooly nylon and a few other assorted special serger threads from them. Also good service!

All of these threads were just fine on the serger! You can use regular thread and regular needles on this model - don't forget to change needles from time to time. :)

Have a great time! The DVDs (or CDs?) mine came with were great - I just rewatched them lately because now I know more about serging and I got more out of them.

I also recommend the "Beginning Serger" class here on PR.

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Date: 6/1/07 2:13 PM

I have this serger also. I use regular spools of C&C and Maxi-Lock. I always match my serger thread color to the color of whatever I'm sewing.

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Date: 6/1/07 3:05 PM

I use Maxi-Lock thread. As previously posted, it will last a very long time. Joanns will usually have a very large sale around July 4th and you can buy the cones at 1/2 price.

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Date: 6/1/07 3:17 PM

I also use the Maxi-Lock from Joann's. I have two sets, my "light" set of spools and my "dark" set of spools. I'm still fairly new to serging and love my Brother 1034. It is very easy to thread, but until I feel I'm a pro, I use my light set for light colored materials and my dark set for dark. The light consists of white, cream, tan and pale pink thread, the dark is black, navy, dark brown and dark green. By using different colors I can figure out what needs adjusting, if anything, and they blend together pretty well on the finished product.

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