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Message Board > Sewing Machines > threading wooly nylon into a Babylock Coverstitch ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 3/18/08 11:27 PM

I bought my BL coverstitch machine today, yay!

Playing with it this evening (very easy to use!) however I had a tough time whoshing the wooly nylon through the threading port. Regular poly thread went through like a breeze. I ended up having to bypass the threading port (as the manual suggests you do with some speciality threads), is this what most people do when using wooly nylon in the looper?

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Subject: threading wooly nylong into a Babylock Coverstitch Date: 3/18/08 11:37 PM

What I do is to usually tie on and pull through. But if you've got nothing to tie onto, you can create a "thread cradle" from regular serger thread, which means you form a loop and feed the cut ends into the jet port. When just a bit of the loop is sticking out, thread the wooly nylon through it about 5" worth and then pull the cut ends of the serger thread from the left where they come out. This will catch the wooly and pull it through. Hope this is understandable.

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Subject: threading wooly nylong into a Babylock Coverstitch Date: 3/19/08 0:08 AM

Wooly nylon goes through the looper in a different sort of way like the serger. Your dealer should have shown you. When you are out and about stop by and ask them to show you how to thread the looper with wooly nylon. It is quite easy once you know how. I have this machine and just love it, I also have the Janome CP1000 and I have it set up with wooly nylon and don't often use it in my BL machine. I'm going to try and explain it but I am use to demonstrating as I explain.

You take the wire looper threading tool, it should be in your accessory box, it is a long twisted looking wire with a loop at the end. You push it through the air channel from the looper end, than you put your wooly nylon through the eye and pull iit back though. It is pretty easy, but you still might want to check with your dealer if you are unsure and they will be happy to show you.

Blessings to you!
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Subject: threading wooly nylong into a Babylock Coverstitch Date: 3/19/08 1:15 AM

Susan, I just sent you a PM but then I also thought I might ask you this question so that others could benefit by your answer as well. I have a BL Coverstitch that I love (thanks, in great part, to Debbie Cook!). Now that I have had it for about a year and a half, I can't imagine not having it. However, sometimes I wish it had a larger harp area and so I have considered also getting the Janome CP1000. Why did you get both? Have you been happy with your CP1000 in light of the fact that you have been able to compare them on different projects at home? I would appreciate any thoughts you could share. TIA, Barbara

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Date: 3/19/08 10:59 AM

Here's a video at the Babylock site showing how to thread decorative threads. It's using an Imagine serger but you get the idea:

Babylock threading of difficult threads

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Date: 3/19/08 2:06 PM

I have always threaded my woolly nylon thread for my regular non air threading serger in the same manner as shown in that video. I just take a piece of regular cone thread from my serger and make a thread cradle for the WN to thread the looper. I would not have thought it could be done the same way on an air threader.
Karen, it is so nice of you to take the time to post links to help people. I have noticed you help on many different threads. Your links and vidos show how it is done where it would have taken many words to explain a process.

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Date: 3/19/08 2:58 PM

Thank you! I know I'm not real chatty or a social butterfly but I really enjoy finding information that will help. I tend to be a visual learner myself so it's great some of these companies have video instructions.

I recently bought some genuine feet for my Bernina 830 off e-Bay but before I did, I looked at videos of what those feet do at the Bernina website. It helped me decide which ones I though would be most useful and worth bidding on.

Many of the manufacturers have a Site Map or Site Index listed at the bottom of their main page. That link shows everything for that company that you can look at at their website. You can find some very interesting info that way.
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Date: 3/21/08 8:50 AM

Hi Barbara, I did try to message you back, but it said your settings are to not receive messages. Yes I do have the BL Coverstitch and the Janome CP1000. Both machines have their good and bad points. The Babylock is by far the best coverstitch machine out there, but the MRSP on it is 1599.00 ouch! But it has a very small throat, but the idea is this machine is used for hems so you don't need that. The Babylock does not have a free arm, the Janome CP1000 does, and it has a nice size throat to it. I have my Babylock set up with all 4 threads, 3 needles and my Janome CP1000 set up with 3 thrads, 2 needles. The babylock has a differential feed and the Janome does not. Also the Babylock is faster, it sews 1300 spm and the CP1000 sews at 1000spm.

If you use a coverstitch a lot having both is great. But if you are only going to use your coverstitch once in a while, get the Janome CP1000, it cost less than half of what the Babylock cost, but if you use this type of machine a lot I would go with the Babylock.

Hope this is helpful, Susan
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Date: 3/21/08 9:12 AM

Quote: Sewing Diva Susan
The babylock has a differential feed and the Janome does not.

Susan,
The Janomes do have differential feed.

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Date: 3/21/08 9:16 AM

Your right, sorry about that, I have been up since 3, so I am just not thinking too clearly! I should be Susan in need of ZZZZZZZ's!

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