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Bernina 1300 MDC
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Date: 5/25/11 5:15 PM

I purchased the Bernina 1300 MDC years ago and have not used it...once.
I find it to difficult to thread and figure out. Are there any videos I can watch online? I may have to sell this serger if I cannot get along with it!

Thanks in advance.
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Date: 5/25/11 6:00 PM

I have no problem threading my 1300MDC - this Juki chart is for the same machine made by Juki:

Juki Threading Chart

The one thing I'll recommend is getting the cover looper out of the way when threading the loopers. There is a white button on the inside of the side cover that you push upward and that releases that looper making it easier to thread.

Is there a place to take a class? It would be well worth it.

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Date: 5/25/11 8:15 PM

Once the cover looper is out of the way the upper and lower loopers are easy. The lower looper has a helper, a white tab that you press before you thread, then release it once it's threaded. I don't have the right language to describe it but the threading chart above is extremely helpful. I did not get a video with my Juki and the instruction book takes getting used to. I would simply keep practicr threading those loopers... I also use dental floss threaders and tweezers. It took some practice for me to go fast but it can be done.


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Date: 5/25/11 10:00 PM

You might watch this on BerninaUSA's site:

Serger class

I'm not sure how long this is but it might help.

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So many projects, not enough time
At my house in VA:
Bernina Activa 220, B570QE, B790
Singer 201-2, 221, BL Enlighten, BL Sashiko, BL Cover Stitch, Consew 75T

At my Lake House in PA:
Bernina B580, Bernina 1010, Singer 503A, BL Evolution

http://sewingtechie.blogspot.com/

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Date: 5/29/11 7:33 AM

I bought my new Bernina 1300MDC a couple of weeks ago. My first serger was a Bernette that I bought in the mid-'80s, so I'm familiar with the way they thread and operate. However, the 1300MDC is a new animal for me since it also has the coverstitch feature. My dealer is wonderful and offers free classes when you purchase a machine from her. I've attended the first class which covers all the basics, including threading using 2 needles and 2 loopers. The second and third classes will cover threading for the coverstitch. Since taking my class, I've had no trouble at all threading from scratch. Take a class -- it will make you so much more comfortable with your machine.

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Date: 6/15/11 7:16 AM

I found the Bernina channel on YouTube invaluable!

They have 4 Serger specific videos which have helped me figure out the threading, using elasticator foot, et.

Worth checking out for sure.

Emily
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Date: 6/15/11 8:01 AM

Quote: ermine
I found the Bernina channel on YouTube invaluable!



They have 4 Serger specific videos which have helped me figure out the threading, using elasticator foot, et.



Worth checking out for sure.



Emily

I never knew that existed! Thank you!
Bernina YouTube Channel
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Date: 6/20/11 11:46 PM

You are welcome & excellent idea to post the YouTube link!

Emily
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