Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BERNINA overlocker/serger 1300MDC

The arrival of a new machine is ALWAYS a day of celebration.

When a new one comes from BERNINA, it is major time to celebrate and play! I waited impatiently for the FedEx man, and almost jumped for joy when he finally arrived! Within minutes the serger was unpacked and what a beauty. Turned it on, threaded it up, and began serging away.

Now comes the further joy of what the serger can do. It does have the micro thread control which I am so excited to work with. It can fine tune overlapping/loopy stitches with just the turn of a knob for nice clean edges. It has up to 24 different stitches and can't wait to try them all. I always do out test stitches and mark them in my serger journal - so will do with each stitch. I keep adding to my journal when working with different types of fabrics, whether silks or jeans.

The 1300MDC will give me stitch widths up to 9mm. Now that is a plus! Just think of the coverstitch narrow and gradually increasing in width. That can be a gorgeous design on a pillow!

I shouldn't have trouble threading with the color coded lay in system - thread quickly and has an automatic lower-looper threading system. That is always the hardest to reach in and thread! So the fun and creativity begins!

Getting late tonight, but happy stitchery! and tomorrow VERY early I will be at the machine.

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