Thursday, June 2, 2011

Birthday = New Toys

My birthday was last week and I was surprised with a beautiful serger. My family bought me a Brother 1034d. From the reviews (and I think I've read them all) I feel that this is a great serger for the beginner. I've played around with it and so far it's great. I haven't had time to really play around with it though. I tried to just pop on the gathering foot and the thread kept breaking. So within an hour I was learning how to re-thread. I tell you the thing I don't like about threading a serger is that you have to do it in order. Blah. So if the first thread breaks I have to re-thread them all. Is this really necessary?

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On my birthday I also went to Joanns (you already know about my love/hate relationship with that store) to stock up on supplies. All of their notions were 50% off and thread 40% off. I made out like a bandit! I had a fantastic birthday, but am hoping for a little extra gift from you guys. I'd love to hear about serging. How did you learn the ins and outs of your machine? Any must have serging guides you recommend. I'd love to get the most out of my machine. Thanks for the help!

That baby quilt is coming along and I also have a few other projects up my sleeve...


  1. Oh my gosh! What a seriously amazing birthday gift! Except that I don't have one and don't know how to use one. But good luck!

  2. I have the same serger. You will love it. Here is a link to a GREAT youtube on threading. Sooooo much more "user-friendly" than the one that came with the machine (for some reason, I cannot get the direct link to work, but here is where I posted about it on my blog)

  3. i have that one too (long with my babylock imagine) ... such a good machine. i hope you're liking it!!