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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello.. I am back again
« Last post by Surest1tch on Yesterday at 21:06:45 »
Welcome back @ipek, looking forward to hearing about the projects you've doing since you've been away  :)
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Alterations Advice Please / Re: Mending a tear
« Last post by Catllar on Yesterday at 20:40:08 »
Google 'Supermend' powder. It works a treat. Sorry I can't do a link - don't know how. Economical and effective.
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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello.. I am back again
« Last post by realale on Yesterday at 15:23:23 »
Welcome back @ipek. Looking forward to seeing what you sew.
 :pics:
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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: New overlocker tips
« Last post by annierose on Yesterday at 13:28:46 »
I've PM'd real ale to apologise - as I'm actually going on Friday this year. We usually go on Thursdays and I had forgotten we'd had to alter it this year.
I had to go on Friday once before - but escaped to Wetherspoons to watch the Gold Cup where a 'kind' gentleman explained to me that I was completely mistaken in backing Native River. I enjoyed the look on his face as much as watching that lovely horse storm up the hill - and my winnings that bought us a nice dinner!
Sorry - completely off topic!
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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: New overlocker tips
« Last post by Ouryve on Yesterday at 12:27:07 »
Re-selecting the stitch settings is second nature to me but I much prefer tension to be controlled manually with a dial or knob. Pfanny's default tension tends to be too high for anything other than really robust fabrics and I have to go into a second page of the menu to adjust it, usually with much muttering involved.
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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: New overlocker tips
« Last post by So Chic on Yesterday at 12:14:15 »
My Bernina has a personal programme setting so that stitches can be saved without reverting when machine is switched off.  I find it’s one of the useful features. I also like being able to set the sewing speed, which is something I would like on an overlocker if I ever upgrade mine.

I’m very envious of those going to the NEC, before we sold the boat I always made sure we were in the area so that I could visit as I preferred it to Ally Pally.
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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: New overlocker tips
« Last post by annierose on Yesterday at 11:55:02 »
Yes, I do have that with my Atelier 7. I keep notes as I go along, so can easily re-set, but I take your point.
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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello.. I am back again
« Last post by Greybird on Yesterday at 11:05:25 »
Lovely to have you back @ipek . Hope you'll stay and join us in our conversations.
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Overlockers & Coverstitchers / Re: New overlocker tips
« Last post by Helen M on Yesterday at 10:35:26 »
@Helen M my Atelier 7 (sewing machine, not overlocker) is computerised, but can still be altered if need be. I don't know if overlockers have those features.

Yes they are, I have a Janome computerised sewing machine that I rarely use, one of the reasons being that once you switch them off any alteration you've made reverts to the 'pre set'. So if you haven't finished your sewing you need to start all over again changing everything once again which I find annoying.

From memory, with the overlocker you set it for the type of fabric and weight. I don't think you can generalize with fabric as sometimes an almost identical fabric will demand different settings. Over the years I've found I don't often have to move my settings and often only one needs doing so easier to do if and when.
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Hi, I'm new... / Re: Hello.. I am back again
« Last post by ipek on Yesterday at 10:32:48 »
Thank you  :)

I am exited to share my projects and wardrope soon.
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