Friday, September 9, 2016

GRRRR!!!!!!!

This morning , while the washing was on, I thought I'd overlock the sleeves for my DDs quilts which will be in our Quilt Hanging. DD is very busy finishing off costumes for her Hubby and her as they are also going to England to fight at the "Battle of Hastings" in a few weeks.

It should have been a simple job to overlock and attach the sleeves BUT the cotton on the overlocker/serger was black and I needed white. Tried tying the thread and to pull it through.
Of Course that didn't work sew I had to re thread all four not once but several times ....
After over an hour and a half , with the washing machine beeping in my ear, I finally got it threaded...




















Sew with the washing hung


 sleeves overlocked, which only took about 15mins....



















I have them pinned onto the quilts ready to sew....


Why doesn't someone invent an easier way to thread overlockers/sergers.......

I'm off now for a coffee......


Hugz Maria :)

16 comments:

  1. Isn't it so annoying Maria. I usually tie the threads when changing colour too. Because you never have the colour in the overlocker that you need to use!

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  2. I hate changing my threads too. It is hard and I never seam to get it right the first time

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  3. Tying the new threads to the old ones above the route they must go through is the first thing to help, but when the mess happens near the needle and you need to thread the other threads before the needle threads ... at least you can turn the cutting blade up to get more space. Tweezers and good light are essential too. May your threads behave from now on!

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  4. Hi Maria,I try not to use mine ,good luck with it all xx

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  5. I don't have one but I have heard friends complain about the same thing. Well done for your perseverance xx

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  6. main reason I never bought a serger! glad it all finally came together

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  7. I hear you!! I had an overlock that was just as temperamental - cotton had to be threaded in order or else it wouldn't work. Several years ago I replaced it with one that is a dream to thread.

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  8. When I saw the title : GRRRR - I KNEW it meant a complication! lol Made you feel good to get through it , though, didn't it. You won the battle after all and your laundry is beautiful -blowing in the breeze. Bet it smells nice too

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  9. I've never known what to do with a serger, so I don't have one. Now maybe I'm glad I don't have one.

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  10. Well done with the perseverance - I would have given up!!

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  11. Good on you with persisting and getting the job done...it's been such a long time since I've used my overlocker I wouldn't've known where to start!

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  12. haha.... all that for a short job .... it's crazy isn't it but well done for persevering...
    Hugz

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  13. I would have resorted to the sewing machine and a small zig zag.

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  14. Sorry Mum!! Thanks so much for our help!!

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  15. I've never owned a serger...Don't know if I could handle the problems they seem to have. No patience for problems I guess.

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