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From: sharsews
Date: 08-28-2006, 01:47 PM (1 of 3)
Does anyone know if I can use rayon embroidery thread in my serger for decorative edging? I have numerous baby blankets, fleece and flannel, that a friend asked me to serge for her, and I have tons of rayon I use in machine embroidery, but very little wooly nylon to serge them all. I was trying to save a bit of money by not having to buy a bunch of new thread to match all the colors.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
User: sharsews
Member since: 02-25-2004
Total posts: 62
From: plrlegal
Date: 08-28-2006, 04:53 PM (2 of 3)
I just finished making 3 flannel receiving blankets with my serger but I've never tried rayon embroidery thread. It seems to me the rayon thread would shred like crazy going through a serger, but maybe not. I've just never thought to try and use it in my serger. I have used four spools (2 threads in upper looper) of the same kind of serger thread when I didn't have the right color wooly nylon.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Kylnne2
Date: 08-28-2006, 05:51 PM (3 of 3)
Rayon threads may break in the needle but you could use another thread in the needles that match the color. Serging a bit slower helps to keep the thread from breaking. You can use more than one strand of thread at a time in loopers and do use your thread nets. For rolled edges it is best to only use the rayon threads in the upper looper. For flatlocking or overlocking rayon can be used in both loopers but you might need to loosen the tension and lengthen the stitch. Rayon threads are ok for rolled edges and fine clothing but is not recommended for garments that get heavy wear.
User: Kylnne2
Member since: 07-10-2004
Total posts: 629
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