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From: Anza54
Date: 05-14-2007, 10:51 AM (1 of 5)
Good Morning all. I finally got my Nancy's Notion catalog and saw something in there that I thought was interesting. It is called Bob' N Serge. Looks like a tray that holds bobbins. The ad says instead of buying four spools of thread, buy one and wind these bobbins for use on your serger. After all the reading I have done here about sergers I decided to bring mine out that I have had stored away for years. I am putting the cart before the horse I suspect. I should see if it is still in working condition, since it has been sitting idle for years. I must of had it serviced because there is a piece of practice material with stitches on it. Been awhile can't remember:shock: I am sure it needs oiling at least. Was just curious if anyone has this bob n serge thingy. Thanks all

User: Anza54
Member since: 03-13-2007
Total posts: 63
From: temom
Date: 05-14-2007, 03:55 PM (2 of 5)
I just ordered one, and it doesn't really come with instructions. I tried it the other day and had a mess. I thought I would go back and try to find the posts here that I had read regarding them. Apparently they are a good thing if you aren't mechanically challenged!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: weezyrider
Date: 05-17-2007, 07:25 PM (3 of 5)
I've had something similar for at least 15 years. It had 4 dowels stuck into it. It was called a Thread Palette. Bought the cheap bobbins and wound thread from serger cones on them. Worked pretty well. Have to stick another piece of dowel in, and start using it again.
User: weezyrider
Member since: 08-19-2003
Total posts: 218
From: dmoses
Date: 05-17-2007, 07:55 PM (4 of 5)
I have one...used it a few times, and found it worked well. The only issue is that serging takes a lot of thread, so the Bob 'n' Serge is best used for smaller projects.

Or, you can just keep an eye on the bobbins, and refill them if they are low...before you start a new seam. :up:
Take care,
User: dmoses
Member since: 02-22-2002
Total posts: 964
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-18-2007, 05:41 PM (5 of 5)
I have filled bobbins and used them for the needles on my serger.. I usually put the cones on the loopers, though.. I'm paranoid about running out of looper thread in the middle of a seam.. (takes me so long to re-thread from scratch).. Remember, my serger is older than dirt..LOL
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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