by wp1012 08 Jul 2012

I have seen posts using Serger thread when embroidering. Does it need to be all cotton? Or what is best? I use Maxi-Lock and there are many kinds? And do you need to use the same in the bobbin? Is it good for FSL? Allcomments are welcome. Thank in advance Peg.


by bevgrift 09 Jul 2012

I googled serelon thread and found this link.
It is available at most fabric shops here in South Africa.

by eastwitch2 09 Jul 2012

Most Surger thread is polyester and is usually 60 weight.

by bevgrift 09 Jul 2012

My serger thread is a large cone of polyester thread and I use the cream for the bobbin thread for most of my embroidery. It does not fluff any more that other polyester sewing thread. I will only use the matching emb thread for work that will show both sides.
For FSL I use "Serelon" polyester sewing thread,for bobbin and top. This thread is stronger and it comes in a wide range of colours and is the best for dressmaking, also for patchwork and quilts, no tension problems and your seams will last for many years in the wash. Other polyester no name or cheaper brands deteriate in the wash.
happy stitching!

wp1012 by wp1012 09 Jul 2012

I am not sure what Serelon thread is. I have not seen it before. Where do you buy that at? Peg

pennyhal by pennyhal 09 Jul 2012

I looked around and only found it in the UK. Any place in the USA?

bevgrift by bevgrift 09 Jul 2012

Most Bernina shops and our fabric stores in South Africa have 'Serelon'

by gramsbear 08 Jul 2012

I did much FSL last year for Christmas, and found out when I ran out of white emb thread, that Overlok/serger thread makes the project a softer white. They were actually very pretty. BUT, clean the fuzz from your machine often. Hahaha! Hugs, Judy

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wp1012 by wp1012 09 Jul 2012

Thanks Judy. Does it make that much fuzz? I watch out for that. Peg

by marjialexa Moderator 08 Jul 2012

I use serger thread for fsl, too, sometimes. I don't know Maxi-Lock, but I got some cheap one from JoAnn Fabric, and it works better than the embroidery thread, in that it doesn't break on heavy laces most of the time. It does have a LOT of lint, though, really have to watch that if you get cheaper thread. I think it works up very pretty. Hugs, Marji

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wp1012 by wp1012 09 Jul 2012

Thanks Marji, I will be trying this today. I hope i get good results. Peg

by caroldann 08 Jul 2012

I have used Maxi-Lock a lot for FSL and it works great. Use the same in the bobbin for FSL. Try it, I think you'll be happy with the results. Hugs..Carol

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wp1012 by wp1012 08 Jul 2012

Thank you. I will try this in a couple of days. After we get a new air conditioner. Our went out after a large storm on Friday. It has been very hot. Thanks again. Peg.

by bowlds 08 Jul 2012

I use Maxi Lock for embroidery.

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wp1012 by wp1012 08 Jul 2012

Thank you. I think I should have asked this question a long time ago. Because I have been going through a lot of thread. Thank again. Peg.