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Make Your Own Pressing Tool

Courtesy of Guild Member, Kathleen

If you would like to follow in the footsteps of our “Pressing Maven”, Sheila MacDonald (and who in their right minds would not want to emulate her?) by focusing the steaming of your seaming, this video should help:


It is a quick video of how to make your very own dauber.
Thanks, Kathleen!

Which Threads Get Used Most and Least on a Serger?

I use a serger on which I switch threads, usually for colour, far more often than I like. I’ve never kept track of which spool I put where but have finally noticed some are thinner than others on how much thread remains on them. I mostly do just the general 4 thread serging with upper and lower loopers, then left and right needles.

I don’t think the threads feed through at the same rate, seeing how some threads criss-cross on a serged seam, and some just go straight. Can someone please tell me which threads get used the most, down to which the least, on a serger? I’m going to start rotating thick and thin spools every time I need to change threads so I can go through spools more evenly.

Thank you.