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I want to serge with 1 needle in my Juki mo644d do I use left or right side

1 needle serving Right or left side to thread needle

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It really depends on the look that you want. The left needle will give a bigger "seam."

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My juke mo644d serger what side needle do I use for 1 thread serging


The needle "system" is determined by the manufacturer, ie 130/705. However, some sergers do use a different needle system that may be slightly longer or shorter. Getting the right one is very important for the successful use of your machine.

As far as the size of needle, that is determined usually by the fabric and the thread weight you are stitching. For example, if you are sewing chiffon with a fine thread, you would want to use a smaller size needle (like a 65), but if you are stitching denim, you would want to use probably a 90 needle with heavier thread. Be sure to consult your manual because most machines do Not recommend using a needle larger than a 90.

As for the needle type, that is also determined by the fabric you are stitching, as well as what is available in your needle system, ie a ball-point needle might work better on a knit fabric but a universal needle will probably work better on a woven cotton. For the most part, I use the same needle type for my projects unless I encounter problems, like knit fabrics running because the needle is cutting the fabric.

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Overlockers and or Sergers are ALWAYS threaded the same way. Upper looper, Lower looper, right needle, left needle. If you have a model number for your Juki we might be able to find you more information.

The best way to figure out tension problems is to thread each thread in a different color so you can determine which thread is giving you problems.

These machines can be frustrating and EVERY time the thread breaks you MUST start the threading problem from the beginning... upper looper, lower looper, right needle left needle.

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I recently received a Juki TL-98Q and a long arm quilting machine. Everything is set up and I have put two sheets with cotton batting between them on the machine so that I can practice. I cannot get...


Hi Donna:
This has two parts; 1) pick up thread, and 2) needle hole direction.
1) To begin and pick up the bobbin thread, typically I start without any material under the arm. Begin with a tail of thread about 6" long pulled out from the bobbin, leave it loose. Then holding taunt, onto about 3" of the upper thread after it leaves the needle, I cycle the machine once. Then it should have captured the bobbin thread. Raise the pressure foot (with the needle 'UP') and slide something between that gap to pull out both threads (Upper and Lower), a ruler or your thread trimming scissors are handy for this. Pull the threads and you should see both upper and lower threads now, ready to sew. Apology for covering this basic item, but . . .
2) As you move into 'new' machines, sometimes the needle is no longer setup with the hole front to back. The gotcha is that on some (bigger) machine the hole goes side to side (yes the needle is rotated a 1/4 turn). As a rule of thumb, the thread goes through the needle and points right at the hook. Small machines may have the bobbin right 'behind' the needle. Larger machines often have the bobbin (and hook) beside (often to the right) of the needle. That means to install the needle with the hole going left and right, and the cutout groove pointed to the side with the hand-wheel.
End.

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Should the right hand needle be slightly longer than the left after changed? The right hand needle hangs a bit longer than the left. Is this correct?


Yes, needles are usually offset on sergers, one will be lower than the other.

You can download a manual from here: http://www.jukihome.com/products/mo644d.html its a pdf icon on left of screen, page 11 covers needles and the right needle is lower. It also says to change the right needle first, then the left one and to use a JL x 2 needle in the left side for heavy weight fabric.

Don't know with the Juki but I know my Bernette prefers the serger needles as they have a scarf/groove in the front as well as the back, ELX705, otherwise they are the same length as the standard domestic needle 130/705H.

Also, never unscrew the needle screw too far out, just enough to get the needles out and in, as there is sometimes a ballbearing up in the housing between the two needles and if you wind out the screws too far, this may drop out.

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How to Thread Juki MO-134 Serger from watching lady at Lyles. Turn upper blade up. Push in first then turn up.It makes threading easier. Blue Thread upper looper first. Pull thread through tension knob. Don'tjust lay it there. (She thought that is what I must have done) Orange Thread lower looper next. Pull thread through tension knob as inthreading upper looper. Adjust lower looper so it is right nextto upper looper so that their points are almost together and directly belowsewing needles. Lower looper will be in front of upper looper (I believe). With tread from upper looper pulledback, slightly lift lower looper above upper looper and thread. I think this isright. Pull thread back with other thread. Tension is the key. Remember that. Yellow: Thread left needle first.Remember tension. Pull thread through curled wire on left side of needle arm. Green: Thread right needle. Rememberabout tension. Pull thread through curled wire on right side of needle arm. b> Note: Before sewing turn the wheel tomake sure the stitches are going together correctly.

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Threads keep getting tangled when I try to serge. Happens everytime I tried to re-thread it, it bunches up when I serge.


If you mean the threads get tangled behind the presser foot then maybe this can help. Try pulling the threads gently as you guide the fabric through the first time. Also, I sometimes put a scrap piece of fabric under the presser foot with the edge lined up with the needles (so it is further back than normal). Then I gently press the speed control foot and pull on the threads. This allows the needles to start sewing right away on the fabric rather than giving the thread a chance to get tangled. Hope that helps!

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I have a Juki MO 3716 and I cannot thread it. Please help. It has four threads.


I also own a Juki MO3716. It is a five thread not a four as it has three lower looper threads. Two are fed through the front, just follow the color codes and the threading diagram on inside plate that you lower to see the threads, the third is threaded through the back and around the left side. I can send email with picture of diagram if needed. the other two threads are for the two top needles. This machine is a true safty stitch with the overedge row of serging and an inner chain stitch row for secure seaming. You can run this machine quite nicely with only three thread ( one inside needle and the two front loopers. If you need further held email me at wanmacinnes@eastlink.ca

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Make sure the tension disks are clean and not binding.. You can use a piece of yarn dampened with alcohol and floss the disks.

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2) Lower Looper
3) Right Needle -- exception: if you are doing 3 thread using left needle only
4) Left Needle

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Instructions for threading Baby lock eclipse BLE1LX for 2 thread sergering


I have just learned this :)
Either needle thread may be engaged for 2-thread serging.
1. Open the front cover and cutting blade cover, cut the upper looper thread just above the threading guide ( this is plate that has two holes for the threads) Raise the presser foot and pull out the clipped thread from under the foot. Remove upper thread from the machine (or you can leave the cone thread on, it doesn't matter).
2. Rotate the handwheel to bring the upper looper to its lowest position.
3. Rotate the subsidiary looper up and to the left, then slip the end into the upper looper thread eye from backside.(this sounds complicated, yes? but it is very simple : the looper has a counter part that is spring-locked to move from left to right and right to left. This is the little claw-looking part of the looper that when in the postion to serg with four threads is to the right side of the looper. It looks like a scorpion's tale. If you can't figure which part it is, use your finger to probe the looper and you'll feel it give a little. This part needs to be moved to the left - it will not slide over, but swing up and over and down, like an arch. Then, where the thread comes out of the looper is where you want the little claw-like part to hook into.)
4. Close the covers. Decrease the needel tension - this depends on what the stitch length is. Stitch length: 2-3, stitch width: 3.0 = L needle n/a, R needle 1; upper looper n/a, lower looper 5
stitch length: 2-3, stitch width: 5.0 = L needle 0, R needle n/a, upper looper n/a, lower looper 3.5

Those are for a flatlock stitch - for a 2-thread rolled edge :
Stitch length: 0.5, stitch width: M = L needle n/a, R needle 4.5, upper looper n/a, lower looper 3.5
Stitch lenght: 1.0, stitch width: M = L needle n/a, R needle 4, upper lopper n/a, lower looper 3.0

If you have any questions, e-mail me at knowgodnofear@bex.net

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