[at-l] Hat update

Tom McGinnis sloetoe at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 4 15:54:24 CST 2009

RD, PoG is going to kick me for asking this but, what's a serger? 
(EEsh! Now, with a net connection right in front of me, my sewing ignorance is even more embarrassing.)


--- On Fri, 12/4/09, rockdancer97 at comcast.net <rockdancer97 at comcast.net> wrote:
> A mini-rant:
> This year's project was made a little more difficult by
> lack of access to the industrial machines I've used in the
> past. I now have a very nice Viking that can do a lot but a
> serger is essential for these hats. The one I borrowed this
> year was a problem. Making 25 hats required threading the
> damn beast 100 - 200 times, and there are 4 threads to
> check! I found, in the end, that the home machines of this
> type are meant to be driven very slowly, think .5 to 1 mph,
> instead of 10 mph. Still there were adjustments to make:
> bent needles, damaged cutter blade and poor feed dogs to
> deal with... The owner's going to be very happy to receive
> back a well tuned machine, when I borrowed it the lady said
> "I don't think it works".

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