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#78486 Sep 28, 2011

First, let me say I have met several ladies who absolutely love their 1300.

And secondly, the chain stitch is something even my demon 1300 will do

nicely since it doesn't use the two looper tension wheels. I finally

understand how to change the 1300 from overlock mode to cover/chain stitch

mode, but it's a pain, not fast, and when I'm in the middle of a project it

would be really nice to have both set up so I just have to roll from one

machine to the other.

I am very close to deciding that I need a good, solid basic serger and a

stand-alone coverstitch machine. I have not yet researched enough to know

for sure, but I am assuming a stand-alone coverstitch machine will be able

to do the chain stitch. But I'm going to have to cool off a *lot* before I

even consider a Bernina.

Oh, and one other thing I wish I had done differently - if your current

serger sews well, don't let it out of the family even if you buy a 1300. I

had a really cheap $99 NewHome that was a workhorse and had a solid,

dependable stitch formation. I gave it to an elderly friend 6 years ago

when I got my 1300 and haven't found another machine that sews as well, yet.

You get so little on trade-in that I would recommend that if you have one

that is dependable and that works well, don't let it go just in case . . . .

I vote with CJ and recommend keeping the serger you like and that you know

works, and adding a coverstitch machine.

Lisa, in Alabama

whose overly grumpy opinion might be useful, or it might need to be taken

with a grain of salt today


[] On Behalf Of mopinwill

Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:49 AM

. . . I am looking for a good chain stitch. . . . A review on the 1300

please and is it worth trading in or should I just give it to my daughter?

Great site and may I also thank all those who have contributed and helped us

out. I don't know what I would have done without this forum. I wish I could

find a way of repaying you