#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
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