I recently had the opportunity to buy a gently used Baby Lock Imagine serger at a very good price. It had belonged to the cousin of a friend and she had only used it a few times fefore she passed away.
I took it straight to the shop for an overhaul and then set it aside hoping to learn to use it at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo. Unfortunately, the class I wanted was full so I just took one that gave tips for advanced use. I did buy that book/dvd on using a serger.
None of this had any effect on my being freaked out by the thought of threading a serger and knowing that sharp blade was lurking near the presser foot.
So, I took the machine with me to quilting group on my recent visit where I knew there were some serger users who could help me out.
Much to my delight, I found that my machine has air-treading of the two looper threads! With the help of Ruth and three sets of printed directions I was soon threaded up with 4 cones and serging samples.
Now it's time to take on some 'real' projects.