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Which Older Machine can i use to do Patch edges. 1 Reply

Started by James Reed in Technical Help. Last reply by David Davies Apr 22, 2015.

Converting into a MG-3U

Started by David Davies in Technical Help Mar 21, 2015.

which machines can be the easiest to be used around corners for patches 1 Reply

Started by Norma Mccomb in Technical Help. Last reply by charlie merrow Oct 31, 2014.

m-2dnr-1 won't chain off 1 Reply

Started by donna martin in Technical Help. Last reply by donna martin Jun 19, 2014.

Changing the feed cams on a MB-4DFO

Started by Cynthia Valenzuela in Technical Help Nov 21, 2013.

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Carter Smith, develops new dress with ActiveSeam!

ActiveSeam gets Fashionable! 

Recently I invited Carter Smith (a fashion designer from Massachusetts) to visit Merrow to learn about ActiveSeam. 

While Carter left with a new creative outlet and a new way to make dresses, here are my takeaways from his visit: 

1. Merrow In-house training is fast and effective 
2. We create high return on investment 
3. Not enough people know about Merrow's solutions!!! 


We introduced Carter to the MB-4DFO and within fifteen minutes he had created a one-of-a-kind dress featuring a unique version of ActiveSeam (image at right). 

The dress - and Carter's visit to Merrow - is a great example of the speed and effectiveness with which Merrow works to bring proprietary projects to life. 

 Carter Smith has been creating Shibori fabrics for nearly 50 years. His couture designs speak to timelessness and luxury and it's no surprise that many of his dresses are sewn with a Merrow Purl. 

Carter has been Merrowing for decades and even teaches how to use Merrows in fashion design.

 If you or someone you know would like to visit Merrow to create your own sewn solution, please share this blog post or contact me at:! Sarah Johnson (508) 689-4095 x824

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MG 3U Now what

We just bought a merrow machine model mg 3u  now what, it didn't come with needles, instructions or what kind of thread to use. We will be using it to put an edge on patches that we presently embroider at home. Would somone be able to help us out. We are in Montreal Canada. I can be reached at

any help is greatly appreciated

Posted by Bob Lloyd on March 4, 2011 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

New guy needs a hand

I am relatively new to the embroidering field but have been getting calls for patches now and then. I currently limit my patches to felt or similar material because it does not fray.

I recently purchased an old A3DW3 machine that, like most old merrow's, runs like a top. I hope to use it until I win the Lotto and can afford an MG-3U.

I personally like a Merrow stitch at the edge and am working towards that.

Question #1 is: How close can I get with the A3… Continue

Posted by Mike Rieker on November 19, 2009 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment


Posted by Craig Lee on March 2, 2009 at 5:30pm

Launching the site

Today we did the last of the heavy lifting on the community site. Hopefully all will enjoy.

Posted by charlie merrow on August 24, 2008 at 5:32pm


I have been surfing the world wide web and seen a lot of buzz surrounding the 18-E. For a regular crocheter like myself, I can't help but get excited about the possibility of Merrow going into production for this much anticipated release.

It is my hope that it will be released this fall so I can start my blanket business(finally! lol). I already have 5 orders for my football themed Eagles blanket, not to mention getting a head start on my homespun christmas gifts for friends, family… Continue

Posted by David Resenberg on June 9, 2008 at 1:50pm



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Apr 26
David Davies replied to James Reed's discussion Which Older Machine can i use to do Patch edges.
"James,   Find Al Williams in one of the other discussions.  He's doing patches with a machine converted into doing edges.  I think it was an M3DW but I don't want to swear to it. Dave"
Apr 22, 2015
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Decorative Edges

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Which Older Machine can i use to do Patch edges.

I am looking for a older machine to do patch edges, But i am new to this machine and do not know what model number will do what i need......I did notice the newer model on the web site...But i am thinking about buying a older one first to see how much i use it...again thanks for all the help.Jim ReedSee More
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Converting into a MG-3U

Anybody know what modifications need to be made to a different MG machine to make it into a MG-3U?I need the functionality of the MG-3U but those can't be found on the used market.  I know other MGs have been converted into MG-3Us I just don't know what is required.Thanks,DaveSee More
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Kathleen Totter Gephart commented on JZola's photo


"Hello,  I recently purchased a machine just like this from an estate sale. The man was a costume designer. So it is in great condition. It is set into the original table and runs well. It is set  to stitch almost a pearl stitch, but it…"
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Nov 12, 2014
David Davies commented on charlie merrow's group MG-3U group
"Al,   send me an email at Dave"
Oct 31, 2014
Al Williams commented on charlie merrow's group MG-3U group
"Hi, yes I have asked them and they said they would try and find someone. At the moment I am still hoping for help. I'd like to buy one or two more of these to help with our production, but I need to get over this bump first. Thanks. Al."
Oct 31, 2014
charlie merrow commented on charlie merrow's group MG-3U group
"Have you spoken with the customer service group here at Merrow? - we'd be happy to get you connected with people in the area if possible. "
Oct 31, 2014
charlie merrow replied to Norma Mccomb's discussion which machines can be the easiest to be used around corners for patches
"The original MG-3U will be the easiest.  Often the foot will be removed for the trickiest of turns..."
Oct 31, 2014
Al Williams commented on charlie merrow's group MG-3U group
"We are new to our Merrow machine. We will be using it primarily for making patch edges. We have watched some videos, read the manual and various efforts. We still can't get a decent edge onto our patches. So it maybe threading, or tension, or…"
Oct 31, 2014
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MG-3U group

do you emblem?
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