Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pie Baking 2010 Winners announced


charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Awesome repost, how old is Merrow?


How old is Merrow? Really Old.  From Fall River MA, we bring you Merrow ... 
  • 2227th oldest company in the world (OCITW)
  • 394th oldest in world manufacturing
  • 158th oldest in US
  • 67th oldest in US manufacturing.
  • 46th oldest in world textile industry
  • 10th oldest in US textile
  • The Oldest in sewing machines in the world
sources...start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_companies#1825_to_1851
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Friday, November 12, 2010

Merrow Brand Sewing Machines for a variety of applications


the Merrow Brand Sewing Machine has defined a series of categories for more then 150 years.

Today we're going to list the top ten markets in which Merrow Brand Sewing Machines are best of class:

1. Hosiery - Merrow manufactures the 4D series machines for hosiery, toe-closing and decorative stitching.

2. Continuous Processing - the 70 and 72 class machines are designed specifically for joining materials together with a flat seam

3. Hemming - the Merrow 2D series machines were once the industry standard hemming machines, and have since been replaced with inexpensive japanese and chinese alternatives. The Merrow 2D machines continue to be the most refined and most reliable for industrial hemming

4. General Overlocking with a concentration on Medium to Heavyweight overlock sewing - the Merrow 3DW series machines are the best performing industrial overlock sewing machine for Sweaters, Fleece, and mid-weight wools. You can seam or edge your designs with these machines and like  all Merrow Machines they last a lifetime.

5. Emblems - the Merrow 3U machine is quite simply the best in the world for edging emblems

The New Emblem Application Page

6. Purl Stitching- the 2DNR series machines from Merrow lay out the tightest most delicate edge that can be sewn on fabric - bar none. There is no other sewing machine that can put as tight a purl edge on silks and delicate fabrics as the 2DNR machines. For lingerie the 2DNR machines are ideal.

7. Netting - Our 3DGE series machines for sewing laundry bags and seaming light nets
8. Shell Stitching - the Q series machines sew a high speed shell as a decoration on light and medium fabrics and can be applied with a mirrored backing allowing for reversible product

9. Crochet Stitching - Merrow has a complete line of crochet stitching machines, and manufactures the only high speed crochet machines in the world. The blanket stitch, large shell stitching and
10. Athletic Seaming - the new FS1 series of machine is built to create flat stitching that can replace a two needle coverstitch for athletic equipment. This machine was released in 2009 for testing and has since quickly been adopted as a replacement for high-end athletic apparel.
charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Merrowing Thread available from Emblem Edge (.com)


Now there is a Merrowing thread just for emblems available on emblemedge.com 

What isn't explained clearly enough is that this is the upper looper thread for the Merrow M-3U - (a beautiful sewing machine) 

In order to create great emblems you also need to have the needle and lower looper thread. There is quite a wide variety of opinion that exists concerning what one should use in the needle and lower looper - we won't even begin to try and settle the argument - but we will let you know that if you'd like a stitch sample that shows different types of emblem edges, all you need to do is call.  Perhaps if it would be of interest we'll post a selection on the blog. 





charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space

Sewing Construction Filter Fabric with a Flat Seam




When a large construction company approached Merrow about joining one of the components in their green roofing system, we knew immediately the machine they needed. The problem: they needed a strong but flexible way to join dense weave, water permaeable filter material. The solution: the Merrow 70-D3B-2 LS. The 70-D3B-2 LS produces a permanent locked stitch (made with two threads) that can withstand the stress of being sandwiched between two layers of uneven material (soil and drainage fleece) without compromising the integrity of the seam or the permeability of the material. Merrow sewed off a sample of the actual filter fabric the client would be installing and shipped their 70-D3B-2 LS calibrated to sew flawlessly.




charlie merrow Merrow

Merrow has manufactured sewing machines since 1838 and remains one of the most interesting companies in the textile space