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Thread: Baby Lock Serger and Quilting

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    Junior Member constantly55's Avatar
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    I know this is something any traditional quilters are already shivering about.

    I have a great serger and thinking of moving up to the next model and it has a cool serging stitch called the wave, which it goes from having top looper thread and lower looper thread showing on top, in a wave looking stitch.

    I was wondering if any one finishes their quilt with a serger instead of binding.

    On Baby Lock's website it shows a quilt with a curved edge done with this wave stitch, I thought it looked nice. I have used a serger for a long time, since I make all of my pants, due to wearing braces and too frustrating to shop for store bought.

    Would love some feed back before I purchase.

    thanks in advance.

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    Junior Member constantly55's Avatar
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    I wish someone would respond, I know that this isn't tradition in anyway, but would like your true thoughts on this.
    Even negative reponses are welcome with an explaination of why you would not finish your quilt this way.
    Thanks

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    I have the babylock evolve-love it.do not use every day-but when you need a serger- babylocks are the best-IMHO.there is a book called serge and merge for making quilt tops with the serged edge exposed as a decorative accent.

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    I recently took a Nancy Zieman workshop where we made a sweatshirt jacket using the babylock evolve with the wave stitch. It came out wonderful and was easy to do. With that being said I feel that finishing your quilt would be wonderful. If you can take a sample sandwiched quilt to a babylock dealer and try it out.(what have got to lose.)

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    I recently took a class and serged an entire quilt top. The Babylock educator Sue showed us some quilts made by the serger. One had the wave edge you mentioned and one had a traditional binding but with a wave stitch added.

    They took the traditional binding, folded in half lengthwise, then ran the folded edge through the serger doing the wave stitch. Then they serged it to the back, wrapped it around to the front, and with a sewing machine stitched in the ditch along the flat edge of the wave stitch.

    I preferred the quilt with the binding because I think it would wear better, and the edge was "cleaner".

    The Evolution is a great serger. I have the Evolve that I bought years ago, and I couldn't believe how quiet the Evolution was. I even asked the educator about it. She said that yes Babylock made improvements to the serger to make it hum. If you are considering buying a serger, Babylock is the only way to go in my opinion. So many serger owners don't use their sergers because they are a pain in the neck to thread, and they have tension problems. Babylocks air-threading and auto-tension can't be beat.

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    I agree Janet, my serger is about 8 years old and it is the Baby Lock Imagine and I use it a lot!! Love it just thought when have the money want to upgrade to the 4 spool wave one.

    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    I recently took a class and serged an entire quilt top. The Babylock educator Sue showed us some quilts made by the serger. One had the wave edge you mentioned and one had a traditional binding but with a wave stitch added.

    They took the traditional binding, folded in half lengthwise, then ran the folded edge through the serger doing the wave stitch. Then they serged it to the back, wrapped it around to the front, and with a sewing machine stitched in the ditch along the flat edge of the wave stitch.

    I preferred the quilt with the binding because I think it would wear better, and the edge was "cleaner".

    The Evolution is a great serger. I have the Evolve that I bought years ago, and I couldn't believe how quiet the Evolution was. I even asked the educator about it. She said that yes Babylock made improvements to the serger to make it hum. If you are considering buying a serger, Babylock is the only way to go in my opinion. So many serger owners don't use their sergers because they are a pain in the neck to thread, and they have tension problems. Babylocks air-threading and auto-tension can't be beat.

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    I have the new Brother Serger and love it! I use mine on the outer edge of my quilt before putting the binding on. I have used my Serger on one of my baby blankets (instead of the binding) but I didn't like the look. It's a personal preference though!

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