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Thread: buying a serger

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I do other sewing besides quilts. I am thinking a serger will give it that finished look. Anyone else use one and do you like it :D

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    I have a Janome and I use it alot to finish edges the quick and easy way on some projects. I make alot of receiving blankets, crib sheets, etc and it only takes minutes to give them a finished edge. I love it.

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    I have a Huskylock that was my mom's...I was intimidated by it for years, and wouldn't even try to use it...and then one day I had William oil it up, and I sat down with a threading diagram (it's an old machine)

    It's the best thing that's happened to the shirts that I make for him!! :) He likes what it does too, simply because there's no more fray!

    I vote for buying the serger! ;)

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    You will find many uses for a serger. Decide what you want to do and then buy according. I received several sets of knit warm up pants that were too long. I had a serger but wanted one that did the "overlock" or "under lock" or whatever it is called. The one that on the top looks like two straight rows of regular stitching with the cross thread on the back side. I havn't used it yet to shorten the pants but sure have used it for other things. Used it recently to make the "little dresses for Hati" and am going to serge a piece of fleece for a couch cover and a friend gave me several yards of very good wool plain. I'm going to make lap throws and serge the edges. I can go on and on.

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    I've had a serger since 1982, it's still going strong. It's a babylok. It doesn't get used as much as it used to since I do more quilting than clothing now, but it's a real workhorse, has only been serviced twice since I bought it.

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    I took a class once for a serger quilt, it was SUPPOSED to be a wall hanging, I made a king sized bed quilt. WE embroirdered the center of the block then serged all the blocks together. I love my serger.

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    My SIL has one, and her clothes look so professional. She make everything, even swimsuits, and they are so AWESOME! I say get it!!!

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    Everyone is being so helpful. If I buy it today its on sale a...Janome Kenmore....A 3-4 thread...with cover stitch...uses reg needle

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    I have a Babylock Evolve. I may not use it all the time, but when I want to make say a pair of shorts, pj's or whatever, it goes so fast.

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    I also have a babylock and love it. It has made my life so much easier. Especially if you plan on making any knit clothing. Big difference in the finished product. I think a class would be great to start out with. There are so many more things that can be done with it if you know the settings and the correct threads to use. There are lots of books on the subject available too.

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