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Thread: Do you own a serger? Is it necessary to own one?

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    you don't need a serger to quilt

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    I have 2 and have never used them for quilting. I say use the money for more fabric :lol:

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    I bought my serger to sew clothing. I have sewn an incredible amount of dancewear with it (and costumes for dance theater groups). I would have to say that I would never want to use a serger on a quilt. I do too much "reverse engineering" aka ripping apart which is much harder to do with a serger becuase you have to deal with at least 3 threads more!

    I love my serger and use it alot. I love my sewing machine and use it alot. Each does its job well. In my opinion for quilting only a serger is a big expense. I can actually sew anything I want without a serger (finishing seams might take longer is all).

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    I have one and don't use it much. Probably would be good for making clothing.

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    I had one and gave it away. Too hard to thread and not worth the effort for me.

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    Zigzaging the seams works just as good as a serger with out the bulk. I zigzag my seams just for the fact it reinforces the 1/4 inch seam and keeps the fabric from fraying. It is a good idea to do if you wash your quilts alot.

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    I have a serger and would not be without it but I haven't ever used it for quilting. I am considering using it around the sandwich before binding it tho. I've heard it does a really nice job. I also used it once to finish the edges of placemats and was pleased with the way they turned out. I think it all depends on what you want to use it for.

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    I am with the majority here. My mother gave me hers. I have never used it or even taken it out of the box. I think I would take a class to learn the machine if I did want to do some garment sewing.

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    I"ve had two, and I use it a lot. I make a lot of little girl clothes, for dress and play and I love doing the straight seaming and having a clean seam. I haven'/t used it for quilting, but for anything else, I couldnt do without it. Threading isn't easy, but if you follow the manual, you can do it. Best to tie new thread to old on the loopers!

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    I have my mother's serger, and didn't use it for the first five or six years that I had it...then I got my sewing machine, and William wanted me to start making his Hawaiian shirts...I use it everytime I make one for him! :) Love the thing!

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