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Thread: Has anyone ever used a serger to piece a quilt top?

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    Senior Member DeniseP's Avatar
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    I have wondered about this but never asked. I have two sergers and love them for just about any sewing project. One is industrial that can handle anything and the other is a home machine that can only handle cotton. Has anyone ever serged a quilt together? I am tempted to try it, but afraid I will ruin it or will only realize at the end that I should not have done it.

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    I like to trim off the excess batting and backing with my serger, it compresses the edge nicely so I can finish it. As for serging the whole thing? The cheapie in me says that would take a lot of serger thread, so I don't. But it's well worth the time saved on preparing the edge of the quilt.

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    I have a serger book devoted to making quilts! I have tried several of the patterns and love it! I also use it to finish off the outside of the quilt before I add the binding. :)

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    I don't. The amount of thread used will make your seams extremely bulky, and I try to reduce bulk as much as possible. I only use my serger if I need to cut any excess away.

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    I wish I had a serger to use when making clothes, but don't think I'd use it on making any quilts!!

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    I never thought about the bulk all that thread would add. Thanks! Glad I asked.

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    Kaye Wood has a 6 hour quilt made on the serger.

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    I would like to try using a serger on a QAYG project.

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    what is a QAYG?

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    I used my serger once or twice to make quilt tops. It is best for patterns that do not require a lot of accurate matching of seams, as it is harder to do this on the serger. Also did not like the extra bulk in the seams. Went back to using my sewing machine.

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