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Thread: Serger projects Help!!!!!!!!!

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    Super Member Charming's Avatar
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    I just got from CL a brother serger (1034D) and it is beautiful, but i want to know what nice small projects i do with it for gifts. Can you pls help find videos for ideas?

    I looked at youtube and didn't find yet a project that shows me A-Z steps of how to do something. I am a visual person and never sewed before until i learned quilting (that's the only kind of sewing i know of).

    Thanks a bunch for your continuous help. You all rock :)

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    Try Nancy Zieman on quilterstv,com and Sewing With Nancy. Also the Baby Lock website gives projects.
    Here is a link to her serging videos:
    http://www.nancyziemantv.com/

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    yes, one of our members (Connief) was in live chat last night and posted this video on Christmas Tree Napkins

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUYXT...eature=related


    Quote Originally Posted by Charming
    I just got from CL a brother serger (1034D) and it is beautiful, but i want to know what nice small projects i do with it for gifts. Can you pls help find videos for ideas?

    I looked at youtube and didn't find yet a project that shows me A-Z steps of how to do something. I am a visual person and never sewed before until i learned quilting (that's the only kind of sewing i know of).

    Thanks a bunch for your continuous help. You all rock :)

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    Charming, I bought a new serger last month and I just can't quit sewing with it. Here is easy peasy instructions for placemats and napkins but there is no video. PM me if you have questions. These are REALLY easy! Cut 2 fabrics 11 1/2" by 17 1/2". One will be the top and one will be the bottom. It is nice to make the placemat reversible with coordinating fabric. Using a fusible web made for appliques such as Wonder Under, put one fabric on the web and press the fabric down until it is adhered everywhere. Trim the fusible web to the size of the fabric. Pull the paper off the back of the web. Lay this fabric down with the web side facing up and put the second fabric on it. Make sure the right side of the fabric is facing out or up. Smooth fabric carefully and press. Serge edges with a 3 thread narrow hem. This hem is very important as it makes the placaemat look very professional. I use a colored coordinated thread that picks up a color from the main fabric (the fabric I have designated as the front). Put a drop of Liquid Stitch on each corner to prevent raveling and let it dry at least 30 minutes before you trim off the tail of your stitching.

    Napkins are cut 16 1/2" square out of 2 pieces of fabric. Press the fabrics together, right sides out. Pin in several places in the middle of the napkin. Serge edges with the 3 thread narrow hem. Use the Liquid Stitch on the corners and let dry before trimming off the tail of your stitchings.

    These instuctions make very professional looking and easy to do placemats and napkins. I did not put anything between the 2 layers of fabric in the placemats because I have never had a problem with dinner plates being so hot that they damaged the surface of my wooden dining table and I prefer that my placemats lie absolutely flat against the table surface. JFYI.

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    Thank you so very much jitkaau, and craftybear, and thank you very much Tanyal for the wonderful directions. Funny how while i was playing with the machine last night i tried the blind hem you are talking about and it is SOOOOOOOOOOOO nice, and i was thinking (i got to find something to do with this..lol). Now i will try your tute since i have everything.

    Thank you all again :-D

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    Other free sources inclued: friends from quilting groups or guilds, and the public library.

    I love to finish some of my quilting projects with the wooly yarn on the edge. Made several little holdalls and they were really easy to make and finish ... all on the serger.

    Martha Pullen had a PBS TV show airing where I live but I expect you might be able to find more online about her and her guest projects using sergers.

    Nancy Ziemann also has great ideas.

    I learned how to put in a zipper on the serger and it was neat.

    ali

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    I use my serger to put rolled hem around my mug rugs. Too lazy to bind them!

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    I make "burrito" pillowcases using my serger for most of the construction. They are fun to make and pretty quick to put together. This is the pattern I use:
    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases I do the Roll It Up pattern
    The only part of the pillowcase I don't use my serger for is the final stitching of the French seam.

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    Zipper??????hmmm sounds interesting. Thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat
    Other free sources inclued: friends from quilting groups or guilds, and the public library.

    I love to finish some of my quilting projects with the wooly yarn on the edge. Made several little holdalls and they were really easy to make and finish ... all on the serger.

    Martha Pullen had a PBS TV show airing where I live but I expect you might be able to find more online about her and her guest projects using sergers.

    Nancy Ziemann also has great ideas.

    I learned how to put in a zipper on the serger and it was neat.

    ali

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