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Thread: Which serger to purchase

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    I have never used a serger but know they can be very useful in quilting. I don't know what to look for or how much to spend. Any one willing to give me some pointers?

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    I know that you can use the serger to piece blocks but you certainly can do without one for quilting...I have one but never used it for quilting, only sewing drapery and clothing....

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    What kind of serger do you own? I have heard that you can actually make a quilt using a serger.

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    I have a babyloc serger, and love it. I do not use it in quilting though. I used it once just to do the seams of my fabric for backing. The seams are heavy and stand out on the back of that quilt due to the amount of thread/stitches a serger uses. Borrow one from someone if you can first and see if it something you really want. I mainly use my serger for home dec, like drapes, dust ruffles, pillows, etc. Babyloc has the advantage of a very easy patented threading system making it very easy to thread.

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    All that extra thread really mounts up to the total weight of your finished quilt. Sometimes your seams need to be pressed open. Just a thought.

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    I also have a Baby Loc serger, but do not use it for quilting. I use it for home dec and doing alterations.I love it.Mine is about 11 or 12 years old and just recently I started having problems with it not pulling the fabric right. I order a new set of knives and it's better, but still needs some sort of ajustment.

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    Thanks for your responses. I appreciate any advice.

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    Babylock, end of discussion :)

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    Here is the Pfaff serger that I told you about.

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    Sherryl
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