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    anytime i am making straight seams, with no curves or insets, i quilt with the serger...super fast, perfect quarter inch seam and when pressed, the thread gives you just the teeniest bit of support to a great looking seam...i sew with my serger set to approx 1.5 length away from each other so that it looks like a normal seam on the outside. Tip** only one thread really shows in the 'ditch, so use gray for three cones and your 'fashion' color for that one needle thread on the left side.... much less thread to buy... i buy beige, white, black and 2 shades of gray in sets of three, everything else is 1 cone per fashion color...one of the neutral sets will blend just fine with almost anything

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    Here's a quilt I made totally on the serger...quick & easy...used up scraps...wasn't bulky at all...quilted great; another donation.
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    How do you serge your binding on? I have not seen this done. I have a serger and would like to try your method. thanks!

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    This is just the top...finished the quilt as a normal quilt would be finished. But, as much as I use my serger (& it's alot), I think it is easier to sew it on rather than serge it. Serge around the quilt, first, is a good idea; then sew the binding on.

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    I have made many log cabin blocks using my serger. They look so nice from the back I hate to hide them with backing! I sew them all and then square them up and sew the rows together with the serger. Easy to make! Chain piecing each block. My serger has 4 threads so is a nice sturdy seam. I also make socks and hats from polar fleece that are wondeful. Very fast and cozy. Love my serger!

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    Those who quilt with your sergers do you do anything with your thread ends, such as tying, knotting, liquid glue so that they don't unravel? I usually take my ends to the sewing machine and back tack the edges, which wastes time. Would love to skip the step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmbQuilt View Post
    Those who quilt with your sergers do you do anything with your thread ends, such as tying, knotting, liquid glue so that they don't unravel? I usually take my ends to the sewing machine and back tack the edges, which wastes time. Would love to skip the step.
    ONE of two things...if it will be covered and i just want it safe, i serge off the end about an inch, then pick up the foot, pull seam out just a bit and pull it straight back under the foot, just about an inch...set foot down, serge off again....the two layers of serging lock together and can be clipped even with the end of the fabric......Two, if it may show a bit, ....keep crochet hook and/or double eyed needle right by the machine... serge off fabric about 2 inches, cut thread and the thread the crochet hook OR the double eyed needle under the thread, thru the channel they create about 2 inches from the end...slip it down to the end, catch the thread tail and pull back into the channel... clip extra off and done...it won't go anywhere...

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    we have a TOYOTA serger that we have never used...if I need a serged type of edge I go over it with a zig zag...its easier than pulling out the serger...its just taking up space be it ever so little
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    I am not realy familiar with sergers but know that it actually cuts fabrics as it sews. I cant picture in my mind how it works to put binding on Would love to know about the Nancy Zieman prairies point quilt - If you have information please send me pm - I have a quilt in the planning stages that I would like to put prairie points on thanks cheryl

    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    I think my serger gets more use than my sewing machines. It is a fantastic, versatile machine to sew fancy stitches, piping, putting on bias binding, making belt loops, pin tucks, chain stitching on fine fabric, flat lock seams to thread ribbon through, cording, and just finishing the edges off. I would never part with it. There are patterns on the Kaye Woods and Nancy Zieman sites that use sergers for quilting. Nancy Zieman makes a fancy prairie point using the serger in one of her quilt demos.
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