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    Senior Member Quilter Day-by-Day's Avatar
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    Serger ?

    I just had a serger given to me but I don't know exactly how to use it in quilting. Can someone enlighten me please.
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    Most don't use sergers for quilting. They are great for garment sewing though. The 5 hour quilt is the only one I have seen using a serger. I think Kaye Wood does a video on that.

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    I've heard a few serge the edges of the sandwich to make it easier to put on binding but mostly they are for garment sewing IMHO

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    I use mine to serge the edges of my quilts before sewing on the binding. Also, I have made many serger QAYG quilts, they are easy and fun. They look like striped quilts and work up quickly. I have an easy pattern with several sizes. If you would like it, just send me a PM.

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    there is a book serge and merge where you sew strips with the seams on the outside-very decorative.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    Nancy Zieman has a book about serging quilts. There should be tutes on the internet
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    i am in the same situation. just received serger from a friend who got a new one. luckily for me she is going to show me how to use it. she swears that it makes the very best quilts. i am looking forward to finding out how to do it. good luck.
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    The local sewing machine shop has classes on using the serger, and some of the classes include quilting. Some people also serge the edges of new yardage before washing. I don't have one and haven't seen a real need for it.

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    I have never made a quilt with my serger, but it's something I want to try someday.

    Here are a couple of links to look at. The first link is to a website with quilt/serger information. The second link is to a video by Nancy Zieman.

    Website that has serged quilt information
    http://www.lindaleeoriginals.com/

    Nancy Zieman’s video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAzqq98Q0KI

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    I love my serger, I bought it back in 1990 and have sure gotten my money's worth. I serge all seams if I make anything except piecing quilts. But I do serge the edges of fabric before washing. Keeps it from fraying.

    I will be picking up another one tonight from a friend. She only wants 25.00 for it. She upgraded. My original one is a Singer Quantum Lock 5 thread. The one I'm getting tonight is a Janome 134d, 4 thread.

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