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Thread: Serger

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    I use mine for crafts and clothes.

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    I use mine mostly for clothing, accessories, etc.

    But, I made a snowball quilt top entirely on the serger once - the back of that quilt was really beautiful and I'll bet it'll never have a seam come unsewn. :)

    I also use it to trim the quilt before binding. I love that clean edge and no fraying or wisps of batting sticking out.

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    My serger does a 1/4" seam allowance. It works well for the odd fabric that may fray more than others. Especially if using fancy fabrics for a crazy quilt.
    I also make cloths for my daughters; one is 6 feet tall the other is very busty, both have a hard time finding clothes to fit.
    Right now I'm making jammies for my 5 year old grandson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libbyboi
    I use a serger to make quilt tops that I am going to use a duaval (cover ) for my down conforter. It stops the fraid seams and I can have a quilt top for the comforter. I use mine year round here in west texas. Use to put it away during the summer in Galveston but this weather here is crazy.
    I also use the serger to do summer clothers for my grand daughters. Most of the sewing goes real quick on a serger. I have a Rex Overlock and I love it. It is easy to load too.
    I have been thinking about doing this as I don't really care to sleep under most quilts! I prefer down and duvets, so have made a couple of covers with my friend's serger. I think it is time for me to get my own, seeing as how she is in CA and I am now in NM!!

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    here is a good video that will help you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLixX..._order&list=UL

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    I serge around the raw edges of material before I wash it. Just recently I got some fabric from someone that apparently a cat laid on. I serged around and thru it in the washer. Cuts down on the raveling big time. I prefer not to wash my fabrics before quilting, but sometimes you gotta!
    I use my sergers for many things. Made a pillowcase for a quilt to be given with the quilt. Serged the raw edges.
    My neighbor made a quilted table runner with her serger. I have a neat pattern for a serged quilt I hope to get to someday. If I was only quilting, I wouldn't see the need but I also make other things. Baby items, mending and such.

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