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Thread: Sergers

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    I am new to quilting and have a Singer sewing machine I use. it works fine until I am ready to baste the quilt. I have been told a Baby Lock serger would work better for fabric once you have pinned your fabric and batting together for basting. Does anyone have any recommendations for BabyLock machines?

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!
    There are a lot of brands of sergers, it doesn't really need to be a Babylock. Just my opinion.

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    I don't see how a serger would work for basting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I don't see how a serger would work for basting...
    I agree. I have a serger and wouldn't even think of using it to baste a quilt. I would much rather use 505 spray or basting pins. If you do use a serger, there would be too much room for shifting on the inside parts of the quilt. I don't think this is a good idea.

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    The only time I use my serger is when I have it all quilted and am ready to bind. I would never, nerve baste with a serger....

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    Serger for basting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    The only time I use my serger is when I have it all quilted and am ready to bind. I would never, nerve baste with a serger....
    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleontuk
    I am new to quilting and have a Singer sewing machine I use. it works fine until I am ready to baste the quilt. I have been told a Baby Lock serger would work better for fabric once you have pinned your fabric and batting together for basting. Does anyone have any recommendations for BabyLock machines?
    I don't know how you are going to baste with a serger. It finishes a seam but isn't going to hold your inner parts together. I have sergers and never use them for quilting. You can serge the edges but I don't like doing that because it flattens the edge and then when you bind it you don't have a nice puffy bound edge. I love using my serger to bind the edges of fleece to make great throws and blankets for my bed.

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