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Thread: Silly question

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    Super Member Juliebelle's Avatar
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    I keep reading about sergers, what do you all use them for and is it a worthwhile investment and does it help with your quilting. Thanks

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    Look at the seams on your store bought clothing. If the threads overlap the cut edges with multiple threads, that was done with a serger.

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    I use my serger for making the 6 hour QAYG for charity quilts, for ruffles, sometimes for the finished edge (rolled edge or decorative) on pot holders and placemats, etc. I like to have it trim the fabric as it's serging.

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    I have one but haven't used it for quilting. My husband and son both require their pants shortened - for that alone the serger has been a Godsend!

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    When I was making clothes for my kids, I used it on everything. Haven't found a need for it in quilting yet, but have wished I had it out when making bags lately. Makes such a nice neat finish on seams without the extra steps of having to trim down seam allowances and then overlock stitch on reg machine. Thinks it time to send it in for a much need tune up.

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    I've never used a serger but I quit making clothes a long time ago. I don't know if you use them for quilting or not.

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    I bought a serger many years ago and very seldom use it :( Whenever I bring up the fact that I *need* a new sewing machine ... I hear about the serger that I *needed* and seldom use :roll:

    Susan

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    I know one quilter who uses her serger to serge her quilts when the top is done; it's a sign to her that it is done and ready for quilting plus it protects it from more raveling distortion

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    I use my serger before I put on binding around the edge of the quilt. Neat clean edge and all the layers are flat.

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    I have one but don't use it for quilting. I mainly use it when I sew clothes for my grandchildren.

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