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Thread: Using a serger to piece a quilt??

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    I'm wonder if any of you guys have ran into a problem using a serger to piece a quilt top??

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    I made a couple little quilt tops with a serger. That was before I knew anything-not that I know much now :wink: :!: But I get lots of help here-thank you all!!

    I keep looking for a rule book-not that like to follow rules-I just like to know when I break them! :lol:

    Anyway-what I found is that at the corners/intersections it is very bulky. It would work for tied quilt better-I had trouble machine quilting over the bulk and broke a couple needles. I only used these for practice when I got my grace frame so I could learn on something that didn't matter.

    I just saw one and they used a serger and had the seams on the outside like the rag edges would be. It was a scrappy look and was cute that way.

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    thank you guys, I guess I won't try it, I never thought of the bulcky seams, thanks again. Merry Christmas

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    Kaye Wood has a pattern for a 2 hour quilt, I believe it is called, that is made with a serger. Basically it is like a stitch and flip quilt and both sides are being sewn at the same time so that the top, back and quilting are all finished together. Check her site at http://kayewood.com

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    Kaye Woods quilt is the Love quilt and it takes about 6 hours to do the large one.
    I did it and it took days!!

    Its a fun quilt to do though, have made several of them. I believe the only thing you serge on it is the finishing of it. Don't have to attach binding just serge it.

    A Happy New Years to you and yours.

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    The one that I saw Kaye Wood demonstrate, she serged the entire quilt. She laid the backing strip right side up, then the batting strip and then the top strip right side down. She then serged the edge and flipped it back. She warned to be sure and check each step as once you pass a step, you can not go back and correct it with out removing all previous stitching. The next strips are placed in the same fashion, but now you have to lay the batting on top of the top piece so it is sandwiched in between. You are now serging through 6 layers. Anyway I think this is how it is done. I don't have a serger so never tried it, but she did say that it could be done on a regular sewing machine. Maybe she will post the video on her site and I can recheck. As for the time, Yes, it was the 6 hour quilt, not 2 hours, but I think she included cutting time as well.

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    Junior Member Donna Mae's Avatar
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    Know that you have told me I do remember you can do it with a serger.
    I don't have a serger either.
    I should have looked at my book before I replied.
    It is a good quilt to do though, either by machine or I imagine it goes together quick with a serger.
    Have a Happy and Safe 2008

    Simple quilter

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