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Thread: Wanted to share some things I'm excited about...

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    Super Member AshleyR's Avatar
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    Wanted to share some things I'm excited about...

    One: the quilt, afghan and wallhangings that I gave for gifts went over fabulously! Thank you all SOOOO much for inspiring me to try machine quilting. I never would have even considered it if it weren't for this wonderful forum! Two: I signed up for an online quilting class on craftsy.com. I'd rather take one in "real life" but this is great. I have so much to learn, I'm sure I'll get my money's worth! Three: since I'm becoming more comfortable with my sewing machine/s, I wanted to get a serger. I have been on the fence about it. I have no idea how to use one and other than repairing a seam in my husband's polo shirt, I don't know what I'd really use it for! But you know how ideas like that are: "I'd like a serger. But I probably wouldn't use it. Let's look on the internet and see how people use them! Oh, that's neat! I want one! Oh, it's hard to thread and lot of people don't use theirs. Well, I'll see if anyone has one on Craigslist. ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS? Are you kidding me?!! How much is a new one? TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS AT WALMART??! No, I certainly don't need one!"

    A few weeks ago, my son spilled tea on his MacBook and wanted to use his Christmas money to get a "new" computer. We went to several places, and at the final place we went to, we found a "new to him" mac and they had 2 sergers behind glass. I saw the price of one of them was $99, so I asked what brand it is.. he told me it's a Toyota and it didn't come with a manual. The other one was a Singer and they were asking $70 for it. It didn't have a manual, but I was confidant I could find one online so I offered him $50 for it. HE ACCEPTED!! So now I have this serger that I'm not sure I need and I'm not sure I'll use it, but I saved $150 on it! http://www.amazon.com/SINGER-14SH654.../dp/B00005NWQR
    You can have any design you want. As long as it's loops!

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    Keller, TX
    Great find for you and your son. Enjoy! I love my serger when I need it.

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    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
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    "So now I have this serger that I'm not sure I need and I'm not sure I'll use it, but I saved $150 on it! "

    I love it - that's how I think too. IF I stayed off the internet I'd quit finding all 'these things I NEED'.

    Look at it this way....if you use it once a year and save $10 making the repair (or by making a quick easy gift), you'll get your investment back in no time!

    My GOAL is to ALWAYS ENJOY EVERY STEP of the quilting process....

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    Great buys, good for you and Son, enjoy!!!
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Good for both you and your son.
    Face the sun and keep your shadow at your back.
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    Good for you! You will use it! I am new here and exploring tbe site. Cc

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    Super Member MaryMo's Avatar
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    You will find uses for it now that you have it ... and you'll wonder how you ever got along without it! Enjoy!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Super Member sewbeadit's Avatar
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    I love my serger, have had one for 28 years and couldn't be without it. I sew clothes too but I also use it for making crafts and such, lots of uses and for 50.00 if you use it once a month you still got a good deal. You may be able to pick up a manual on line for it. Have fun.
    W. Washington

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    Senior Member paulettepoe's Avatar
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    i love my serger. dont use it for quilting, but have used it for lots of things, including making my daughters wedding dress. congratulations on the good buy.
    Some people visit paradise, I live there.

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    Senior Member Drue's Avatar
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    Grapeland, Texas
    Love my serger...not sure what I did without one. I do a lot of garment sewing and would not make a garment now without one....
    There are also books and instructions for many projects for sergers....making your own wired ribbons...so simple and much cheaper than buying it. Scarves, hemming, quilting, all sorts of crafting....just go on line and check it all out. The threading part is only as hard as you make it....and I must admit that occassionally I make it hard...then I slow down and figure out that I missed one little thing and then...WALA!!!!

    Enjoy the new toy!
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