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Thread: What do you use a Serger for in Quilting??

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    Super Member Sandee's Avatar
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    The title says it all! I just wanted to know--inquiring minds & all that!! Thanks!

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    I think the most common use is to secure the edge before adding binding.

    It's possible to piece quilts with a serger, but the seams are bulkier (and not all patterns can be done that way).

    I have seen a serger used also for decorative stitching on a quilt top. One denim quilt was serged together with stretchy red thread on the top, then the red seams were sewn down flat on the sewing machine. Very cute!

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    cute idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I think the most common use is to secure the edge before adding binding.

    It's possible to piece quilts with a serger, but the seams are bulkier (and not all patterns can be done that way).

    I have seen a serger used also for decorative stitching on a quilt top. One denim quilt was serged together with stretchy red thread on the top, then the red seams were sewn down flat on the sewing machine. Very cute!

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    I saw a lady from Bernina use one to finish the seams in a QAYG method and put together a simple quilt in minutes.

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    I have made a number of rail fence style quilts from jelly rolls with my serger. Fast and accurate!

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