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Thread: What use is a serger?

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    I was looking at patterns last night and a couple said to use a serger. It was to make a burp cloth and a bib. Do any of you use sergers for much else? Are they any help in quilting? How do you use them for regular sewing?

    Thanks!

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    Questions I would like to see answers to also. I have a surger and never have used it.

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    I have a serger to and it just sits there and looks pretty have never used it still not sure why I bought it. Would love to know how to put her to use!

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    I compress the edge of my quilted quilt to add binding with my serger, other than that is is used only for clothing. If you "only" do quilts, I dunno if you'd want one. If you make clothes however...I'd say it's a machine you can't do without!

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    i love down comforters and have made duvet covers for them sewing seams, then stopping to serge each seam. i just bought a 5 thread serger which seams and serges at the same time!also like the idea of serging edges of the quilt before binding.

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    Nancy Zeiman has a new book on making quilts with sergers.

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    Super Member sewwhat85's Avatar
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    i have a serger and i almost never use it in quilts unless maybe for lap quilts for nursing home but is great to finish seams for other sewing projects

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    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
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    I do alot of of other sewing as well guess I better get busy and learn how to use. Compressing the edge of quilt for binding is a great idea.

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    My mother has wanted a serger for YEARS and I am hoping that this mother's day her new granddaughter (arriving in March) will be able to get her one :) If anyone has one that isn't using it or would like to sell theirs (with all the instruction manuals of course), let me know LOL

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    You might find this thread interesting as well.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88435-1.htm

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