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Thread: Serger Quilt

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    So it was quite a while ago someone asked about how to do a simple serger quilt, it has taken me a while, but here it is.

    I don't have the whole project done but enough to show what I am doing.

    This is a really good quilt to use up flannelette and denim scraps, I did it totally scrappy but you can definitely approach it in a more organized fashion.

    So to start with you need to cut a bunch of strips out of your fabric, for this I did a 2" strip, you can customize this to suit you, I wouldn't go to big though.

    Denim/heavier twill, you want to keep it to a similar weight.
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    For these to make it quick I used the shape cutter, it makes doing this kind of stripping very fast and easy.
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    The strips can be all lengths, I cut some of my longer ones down smaller as I am making a smaller project and not a full size quilt,

    Then you attach all of the same fabric strips to make one very long one, (if you have a lot you can always do more than one,

    I just do the grab style, if you are doing more of a planned thing you will do them in some sort of order, I just try and not grab to similar a color and not the same one to close together in the strip
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    Now start sewing the strips together and show us that. Please. :mrgreen:

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    I have the dimensions of my project so I go and cut them the same length. You can do the math and figure out how many strips you need, I am not at all that organized, My finished project will be about 30"x 55" so I wanted them the short direction so I cut them at the 30" most people will want the strips to run vertical, you can make the decision when doing it.

    Cut the same out of both strip sets, so I have one pile of flannelette strips and one denim set.
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    The first set I serge down the side to hold them stable when adding the next row.
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    Then it is a matter of adding strip sets, right sides together, making sure the four layers are all lined up nicely, you want to make sure that you get them all good in the seam, I tend to trim off just a hair when doing this.
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    I'm watching as you go along. I'm very interested!!!

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    So here is what it looks like
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    Then you add the next row,

    as you go you want to try and avoid getting seams that match up along the length as it adds bulk,

    I am doing the grab whatever comes, you can do it more organized, some do it in order it came off of the strip, whatever is comfortable for you.
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