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    Serger Question

    I bought the Baby Lock Enlighten Serger. Love it. My question is, is there a site or forum that anyone knows about where I can get great tips and ideas for projects. Something like this wonderful group on the forum.
    Thanks in advance for any replies.
    Peggy

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    Looks like there are a few listed on Google:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Serg...utf-8&oe=utf-8
    I don't get along with my older Baby Lock. I should never have bought it.
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    I'd recommend Babylock itself. They used to put out extra manuals for almost everything sold. Pictorial and really good, but very expensive. I have the one one serger feet as my Cover stitch uses the fancy feet the larger machines use. Babylock also has free projects for just about all. Here's the serger:
    http://babylock.com/projects/serging/

    (Just take off the serging/part of the address to see all available)

    The embroidery and quilting (together) section is fantastic.

    Nancy Zieman is a Babylock dealer, but doesn't show it on website or catalog as you can only buy Babylock from a dealer. But her book is also pictorial and step by step with feet and threading. She has a few things to make, also.

    I haven't seen Jenny Doan, but I think they are Babylock dealers, too.
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    Lots of info tips and ideas here............. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...cksergers/info

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandyrose View Post
    Lots of info tips and ideas here............. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...cksergers/info
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    For BABYLOCK serger questions, I belong to the baby lock yahoo group. Lots of info there. For projects, serger websites are a good source....check out all the braND sites. Nancy Z. Has books and dvd's too. Ready set serge is a good one to start with....

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    You can go to Nancy Z's web site and she has some shows on how to make things on the serger. I have a Babylock 418 3 thread from the 1980's. Still use it. Have a 4 thread Janome I haven't used much, no room to set it up. Sewed many clothes, including children's on the babylock

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    Nancy Zieman gives lots of how to videos on Sewing With Nanct and Baby Lock also has a good instructional site.

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    Yes, Brother. I take serger classes and most of the projects come from there. Plus, you tube, and Nancy Z has shows and you tube vidoes on it. I've been amazed at all of the different things we've made in class. We do the whole project on the serger. Our teacher says that even though some of the stuff could be done on a regular machine, we're in a serger class so we'll do it all on the serger. Love it and it just makes me want to make more
    Judy

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    You mean it is possible to do something with the arm machine besides curse it? I find it a pain to do anything other than finish seams and I sew them first!
    GrannyLady - Having too much fun dressing my grandaughters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzzyQ View Post
    You mean it is possible to do something with the arm machine besides curse it? I find it a pain to do anything other than finish seams and I sew them first!
    oh my goodness yes, so far I've made a purse for my DGD, an heirloom nightgown, table runners and used the serger to do decorative top stitching, 2 jackets, several fleece NFL blankets, its so much easier to serge two layers of fleece together than sewing and turning and topstitching, a little girls dress, a wreath, baby blankets, there are some really good books that have easy projects to get you started. I'm at work now so I don't know the names but there are lots of them plus online videos. I love my serger and it is always threaded and ready to go. Now that my twin DGS are on their way home after 3 weeks in special care I'm planning on having more time to use it and get back into classes.
    Judy

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