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    Just curious, what do quilters use sergers for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Just curious, what do quilters use sergers for?
    lol Not 5 minutes ago I was wondering the same thing! Will be interested in what others say.

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    I made a flannel quilt and a denim quilt using the serger. I also finish seams to prewash flannel. I also made a quilt for someone who purchased her own fabrics. One lesson learned. I don't know what one of the fabrics was, but I ended up resewing the seams with the serger because it frayed so terribly.

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    Some like to serge the sides of their quilt sandwiches, before adding binding.
    Finishing the edges of quilted placemats, toppers, etc...
    You can make a whole quilt with a serger, Nancy Zieman showed how on one of her programs :D:D:D

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    I use a serger to make quilt tops that I am going to use a duaval (cover ) for my down conforter. It stops the fraid seams and I can have a quilt top for the comforter. I use mine year round here in west texas. Use to put it away during the summer in Galveston but this weather here is crazy.
    I also use the serger to do summer clothers for my grand daughters. Most of the sewing goes real quick on a serger. I have a Rex Overlock and I love it. It is easy to load too.

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    I use mine for kid's clothing and doing some quilts. They are great machines! I just got my new Brother Serger this week and have been serging all the edges of my quilting fabric before putting it in the wash. They are so worth the money!

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    I serger the edges before binding. I think the binding is easier to get on and wears better.

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    Lots of quilters do other sewing too. I have to hem all of my DH pants and it works great to leave a somewhat finished edge. If
    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Just curious, what do quilters use sergers for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Just curious, what do quilters use sergers for?
    As for me ....Not much! everthing in the quilting world can be accomplished with a regular machine. I have one but rarely use it in my quilt projects. When I do its only because I happened to have it out for something else.

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    I don't use mine for quilting, it's more for sewing clothing and such. I love it though, mine has a LOT of miles on it, but the mileage has slowed down considerably since I started quilting.

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    I use mine for crafts and clothes.

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    I use mine mostly for clothing, accessories, etc.

    But, I made a snowball quilt top entirely on the serger once - the back of that quilt was really beautiful and I'll bet it'll never have a seam come unsewn. :)

    I also use it to trim the quilt before binding. I love that clean edge and no fraying or wisps of batting sticking out.

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    My serger does a 1/4" seam allowance. It works well for the odd fabric that may fray more than others. Especially if using fancy fabrics for a crazy quilt.
    I also make cloths for my daughters; one is 6 feet tall the other is very busty, both have a hard time finding clothes to fit.
    Right now I'm making jammies for my 5 year old grandson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libbyboi
    I use a serger to make quilt tops that I am going to use a duaval (cover ) for my down conforter. It stops the fraid seams and I can have a quilt top for the comforter. I use mine year round here in west texas. Use to put it away during the summer in Galveston but this weather here is crazy.
    I also use the serger to do summer clothers for my grand daughters. Most of the sewing goes real quick on a serger. I have a Rex Overlock and I love it. It is easy to load too.
    I have been thinking about doing this as I don't really care to sleep under most quilts! I prefer down and duvets, so have made a couple of covers with my friend's serger. I think it is time for me to get my own, seeing as how she is in CA and I am now in NM!!

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    here is a good video that will help you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLixX..._order&list=UL

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    I serge around the raw edges of material before I wash it. Just recently I got some fabric from someone that apparently a cat laid on. I serged around and thru it in the washer. Cuts down on the raveling big time. I prefer not to wash my fabrics before quilting, but sometimes you gotta!
    I use my sergers for many things. Made a pillowcase for a quilt to be given with the quilt. Serged the raw edges.
    My neighbor made a quilted table runner with her serger. I have a neat pattern for a serged quilt I hope to get to someday. If I was only quilting, I wouldn't see the need but I also make other things. Baby items, mending and such.

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