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Thread: Stupid Question??

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    Ok so I have been wondering and wondering, what exactly is a surger and what do you use it for?

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    A serger is a machine that uses from 2 up to 8 threads that sews, trims and overcast seams at one time. Most common serger is a 4 thread serger. This is a great machine for sewing knits and fabrics that ravel easily. I hope this answers your question. If you need more information, please let us know.

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    Ahh... so it keeps your seams so they dont unravel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Ahh... so it keeps your seams so they dont unravel?
    Yep...look inside your t-shirt/sweatshirt. See those seams? Those are made with a serger. Neat, huh?? :D

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    I did not know what a serger was either until my son's wedding. My future daughter in law purchased a couple of bolts of heavy white cotton fabric. After the wedding shower we all made umpteen table cloths and napkins with the serger. It cuts, sews and finished the edges of the fabric all at once. It was an amazing thing.

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    Wow that is awesome! Thanks for the info I am glad I got the courage to finally ask lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Wow that is awesome! Thanks for the info I am glad I got the courage to finally ask lol!
    You can ask us ANYTHING! :lol:

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    I am learning so much on here because of all of you!

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    There is no stupid question here and so glad you asked about the serger. Thats how we all learn. Keep the questions coming!!

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    Sergers make GREAT seams. In clothing, the finished garment looks wonderful. That being said, DO NOT make a mistake.

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    Just a bit of trivia....in Aus. a serger is called an overlocker.

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    There is no such thing as a stupid question. Glad you got you answer.

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    So what would one use a serger for in quilting?

    I ask because I have several quilting friends who talk about using their serger all the time but I can't imagine what for. I guess I should ask them; I just never have.

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    I have seen quilt blocks put together with a serger. They made an adjustment to the seams, and then sewed them together without using the cutting blade. They tugged on them and then the seams kind of "open up" so that they layed flat. It gave a decorative look to the seam lines, as you could see the thread, it kind of looks like a narrow sashing.
    It is also a nice way to finish the edges of quilts before you turn them, using the birthing/pillowcase methods.

    Please feel free to ask any questions here :D:D:D

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    I saw a show on TV the other day about decorative stitches done with a serger. It was amazing. I had no idea they did anything except finish a seam. You learn something new every day.

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