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Old 06-27-2013, 03:10 AM
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My Serger came out of hiding yesterday. Can't believe it still works after all those years in storage, but now what do I do with it? What do y'all serge? I hope you will share your favorite ways to use yours.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:20 AM
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I haven't had my serger long but got it mostly for easy clothes. I have made a bunch of pajama pants for family members and myself and also doll clothes. I haven't used it for quilting but have read about that.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:01 AM
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I made a lot of pillowcases for all the children in our family for Halloween (used glow in the dark fabric for some), Christmas, and other holidays. Made pillowcases for my bed. Am now working on a cover for my Thirty-One Skirt Bag. Also used for doll clothes and clothing for me! Love, love, love my serger and wonder what I did without it all those years.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:02 AM
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Oh, and a couple years ago I bought fleece and rounded the corners and serged with woolly nylon all around the edge for quick blanket gifts.
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A serger is great for lots of sewing, but I don't use it for quilting. It's great for lingerie and swimwear as well as kids clothing. I use it for anything that is going to get heavy wear....the seams are great!
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:14 AM
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My serger sat's out all the time but I still make a lot of my own tops. I use it when I'm working on hand bags. the thing I love to use my serger for the most is to serger the edges of the hand embriodery / stitch quilt blocks so they not fary when I working on them.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:22 AM
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I overcast raw edges of fabrics before washing them
Finish raw seams to take away that "homemade"look
The edge of a quilt before binding it - I use a loose, wide overcast on the edge

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
I overcast raw edges of fabrics before washing them
Finish raw seams to take away that "homemade"look
The edge of a quilt before binding it - I use a loose, wide overcast on the edge
i do all the above plus I love the rolled hem to put on edges of napkins or anything else that needs a nice edge.
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This is a timely subject because just this week a friend gave me an older model serger that she no longer uses. I've never had a serger and don't really know what to do with it. I don't sew garments or totes and am at a loss as to whether I should keep the serger or not.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:27 AM
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Scrappy, I dug mine out after watching Fons & Porter 2103 – Periwinkles in Bloom. Pam Mahshie did some puffing and pin tucks on a baby quilt, it was inspiring.
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