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What do you use a Serger for in Quilting??

Old 10-08-2011, 06:13 PM
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The title says it all! I just wanted to know--inquiring minds & all that!! Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:12 PM
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I think the most common use is to secure the edge before adding binding.

It's possible to piece quilts with a serger, but the seams are bulkier (and not all patterns can be done that way).

I have seen a serger used also for decorative stitching on a quilt top. One denim quilt was serged together with stretchy red thread on the top, then the red seams were sewn down flat on the sewing machine. Very cute!
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:35 AM
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cute idea

Originally Posted by Prism99
I think the most common use is to secure the edge before adding binding.

It's possible to piece quilts with a serger, but the seams are bulkier (and not all patterns can be done that way).

I have seen a serger used also for decorative stitching on a quilt top. One denim quilt was serged together with stretchy red thread on the top, then the red seams were sewn down flat on the sewing machine. Very cute!
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:43 AM
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I saw a lady from Bernina use one to finish the seams in a QAYG method and put together a simple quilt in minutes.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:26 PM
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I have made a number of rail fence style quilts from jelly rolls with my serger. Fast and accurate!
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