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    So it was quite a while ago someone asked about how to do a simple serger quilt, it has taken me a while, but here it is.

    I don't have the whole project done but enough to show what I am doing.

    This is a really good quilt to use up flannelette and denim scraps, I did it totally scrappy but you can definitely approach it in a more organized fashion.

    So to start with you need to cut a bunch of strips out of your fabric, for this I did a 2" strip, you can customize this to suit you, I wouldn't go to big though.

    Denim/heavier twill, you want to keep it to a similar weight.
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    For these to make it quick I used the shape cutter, it makes doing this kind of stripping very fast and easy.
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    The strips can be all lengths, I cut some of my longer ones down smaller as I am making a smaller project and not a full size quilt,

    Then you attach all of the same fabric strips to make one very long one, (if you have a lot you can always do more than one,

    I just do the grab style, if you are doing more of a planned thing you will do them in some sort of order, I just try and not grab to similar a color and not the same one to close together in the strip
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    Now start sewing the strips together and show us that. Please. :mrgreen:

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    I have the dimensions of my project so I go and cut them the same length. You can do the math and figure out how many strips you need, I am not at all that organized, My finished project will be about 30"x 55" so I wanted them the short direction so I cut them at the 30" most people will want the strips to run vertical, you can make the decision when doing it.

    Cut the same out of both strip sets, so I have one pile of flannelette strips and one denim set.
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    The first set I serge down the side to hold them stable when adding the next row.
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    Then it is a matter of adding strip sets, right sides together, making sure the four layers are all lined up nicely, you want to make sure that you get them all good in the seam, I tend to trim off just a hair when doing this.
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    I'm watching as you go along. I'm very interested!!!

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    So here is what it looks like
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    Then you add the next row,

    as you go you want to try and avoid getting seams that match up along the length as it adds bulk,

    I am doing the grab whatever comes, you can do it more organized, some do it in order it came off of the strip, whatever is comfortable for you.
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    It grows pretty fast at this point, of course that depends on the width of your strips as well.
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    This is where I am at the moment, I did the cutting and the strips yesterday, the sewing so far today took about an hour or so. so it is pretty quick to put together.

    This is about half of what I need.

    Now to finish it off, depending on what you are doing with it, you can serge all around it or put binding of your choice,
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    Cool. Thank you. A very good idea!

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    I love it! Thanks for the tute :D:D:D

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    It started when I did one with minky instead of the denim for my daughter, if I were to do it again I would use smaller strips, I think these were 6"

    She loves it!

    I am still cleaning up minky I think.
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    Thanks for tute. I just purchased a serger, I'll have to give this a try.

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    They are beautiful, Ill have to try that. thanks DEB

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Then it is a matter of adding strip sets, right sides together, making sure the four layers are all lined up nicely, you want to make sure that you get them all good in the seam, I tend to trim off just a hair when doing this.
    I don't understand - why 4 strips? - please explain!

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    There is two strips per row. One flannelette and one denim. When you add on you start with the foe and add the next row to the outside. Matching denim to denim and flannelette to flannelette. Making it four.

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    What I was seeing is that you have a front and back then you add a new strip to both front and back and serge all four layers. When you flod back the new strips you now have the front and back strips to add the next set to. Does that make sense?


    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset Val
    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Then it is a matter of adding strip sets, right sides together, making sure the four layers are all lined up nicely, you want to make sure that you get them all good in the seam, I tend to trim off just a hair when doing this.
    I don't understand - why 4 strips? - please explain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Then it is a matter of adding strip sets, right sides together, making sure the four layers are all lined up nicely, you want to make sure that you get them all good in the seam, I tend to trim off just a hair when doing this.
    I got lost. What four layers are you talking about. Do you put the flannel with the denim as a baking or is it a seperate quilt? Please reply. Thanks, Annie Mae

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    These are very nice. Don't have a serger but could do the same with a sewing machine - it would just take longer. Great tute!!!

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    You can do the same on a sewing machine, I have so many ideas what I can do with this style. Good thing I have a few strips left and can play with them.


    If you go back and look at the pictures it shows where there are 4 layers. it is a quilt as you go method, there is no middle as the flannelette and the denim make a heavy enough combo not to need any,

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    I have the BL Evolve serger, What settings would I use to
    make this?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    What I was seeing is that you have a front and back then you add a new strip to both front and back and serge all four layers. When you flod back the new strips you now have the front and back strips to add the next set to. Does that make sense?


    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset Val
    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    Then it is a matter of adding strip sets, right sides together, making sure the four layers are all lined up nicely, you want to make sure that you get them all good in the seam, I tend to trim off just a hair when doing this.
    I don't understand - why 4 strips? - please explain!
    Thanks - I understand now!

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