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    Question Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    Don't yell at me

    I know serger thread is more stretchy than 50 wt or quilting thread, but what would happen if I pieced with serger thread (like Superior's Pro Lock)?

    What if I quilted with serger thread?

    I know there is no quilt police, but I want my quilts to hold up and am curious of the outcomes of using this thread for piecing and quilting.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    Serger thread isn't as strong since its meant to be used as multiple strands.

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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    I have a friend that will do her piecing on her serger once in a while. It seems like she used it for her grandkids quilts and didn't engage the blade.
    (That probably wasn't the real question)
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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    Back in the day, my mom used serger thread for everything. Her quilts have held up. Often times it is the fabric that frays and wears out, long before the thread. I know that is not the “quilting police “ answer! I vowed when I started quilting that I would only use cotton threads and fabrics, but I know I have not! I am sure the original quilters used what they had and living in a rural area has me do the same occasionally. I think about the project, the pattern, the use of the quilt, who will wash it and how as I determine how correct to finish each quilt. I know what I “should do”, but I know what I do, too. My quilts are not perfect nor will ever be judged for ribbons. I have not used serger thread yet on quilting or piecing, but I have thought about it and I do have tons in all colors! I think you have to decide for your own products. This very thin thread would not show much in a quilted design, but sometimes you want to showcase the piecing design. As you can see......I could go either way with this idea. Interested to read more on this topic!

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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    I piece and quilt with Maxi-Lock almost exclusively. Here's a link to Bonnie Hunter's discussion about it: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2009/...-thoughts.html
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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    I use serger thread to wind white bobbins. I can easily get it and it lasts awhile unlike a regular spool. I use it when ever I need white in the bobbin, whether it is piecing, quilting or garment sewing. I have never had an issue and my quilts get tugged and pulled around by men and boys and cats. I am not a thread snob and will use whatever I have in the right color I need.
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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    My BabyLock dealer recommends that I use MaxiLock with My Tiara III. So far, so good! I use it in the bobbins and as a top thread. No issues at all.
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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    I personally don't use serger thread. I gave my 4 cones away to my neighbor who has a serger. However, the owner of the LQS where I bought my Baby Lock Tiara II used it on the Tiara & now is using it on the LA which is on the frame. I've forgotten the name of the model.

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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    I've used it for all types of sewing for years. Never had any trouble
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    Default Re: Serger Thread for Piecing & Quiting

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelia View Post
    I piece and quilt with Maxi-Lock almost exclusively. Here's a link to Bonnie Hunter's discussion about it: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2009/...-thoughts.html
    This was quite informational. Thank you!
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