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    Do any of you own a serger? What do you use it for? Any quilting solutions?

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    I use mine mostly with knits, making clothes. I guess if you are a pre-washer, you could serge edges with it.
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    I use mine for garment construction. I sew costumes for local community theatre groups.

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    I serge around my finished quilt before adding the binding. Holds everything together without fraying and makes for an even edge for the binding (whether hand or machine stitching).
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    I don't use it much for quilting but I do for general sewing. I make my own tea towels, serge edges, fold over and stich with DSM. I use it to make rags. Any old t-shirts, flannel sheets or other clothing, I cut cut & serge quickly so they don't fray. I use for clothing.

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    I have a Baby Lock Imagine serger that I love for apparel, alterations, doll clothes, home furnishings. I’m using it to make Ryan’s Case for Smiles pillowcases right now!

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    I use it to control the edge of fabric before I wash yardage, I use it for garment sewing, and I've also closed the edge of a quilt before binding. I saw a serger used on Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting once, but I can't recall what they were making with it or how it was used specifically.

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    Thanks everyone. I admire your knowledge and craft.

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    I used mine when I made clothes for my granddaughter and I haven't made her anything in years. I hated threading the thing.

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    I don't currently have a serger but I have had them in the past. My LAQer is a quilter and she pieces all of her quilts with a serger. She says she thinks she must have 100,000 miles on her current serger. I should ask her what happens if she has to rip something out.

    I make a lot of pillowcases for kids and charities and the serger would be great to finish the seams. I also love to make cloth napkins and the serger does such a professional edge on them.

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