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    The Guild President

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    Default Serger: Anyone use Babylock Vibrant?

    I'm in the market for a serger to use making slipcovers. I made a cover last year using the overlock function on my sewing machine. It took forever. So, this serger is simple, seems to do the job, and is $350. I'd appreciate any opinions, and if I should look at something else. Other than slipcovers, I don't think it will get much use. I don't do any garment sewing. Thanks folks.
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Serger: Anyone use Babylock Vibrant?

    I have the BabyLock Enlighten. I really love it. I am very partial to BabyLock products. I have several. I think the Vibrant is a newer one than mine.
    A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Serger: Anyone use Babylock Vibrant?

    I have had several BabyLock sergers. I never had one that cost $350, all were way over $1000. I would strongly advise test driving the machine with the fabric you intend to sew on. My machine sometimes struggles with upholstery fabric, which I often use in building costumes.

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    Default Re: Serger: Anyone use Babylock Vibrant?

    I have a Janome and I had originally purchased only for doing knit clothing for the granddaughters, I was struggling with sewing them on a sewing machine. I find I use it more with projects that are not clothes. If I am not going to quilt right after making the top, I serge around to keep the borders from fraying. I also serge sides of material that frays easily (flannels, denims, etc) before washing and drying. Someday I hope to make a serged double sided quilt as you go quilt.

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