Here are the questions I had before I started serging this quilt together and the answers to those questions:
- Which serger will I use? I used a serger at work (Pro-4DX) and my own serger at home. I actually prefer the Pro-4DX over my own serger
- Will I be able to finger press the seams, or should I use an iron? I did do some finger pressing, but as usual, the iron made a much nicer job of pressing the seam.
- Will I be able to chain piece using a serger? Yes, there was no problem at all with chaining
- Will it make the quilt “lumpy” at the seams? I don’t really see much different than when using a regular sewing machine
- Will I be able to web or lattice the final blocks? Absolutely! The first picture shows the first webbing, the second shows the top pieced together.
Would I serge a top together again? I honestly don’t know. I love how neat and tidy the back is, but I did not like how I “sliver” trimmed many of the seams with the blade of the serger. At the moment, I think I would say, “no.” But I’ve learned to “never say never.”
I was talking to one lady about serging a quilt top and she says that’s how she always pieces her top. And she said that the person she gets to long-arm her quilts has not said anything positive or negative about it.
I’ll let you know what I think about quilting this top when the time comes.
When I was outside taking these pictures, I noticed that the tree in the front yard had most of the same colours as this quilt. I held up the quilt and my husband took the photo for me.
Sudoku quilt is being quilted. My Janome 8900 is at the doctor, so I only have one machine to work on. Thus, there is no piecing happening at the moment.
We were away … and stopped in a couple of shops. I bought a little bit of fabric: 4.8 yards. My husband, dear man that he is thought I needed more. He bought 5 yards of a cute flannel (for backing baby quilts) and 7 yards of fabric that will make a great back for some quilt with the weird colours that are in the fabric. The fabric has a paisley pattern, so that’s why he thought I should have it. (Left picture is my husband’s purchase, mine are on the right).
I have not finished anything … so nothing to report there. But, I swear that next year, I’ll start a column of my husband’s stash!
- Fabric Used this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 209.1 yards
- Fabric Added this Week: 4.8 yards plus husband’s 12 yards = 16.8 yards!!!!!!
- Fabric Added this Year: 76.3 yards
- Net Fabric Used for 2018: 132.8 yards
Only 5 UFOs left to complete this year!!!!
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