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Do I Need a Serger: What to Know Before You Buy
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Do I Need a Serger: What to Know Before You Buy

In the sewing world, some people consider a serger machine to be an essential piece of equipment. It is typically used for finishing raw edges and seams on woven fabric by creating a tightly bound edge that will not unravel or fray. Some fabrics, such as knitor stretchy fabrics are great for sewing with a serger because the serger makes a stretchy seam. If you are thinking about buying a serger and want to make sure you really need one, the following blog post will help you figure out if you need a serger!

So in this blog post I will explain the purposes of a serger and help you decide if you really need one. I won’t go into the details of how to thread and use a serger, but I will discuss how it works with different types of fabric.

10 Best Sewing Scissors: What You Need in 2023
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10 Best Sewing Scissors: What You Need in 2023

When it comes to sewing scissors, always pick scissors that are sharp and right for the job. After years and years of sewing, I have learned that any project can be easier if I use the right scissors. That includes dressmaking, quilting, bag making, hand sewing, and embroidery.

Here are the 3 pairs of scissors that I can’t sew without – and a few more that I also recommend if you can afford it.

Quilt Sizes: Expert Advice and Printable Chart for Making Quilts!
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Quilt Sizes: Expert Advice and Printable Chart for Making Quilts!

So you want to make a quilt! To me, all sizes of quilts are beautiful – from the mini quilts I hang on my wall to the king sized quilt on my bed. If you are setting out to sew quilt for a specific purpose (such as a baby gift) or to fit on a bed, you probably want to have an idea of common quilt sizes before you get started.

For that purpose, I created a cute chart for quiltmakers and quilters to use as a handy resource showing standard quilt sizes, including the most commonly used sizes of bed quilts (crib, twin, double, queen, and king).

The Best Sergers for Your Money in 2023
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The Best Sergers for Your Money in 2023

The best serger machines for your money are ones that will last you a long time and give you the quality of stitches that you are looking for. There are many different serger brands to choose from, but I have narrowed it down to my three favorite: Babylock, Juki, and Brother. All three of these companies offer great features like color coded threading, easy to use tension controls, fast seam finishing and rolled hems!