1. Can I really use a serger to make a quilt ?
Yes! A serger is a wonderful machine for piecing a quilt. Whether using a four-thread, three-thread or chain stitch, piecing on a serger is easy and fast. It does take some time getting used to simply because a serger is different from a sewing machine.
• To me it was the feel of the serger and the thought process that I had always pieced on a sewing machine. I had to allow my mind to say it was okay to try piecing on the serger. While I have been doing this for years, it did take some time to develop.
• There are feet that can be used like the Lace Applicator and Blind Hem foot that have ledges that act like a rail on a ¼" foot, giving you that ¼" seam allowance. It is always suggested to cut a few extra pieces for practice before diving into your project. When I first started piecing on the serger it was with the four-thread stitch. Now I piece using the chain stitch. I still get that ¼" seam allowance and I bounce back and forth from my sewing machine to my serger depending on the project I am working on.