Friday, February 7, 2014

Serging: Napkins

Don't worry, serging is not likely to become a regular feature on this free motion quilting blog, but I have been doing my best to learn how to use one. The first thing I learned is that these things make a mess! Trimmed threads and fabric bits everywhere, which is a bit irritating.


 I've been watching my Craftsy class on beginning serging and learning a ton. I decided to use the narrow rolled hem to make some napkins. One of the tips given in the class was to use water-soluble stabilizer for a neater edge. It worked like a charm!


And I sold a serger the very next day at the shop and was so relieved to feel comfortable demo'ing the machine. I referred the new serger owner to Craftsy too.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the encouragement to get into my Craftsy serging class. :) I was thinking that serging the raw edges of a quilt, before binding, would be a nice trimming/sealing method. ~Christina in Cleveland

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hmm, I better watch my Craftsy serger class too. I inherited an old serger but have no idea how to use it! I'm even afraid of changing the thread because I doubt I'd get it threaded properly again. Love your napkins!

    ReplyDelete