Last week I purchased a Juki Serger MO 654DE and I decided to make a Serger Quilt the minute it arrived. (Yes, I wanted the Bernina serger but I needed to make sure it was a machine that I would use.)
Here’s the story ….
I made this Serger Quilt by watching about ten different videos….. none of the instructions were helpful in all areas of the quilt so I had to search. By the end of the quilt …. I had made so many changes it’s safe to say it’s my doing (does that make sense?).
I used my Juki Serger and a Walking Foot with my Bernina. You can make this quilt without a Serger but you must have a Walking Foot because the layers are thick!
I cut two strips each of five designs that measure 6 (or 6-1/2) x WOF (WOF is width of fabric). Then I cut 8 strips of White Fabric by the same measurements.
I serged the strips together with the batting and the back fabric … stitched in the ditch … and then I stitch to the left and the right of seam. Just typing all that sounds so confusing … which is why I will film a video! For my benefit and yours 🙂
This was my first very attempt at binding and now I know why I pay my long arm quilter to do it for me!! I am determined to master it~
Now for some honestly … I need to go to cutting fabric school! I don’t like cutting strips of fabric that exceed my cutting mat because I never cut straight. So …. I have an idea on how to change this quilt …. by using smaller pieces of fabric. I will play with that on vacation!!
This quilt measures 36 x 51 and it’s the perfect size for a child!
Gotta run … we leave for vacation in a few days and I have a million things to do!!
p.s. I re-read my post … I think I’m a little scattered today 🙂