Monday, November 26, 2012

Mini Crinkle Quilt-- Using A Serger!

Now that the Crinkle Quilt Tutorial is up at Moda Bakeshop, I can finally share the doll quilt that I made as a sample.
 The doll 'quilt' is a very dressed down version of the pattern with just two ruched strips and 3 plain white strips. There is no batting or binding or quilting! I simply sewed the pieced top right sides together and turned and topstitched.

So why share?  The thing that's special about this version is that the ruffles or ruching are done with a serger! I really liked using the serger for this since the gathers came out even and did not shift and move while I pieced the top together.

 If you want to use a serger to do this quilt, here are a few tutorials to get you started:

  1. The Crinkle Quilt Tutorial, of course!
  2. Understanding Your Serger gives an overview how the differential feed on your serger works
  3. The Super Simple Serger Ruffles tutorial is focused on  explains how to use a serger gathering foot, and how to make a test swatch.
  4. Learn to peice the colored strips on your serger so you only have to pull out your machine for the topstitching at the end! 

And just one extra picture showing how pampered my daughter's favorite teddy is.

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4 comments:

  1. This quilt is really beautiful and loved your step by step tutorial. Is a serger really a nice thing to have for someone interested in sewing?

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    1. A serger definitely is not necessary-- especially when you get started sewing. But, that being said, I really love mine! I did a guest post that talks about how I use my serger. http://www.sewtogether.com.au/1/post/2012/09/my-best-friend-palak-from-make-it-hand-made.html

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  2. Hello, I want you to know that I love your blog, your tutorials are really good. With me today you have a new follower, thanks for the inspiration you give us!

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  3. Vidya @ Whats Ur Home StoryNovember 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    OMG! You are seriously talented. Love the yellow and white combo.

    Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story
    www.whatsurhomestory.com

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