> I am getting ready to start an applique and was considering serging the
> edges of my muslin blocks to keep them from raveling while I applique
> the blocks. But I read once that this might cause too much bulk at the
> seams. is that true?
quilting but I definitely wouldn't want to hand quilt through that.
However....when I applique, I oversize the blocks since they can shrink
a bit from the applique sewing. I usually cut them an inch bigger (12
1/2 get cut 13 1/2) So...if you did that and then serged. After you
were done applique-ing you could trim them up to the finished size and
you would cut off all the serging and be left with a nice clean block.