Apr 1, 2024
serger, sewing

55th Anniversary Serger Wave Stitch Quilt

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Use the new Baby Lock 55th Anniversary Serger and Baby Lock Sweet Seams Fabric to create this beautiful quilt project. Create a fun accent to this fresh and modern quilt by using the exclusive Baby Lock Serger Wave Stitch.

Finished size: 36” x 48”


This is a variation on this original pattern. Click here to download the original.


  • Baby Lock 55th Anniversary Serger or other Baby Lock Serger with the Wave Stitch Feature
  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine
  • Sweet Seams Fat Quarter Bundle or FQ or Fat Quarter/Eighth mix of fabrics
  • 2 1/8 yards of 45” wide white cotton
  • 2 yards of 54” wide cotton backing
  • 2 yards of quilt batting
  • 1 spool of white all-purpose thread
  • 1 spool of Madeira Aerolock serger thread
  • 1 spool of monofilament thread clear colored
  • 2-4 spools of 12 wt. Madeira Decora thread
  • Water soluble marking pen
  • Rotary cutting system


1.       The quilt is made from 48 simple blocks.

2.       Each block has three strips, two Sweet Seams fabric strips and one white strip in the middle.

3.       Start by cutting the following for the blocks: Cut one Sweet Seams prints 7” x width of the fat quarter. Cut each strip into 6 - 3 x 7”. From the white fabric cut: Four strips 6” x WOF. Cut these strips into - 3” x 7” pieces.

4.       Prepare the serger for a 3-Thread Wave Stitch (refer to manual). Sew a sample of the stitching and adjust the machine length as necessary. Needle: Aerolock thread, Upper looper and Lower looper 12 wt. Decora thread.  Use two different colors for your wave stitch. 

5.       At the serger prepare to stitch the Sweet Seams strips to the middle white strips by laying one print strip on top of one white strip wrong sides facing together. Place the strips under the presser foot of the machine with the print strip always on top stitch a ¼” seam. Sew one print strip to each side of 48 white strips.

6.       Press the seams toward the white strip.

7.       Prepare the sewing machine with monofilament thread in the needle and a regular bobbin. Straight stitch the seams flat to the white strips.

8.       Trim all the blocks to 6” X 6” squares.

9.       Lay the blocks out in 8 rows of six blocks each. The blocks will alternate with the seams vertical then horizontal. The second row will start horizontal then vertical for the seams.

10. Thread the sewing machine with white all-purpose thread and stitch the blocks together. Press the seams toward the blocks.

11. Stitch the rows and press the seams.

12. Prepare the quilt for quilting by first pressing well. Next layer the quilt top batting and backing. Baste the layers together.

13. Using monofilament or white thread in the needle stitch-in-the-ditch around all the blocks.

14. For the binding cut five strips 2 3/8” x WOF. Sew the strips together and press in half lengthwise.

15. At the serger stitch the Wave Stitch on the folded edge of the binding. Feed the binding through the serger using the knife as a guide. Do not cut through the fold!

16. Stitch the binding to the back of the quilt with the right side of the binding and the backing of the quilt facing together.

17. Fold the binding to the front of the quilt and machine stitch it down with monofilament or white thread.

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