Your table will be the star of summer with these easy serged napkins! This simple project is a great way to learn how to use the overlock rolled edge stitch on your Baby Lock serger to give your napkins that professional finish. Download printable instructions.


  • 4 Fat quarters
  • Madeira® serging thread colors to coordinate with fabric
  • 3 ½” x 24” straight edge ruler
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Seam sealant
  • Basic sewing and serging supplies



  1. Using the fat quarters cut out four pieces 16 ½” square.

  2. Set up the Acclaim serger for a 3-Thread Overlock Rolled Edge Stitch.

    1. Attach the number 2 needle.

    2. Set the length to .75.

    3. Set the width to 3.5.

    4. Place the blade in the up position.

  3. Serge around the edges on all four sides of the 16 ½” square.

    1. Serge the first side cutting the threads while leaving at least a 3” chain tail. Then serge the next side while cutting the thread. Repeat for the other sides.

  4. To seal the ends on each of the corners, place a drop of the seam sealant such as Fray Check. Allow the sealant to dry. Clip the threads ends.

    1. Another way to secure the ends is allowing 3” of the thread chain at each of the ends.

    2. Use a loop turner or double-eyed needle to hook the tail end and pull it through to the backside of the stitching to secure.

  5. Repeat for the other three napkins.

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