Flatlock and Pintuck Placemat | Free Pattern

If you have never considered using an overlock or serger machine in quilting, we are here to change your mind.

Scrap Friendly Flatlock and Pintuck Placemat Pattern and Tutorial. Learn to use a serger machine in quilting.

This free Flatlock and Pintuck Placemat pattern and tutorial shows multiple ways to use an overlock machine to create dimension and texture in quilting. From decorative stitching to pintucks and even ribbon details, you will be amazed at the techniques used to create this stunning piece.

Patchwork with Flatlock, Pintucks, and decorative stitched with an overlock machine.

The pretty patchwork design allows for ultimate scrap busting. We love using a variety of placemat patterns to interchange throughout the year.

Free Patchwork Placemat Pattern and Tutorial

Materials to sew flatlock and pintuck placemat

  • Fabric (6 quilting weight cottons): (A, B, C, D) = ⅜ yard each; (E, F) = ½ yard each
  • Flatlock/reverse flatlock: 30 weight or 12 weight decorative threads; 3 or 4 different colors
  • Pintucks: machine embroidery thread is a good choice
  • 3 cones serger thread (coordinating color)
  • Ribbon: 4 or 5 colors: ¼ inches wide 1 -2 yards each (optional)
  • 4-thread overlocker/serger
  • Sewing machine (for binding)
  • Low loft batting 15 inches x 19 inches

Notions to sew flatlock and pintuck placemat

  • Marking tools: chalk, water/air/heat erasable marker,
  • Topstitch needle: size 80/12 or 90/14
  • Universal needle: size 80/12 or 90/14
  • Bodkin, double eye needle or upholstery needle for weaving ribbons (optional)
  • Temporary basting spray if using non-fusible batting

Be sure to check out our table topper ideas to create a coordinated set. For more on decorative serger stitches tune in to the video below.