Main Zig Zag (repeated every other zag) about 2 yards, enough left over for binding.
Secondary Zig Zag, 4- ½ yard pieces of coordinating fabric
½ for border
2.5 Yards for the back
Throw size batting
Step One: Cut 1.5 yard of main zig fabric in 3” strips the width of the fabric (I left mind folded then folded it again because I’m lazy, and then cut that way), then cut 3” strips the same way from the 4 – ½ yard pieces
Line up your strips with the main fabric on top, one of the secondary strips next, then another one of the same secondary strips next, than another one of the main fabric strips for the bottom.
With right sides together Sew the top two strips together, and then the bottom two together using a ¼” seam allowance.
Press open. Sometimes I like to use my body to press. Repeat with the rest of the strips.
Cut each set of sewn strips in 5.5” squares.
Organize your squares to form the zig-zags. One set of the sewn strips will either be the top of a whole zag or the bottom.
Get a friend to help you.
Sew together in diagonal rows like pictured.
Don’t forget to press your seams open as you go. Again I am using the body press.
Sew your diagonal rows together.
Trim the sides so that it is a rectangle.
Cut your border (I used a 3 inch border) and sew it on.
Piece your back fabric to match the size of your front. Then put your back, batting, and quilt top together. Quilt, and then bind. Use the binding tutorial on my blog if you need help with that.