Sunday, January 29, 2012

Moose Quilt

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

Step Two:
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.

Step Three:
With right sides together Sew the top two strips together, and then the bottom two together using a ¼” seam allowance.

Step Four:
Press open.  Sometimes I like to use my body to press. Repeat with the rest of the strips.

Step Five:
Cut each set of sewn strips in 5.5” squares.

Step Six:
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.

Step Seven:
Get a friend to help you.

Step Eight:
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.

Step Nine:
Sew your diagonal rows together.

Step Ten:
Trim the sides so that it is a rectangle.

Step Eleven:
Cut your border (I used a 3 inch border) and sew it on.

Step Twelve:
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.


  1. haha!!! Love it, Cosmo!! :D Gotta try the body press method. . .

  2. And, Cosmo - I had to choose you for the Versatile Blogger Award. :D

  3. I think I'll have to try the body press too. Looks like it could be a fun method.

  4. Is the cat essential or could I do the quilt without ;) Yours looks about as 'helpful' as my mum's cat!