Quilt-- Vertical Zig Zags

Quilt-- Vertical Zig Zags

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • 3/4 yard of four coordinating fabrics
  • 3/4 yard of one coordinating fabric for setting triangles and corners
  • 1/2 yard fabric for binding
  • 3 yards fabric for backing
  • One 52" x 56" rectangle of batting
  • Basic sewing/quilting supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron & pressing surface


Note: 1/4" seam allowance used throughout
WOF = width of fabric
1. Determine which two of the four coordinating fabrics will be the primary zigzags. From each of the two primary fabrics, cut seven 3" x WOF strips. From each of the remaining two fabrics, cut four 3" x WOF strips.
2. Stitch one primary fabric strip and one secondary fabric strip together along one long side. Press seam allowance toward the darker fabric. Cut seven 5-1/2" squares from the pieced strip. Place the blocks, on-point, in a vertical row on a design wall.
3. Using the same secondary fabric, stitch one secondary strip to one strip of the remaining primary fabric. Press and cut six 5-1/2" squares from the pieced strip.
4. Place on the design wall “tucked" into the blocks from row one.
5. Continue stitching strips together, following established pattern, until six rows form the top edge. 72 blocks total.
6. Cut six 8-3/8" squares from the setting triangles and corners fabric. Cut each square two times in half diagonally. Cut two 4-1/2" squares. Cut in half diagonally once.
7. Place larger triangles along top, sides and bottom edges. Place smaller triangles at each corner.
8. Stitch blocks and triangles together in diagonal rows. Stitch rows together.
9. Piece backing as needed to make a 52" x 56" rectangle.
10. Layer backing, batting and quilt top together. Quilt as desired.
11. From binding fabric, cut five 2-1/2" x WOF strips. Stitch short ends together. Press with long edges even and wrong sides together. Stitch binding to quilted pieces with right sides together and raw edges even.
12. Turn binding to the back and whipstitch in place.
Finished size of quilt: 44" x 49"