Zig Zag Quilt


Patchwork is always a charm, so get ready for this next project! Instead of randomly sewing the charms, how about designing a zig zag ?! So easy and beautiful!

Who doesn’t like to really try out a new quilted, free movement in this quilt, will fall in love at the same minute! If you still have a lot of cut pieces how about after this project don’t start a new one?!


The final quilt size is 58 inches by 68 inches. The perfect size for picnicking or snuggling on the couch.

Using Precut charm packs on this quilt will definitely speed up the mending process, but you can definitely cut your own 5 inch squares.

Easy Zig Zag Duvet

Necessary materials:

  • 156 charms (5 inch squares) (about half were printed and the other half were Bella Solids, from Fashion.)
  • 1 yard for edge fabric
  • 4 yards for backing fabric
  • 1/2 yard binding
  • batting (at least 62 x 72)

Useful Supplies:

  • 1/4 inch presser foot
  • sewing needles
  • Wonder clips (much easier to use than safer + pins!)
  • Light Padded Ruler (18 and 36 inch)

Pattern Notes:
All seams are 1/4 inch
I find it helpful to place squares according to the pattern first.

Cutting instructions:

Cut 156 five inch squares (or just use charm packs.) Border: Cut the selvages off border fabric and cut eight 4.5 inch strips the width of the fabric.Quilt backing:  You can use a flat sheet, extra wide fabric (like this one) or piece together regular width quilt fabric to make a piece at least 64 inches by 74 inches. MAKE SURE TO IRON THE BACKING!

Quilt top assembly:

zig zag quilt pattern free

Top Quilt Assembly:

  1. Start by sewing (right sides together, with a 1/4 seam allowance) all squares in a row. Press seams for each thread.
  2. Sew threads 1 and 2 together, then 3 and 4 together, then 5 and 6, until all 14 threads are completed.
  3. Then sew the combined threads until the top of the quilt is assembled. Press the seams.
  4. Sew two of the edge pieces together end to end (you will have an 80 inch piece). Repeat for the other six pieces of the border.
  5. Align the first edge piece with the top edge of the quilt. Attach and Sew Cut the bottom edge so that it is even with the bottom of the quilt.

6. Align the 2nd edge piece to the bottom of the quilt, secure and sew. Trim the end to align with the other side of the quilt.

7. Repeat for the other side and the top. Press the seams.

Finishing the quilt:

Put the right side back down. Batting layer and top of the quilt (right side up over the batting.
Baste and quilt using your preferred method.
Binding, using straight or diagonal binding, cuts 174 inches of 2 3/4 inch wide binding. Attach to the quilt with your favorite binding method. You finished!

Did you like this project?! So be sure to check out the others!!

See too: Morning Star Block

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