This post is a summary of the zig-zag quilt along done in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along Flickr group.

Fabric Requirements
** To make a 40″ square baby quilt – you need 10 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 1 1/2 yards for the back.

** To make a 48×60″ throw quilt – you need 15 fat quarters for the top, 1/2 yard for the binding, and 2 1/2 – 3 yards for the back. Depends on how much piecing you add to the back.

The big difference with the bed size quilts – different size squares cut. It is to better use your fabric without too much waste. The quilt will be graphic and modern.

**To make a 64×88″ twin size quilt – you need 11 – 1/2 yard cuts, 1 yard for the binding, and 4-5 yards for the back. Again it depends on how much piecing you add to the back.

**To make a 80×88″ Full size quilt – you will need 11 – 1 yard cuts, to make it with 4 colors repeated, 2 1/2 yards of 3 fabrics, and 1 1/2 yards of the fourth fabric. 1 yard for binding and 5-6 yard for the back. Again, it depends on how much piecing you add to the back.

**To make a 88×96″ Queen size quilt – you will need 12 – 1 yard cuts! 1 yard for the binding and 5-6 yards for the back!

Press, Cut and Design
I created a Zig-Zag worksheet with lots of information – I hope it helps! A few people working through the quilt along had a hard time trusting that designing/laying out the quilt as I instructed really worked! Since each square eventually becomes half of 2 blocks, we laid out the quilt half as wide and twice as long, with two rows of matching fabrics – except on the top and bottom, just one. My example:

Mark, Sew, Cut & Press
Mark, Sew, Cut & Press 2
We made half-square triangles (HST) from all of the squares cut the previous week. Working with HST’s I highly recommend pressing your seams OPEN. It lays much nicer in the end :)

Quilt Top Assembly
In the post I included instruction for fixing your missed points, and sagging points. Quite possibly not the “right” way but the way that works for me :)

Baste & Quilt
A couple of quick tips for your walking foot quilting, and thinking outside the quilting box!

Binding Tips
This includes a link to Emily’s Perfect Fit Binding Tutorial – I love her method and use it every time I bind a quilt!My quilt is officially done, bound and washed – ready for Sophia to love it! The puckers around the heart I was concerned about are shrunk in and completely unnoticeable.

I am really loving the quilting and so glad that I took the time to do it! If you have questions about any of this – please email me – I will be happy to help!


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