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Zig Zag Ruler

Zig Zag Ruler

Written by: 
scastaneda

This darling quilt is so simple to make with the new ZIG-ZAG ruler from The Cotton Cottage Press. It is available in Regular 5" & Mini 2.75" 
You can find this template at your local quilt shop. If they don't have it, they can order directly from United Notions

Since I have a tiny bit of an obsession with the fresh new fabric line, Spring House, from Stephanie Ryan I decided to use it for this project. 


This quilt could not be easier. 

I started out making a table runner and ended up turning it into a quilt. 

Here is the table runner... 
Finished Size: 16" x 42"

Below is the free pattern I used from the designers of this template...

MATERIALS
Zig-Zag™ Ruler
¾ yd. Red fabric
¾yd. White fabric
½ yd. Backing fabric
Batting - 18”x 44”


CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS
Print fabric -
Cut 5 – 2½”w strips (3 are for binding)
Cut 4 – 2¾”w strips



Solid fabric -
Cut 3 -2½”w strips
Cut 4 – 2¾”w strips Left and Right block
Cut 3 – 3½”w strips(border)



PIECING INSTRUCTIONS
Using the 2¾” solid strips and the 2½” print strips make 2 of the following strip sets. Press the seams toward the print fabric strips.
(From these 2 strip sets use the Zig-Zag™Ruler
in the Zig position and cut 8 Zig's.)


 

Using the 2¾”w print strips and the 2½”w solid strips make 2 of the following strips sets.
Press the seams toward the print fabric strips.
(From these 2 strips sets use the
Zig-Zag™ Ruler in the Zag (upside down)
position and cut 8 Zag's.)




Make 4 Left and Right blocks (shown below). 

Sew them into one long row. 
Press the seams between each block open.


For the border cut 2 of the 3½”w solid strips the length of the runner. 
Sew these to the sides and press the seams
toward the border strips.
Cut the last 3½”w solid strip into 2 strips the width of the runner. 
Sew these to the ends and press as before.

Layer the backing, batting and runner together. 
Baste and quilt as desired.

FOR THE QUILT... 

I follow the same method but just kept on going! 
I made 4 rows of these blocks and sewed them all together & finished them off with a small inner boarder and a larger outer boarder. 

Won't this be the perfect picnic quilt for Spring?! :) 

I can't wait to try all kinds of different things with this ruler! 
Chevron Quilt it NEXT on the list. :) 

In your experience do you enjoy using templates? 
Will you give the Zig-Zag ruler a shot?
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