Beginner-Friendly ZigZag Quilt Tutorial

Beginner-Friendly ZigZag Quilt Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Teresa DownUnder via YouTube


I have tried a couple of different quilts before that use only half-square triangles, and out of all of them, this zigzag quilt is my favorite. One of the main reasons why is because of how pretty it looks and I even thought initially that this was complicated to make and only expert quilters could try it.

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What’s also great about this quilt is the amount of possible patterns and designs that you can make with this, you can also play with different fabric colors that you want. Learn this quilt project now with this video tutorial by Teresa DownUnder on YouTube.

Materials for Quick & Easy ZigZag Quilt:

  • Dark print fabric
  • Medium print fabric
  • White fabric
  • Ruler
  • Marking pen, pencil, or chalk
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and a cutting mat
  • Fabric pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Iron, for pressing
  • Sewing machine

How to Make a ZigZag Quilt with Half-Square Triangles:

How to Make a ZigZag Quilt with Half-Square Triangles
Image credit: Teresa DownUnder via YouTube

Step 1

Cut a dark and medium fabric into 5″ squares, then stack both of them with their right sides facing, and cut them in half diagonally from corner to corner. Swap the pieces so that the dark triangle is paired with the medium triangle, then place a 7¾ x 1-inch white strip on top of the lower triangle, and make sure that the edges are lined up.

Step 2

Pin them in place, then stitch the edges with ¼ inch seam allowance, and press the fabric open. Place the other triangle on top of the strip’s other edge, then line them up and make sure their right sides are facing, and then stitch with ¼ inch seam allowance.

Step 3

Press them open, then trim off the excess, and repeat the same steps with the other set. Make more pieces, then arrange the block units together until they form a zigzag, or play with the patterns and arrange them however you want, you can also refer to the video tutorial for options.

Easy Half-Square Triangles Quilt Idea
Image credit: Teresa DownUnder via YouTube

Beginner-Friendly ZigZag Quilt Tutorial

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Beginner-Friendly ZigZag Quilt Tutorial

Beginner-Friendly ZigZag Quilt Tutorial

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