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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

1206 Zig Zag Rails Quilt Block Tutorial | Block of the Day 2023 | Jelly Roll Friendly

This jelly roll friendly scrap quilt is a great way to use up 2-1/2" squares and strips.

Zig Zag Quilt Block 12"

4 blocks

Instructions for 60" x 84" quilt included in instriuctions

Watch the video below and download the free instructions in the video description. Look for the grey box under the video on YouTube and click "more".

Fabric and Cutting the Zig Zag Rails Quilt Block

Use 2-1/2" strip cutter. Sub cut 6-1/2" segments.

55059, 55709 or 55018 or 8” Qube Shape 2

A – 4 @ 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles.

B – 24 @ 2-1/2” squares.

Piecing the Zig Zag Rails Quilt Block

1. Using the B patches, make 4 units shown below.

Option: This block is jelly roll (2-1/2” strips) friendly. Consider making strip sets of 3 @ 2-1/2” strips. Press the seams and sub cut into 2-1/2” segments.

Sew 2 different segments together to make the unit above.

2. Stitch an A patch to the step 1 units as shown.


3. Refer to diagram to assemble block.

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