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Project 1 – Zig Zag tote

This is week one of the Zakka Style sew along and the first project in the book is this Zig Zag tote:

I love the zig zag detail which is created using quarter square triangles. However, I have enough bags that are roughly this size and I could use a larger bag.  I am, therefore, going to use the zig zag detail and make up a larger bag which will have a zippered top.    My fabric selection is below. The large grey piece is linen which will be the main part of the bag. I think I will be able to have 3 zig zags (or is that 2 zigs and 1 zag?)

I started by cutting 4 1/4″ strips and then cutting them into 4 1/4″ squares. The squares were then cut on the diagonal in both directions to make quarter square triangles.

Here are 2 finished strips and that’s as far as I got today.

Check back in a few days to (hopefully!) see the finished bag!


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Zakka Style Sew along starts today

In February when I was visiting family in NH, I stopped by one of my very favorite quilt stores, Quilted Threads in Henniker, and bought some fabric and the book “Zakka Style”  by Rashida Coleman-Hale.

The following day I saw that my niece had the book as well.  The two of us are so excited now about the sew along that is being hosted by Lindsey of LR Stitched and Amy of Skie.   It starts today and will continue through Monday September 10th with a new project  introduced each Monday. A different blogger will highlight a  project each week and share about it.  The projects are going to start at the beginning of the book and go through each of the 24 projects.  Fun, fun, fun!

Project 1 – Zig Zag Tote.        I’m starting today.  Are you?

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