AT first I couldn't figure out the dimensions of the zig zag. Here's a hint: DON'T ask your husband! :) HE made it so complicated, but I just told him "thank you" and smiled politely because he was working so hard to come up with a formula for my orange and white coffee table! HE had to go into work, then even called on his way in and said, "Okay, I've got it. Measure the blah, blah, blah" He lost me at "measure". Ha!
I ended up taking a piece of poster paper and cut it the same width as the coffee table. Then i folded the poster paper in half and placed it on my coffee table. This would be the very middle zig zag point. Then I folded the poster board in half again, and these folds became the other two zig zag points (so one in the middle, one to the left of the middle, one to the right of the middle). I used 2 inch wide blue painters tape and therefore made the zig -zags 2 inches wide. Easy. I didn't even have to make a pattern!
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