Want to make your own chevron quilt? You’re in luck, I have a step-by-step tutorial for you. Learn how to make a chevron quilt using 10″ fabric squares now!
Chevron Quilt: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide
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Today, I would like to help you learn how to do it by providing a detailed and clear step-by-step tutorial.
Aside from being a passionate collector of fabrics and threads, I also love storing up beddings, especially blankets. Instead of buying, why not make one? A Chevron quilt pattern is so simple and beautiful to look at and the zigzag designs are pretty. These quilts are also great for upcycling your old fabric scraps. I would often see this design on walls and artworks but doing them on blankets (and even curtains) are lovelier. I thought it was something complicated to do but I was wrong. A chevron design is easy to make, so you can quilt as you go!
Here are the things you’ll need:
- 1 white layer cake
- 1 printed layer cake
- sewing machine
- rotary cutter
- flat iron
Step 1. Put your white and blue layer cake together
Start off by using a blue and a white layer cake squares (Layer cakes are the 10″x10″ squares of fabric made by Moda fabrics). Each square measuring 10 square inches. Put those right sides together.
Step 2. Sew and cut
To make the half-square triangles, sew all the way around the outside edge, 1/4 of an inch, and then cut it both ways diagonally.
Step 3. Cut it diagonally
Cut the square diagonally, from corner to corner. You’ll have four triangles as a result.
Step 4. Iron the fabric square
Iron each half-square triangles to press that flat seam.
Step 5. Lay all these half-square triangles in a row
Do one row where the whites come together, which is also your background color or your pop color, then the next row is where your colors come together, creating your chevron as a result.
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It’s awesome that you can use scrap fabrics to make these incredible designs! Make your own patterns or copy this tutorial and you’ll have a wonderful chevron quilt. Show your creativity, mix and match different fabrics, and create your own unique design. Happy sewing and enjoy quilting!
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